Skate PlayStation 3

Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
Buy On
  1. Skate's analog trick system is revolutionary for the genre, but the game surrounding those mechanics isn't quite as good.
  2. A solid first effort and actually makes me look forward to a sequel. I really hope they can mess around with the control scheme a bit next time to allow for more versatility in your trick making so you can be more creative on the pavement.
  3. The PS3 version isn't as smooth as the 360 version, which is a shame, and there's a hell of a difficulty curve but if you're willing to put the effort in there's a decent enough simulation-ish game here as an alternative to Activision's more arcade-like Hawk series.
  4. A technically strong game tailored to hardcore skaters (and people up for a really serious challenge), this one will alienate casual gamers, as the learning curve can be excruciating.
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 61 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. May 19, 2015
    8
    Skate takes a lot of the passion of something like a tony hawk 2 and really feeds into what skating culture is now while still keeping it selfSkate takes a lot of the passion of something like a tony hawk 2 and really feeds into what skating culture is now while still keeping it self funny and simple enough to appeal to the casual person like me who had no idea what even a pop shove-it was

    Pros
    Funny/lighthearted
    enriching world and heart
    simple well rounded gameplay/fan progression system

    Cons
    a lot of minor bugs
    little interaction with npcs and the main character
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  2. Jan 16, 2013
    8
    Skate stood out to me due to its open world and graphics. Its world is full of things to do. Its the open world that really made me come backSkate stood out to me due to its open world and graphics. Its world is full of things to do. Its the open world that really made me come back to it so many times afterwords. The story here is also ace. Starting the bottom of the hierarchy of skaters to the top you eventually work your way to the XGAMES. Which is overall brilliant and trumps any other skateboard games story even to this day. Especially due to how good the customization of your skater is. Its controls are what really matters here though. They are smooth and rewarding. Meaning no matter how you skate you'll enjoy it. Full Review »
  3. Mar 27, 2011
    5
    this game is compleatly awsome and amazing up until the point where it gets so hard it is impossible to continue in the career. the graphicsthis game is compleatly awsome and amazing up until the point where it gets so hard it is impossible to continue in the career. the graphics the game play and everything about this game is amazing but i cant give this game a high score because there is a point in the game where it is impossible to go any farther in the game due to the difficulty. Full Review »