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  • Summary: SKATE 3 features an all-new co-op mode where teammates can complete challenges together while advancing each other’s careers. From rewarding epic bails and fails with a beefed up Hall of Meat mode to honing your craft with the all-new skate.School, players of all skill levels have multiple ways to “kill it” in the game. The franchise also continues to raise the bar for user created content with the skate.Create feature suite, an innovative toolset that empowers gamers to truly express their skate style by creating their own graphics, videos, and skate parks. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 58 out of 65
  2. Negative: 0 out of 65
  1. 100
    For long time fans of the franchise, Skate 3 will seem very familiar, however it's hard to argue with a successful formula and this formula has worked like gangbusters so far.
  2. The barebones have always worked and EA has gone by the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" idea and kept most of it the same. Instead, EA have thrown in a bunch of interesting extras that make a purchase worthwhile.
  3. There's more content here than you could shake a stick at. What's more, it is all incredibly well put-together; from the single-player career to deep customization and truly robust online play.
  4. 80
    Skate 3 doesn't go as far as I would have liked, but it's still a great addition to the franchise. [July 2010, p.90]
  5. It can never have the impact of the first game but this is still a worthy, incremental improvement.
  6. The difficulty tuning makes it a great buy for fanatics and noobs. Not so, those in the middle. [July 2010, p.80]
  7. With Skate 2 released just a little over a year ago, it's clear that Skate 3 was pumped out too quickly. The ideas are great, but the lack of polish is evident with every flip, flop, and flub.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Dec 20, 2011
    This game gets a 10 from me, that's because I love skating, and I always hated Tony Hawk for being so unrealistic, even though I played the balls out of almost all of them. If you're not into skating this game won't impress you as much as it did me, watching a skate vid and trying to emulate some of the lines that your favorite skater does is always awesome. A few setbacks for me are the bails, it's annoying to see your guy go limp and face plant just because he messed up a kickflip on flat. Some of the tricks are pretty dicey to do with the sticks as well, bodyflips especially, that could just be me being a tard though. In summary, if you like skating you will enjoy this game immensely, less so if you don't. Either way its a solid game. I'm not a religious man, but I prey to god that Skate 4 comes out soon! Expand
  2. Jan 25, 2014
    This game is awesome not perfect but awesome because the game is a improved skate 1 with skate 2 you can make your own spot and more but in skate 3 you cant do this you could only spawn your own props pretty dumb Expand
  3. Feb 15, 2011
    This game is amazing!!!!! Great graphics! Great customization! Just a great game! For $30 its a great deal!
  4. Jul 25, 2011
    This was a fun game different from others and still fun. I loved the open world environment and the opportunity to hit people with your skate board i had a fun experience and i liked the multiple skate parks but the reason why its not a 10 is the missions weren't that fun and the online is sketchy but still fun. I would recommend this game. Expand
  5. Apr 20, 2014
    If you go into my account and see my Goat Simulator review you will see that I said intentionally glitchy games can be great. Well this is exactly what I was talking about when I said that. This is a game that does not get old after 10 minutes. It has a fairly large world, it has CUSTOM LEVELS that you can easily create (that you can do interesting stuff with unlike Goat Simulator's custom levels), and there's more to the game than failing. Although failing is the most fun part, there are still really cool tricks you can do, sick trick competitions, and customizing characters (or at least I like doing that). Anyway this game is seriously entertaining, seriously funny, and seriously random and it does all of those things right which is why it gets 6/8 from me. Expand
  6. Mar 29, 2011
    Refined just about every minor flaw the previous two games had. The cameraman talking too much? Gone. Pedestrians in the way? Make 'em run. Clunky off-board controls? Not anymore. Repetitive games of SKATE? Replaced with a much more concise game called 1UP. The complex and deeply satisfying trick system is the core of the game as it should be. The only problems I ran into were other skaters during contests getting in the way and accidentally restarting songs when trying to return to a session marker (damn 360 d-pad but decent soundtrack so it's ok). Other than that, a completely solid and intricate skateboarding game to top all others. Expand
  7. Nov 22, 2011
    Because Skate 2 improved on many of the shortcomings of Skate 1, I expected that Skate 3 would do the same. It does not. It actually feels and looks like they dumped their entire graphics engine. The player movement is less realistic, particularly in bails, where the crashing bodies lack the articulation so nicely rendered in Skate 2. The option for a high- or low-camera angle is frustrating because the up high looks boring but down low you can hardly see what's in front of you. The multiplayer adds a lot of team activities, and I'd say that these are a necessary component of the new game. Large multiplayer reliance obviously has ups and downs though. For example, as this game gets older less people will be playing it online and it will be harder to find teammates to do the challenges. Online multiplayer is a great idea in the start, but as a game gets phased out or eventually replaced by Skate 4, it will become obsolete. One of the most annoying changes is the lack of shared-controller multiplayer. In Skate 1 and 2 you can pass a controller between players (or just play 4 times yourself). This was great for playing in groups greater in number than my controller stock. The nuts and bolts of the gameplay is far inferior in Skate 3. Skating isn't as much fun, it doesn't look as cool, and it has loads of glitchy moments. The expanded multiplayer modes and park editor don't make this version a worthy upgrade. Get Skate 2 instead. Expand

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