Skate It Wii

Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 37
  2. Negative: 3 out of 37
Buy On
  1. This is a must have for any Wii owner and yet another reason to own a Wii Board. The best skater in the current gen.
  2. One of the most innovative and fun Wii games to come out this year.
  3. The best extreme sports game available for Wii this Christmas.
  4. 85
    Skate It comes highly recommended. The original Skate rejuvenated skating games with a new control scheme and a real sense of freedom, and that success carries over to the Wii.
  5. 80
    Skate It has got it where it counts. The developers have made good use of the Wii controls and provided fans of skateboarding games a much needed change of pace. If you’re interested in a reason to drag out that little-used Wii Balance Board, give Skate It a shot.
  6. 80
    From the excellent tutorials to the toughest challenges, the entire world seems like a skating arena made just for you.
  7. 80
    A lengthy career mode is Skate It's highlight, as it sees you building your skills through increasingly difficult challenges.
  8. 85
    This is a game that will appeal most directly to the Wii's casual market. But anyone who enjoys an innovative game should spend some time here. In staggering their releases on Wii and 360/PS3 EA have certainly kept Skate in the public eye.
  9. 84
    Skate It is a solid entry in the franchise and it really couldn't have been done any better for Nintendo's motion-controlled console.
  10. Concerning tricks you will have to face a big challenge: The Balance Board got divided into six regions and two pressure levels. Invest a few hours and you will feel the ultimate skate experience.
  11. Even if Skate It isn’t the perfect skateboarding game, EA has delivered a solid game on a system that definitely needs innovation and something else than just dumb mini-games. While the game has a daunting learning curve and some average graphics, the game is worth checking out as it will find a nice and warm place in your Wii game collection.
  12. A must have title for Wii-owning skate fans, but casual gamers beware!
  13. Like we said, if you look at Skate It as a place to screw around and have a little fun on a skateboard you’ll have a tremendous time. It’s not a particularly complete game in any other sense. One for real skating fans, for sure dudes.
  14. At the end of the day, except for a few graphical drawbacks, Skate It is a solid skateboarding game for the Wii and will make an excellent game for any fan of sport.
  15. The best part about Skate It is that it doesn’t feel like a translation of another game. It’s its own beast.
  16. Games Master UK
    78
    Fun stuff. [Jan 2009, p.80]
  17. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    78
    One for fans of the genre only. [Jan 2009, p.78]
  18. While the quick menus help you get on your board as soon as possible and the camera never gets in the way of your next trick, this game would have benefited so much from better controls that didn’t cause you to miss rails and slam into walls.
  19. This is an okay skateboarding game that utilizes the Wii's special controllers to give you a realistic experience.

Awards & Rankings

#65 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
#29 Most Shared Wii Game of 2008
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Sep 1, 2015
    4
    This is a bad game. 0 guidance given whatsoever. some maps put you a mile away from where you are supposed to do tricks. finding missions isThis is a bad game. 0 guidance given whatsoever. some maps put you a mile away from where you are supposed to do tricks. finding missions is impossible. multiplayer has you play on 1 remote. its really bad Full Review »
  2. samfleming
    Jul 15, 2009
    9
    this is a rather addicting game once you get the hang of it. the balance board whilst fun to use is very difficult unless you have heaps ofthis is a rather addicting game once you get the hang of it. the balance board whilst fun to use is very difficult unless you have heaps of practise using it. use the remote an nunchuk for best game experience. the career mode is awesome fun , as most of the challenges dont take 100's of tries to get, but only some will u get first go. i also love to take a break from career and have some fun with thrashers hall of meat. so far i have managed to break all but one bone (it was sprained) in the one fall. best place for this is dannys mega park, HUGE RAMPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MUST HAVE GAME Full Review »
  3. ABoone
    May 2, 2009
    10
    Awsome and great with just the wii mote and nunchuck i have not tried ti with the wii balance board but it is well worth every cent i say goAwsome and great with just the wii mote and nunchuck i have not tried ti with the wii balance board but it is well worth every cent i say go out and by it as soon as possibe. It has great graphics the best i have seen on the wii. Full Review »