Skate Xbox 360

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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] Collapse
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  • Developer: EA Black Box
  • Genre(s): Sports, Alternative, Individual, Skateboarding, Skateboarding, Skate / Skateboard
  • # of players: 6 Online
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Score distribution:
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 57
  2. Negative: 5 out of 57
  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. ChrisB.
    Sep 29, 2007
    10
    There was so much that could have gone wrong with this game. The controls could have been unresponsive. There'd be no similarity between There was so much that could have gone wrong with this game. The controls could have been unresponsive. There'd be no similarity between this and actual skating. But for a brand new concept, skate did far more than lay a solid foundation for a sequel later on, it became a full experience. This is not an easy game. The controls are responsive, but it will take time to become familiar with the way to do the tricks you want to do. And it is here where this game soars above the THPS series. Every trick is an accomplishment. Every grind is a tad different than the last. You can do the simplest things and still feel the thrill of it even after the sixteenth time you've done it. The story is simple, and not driving the gameplay. The challenges which do progress you further increase in difficulty and require a good knowledge of the control scheme later on. However, each of paths in the game are completeable through your own choice of challenges. Having a problem finishing a race? Don't worry, you can still do something else to get to that next step. Visually this game is about as real as you could ever want. All the small details just further push this game as the best skateboarding game in existence. The city is large, its occupants many, and its cars merciless. You may pass a spot you want to skate thirty times and never know it, and one day it'll hit you. Couple this with fairly solid online features, such as sharing videos and photos, and contests, this is the only skateboarding videogame experience worth playing. The THPS series lost its way years ago, and skate has filled the void in many gamers and skaters hearts by putting out a solid, heavily realistic experience. Expand
  3. MartinW.
    Oct 30, 2007
    10
    This game is amazing ,the people who say this is just for people who are rubbish at tony hawks are mental. tony hawks started off quite good This game is amazing ,the people who say this is just for people who are rubbish at tony hawks are mental. tony hawks started off quite good but all the newer versions are ridiculous , i hated the unrealism personally and the fact u can pull a combo for about 5 mins is rubbish ,the tricks are so easy and mostly immposable in real life, skate is for people who have skated in their life and i love it. The only real surprise to me was that ea have actually been involved in a good game.Oh and i agree with matey about the getting off the board bit, thats the only one thing wrong with this game. Expand
  4. A.N.
    Sep 13, 2007
    9
    A completely fresh take on the skate board genre. This game is proof that EA is not just a giant monopoly, but a publisher willing to take a A completely fresh take on the skate board genre. This game is proof that EA is not just a giant monopoly, but a publisher willing to take a risk on an innovative, original franchise. Fine tuning in a sequel, like the addition of an editor, will hopefully make the game even better and more well rounded. 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. GD
    Sep 20, 2007
    9
    Spot on. I can't imagine a better simlulation of skateboarding. This is probably the closest thing that non-skaters will get to feeling Spot on. I can't imagine a better simlulation of skateboarding. This is probably the closest thing that non-skaters will get to feeling the thrill of grinding a rail or dropping into a half pipe. Several decades of skating behind me, I can honestly say that skaters will really appreciate this gem. Cheers, EA. I'm not a big fan, but you did something right. 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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