Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding Image
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  • Summary: Rip the ultimate line on wide-open, real mountains packed with challenges. Whether you hit the cliffs, grind fallen trees, jib the rainbow tree rail, or take the hidden paths, you decide where and how you go down. While you pull off insane tricks on rails, kickers, and half pipes, rememberRip the ultimate line on wide-open, real mountains packed with challenges. Whether you hit the cliffs, grind fallen trees, jib the rainbow tree rail, or take the hidden paths, you decide where and how you go down. While you pull off insane tricks on rails, kickers, and half pipes, remember to pose for roaming photographers and camera crews. With enough exposure, you'll find your face on magazine covers and videos and even become an international media superstar. Expand
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  1. Not only the best snowboarding game to date, but one of the better games out right now for any system. With its amazing graphics, good sound and unbelievable gameplay, Amped will keep you busy for a long long time.
  2. The sound track is exceptional. The music is solid, the vocal abuse is crisp, and the sound effects are exactly what one would expect to hear.
  3. 86
    Amped may not be exactly like snowboarding, but it's the closest you can get without equipment.
  4. 80
    Amped isn't the most fun-filled snowboarding game you can buy, but it's easily the deepest and most satisfying.
  5. The interlocking level goals in the career mode ooze intelligent design. [Xgamer Magazine]
  6. It's too bad that all these extras outshine the game's dull and problematic gameplay. [Dec 2001, p.104]
  7. It’s fun in small doses, but frustrating whenever you try to get into it.

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Score distribution:
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  1. BillK.
    Dec 29, 2001
    10
    Great fun, hard, realistic!!!
  2. JackA.
    Jan 21, 2002
    10
    Very Addicting, fun to play as well as watch someone else play.
  3. Zinkan
    Jul 20, 2002
    10
    This is the game of the game.
  4. jared
    Jan 8, 2010
    10
    It is a god d*** travesty that this game has a rating of 78. It truly shows how ignorant reviewers can be. Lack of a race mode? Who watches It is a god d*** travesty that this game has a rating of 78. It truly shows how ignorant reviewers can be. Lack of a race mode? Who watches snowboarding on espn or goes snowboarding in order to race? It's all about the tricks. This game is so incredibly awesome, it's hard to find words to describe it. Everything about it is top notch and it's truly one of the best games i've ever played. I'm so glad I was able to play this game when it was originally released because looking back on it now it gives me such a great sense of nostalgia. Days of high school when I didn't have a care in the world. This game goes for $10 brand new on amazon, do yourself a favor and buy it, it plays on the 360 and if you have the slightest interest in snowboarding you will not be disappointed. It also features one of the best soundtracks in videogame history. This game is incredible. Expand
  5. BobJ.
    Feb 28, 2005
    10
    Extremely frustrating, but worth it. Once you get the hang of it there is only really one hard challenge, and that is pro 3 (mainly snow Extremely frustrating, but worth it. Once you get the hang of it there is only really one hard challenge, and that is pro 3 (mainly snow summit 2) Awesome graphics and it is sick. I snowboard and this is the closest to real that I have played. Anyway as for a racing mode as mentioned above by one of your critics who gives a crap? no one buys a freestyle snowboarding game for a race mode. I mainly freeride (aka go really fast) and I love how it is only freestyle. I think that would take away from this. Expand
  6. AndrewM.
    Jul 24, 2003
    8
    Graphically, it is the best snowboarding game in history! You can almost taste the fresh powder! But...and yes there always is a but, the Graphically, it is the best snowboarding game in history! You can almost taste the fresh powder! But...and yes there always is a but, the lack of play modes lets the near classic title down. The game is fabulous in most catagories, and especially in the challenge department. The tricks, while a little unrealistic, are very hard to pull off, which may cause some to get frustrated (me...lots) but that is the whole point of the game... is it not a challenge to become the best in the world? A worthy inclusion however, would have been the ability to compete in races etc...and actually lose rankings for poor performances. Every game developer should take a good hard look at this one, and realise that gamers seek a title that will not take fifteen minutes to complete... Too many games these days are over in the blink of an eye...but finally amped offers a real challenge that sorts the men from the boys! Expand

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