Skate 3 is one of the best games I have ever played. I haven't played the other skate's before so I can't tell you if skate 3 was better than skate 2 or not. Skate 3 has really weird controls, you have to flick the right analog stick in a certain direction to do a certain trick, this can be quite frustrsting in challenges where you have to do a certain trick. So i would say rent this, get used to the controls turn it in and buy it.
PROS: Everything (except for the con)
CONS: Frustrating controls (at times)
when i received the game it was alittle dirty and sticky it took awhile to get here for being first class the gameplay was great although there was alot of freezing,unloved glitches,lagg,boring missions. the best part about this game is the realitics of this game the hardend mode the annalog flip trick system was incerdibly improved from the first skate game out. i love the underflips. i am a skater in life and i love to game and i think in the skate 4 game when u do make one you may add 540 flips,impossibles,big spins,big flips and 5-0 darkslides overall when you do beat the game and just skate around for fun its a 9-5 10