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  • Summary: Players can experience skateboarding like never before in Tony Hawk: RIDE. For the first time, players have the ability to physically play the game using an innovative motion sensing skateboard controller, allowing for unprecedented freedom and movement. Tony Hawk: RIDE focuses on innovation and fun, bringing the #1 best-selling action-sports franchise to the forefront with cutting-edge technology for the hardcore fans and accessibility for the mass audience. Tony Hawk: RIDE features a wireless skateboard controller designed in conjunction with the game to offer a dynamic gaming experience built from the ground up. Using a combination of accelerometers and motion sensors, the intuitive controller allows players to physically control the action by performing various movements and gestures on the board that directly translate into amazing tricks in the game. Without complex button combinations or analog sticks, gamers of all skill levels can literally step on the board and play! [Activision] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 29
  2. Negative: 17 out of 29
  1. The board brings the franchise to life in remarkable ways. There is a decent variety of game modes and the ‘80s look is a nice touch.
  2. The huge level of frustration is not worth the time it takes to master the awkward gameplay idiosyncrasies. Instead, it’s more tempting – even as someone with experience – to just spam the waggle movements for a passable high score.
  3. Activision panicked, all right, and they fired on all cylinders back at Skate, ready to prove that their series had what it takes to get back on top. Sadly, for fans of Tony Hawk, every shot missed its target. Tony Hawk: Ride was a knee-jerk reaction by a publisher who pushed gimmick over gameplay, and the result feels like the most manufactured, soulless gaming experience to ever be released.
  4. In the end, it’s a cool experiment, but it quickly goes horribly wrong.
  5. So we're not sure what the purpose of Tony Hawk RIDE is. It's a product with a worthless peripheral, for sure. It's also running some sort of dated graphics engine transforming your powerhouse console into a Nintendo Wii.
  6. The execution is such a miserable failure that it manages to splash even more mud on Tony Hawk's legacy. I'm left with a firm belief that whichever side of the Tony Hawk/Activision partnership has the out clause in the contract should just exercise it and part ways for good. Enough is enough.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 4 out of 7
    Jan 4, 2010
    I from Czecho, and game arrive from game webbsit yesterdai. This game is lik goign out on a rael skatbord and feling the wind throuh your hair. Grafic is good, gamplay is good. All round a very good game for the small price of 130 euros Expand
  2. poisonhawk
    Jan 1, 2010
    I couldn't believe how good it was.But you have to know how do good tricks to have such fun.But I skate in reality so I must be good.
  3. MattC
    Jan 7, 2010
    This game is fun. Its a game anyone in your house can play. We keep the game set on Casual mode, which means the game does all the steering for you. You simply lean on the board to choose your path at certain checkpoints. To do a trick you ollie, then tip the board to do a kick or heel flip. To do a grab, block one of the sensors while in the air. To do varials or heel flips ollie, then rotate the board in the air. To do a manual you just balance on the board like a skater would. I don't understand all the hate for this game. I tried playing on confident for about 30 seconds, and started going in circles. Keep the game on Casual and its fun to play. Expand
  4. JRM
    Dec 7, 2009
    I would have given the game a 2, but the price brought it down a notch more. The game is terrible. There really isn't much more to be said that isn't already said by many, many others. Tony Hawk defending this rip-off is an embarrassment. Expand
  5. MentholLove
    Nov 24, 2009
    Bad. Bad bad bad. What happened to gaming? Tony Hawk was a generally good game back on 64 and PS1. What HAPPENED?
  6. KritU
    Nov 27, 2009
    good thing this is one of the best year for gamers with so many great games line-up. So the developers of "TH:Ride" could just simply say that compare to those awesome games, of course this game would look like a piece of trash. But in fact, this game is a trash comparing to any game even with the worst game imaginable. You are lucky Activision, I couldn't give minus billion because I will. Expand
  7. Travis
    Jan 13, 2010
    I am currently 21 years old and have been gaming since I was given an 64 for Christmas when it launched. Never before have I seen such a lackluster, broken title. I would rather play through rogue warrior twice than spend 10 minutes with this game, and that's pretty sad seeing as rogue warrior is a joke. Activision will never be getting another dollar of my money as I feel they ripped me, and anyone else who purchased this day one before reviews off. Terrible, terrible, terrible. Collapse