Stoked Xbox 360

Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 34
  2. Negative: 3 out of 34
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  1. In conclusion, Stoked is probably one of the most competent snowboarding games available that although has a rather high learning curve, if you do manage to put in the time, the gameplay mechanics will definitely be rewarding enough.
  2. With its solid gameplay, good graphics, fresh music and five enormous mountains, Stoked turns out to be a truly memorable snowboarding game.
  3. We have to applaud independent developers and publishers when they release a game like Stoked. It clearly shows once again that it doesn’t have to be extremely pretty, uberly complicated and filled with tons of crazy modes and unnecessary options. Instead it delivers the deep and rewarding gameplay fans of the genre want.
  4. 80
    Stoked is very slow to get going, but stick with it and you’ll find a true gem.
  5. Stoked is a welcoming addition to the extreme sports genre. It isn’t easy, it isn’t perfect but it’s as good as you’ll get without paying the extortionate prices to do the real thing.
  6. Other low-budget signifiers include some bland-looking riders and effects, not to mention few "known" artists on the soundtrack. But in the areas that really count – offering a compelling, substantial simulation of the sport – Stoked is the best option for virtual powder fiends we've seen in some time.
  7. 77
    The game is quite difficult to master, which will leave a lot of challenges unbeaten while you're still learning and that will extend the life of Stoked quite nicely, so long as you don't hurl the controller down and stalk off cursing Bongfish's name.
  8. Stoked isn't for everyone. You'll either love it for the ability to freely explore five huge mountains, or hate it for the lack of variety in career mode and the rather steep learning curve. If you find yourself in the first group, Stoked has more than enough content to merit its $40 asking price.
  9. StokEd is a little bit disappointing. Especially in the first hours you always have to do the same things. I prefer Skate 2.
  10. Sure, the game does start off a bit sluggishly at first but when it picks up you’ll be certainly enjoying these mountains. Give this one a try if you’re looking for a more than decent snowboarding game.
  11. Stoked is good enough to get people compiling a wish list of features for Stoked 2.
  12. Snowboarding games on the Xbox 360 are few and far between, but Stoked seems like a solid one which hits a good balance between testing patience and fun.
  13. Stoked is priced at a sweet $40. So even if a tricks-splosion isn't your personal boarding nirvana, there's enough great stuff in this game that you'd be crazy not to check it out. [Mar 2009, p.82]
  14. I just would have liked to see more time devoted to cleaning bugs and buffing out the core riding mechanic. [Mar 2009, p.89]
  15. What Stoked lacks in frills it more than makes up for in snowboarding thrills.
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. May 13, 2012
    10
    One of my all time favorite snowboarding games and it is the most realistic one i have ever played. After being an ssx fan for a long time iOne of my all time favorite snowboarding games and it is the most realistic one i have ever played. After being an ssx fan for a long time i was not sure if snowboarding games really had a future but this game was a very pleasant surprise. IF YOU LIKE SKATE then definitely get this game, its the Skate of Snowboarding games with good graphics and game play. Full Review »
  2. Feb 2, 2011
    4
    Graphically, one of the best sports games out there, along with the changing weather condition it really creates a realistic feel, but theGraphically, one of the best sports games out there, along with the changing weather condition it really creates a realistic feel, but the lack of any real trick system sinks the game very soon after starting it up. Full Review »
  3. MarcoF
    Mar 7, 2009
    9
    Finally i'm stoked on stokEd. It was a long time waiting for a new game in the tradition of Amped to hit Xbox. Besides some minor Finally i'm stoked on stokEd. It was a long time waiting for a new game in the tradition of Amped to hit Xbox. Besides some minor glitches this game surpasses all other snow games, maybe even Amped 2. Weather effects & mountains need to be seen to be believed and controls/physics feel instantly good (some FlickIt-Skate experience will definitely help here). Full Review »