Metascore
47

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 8 out of 15
  1. 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.
  2. Tony Hawk: Ride is a failed experiment that likely sounded great in a staff meeting. The idea isn’t a bad one. It’s the game that’s the problem.
  3. One of the bigger pieces of gaming junk that's come down the line in recent years.
  4. The root problem is that the board controller is poorly conceived. The notion of mimicking while stationary an activity entirely reliant on motion is deeply flawed. [Jan 2010, p.88]
  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. Glitchy, hard to control, unimaginative, repetitive, frustrating, overpriced... Nobody except Tony Hawk himself seems to like it. [Jan 2010, p.73]
  8. Credit must be given for the leap of faith and attempt at doing something new. If Tony Hawk Ride had been a success it likely would have opened the door even further for these types of games that use peripherals to emulate real life objects. The problem is that the game feels rushed, the skateboard does not respond well enough to your movements and the game itself isn’t all that rewarding or exciting.
User Score
4.5

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Dec 1, 2010
    5
    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.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. Full Review »
  2. JohnR
    Jan 1, 2010
    10
    It is one of the best games yet my son playing all night long during x-mas and now he wont stop playing it
  3. DimitriM
    Dec 28, 2009
    9
    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 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. Full Review »