Game details

Game:
Skate
AKA
Genre:
Sports
Sub Genre:
Skateboarding
Release Date (US):
September 24th, 2007
Release Date (UK):
October 12th, 2007
Players:
1
Online Players:
N/A
Developers:
EA Canada
Publisher:
Electronic Arts
Rating:
T [Teen]
PSU Rank:
81 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
78 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360

About Skate

Skate's unique control scheme captures the true feel of skating versus the typical button mashing gameplay of past skating games. Skate delivers the real feel of skating in a fully reactive skateboarding city, utilizing the power of the Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles for advanced new control and physics techniques to feel through every kick-flip and land every aerial. The game features professional skaters such as Danny Way and PJ Ladd. Skate's unique control scheme captures the true feel of skating -- with physics-driven animations, gamers will have a unique gaming experience every time they pick up the controller since no two tricks will ever be the same.

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PSU Review Score
8.5
Avg. user review score:
8.7

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Summary

Skate is the best skateboarding game to date providing realistic simulation type gameplay.

We like

  • Revolutionary controls that work perfectly into gameplay
  • Lifelike physics to portray a more realistic skate boarding experience
  • Great art directions and stylized graphics

We dislike

  • Soundtrack can become annoying at times
  • Online lags like crazy
  • Not quite up to par with Tony Hawk in terms of features

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It’s very rare to experience a game that challenges our traditional perception of how things should be done for a genre, and reinvents the way we think altogether. EA Box Art's Skate fills a void in our hearts to when the glorious of something old, reinvents the magic of something new. Like all masterpieces, it’s not perfect. Despite this, after playing for countless hours, players will be glorified in the sweat of...

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