Awesome skating game for a new generation!
This is an awesome skating game that is much better than the Tony Hawk series. The controls will take some getting used to but when you do it is awesome.
Best skateboard game EVER!!!!!!!
This was my first 360 game i got. I played this at a friends house and I loved. I thought it was really cool if you wanted to do a kickflip, you have to move the analog stick to the left or right (depending on your stance). When I got my xbox360 there was two games I wanted to get, Halo3 and Skate. This was the time I was really obsessed with skateboarding, so i got SKATE. I was up till 3:30a.m. playing the game. The only reason I stopped was that I was so tired that i couldn't tell what 2 plus 2 was. The skaters you can play as are the greatest skaters of all time (Danny Way and Crisis Cole). You have so much to explore when you just free skate. There is only two or three things bad about it. Like you can't control the camera and you can just tell what happens then. And sometimes if you ollie to late when you are trying to grind it gets stuck and you can't do anything for a few seconds. So if you really like skateboarding games, you should get this as soon as possible.
BEST GAME EVER
Dont listen to these other people who say the game sucks. the SKATE games are the most realistic skateboarding games ever. you want a skateboarding game that accually feels like your skating for when you cant go outside and skate at the moment. and this game does just that. i mean it feels like you are accually skating and once you nail that trick or line you feel like you have accomplished something. yea some of the things are hard at first but once you get used to it its is really fun and you can just freeskate forever and you will always find a place that you never skated before. i have had this game for over a year and i was playing it earlier and i found a pool and a couple plazas that i have never seen before in my life. the tony hawk games are fun at first but get boring because it is so unrealistic. i mean who wants to ollie 20 feet in the air i mean come on. if you are a true skater then you have to get this game
great for pretty much anyone
This game was just bought to complete a buy 2 get 1 free deal, but this was probably the best of the 3. The multiplayer was a little disappointing and I think they could improve it, but that's pretty much my only problem.The controls are great, the graphics are awesome, (for 2007) the game is surprisingly bug/glitch free for such a huge world, and I can honestly recommend this to anyone. I was worried that I might grow tired of the idea, but I still have a sense of amazement after every discovery and pride after every video worthy trick. Even if you aren't looking for a skating game, you should consider this.
This game is perfect!
Yes, skate 2 and skate3 are already out, but if you are going to just start the "SKATE" series you need to start with this game! This game really starts the whole "SKATE" storyline. If you do not play this game you will not understand most of the characthers, challenges etc.. I've played every skate game and I would really prefer skate 3, but this game is soo fun if you are just starting! One of the things I do not like about this game is the graphics. They are good, but not perfect like skate 2 and skate 3 graphics. They could really improve these graphics because it would make the whole game itself look a whole lot more realistic. Some of the things I like are bascially everything. The storyline is perfect. Controls are very simple I mean how much more easier can a skate game get?! Thanks for reading hope this helped!
Not as good as skate 2 or 3.
This game is very fun.You play the role of a skater who just got in an accident and then goes back to skating.The challenges are a bit hard but still a fun game.If you dont have it its worth picking up.
Great game for those fed up with Tony Hawk
Tony Hawk games have become stagnant over the past few iterations. After American Wasteland, the series went really downhill. Skate provides a foray into the genre about 7-8 years after the Thrasher game came around. It makes skating into a realistic experience, rather than make it over the top crazy. It means that it takes real work to do well in the game, but you feel a sense of accomplishment from doing something like a boardslide or an ollie. The camera is pretty good, but just a little too close to be very effective. The physics engine makes bailing a fun endeavor, it shows what bones got broken/bruised. It is annoying that you can't get off your board, but that's just a minor inconvenience. There is a slight lag between analog stick entries and actual on screen action, but it makes little difference. The multiplayer is fun but crowded. Overall, this game if a good buy.
Best out of the three
This game is amazing. Hours and Hours of fun, and skateboarding realism. Skate 2 comes not even close to how awesome, and realistic this one is. Skate 3 is great too though. But this is the best of the best. The most realistic, the best soundtrack, the best campaign, the best skaters (Mark Gonzales) and the best companies. This game is worth the money all the way!
A Skateboarding Sim!?
For some time now Tony Hawk has had no compitition. The Tony Hawk skateboarding games are arcade like at best. You need to enter an insane number of combinations to do tricks. And the tricks are often unrealist and impossible for real skaters to perform. Enters Skate a simulation of skateboarding that uses the analoge sticks to pull tricks. Skate is a free roaming game with an extremely large city to explore and trick out. To do tricks you flick the right anologue stick. The flicking movement are simily to how the tricks are pulled off in reality. To Ollie you push down and jump up and so on. Skate is easy to learn and hard to master. You'll be able to do all kinds of kick flips, rail slides manuals and string them together for some awesome tricks. On the down side the camera is a little too close and getting up over the curb is a little harder than it should be. Aside from this small gripes the game is an absolute blast.
TH aint got nothing against SKATE!!!!
Awesome game, I see some people says that the controls are not good but dont believe that for a minute. This is the game that we were waiting for, cool graphics, easy to get used to controls, a whole bunch of challenges and better skate places than the whole Tony Hawk series. I recommend this game over Tony Hawk to any one that are tired of the boring challenges and lame easy tricks that TH has. The physics of this game are incredible and if you want a realistic game this is the one. 5 stars for the developers which capture the real essence of the skating scene and if you like it more challenging I recommend SKATE 2, which is even better. Sorry to all the Tony Hawks fans, but this game smoked the whole series. The tricks are even better and it will take time to master and the good thing about it is that you have to really show your skills in this game which thats why I think is better than Tony Hawk series.