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  • Summary: Skater XL is a head first dive into the skateboarding world, where style, creativity and the perfect trick is yours to define. Create, combine, and style tricks with unparalleled board control as you hit iconic California locations where street legends have left their mark. Play as skatingSkater XL is a head first dive into the skateboarding world, where style, creativity and the perfect trick is yours to define. Create, combine, and style tricks with unparalleled board control as you hit iconic California locations where street legends have left their mark. Play as skating icons Tiago Lemos, Evan Smith, Tom Asta or Brandon Westgate on your way to becoming a skateboarding pro. Dive into the digital skate subculture, with featured community created mods, brands, 'zines, and maps. Hit more than 60 real skate spots connected by block after block of plazas, schools, pools, buildings, car parks and corridors. Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 28
  2. Negative: 3 out of 28
  1. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Aug 22, 2020
    70
    We’re in love with the unique control system, but the longterm appeal of the launch version is questionable. If/when more features arrive to fill in the gaps, it’ll be an essential purchase. [Issue#179, p.74]
  2. Aug 2, 2020
    70
    For those willing to put in the time and effort (along with any of the glitches), Skater XL is a fun experience that skateboarding fans can enjoy - a statement that is even truer for those who also happen to be content creators, as some players out there are already putting together some pretty slick skate video-quality clips… likely after having plenty of their own Kerry Getz moments left on the cutting room floor.
  3. Aug 5, 2020
    63
    Skater XL is a strong proof of concept but it’s currently incomplete. It has successfully created a physics-based control system that is both complex and rewarding. This will appeal to skaters as it’s the closest that video games have got to simulating the sport, however, Easy Days Studios has failed to gamify the experience. With more objectives, a story, voice acting and various modes, this could have been the skating title that gamers have been waiting for. Although post-launch content has been promised, many may have bailed before then.
  4. Jul 29, 2020
    60
    First representative of a lost genre in years, Skater XL will clearly disappoint those who hopes for dense content. Clearly focused on its core simulation mechanics, the game offers a true experience of what skating might feel, but lacks on every other level, with very few stages, a meagre soundtrack and many technical flaws.
  5. Jul 29, 2020
    55
    To say that Skater XL's finish leaves something to be desired is an understatement.
  6. Aug 7, 2020
    50
    Once you overcome Skater XL’s learning curve there’s some fun board-based entertainment to be had here. But this is a lightweight package with subpar presentation, and unless you’re so deep into skater culture that you absolutely need a simulation for your PS4, we’d recommend either waiting for this to be updated – or pre-ordering Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 instead.
  7. Jul 30, 2020
    40
    What Skater XL does well is make you obsess over an 8-set of stairs, or return again and again to a simple curb. You will keep going back to line up the perfect angle, the exact spot to crouch into an ollie, tre flip and land a crooked grind. That’s great, that’s street skating in its essence, and it’s an achievement to capture that. But outside of that microcosm, as soon as you pan out, it steps on its own shoelaces and stumbles into a bush.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 69
  2. Negative: 33 out of 69
  1. Jul 31, 2020
    10
    Skateboarding game I've been waiting for. Totally lived up the hype and the weight can't wait for additional content
  2. Jul 30, 2020
    9
    SO MUCH FUN I love this game being able to do whatever I want and have full control it felt like having to relearn skating all over again if uSO MUCH FUN I love this game being able to do whatever I want and have full control it felt like having to relearn skating all over again if u skate this is truly a great game u get that same feeling after landing a trick after trying for so long (not quite because it’s a video game but you get me) and especially with friends, I give it a 9 since it is 1.0 and still expect multiplayer and more maps (the possibilities are endless) the flow of every map is really good so many skate spots everywhere u go I live in la and they got all the legendary spots really great game and it’s by an Indy company alr that’s all now GO SKATE irl or virtual Expand
  3. Aug 1, 2020
    8
    Skater XL is a game for the skaters. If you’re expecting an EA Skate game you’ve got the wrong idea. There are no canned tricks in this gameSkater XL is a game for the skaters. If you’re expecting an EA Skate game you’ve got the wrong idea. There are no canned tricks in this game and requires patience to learn. The mechanics of this game were designed with realism in mind and is truly satisfying to master.

    It is fair to say that this game is lacking content however this is no different to skating the same local skatepark years on out. The fun is in the mechanics and gameplay as it is in real life with learning how to skate. The PS4 version requires a couple bug fixes and additional content would be a welcome addition. The fact that they’re allowing community made maps is class and continuing to work with the community is where this game has the potential to the best skateboarding game on consoles. It’s good to see skateboarding games make a return to the industry!
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  4. Aug 11, 2020
    5
    Expected more than technical demo..
    Game is so bugged that I wouldn't call it as a ready product..
    Got to get fixed
  5. Aug 11, 2020
    4
    I been skating for around 10 years now..Got the console version for the ps4 and I like the game, the learning curve makes it so satisfying,I been skating for around 10 years now..Got the console version for the ps4 and I like the game, the learning curve makes it so satisfying, Yes, even though there's so little content, I can waste hours realistically skating and perfecting even the simpler lines. But I agree it's not a very good game.
    It feels VERY rushed, at least on console... the performance is very bad, it stutters a lot, like a LOT; the responsiveness of the controls feels inconsistent as hell, we got next to no setting customisation; there's literally NO sensation of speed; transition and vert are still pretty bad; the menus and overall UI are hot garbage; and don't even get me started on the player model, they are NAUSEATING kjdsfj, clothing looks VERY bad, customisation is VERY limited. Needs a lot o polishing.. again, it doesn't look or feel like a finished product. I think they tried to put in the bare minimum in time to launch, which is just a shame.. When I can ignore all of this it is such a great time, but its takes a while to do so..
    If I knew better, I'd have waited a little more to get an updated version where most of these were fixed.

    Also, not being able to walk off your board is a mild bummer heh..
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  6. Jul 30, 2020
    1
    I’m a skater. Have been skating since I was about 6 years old. This game, in its current format, is absolute trash. As others have said, it’sI’m a skater. Have been skating since I was about 6 years old. This game, in its current format, is absolute trash. As others have said, it’s essentially a demo. No online play (it’s 2020 - this is unforgiveable). Would be great to link uo with other players and trade lines, etc. but nooooo. The camera angle is absolutely awful. The controls are nice but buggy - pops an ollie often even though you haven’t let go of the analog sticks. Loads of graphics issues, which is astounding given the simplicity of the maps and the low quality graphics. No pedestrians, no other skaters, etc. Feels like a sandbox demo. Not worth the money. I’m hopeful they’ll patch in things like online play because if they don’t , this game will not last long! In its present state, don’t bother paying for it. Expand
  7. Nov 20, 2020
    0
    my only hope is that someone from EA reads these reviews and realizes how badly we need Skate 4. that people should be forced to play thismy only hope is that someone from EA reads these reviews and realizes how badly we need Skate 4. that people should be forced to play this game on next gen consoles after playing Skate 2-3 is like drinking Schlitz after you've finished all the Glenlivet. Expand

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