Metascore
87

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Seems like the PS2 version’s forgotten kid brother. Its graphics, plagued with texture warping and pop-ups, are bad even by PS1 standards. [Dec 2001, p.264]
  2. The PSX version of Tony Hawk 3 has only proven to me that part 2 was such a monstrous release, not even its masters could defeat it. [Dec 2001, p.110]
  3. 80
    Levels are admirably large, but the draw-in distance is pretty dreadful, and sometimes the camera can’t keep up. The new revert move enables massive vert-to-street-to-vert combos, but the controls don’t seem super-precise.
  4. If you're not ready to commit to the PlayStation 2 yet, and you've grown weary of the levels in "Tony Hawk 2," then Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is just the ticket.
  5. Tempting to compare & criticize against previous versions, but stands well on it’s own.
  6. 100
    There’s so much to do, so many secrets to find, and so many objectives to complete that this game will not be finished in a weekend – this is one of those rare games that will take a lifetime to play.
  7. 96
    At first glance all I could think about was the PS2 version of this game and feel the dread that I would have to play Tony Hawk on the PlayStation. But once I got past the graphics and low frame rate I actually started to have fun.
  8. It may be more like THPS2.5, but that doesn't mean you won't love it. [Dec 2001, p.174]
  9. The magic of the revert comes through despite the graphical flaws.
  10. Fundamentally it’s the same game as "Tony Hawk’s 2," only it chugs along like a broken steam train! It stutters, splutters and jerks around like a breakdancer with broken legs and it feels like the batteries are running low on your PlayStation.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Jul 14, 2011
    9
    Addictive and very fun, a lot of varied tricks and customizable stuff. The soundtrack is badass and awesome, One of the last games and probably great for the PS. Full Review »
  2. May 5, 2011
    8
    It's not the variety the PS2 version is -- and the graphics are a bit dated, even for the PS1. However, the variety in skateboarding combos, missions, and level design are far from missing. Full Review »
  3. MichaelF.
    Aug 23, 2002
    10
    This game is so amazing i want to rate it 10000000!