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  • Summary: You can ski or snowboard yourself into stardom in SSX On Tour. The game includes 12 levels for racing and performing stunts. You can earn yourself a spot on the professional tour by winning events and improving your skills. Your success moves you up the rankings until you can call yourself the best on the mountain. This version of SSX features new graphical effects and controller feedback designed to capture the speed of your races and the massive air of your tricks. SSX On Tour also includes new music, art, and characters. Expand
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  1. Positive: 32 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35
  1. I loved the rock concert atmosphere and awesome soundtrack, and the naturalistic track designs were inspired and expertly crafted so they work independently or when merged together for longer runs.
  2. Each event is well laid out and the voices, shortcuts and special snapshot opportunities will have fans saying wow.
  3. The game hits its stride late, but when it does, it hits it big. There's a lot of fun here for the patient gamer.
  4. SSX is missing a couple of key elements that would have put it on the same level as "Amped"; namely online gameplay. But the trade-off is a very good control system that you have to get used to.
  5. Hurtling down the tundra and concocting ridiculously large combo strings remain irresistible qualities, but the torturous design of the game makes you want to take the next flight off of this mountain. [Nov 2005, p.140]
  6. The issue here perhaps that the SSX franchise was not yet ready for another sequel, and EA's attempt to further cash in on their past success has resulted in a game that is inferior to its predecessors.
  7. Dear Tricky, we miss you. [Jan 2006, p.91]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. BlueFalcon
    Nov 9, 2005
    9
    This one didn't get me as excited as any of the other ssx games, but it's definately quality stuff. I don't much like having to create a generic character and use him all the time though. The characters were a bit of a highlite in previous games, especially in ssx tricky. The actual slopes are probably the most refined they've ever been. Now there's more useable shortcuts and paths. The new design and asthetic is neat, although for some reason there's an ugly autosave warning at the start of the game that you have to press through every time. It's a great game, but I wouldn't nexessarily recommend it over any of the other ssxs. Collapse
  2. Jessica
    Oct 13, 2005
    9
    This games f**king rocks! all the new tracks, all the new tricks...great. monster tricks are even easier too!
  3. Andy
    Dec 30, 2005
    7
    this game is a big let down. I feel no satisfaction in playing it. sure the graphics are upgraded but everythige else lags behind 3 and tricky. creat your own character is not in depth and instead of upgrading stats all u can upgrade is skis + boards. skiing is exactly like boardining but with dif. tricks can u say gimmick! this game i got for 15 bucks and that is how much it is worth. Expand
  4. SpongeeeC.
    May 21, 2006
    7
    Nowhere as good as SSX 3. The Tour is cool but limits what you can do. I prefer the music and the slopes of SSX 3. Take the player control improvements and more short cuts from On Tour and put it in SSX 3 and you got a perfect game. Expand
  5. ReneeC.
    Jun 11, 2006
    1
    A SLIGHT improvement at best from the last installment. It still suffers from way too unrealistic point of view.