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  • Summary: Shaun White Skateboarding, a game that puts an innovative twist on the action-sports genre, is the latest offering in the award-winning franchise developed in collaboration with dual-sport super-athlete, Shaun White. The most ambitious installment yet, Shaun White Skateboarding brings allShaun White Skateboarding, a game that puts an innovative twist on the action-sports genre, is the latest offering in the award-winning franchise developed in collaboration with dual-sport super-athlete, Shaun White. The most ambitious installment yet, Shaun White Skateboarding brings all the sensations of skateboarding to a wide audience making skate dreams possible and allowing players to transform a dull, lifeless city into their own extraordinary skating utopia.

    As players skate, they add color, life and brilliance to the city by extending handrails into endless grinds, carving alleys into half pipes, morphing streets into ramps and much more. Players can skate their way, any way they want, to create their own customized skating world that can also be shared with friends. Shaun White Skateboarding empowers skaters to push the limits of what’s possible.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
  1. 80
    For gamers who don't enjoy the realism from EA's Skate, Shaun White Skateboarding delivers an enjoyable break from reality. However, hardcore fans of the genre may not find their fix here. Still, Shaun White Skateboarding adds its own unique twist as well as much needed innovation to the skateboarding genre.
  2. Jan 10, 2011
    71
    Ubisoft deserves credit for its effort to create a different skating experience. Bending rails and ramps in succession feels like being on a morphing rollercoaster ride, and the shifting cityscape is a treat for the eyes. Unfortunately the rest of the game plays it safe with missions and features one could find in any other skating title.
  3. Dec 20, 2010
    70
    Though it lacks the direction to make itself a pure arcade skateboarding title it has enough humour, self-awareness and interesting gameplay to be worthwhile.
  4. Dec 20, 2010
    60
    It's a title only advisable for those who did not like EA's Skate and liked the style of Tony Hawk games.
  5. Shaun White Skateboarding just feels a bit limp. The skating itself is competent but not tactile, and trekking back to a skate shop, rather than just an in game menu, to buy moves wears thin after a short while. Kudos for finding a way of distinguishing the game from its competitors, but Skate 2 is still chairman of the board. [December 2010 p75]
  6. Much like Laser Quest this is theoretically brilliant but a disappointment in reality. [Issue#51, p.109]
  7. Dec 20, 2010
    16
    Skate taps into a state of mind. Shaun White is just a succession of awkward obstacles posing as challenges in a game with bad controls and clunky animation.

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  1. Feb 18, 2012
    9
    Plain and simple awesomeness!What is it with reviewers and people dogging this game.It is very different then skate and Tony hawk games makingPlain and simple awesomeness!What is it with reviewers and people dogging this game.It is very different then skate and Tony hawk games making it a very cool alternative.This has replay value through the roof!The controls are more like Skate then like Tony hawk project 8 and proving ground.It's got the Skate feel but the game feel of neither one.I honestly don't like his other title,"Shaun White Snowboarding".My favorite is Amped 2 then SSX 3, to this day.Anyway,the graphics could have been much better and the sound is just sub par.But the idea,the concept,the game play,the entertainment factor.We say"oh,I wish there was something different",well here it is so quit complaining.This game is a game that stands on it's own and one that will be talked about for years to come.It's just the fanboys that are the one's that don't see past there own agenda.For being a professional snowboarder and skateboarder the fact that Ubisoft backs it and for good reason.It's brilliant in it's own way and a true gem, a true way to just kick back,play something different and enjoy the heck out of a super cool title!I'm giving this title a 8.9 for the lack of graphics that could of been awesome especially in 2010,and the sound is a little bit lacking,but besides that all I can say is WOW! Expand