Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. The younger kids who are unable to grasp the more complicated aspects of Tony Hawk will love the simplified trick system and adults and teens will find the challenging mission objectives highly entertaining.
  2. It's cute, and it's fun to play. Parents can definitely breate easy with the E for Everyone rating, and know this game is built with kids in mind. And that is a good thing.
  3. When it comes to a great program for younger gamers, Disney’s Extreme Skate Adventure is a bonafide success. Older, more experienced players may get a chuckle or two from the animation, but will not find it much of a challenge.
  4. Surprisingly fun. [Nov 2003, p.130]
  5. DESA should be given serious consideration by all parents looking for a good game for younger children whether for themselves or some good family competition, especially if you are a parent that can overlook the nefarious advertising.
  6. The simplified control scheme and the tried and true Tony Hawk game engine make this a perfect game for children to jump right into.
  7. An excellent merging of two popular properties, this is one "kiddie" game that you shouldn't overlook just because it has the Disney name stamped on the side.
  8. 78
    One of the best examples of a game that appeals and caters to a younger age bracket while still maintaining a level of gameplay quality and intellectual decency lacking in so many other "kids games."
  9. What cold be more fun than a kid with an enormously swollen head, a mohawk, and red clown shoes busting 80,000 point combos? [Oct 2003, p.139]
  10. What this all boils down to is a solid and intuitively controlled skating game that is optimized for younger players but also quite fun for fans of the Tony Hawk series.
  11. Personally, I don't have any place for a game like this on my shelf when I already have the whole Tony Hawk dynasty. Would I recommend it to my friends that have kids? Surely.
  12. Won't hold the Tony Hawk pro's attention for long, but it's still a fun, well-designed skating game.
  13. There's nothing to complain about in terms of the game's controls or its trick system; they've been tuned to perfection. [Oct/Nov 2003, p.87]
  14. Minor grumbles, which hardly undermine the effusive charm and proven appeal of the Disney licence(s). As a gift for hyperactive siblings, it hits the spot. As an Extreme Skate Adventure, it lacks the power of 'X'. Tony Hawk, perhaps?
  15. You'll notice that the Xbox version is the better of the bunch. All console versions are colorful and share the same characters and expansive environments but the Xbox just presents it better.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. KelsiK.
    Mar 6, 2004
    9
    This is a great game, especially for a Disney-aholic like me. I would recommend, however, turning off the soundtrack (which is enough to make This is a great game, especially for a Disney-aholic like me. I would recommend, however, turning off the soundtrack (which is enough to make your eyebrows burn off) and getting your own music. Full Review »
  2. SteveE.
    Nov 28, 2003
    7
    Apart from the soundtrack that will make your ears bleed (Thank goodness you can switch it off! ) this is one of the best kiddies type game around.
  3. SeanS.
    Sep 10, 2003
    8
    Great for kids and people that want to play a fun game with their kids .... +ve - Superb create your own skater mode (easy to use and loads Great for kids and people that want to play a fun game with their kids .... +ve - Superb create your own skater mode (easy to use and loads of options) - Simple controls (switchable to more pro controls if you want) - Custom soundtracks (Buzz Lightyear grinding to Marilyn Manson is a rare 'Disney' treat) - Great character animations and themes in each world (NPC's, boards, voiceovers etc) - 1 area and 2 characters in each of the 4 main worlds available from the start with plenty of other unlockables (characters, levels, tricks, create a skater options) - Free Roam mode with all unlocked characters able to roam in all worlds (inc. 2 player split screen) - Great fun, and doesn't take itself too seriously - as simple as that ... -ve - Could get a bit repetitive over time - Environments could do with some more bump-mapping as they can be a little flat in places - Difficult to find the other player in split screen multiplayer (especially for children) - Some tricks may be a bit difficult for younger kids (oh well, I guess I'll have to do that bit then, never mind!!!!) - No Xbox Live features - That's it, other than a few minor collision issues here and there ... Overall, the best kid game on XBox (coming from someone that normally hates skate/extreme sport and Disney licenced games) 8/10 score based on being 6 years old. Full Review »