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  • Summary: SKATE delivers the feel of skating through innovative controls, authentic cameras and a fully reactive skateboarding city. The game features professional skaters such as Danny Way and PJ Ladd, as well as a reactive city and relevant in-game cameras. SKATE's unique control scheme captures theSKATE delivers the feel of skating through innovative controls, authentic cameras and a fully reactive skateboarding city. The game features professional skaters such as Danny Way and PJ Ladd, as well as a reactive city and relevant in-game cameras. SKATE's unique control scheme captures the true feel of skating versus the typical button mashing gameplay of past skating games. Featuring physics-driven animations, gamers will have a unique gaming experience every time they pick up the controller since no two tricks will ever be the same. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 57 out of 59
  2. Negative: 0 out of 59
  1. 100
    With its organic controls, beautiful visuals and amazing presentation, it quickly becomes an addicting experience that's tough to stop playing, even during some of the most frustrating parts of the game. Though its online modes slightly tarnish on the experience, the rest of the game more than makes up for it.
  2. Skate finds the sweet spot between boring simulation and hyper-realism--then totally owns it. [Nov 2007, p.98]
  3. [An] incredibly fresh and successful take on skating controls, as well as a wide-open city with six-player online options (we liked the Deathraces and the Spot Battles). Skate is logical, authentic, and blissfully organic. Robots need not apply.
  4. Skate’s intuitive, but incredibly deep control scheme and extremely realistic physics model feel wonderful in motion. If you’re looking for a realistic approximation of skateboarding, look no further. Skate will not disappoint.
  5. Skate has changed the way skateboarding games should be designed and played. Hopefully this is a wake up call to Tony Hawk developer Neversoft to be more creative and less complacent.
  6. 85
    On balance, I personally will probably stick with the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series. But there is definitely an audience out there for Skate.
  7. A technically strong game tailored to hardcore skaters (and people up for a really serious challenge), this one will alienate casual gamers, as the learning curve can be excruciating.

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  1. Positive: 47 out of 55
  2. Negative: 5 out of 55
  1. Nov 23, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I have spent hours free roaming on this amazing game, the soundtrack compliments is well too! The story mode is great too, as you thrive your way onto the front of magazine covers by doing tricks and beating fellow skaters in competitions. Well worth the buy. Expand
  2. MarkP.
    Oct 2, 2007
    10
    Fluid, beuatiful, realistic. Just 3 words that sum up the experiance of skate. If you have ever cruised on a snow/skate -board, you will find Fluid, beuatiful, realistic. Just 3 words that sum up the experiance of skate. If you have ever cruised on a snow/skate -board, you will find this title a joy joy to play. The real physics make old skateboard games exactly that. OLD. You arent whizzing round grinding everything and everyone, you cruise and find your spots. Couple this with cool challenges, an awesome soundtrack, amazing skater line up - Mark Gonzales FFS!!! and a great city - and you have a winner my friends. Takes me back to THPS used to be.. but better. Expand
  3. BenF.
    Nov 1, 2007
    10
    Pedro 'M' u n00b u say no-one who says gud comments shows they're surname but u also hide urs u nub cake. this game isPedro 'M' u n00b u say no-one who says gud comments shows they're surname but u also hide urs u nub cake. this game is brilliant, and much more realistic than tony haks could ever be. no more pressing one button to jump, grind and then land effortlessly. i bet u haven't even played it more than 5 seconds u n00b Expand
  4. JeffV.
    Sep 16, 2007
    9
    Being a recreational skateboarder and an avid tony hawk fan (particularly TH3 and TH4) I found skate to be very engaging and well paced. It Being a recreational skateboarder and an avid tony hawk fan (particularly TH3 and TH4) I found skate to be very engaging and well paced. It is not arcade action, however, it gives you the same feeling of wandering around some urban city, or coming up to a park for the first time, and going "whoa, I wonder if I could do those steps or that gap". You just ride right up and try it. The controls are new, and take some learning, but feel very natural in the end and not limiting. If you are into skate games you must by this. Expand
  5. AuggieAnno
    Feb 27, 2008
    9
    skate. was the best skateboarding game in a very long time. This game makes Tony Hawk's more recent games look like garbage. I overlookedskate. was the best skateboarding game in a very long time. This game makes Tony Hawk's more recent games look like garbage. I overlooked the glitches and graphics considering the face that it was still the best in a long time. VERY realistic compared to any skating game i have EVER played. This is the best skateboarding title out there. Expand
  6. GastonH.
    Sep 20, 2007
    9
    Revolionary tp the genre. Playing THawk next to this feels tired and stilted. The twin sticks work wonders and truly emulate skateboarding in Revolionary tp the genre. Playing THawk next to this feels tired and stilted. The twin sticks work wonders and truly emulate skateboarding in comparison to the farce that other games have made out of skateboarding. On top of that, it looks gorgeous, the city is huge and there is a ton of things to do! EA is focusing on quality rather than on quantity this year it seems! Expand
  7. PedroM.
    Oct 1, 2007
    0
    I love the fact that the only people here giving a positive comment on the game don't have a last name and no matter how much they skate I love the fact that the only people here giving a positive comment on the game don't have a last name and no matter how much they skate in real life, this game is like heaven to them. Odd that. And someone actually respects the EA "guyz". Yeah, nice try Black Box. Expand

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