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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

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  • Summary: Now you can cruise through LA without loading levels or stopping gameplay in Tony Hawk's American Wasteland. You can skate or BMX through a new story mode that takes you through all-new skate areas using tricks that have never appeared in previous Tony Hawk games. The cash that you earn canNow you can cruise through LA without loading levels or stopping gameplay in Tony Hawk's American Wasteland. You can skate or BMX through a new story mode that takes you through all-new skate areas using tricks that have never appeared in previous Tony Hawk games. The cash that you earn can be used to customize your equipment and your skater by going to tattoo parlors and skate shops. Tony Hawk's American Wasteland also includes a classic mode that features classic Tony Hawk Pro Skater maps and objectives. Expand
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  1. Positive: 29 out of 40
  2. Negative: 1 out of 40
  1. Neversoft has done what I would have thought impossible a month ago. They actually created a game that sold me on the sport of skateboarding, at least in video game format.
  2. I can see the series getting a little tired, and it doesn't quite have that magical "aura" that the first couple did. But nonetheless there's plenty to keep you busy.
  3. 85
    Sure, you can choose BMX bikes instead of traditional boards, and the soundtrack of punk covers is the best freaking Tony Hawk soundtrack yet, bar none, but whether or not you'll love this game completely depends on how full your Hawk tank already is.
  4. Same great gameplay, now with more immersion and no delays. [Holiday 2005, p.92]
  5. The strange thing is, there is something different about this one, like it was a bit rushed, and that doesn't reward you at all.
  6. The thought of pulling a combo across an entire city with no load times is very appealing, but unless you have perfect balance, nimble fingers, and patience, you probably won't pull it off.
  7. All told, it's no big loss if you decided to give Tony Hawk a rest for a year. [Jan 2006, p.91]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. SamM.
    May 7, 2006
    10
    never played a better game i dont no what the others are on about tony hawks has awsome graphix and is almost real this is a most buy.
  2. DevanP.
    Nov 4, 2005
    10
    Good Game.
  3. SeanC.
    Dec 25, 2005
    10
    this is the best tony hawk game yet. the way you can roam around all of california and go into stores and stuff it is cool.
  4. HonyTawk
    Oct 28, 2005
    8
    I would give THPS2, 3, and 4 all 10/10s. But the THUGs and this one can sort of be lumped together. They're disappointing, but good I would give THPS2, 3, and 4 all 10/10s. But the THUGs and this one can sort of be lumped together. They're disappointing, but good enough to still warrant an 8. The gameplay remains fun, but the new levels and goals could use a lot more inventiveness and originality. Very few are memorable or distinctive. Expand
  5. BobR.
    Dec 18, 2005
    8
    it is one of the worst (best) games ive played today!
  6. ShilohE.
    Nov 18, 2005
    7
    Deep game. Tons of extras. Fun, but you've played this before.
  7. KyleL.
    Feb 10, 2006
    3
    One word to describe: Stupid! What are these guys rying to do? Cant they just make a realistic/good graphic skateboard game?

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