• Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Jan 28, 2002
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  • Summary: No Wheels, No Waves, No Snow, means NO LIMITS! Features an awesome mission-based Story Mode, unbelievable tricks and stunts, and even a Party-Play mode for up to 8 players. Experience the extreme physics of AirBladeTM and find out just how much fun you've never had! [Namco]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. It's a wild, insanely challenging, and great-looking game.
  2. Game Informer
    The levels can be passed only by finishing all of them in one perfect run. For this fact, AirBlade is at turns fun and frustrating, but a ride well worth taking. [Mar 2002, p.78]
  3. 80
    The controls will definitely take a while to familiarise with, but the rewards are rich in gameplay and visual splendour.
  4. Without the camera's awkward behavior and minor flaws in the story AirBlade would have easily found a slightly higher score.
  5. PSM Magazine
    Although AirBlande's refreshing look and feel scores it kudos, it doesn't even come close to matching the quality of the THPS series. [Mar 2002, p.27]
  6. 67
    The levels themselves are nothing short of spectacular, and in freestyle mode, there's moments of real joy to be had tricking off everything and finding secret areas and high wires to grind down. But for us, the lack of skaters, levels, and actual fun in the Story Mode left us sobbing for Tony.
  7. NAMCO is asking fifty bucks for the privilege of having our fingers sore and our pride hurt from playing a virtual masochist's dream come true.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Asger
    Jan 24, 2002
    It is so good I can't stop playing it on my demo.
  2. PeterB.
    Jul 26, 2009
    rly good game. lots of fun and the anonymous dude who gave it a 0 is some 13 year old snot who hasn't even played it.
  3. MikeH.
    Jun 7, 2002
    If any one gives dis game anything lower than a 4 they need some mental help.
  4. Elmo
    Feb 1, 2002
    No Tony Hawk but realy good fun. You won't find the class in this game till you have 7 mates over, all drunk up to your eye-balls and No Tony Hawk but realy good fun. You won't find the class in this game till you have 7 mates over, all drunk up to your eye-balls and sling the disc in to jam on Party Mode. It's at this point that you wish you had drunk less so you stay on to the final. It looks good too. If you are drunk alot, buy this, if not buy Tony Hawk. Expand
  5. [Anonymous]
    Mar 9, 2002
    It sucks.
  6. WesP.
    Oct 8, 2009
    This sucks. Gameplay problems, sensitive controls, lousy plot, steep difficulty curve. This game looks good but it is nothing but faults.