Rated 9 out of 10 by Nxvak Loads to do, you won't be disappointed
It's a fantastic game from the Tony Hawk series. One of the last of a dying era of unrealistic physics, cheat codes, etc. There's the story more, where there are plenty of quest/subquests/gaps/etc. to explore and discover. Aside from a great soundtrack of Rock/Punk/Hip-Hop, the story line is one that can only be compared to the first Tony Hawk's Underground. You have many zany companions that you meet throughout the entire "career" mode, and many of them are unlockable to play in the "classic" mode. Fans of THPS 1-4 will love classic mode, as it is exactly like the old games. Unlike the first 1-4, in career mode, you earn stats by completing actual challenges, making it more fun to level up. I give this game a 9. The graphics could be improved, but this game is perfect the way it is. If you're looking for a casual skating game, this is the game for you. If you're looking for something more realistic, go play Skate 1-3.
Rated 7 out of 10 by SonicToTheLimit Probably the best Tony Hawk game ever made!
This Tony Hawk game has to be the best there is! The story mode takes you all over Los Angeles doing crazy missions to get pieces for a skate park owned by the fictional skateboarder, Iggy Van Zandt.You can ride a bike or a skateboard, or even run around with nothing! This game increases in difficulty as you progress, but your skill should increase at the same rate, so its shouldn't become frustrating. Classic mode has different maps from the story mode, all of which have set goals to complete. Each level has a video tape that when you find, will give you a cool skateboarding video to watch! The next game mode is High score/ Free skate. In this mode you can ride a board or bike on any map you have already unlocked. If you go onto the menu you can choose to do a high score run to set the highest score you can get! This game has a local 2 player mode and an online mode with many more players. This game may be old, but plenty of people still play it, including me! You can also create a custom skater to show off online to the other players, or just to play with by yourself! I can assure you this game will keep you playing for days!
Rated 8 out of 10 by Informative Gamer Tony Hawk American Wastland
To me this was a pretty good game. I mean the controls are kind of hard to memorize (i personaly just mash random buttons), but overall i loved the game. In the begining it is pretty much about learnig the different tricks but near the end the story gets really good and your rushing to figure out whats next. The thing i really hate about this game was it was too short, i mean i beat the story and classic mode in 4 days. I wish they elaborated more on the story when they made this game, but you can only put so much in one disk. The cities are pretty big though for a skating game, and i loved the fact you could buy diffrent clothing. Overall would i recomend this game for a friend? If you never had played a skating game like me when i played this game this one is good to start with ,but if you've played skating games before and are looking for hours of fun this is not your game.
Rated 10 out of 10 by B-Ri iz snow great game over all
I think that this game is pretty much the best skating games i have ever played it is great for free roaming and plus they added BMX which i thought was an amazing addition to the game. the story line was a tad bit short but still some parts were hard like in santa monica that was hard in my opinion but still it was a great game and the missions were actually fun so you know who ever says its a bad game really doesn't know what their talking bout. i would definitely recommend to a friend. and the create your character and choose clothes shoes and even sock was an amazing part and there were some really awesome glitches that i had a lot of fun with so you know i loved this game. and the buttons were really easy to learn the only part that was hard a few tricks but over all i thought that this game was AMAZING!!!!
Rated 8 out of 10 by prince of darkness Its awsome
Tony hawks American wasteland is a great skate game but it went rather fast. The challenge was easy and i like skate better because you can't button mash like you can in this but its still a great game. I remember when the first tony hawk game came out and i was stoked but sad because you couldn't get off your board but now you can. I also like haw you can ride a bike because i am a skater and i cant bike so its leads me to dream. I bought it the day it came out and was like wow (it sucked for ps2). The graphics are way better and the controls are easer to use. Well thank you for reading my review and i hope i have persuaded you to go to gamestop and buy it you will have the time of your life playing it. Oh and remember skate for life or bike for life.
Rated 9 out of 10 by ProAverageGamer Impressive Storyline
I enjoyed this game very much. It's not for everyone though, if you're looking for a good story, this is your game. But if you're looking for a classic skating game where it's more free skating, then I recommend some of Tony Hawk's earlier games like his Pro Skater games and Underground games. Also if you're looking for a more recent skating game that has better graphics, there is also the Skate series. But personally, I didn't like the storyline of Skate 3 as much as the storyline of Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (THAW), though Skate 3's graphics were definitely a step up from THAW's. To sum up, it's a great game for a gamer looking for a good storyline.
Rated 10 out of 10 by hogie In love with this game cant get enough
this game is very good i love i am very happy that this game is on ps2 and original xbox i thought at first it was just on those systems then i went on the website and it was for xbox360 i was pumped. so yeah i think its good game but u need skill to play this game its fun. u can get off your skate board and hit people with it u do amazing out standing tricks ride board or bmx its just so cool!! so yes i recommend this game its very fun i love it !!!!
Rated 10 out of 10 by marsharm Greatest skater game
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland has got to be the best skater game I've ever had the pleasure of playing. Don't get me wrong, I like Skate one and two as well, but THAW definitley kicks Skate to the curb any day. But that's my personal opinion. Highly recommended.
Rated 1 out of 10 by sparingkIng1234 Game sucks
This game sucks it's great untill you get to the chinise guy when he want's you to do the trick over the dumpster I did it like 50 times but every time I did it still said it was wrong hate it dont get it
Rated 9 out of 10 by CaliforniaSaint Memories
This game is great not only cause its fun but also cause it has some fantasy in it.In SKATE1,2,3 and new Tony Hawk games you can't fly into the air and do cool tricks and last a long time doing a combo