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  • Summary: SKATE delivers the feel of skating through innovative controls, authentic cameras and a fully reactive skateboarding city. The game features professional skaters such as Danny Way and PJ Ladd, as well as a reactive city and relevant in-game cameras. SKATE's unique control scheme captures theSKATE delivers the feel of skating through innovative controls, authentic cameras and a fully reactive skateboarding city. The game features professional skaters such as Danny Way and PJ Ladd, as well as a reactive city and relevant in-game cameras. SKATE's unique control scheme captures the true feel of skating versus the typical button mashing gameplay of past skating games. Featuring physics-driven animations, gamers will have a unique gaming experience every time they pick up the controller since no two tricks will ever be the same. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  • Developer: EA Black Box
  • Genre(s): Sports, Alternative, Individual, Skateboarding, Skateboarding, Skate / Skateboard
  • # of players: Up to 4
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 100
    With its organic controls, beautiful visuals and amazing presentation, it quickly becomes an addicting experience that's tough to stop playing, even during some of the most frustrating parts of the game.
  2. Not only are the controls and attributes of the gameplay itself consistently representative of the chosen sport, but everything from the gloriously dynamic soundtrack and the competition commentary through to the selection of legendry skaters and the division of challenges into schools of skating hits the nail on the head with prowess.
  3. 90
    Built around utterly convincing physics and animation systems and a unique control scheme that's equal parts challenge and reward, it manages to be realistic without being discouraging and feels completely different from not only the competition, but from anything else out there.
  4. A fun, addictive skateboarding game that's just a little camera work and a few control refinements short of stardom.
  5. If you are a skating fan, it will be a game worthy of your cash. Even if you are not a fan, you just might find yourself having a blast ollieing all over the joint with a rental.
  6. Edge Magazine
    80
    Skate’s best trick is to make every landing seem like a tiny victory: with physics that at least pay lip service to the realities of gravity and broken bones, simply making it down a flight of steps can be cause for celebration. [Nov 2007, p.92]
  7. A technically strong game tailored to hardcore skaters (and people up for a really serious challenge), this one will alienate casual gamers, as the learning curve can be excruciating.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. ThomR.
    Sep 14, 2007
    10
    fFun is the word , feels great, very addicting !!! great work ea, there were doubters but not anymore !
  2. Anker
    Dec 27, 2007
    10
    This is my second favorite game on the PS3 right now... behind Call of Duty 4... duh. But this is even more accessible at times than CoD4. This is my second favorite game on the PS3 right now... behind Call of Duty 4... duh. But this is even more accessible at times than CoD4. It's a great game, even after owning it since the day it came out, to pick up and play for at least an hour or two. The story is good, not great... but that's not why you should buy it. You should buy it because it's one of the most fun games I've ever played. Period. Expand
  3. MattL.
    Jul 2, 2008
    10
    This game beats tony hawks by far. It takes time to learn the tricks instead of 5 mins. Some of the challenges are insane but it all is worth This game beats tony hawks by far. It takes time to learn the tricks instead of 5 mins. Some of the challenges are insane but it all is worth it in the end.And video/screenshots is a nice addition .One of my favorite games of all time. Expand
  4. AlexD.
    Sep 24, 2007
    9
    Missing very little but its a million times better then Tony Hawk's games.
  5. May 19, 2015
    8
    Skate takes a lot of the passion of something like a tony hawk 2 and really feeds into what skating culture is now while still keeping it selfSkate takes a lot of the passion of something like a tony hawk 2 and really feeds into what skating culture is now while still keeping it self funny and simple enough to appeal to the casual person like me who had no idea what even a pop shove-it was

    Pros
    Funny/lighthearted
    enriching world and heart
    simple well rounded gameplay/fan progression system

    Cons
    a lot of minor bugs
    little interaction with npcs and the main character
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  6. ValC.
    Jan 27, 2010
    8
    Okay, the game is great, and the best skater game in many, many years, but it's ridiculously difficult to beat many of the challenges Okay, the game is great, and the best skater game in many, many years, but it's ridiculously difficult to beat many of the challenges and goals that the middle of the game brings. You think you're doing one trick when you accidentally do another, so it's not really the best control scheme either. Expand
  7. Feb 4, 2020
    0
    Story: [Not Decided]
    Artwork: [Not Decided]
    Music: [Not Decided]
    Gameplay: [Not Decided]
    Difficulty: [Not Decided]

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