Tony Hawk's American Wasteland Xbox 360

User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19

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  1. JaceN.
    Dec 7, 2005
    5
    Urgh!...this happens with every new system. Desperate for "something...anything...to do with it once you get it home" developers get super lazy. You cant just recycle the last remnants of the last generation as base lauch titles for the next generation! I can see places here & there where theyve tried to "up" things but at heart its just toying around with the new hardware. With the Urgh!...this happens with every new system. Desperate for "something...anything...to do with it once you get it home" developers get super lazy. You cant just recycle the last remnants of the last generation as base lauch titles for the next generation! I can see places here & there where theyve tried to "up" things but at heart its just toying around with the new hardware. With the 360's backward compatibility you might as well just get the XBOX version and run it instead! Nicer framerates & anti-aliasing! Expand
  2. AdamB.
    Jul 22, 2006
    7
    As a 360 game, this is a lackluster port; the only real draws are the standard 360 features such as Live, Achievements, and Soundtracks. The graphics quality looks identical to PS2 running in progressive scan, and the controller is clunkier than PS2's for nailing down the tougher combos. Still, due to the lack of Live games for 360 that allow great freedom of movement and character As a 360 game, this is a lackluster port; the only real draws are the standard 360 features such as Live, Achievements, and Soundtracks. The graphics quality looks identical to PS2 running in progressive scan, and the controller is clunkier than PS2's for nailing down the tougher combos. Still, due to the lack of Live games for 360 that allow great freedom of movement and character customization, Wasteland makes a great addition to anyone's library at the current time. As more open-ended 360 Live games are released, such as Mass Effect, Phantasy Star Universe, and presumably GTA online, I would wait until Wasteland's price dropped to around $20 before checking it out. As an original game, Wasteland feels more complete and freeing than the Underground games (and with preloading, is a much smoother experience), yet lacks some of the classic feel of the original Pro Skater series. With that said, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 and 4 remain the truest and most enjoyable virtual skateboarding experiences. Pick them up for the PS2 if you can, since they don't support online play on 360. Or if you're a Hawk game fan and can't wait for your latest fix, you can't go wrong here. Expand
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. Regardless of how it looks or sounds, American Wasteland just feels like a step backwards from previous Tony Hawk games.
  2. It's fun, just not next-gen sparkly. [Jan 2006, p.62]
  3. If you've been away from the Tony Hawk franchise for a few games and just dropped a bunch of cash for a 360, it's time to get re-acquainted with the King of Extreme Sports Games.