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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 15
  2. Negative: 8 out of 15
  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. If you enjoyed any of the Wii's boarding games, and are looking to take it to the next level, you'll have a trick-fueled blast with RIDE. If you prefer strict accuracy driven by analog sticks and buttons, however, stay far away from this one, lest your frustration finds you impaling your HDTV with RIDE's faux skateboard.
  3. Unnecessary clunky controls make this more of a hell ride than a fun ride.
  4. The controls are atrocious, a definitely no-no when they're also your big hook. However, the game is not without any redeeming qualities. It really all depends on how much players are willing to pay for a game that ends up being mediocre at best.
  5. This is a poor return for the Tony Hawk franchise, and the only bright side to this game is that they might make a better version in the future.
  6. The skateboard controller looks the part but doesn't work and seems to hate the game it was designed for. It may yet fall to another game to get the best out of it.
  7. One of the bigger pieces of gaming junk that's come down the line in recent years.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. JohnR
    Jan 1, 2010
    It is one of the best games yet my son playing all night long during x-mas and now he wont stop playing it
  2. PaulS
    Nov 27, 2009
    I played this all Thanksgivnig night with my family. It was a blast. It took me a while to figure out that the mii feture was something to unlock. I did end up getting far enough to play as my mii. I'm not sure why it's a locked feature, it should have been an immediate option. Expand
  3. DimitriM
    Dec 28, 2009
    It's a fun game but some of the tricks are annoying and when I try to do them I sometimes fall off the skateboard. When you play this game make sure you're wearing sneakers. When I sometimes play it bare foot or if I wear socks, my feat start to hurt. The bottom line is this is an AMAZING game. It's a must buy. Expand
  4. Dec 1, 2010
    I should have listened to my friends. I love skating so I didn't listen and got this game. It isn't that it's bad, it just isn't very good. Same old same old and then more of the same old. Oh well, at least it was better than the stip poker game I reviewed on this site. Expand