Skate Xbox 360

Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 59 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 59
  2. Negative: 0 out of 59
Buy On
  1. A solid first effort and actually makes me look forward to a sequel. I really hope they can mess around with the control scheme a bit next time to allow for more versatility in your trick making so you can be more creative on the pavement.
  2. 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.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 138 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 57
  2. Negative: 5 out of 57
  1. Feb 11, 2017
    6
    the original Skate is a decent game.

    The physics in this one aren't quite to the level of the 3rd game but better than the 2nd
    the original Skate is a decent game.

    The physics in this one aren't quite to the level of the 3rd game but better than the 2nd admittedly.The whole security chasing you thing can be pretty annoying,particularly if you are trying to do an objective.The controls scheme is excellent however,with the FlickIt control system.These can cause problems though,as in challenges where you have to copy a trick,it's lack of precision can result in you failing the challenge.

    The graphics are medicore,though the framerate remains solid throughout the whole game.

    The sound design is mediore,but the soundtrack is good.

    Overall,the original Skate ranks inbetween 2 and 3 for quality for me.It has the better physics and single-player design,but gets crushed by Skate 3 in almost every aspect.It's still worth playing however.
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  2. Aug 16, 2016
    9
    Outstanding and fun mechanics, not to mention the realism... If tony hawk's is the need for speed of skating games, then Skate is GT/Forza,Outstanding and fun mechanics, not to mention the realism... If tony hawk's is the need for speed of skating games, then Skate is GT/Forza, because it is more of a simulator... But never than less, it is fun...

    Skate 2 and 3 are also incredible but the first one is had more impact on me... It was innovative for the time...
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  3. Nov 23, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link 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. Full Review »