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GF Rating
7.8

9586 ratings

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GF Rating
7

Good

Greatest strength eventually becomes weakness

posted by JesusToast (ROCKVILLE, MD) Sep 22, 2007

Member since Jul 2007

15 out of 17 gamers (88%) found this review helpful

Skate is one of the most natural feeling games out there to play, the use of the right thumb stick organically lets you string together some very satisfying tricks. But it doesn't take too long before the tricks necessary to move further thru the story become too difficult to pull off. If you aren't already familiar with skating lingo you'll find things even harder, often unsure as to what it is your suppose to do at all. The biggest problem is that the difference between one trick and another is so small on the right thumb stick that you'll often do something different from what you had intended. Video challenges become so difficult (you have 30 seconds to pull of multiple tricks and reach certain goals) that you'll find yourself frustrated and unable to progress thru the game any further. At it's core this is a great game, but unfortunately for alot of gamers it will be a short one due to the fact that you'll hit the unpassable barrier all to soon.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Go outside instead.

posted by Crabman75 (ODESSA, TX) Nov 20, 2010

Member since Nov 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The game is fun, but it's a little too much on the realism factor.

Pros:
Large environment to explore
You can skate on anything
Large variety of apparel/accessories
The tricks are awesome

Cons:
Too realistic for a video game
Too many pedestrians that interrupt gameplay (Yes, I understand there are pedestrians in real-life, but come on...)
The contests are lame (It throws you out there with 4-5 other skaters at the same time in a small area)

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Tony Who?

posted by Pete89 (HOLMDEL, NJ) Sep 18, 2007

Top Reviewer

Member since Aug 2007

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Skate is an amazing game. It brings a totally new feel to a worn out franchise. The controls are easy to master. It feels so real to land a trick. U cant do impossible combos like tony hawk, but who cares. I feel more satisified to land a 360 hardflip then do a backflip and kick the board 10 tims in tony hawk. The graphics and audio are amazing. Xbox live is a ton of fun as well. Own the Spot is a lot of fun to play with friends and its hilarious to c people fall. Uploading video and pics to skate.reel is also very fun. The true skateboarding experience.

Good
Graphics
sound
control
xbox live

Bad
Ok story
wish ur guy wasnt glued to the board

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