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Skate 3

by Electronic Arts
 Ages 16 and Over
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (180 customer reviews)

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Platform: Xbox 360
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Xbox 360
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 16 and Over Suitable for 16 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 16. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 16 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Platform: Xbox 360
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  • ASIN: B0037HPS6Y
  • Release Date: 14 May 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (180 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 170 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: Xbox 360

Manufacturer's Description

Team Up. Thrown Down. The award-winning SKATE TM franchise returns to break new ground with SKATE 3. Delivering the definitive co-op skateboarding experience, it’s up to players to build the ultimate team and change the face of the city. Get ready to take on unique team challenges, compete against rival crews online and shred the streets of the all new skaters’ paradise, Port Carverton.

• Team Up. Throw Down. Work together to take on challenges and progress together through the career campaign or slay all suckers in head-to-head competitive battles for bragging rights. Players can keep tabs on the happenings of their teammates and rivals with Skate. Feed, the all-new game and web social network.

• New City, More Tricks, More Skate - Say hello to dark slides, under flips, and the all-new skate Mecca, Port Carverton - featuring unique districts, plazas, skate parks and endless lines, this is the true skater’s paradise.

• Build a Brand, Become a Mogul - Form teams and rise up to become a skate industry mogul by selling boards. From completing online challenges to creating skate parks to having your graphics downloaded, almost everything skaters do in the game counts towards their progression.

• Skate. Create and Share - Returning favorites Skate. Reel and Skate. Graphics are back. The all-new Skate. Park is an open canvas for players to create their dream plaza or mega-ramp park. Once created, they can share their masterpieces with the world by uploading them directly from their console.

• Always Room For Meat - Hall of Meat is back and gnarlier than ever. Gamers can brutalize their skaters in the harshest ways possible with all-new total body control bails. Get ready for carnage that is sure to make players cringe.

In the world of pro skateboarding, there’s always some cocky unknown kid coming up from nowhere, bidding to blow away the established stars using sheer outrageous trick-power. In the world of skateboarding videogames, Skate was once that new kid on the block – but with Skate 3, it has honed its skills to such a huge peak of perfection that it’s now the undisputed master.

 

So what’s it like?

 

Format-wise, it’s reassuringly familiar – you design your skater (using an awesomely powerful editor), and a logo, then you’re unleashed into the fantasy skaters’ paradise otherwise known as the city of Port Carverton. Forget reconstructed bits of real cities – Port Carverton is what you’d get if skaters planned cities – it’s huge, vertical and diverse, with skate parks galore, the biggest multi-storey car park you’ve ever seen, a deliciously rusty abandoned shipyard, all manner of overblown architectural features begging to be skated on, plus rails and stairs everywhere. No wonder, then, that it’s full of virtual versions of all the world’s top skaters – you’ll recognise the likes of Ryan Smith, Rob Dyrdek (star of the reality show Rob And Big), Chris Cole, Joey Brezinski, Dennis Busenitz and pretty much all of their peers. Port Carverton is so skater-friendly that even the security guards skate.

 

No shortage of challenges

 

After an insane intro movie, in which you see the process by which trees become skateboards, your mission begins: to sell as many skateboards as possible by inspiring skaters with your antics. There are vast numbers of challenges which allow you to do this, and of several types. To be specific: Deathrace, Film, Hall Of Meat, Own The Lot, Own The Spot, Photo, Pros, Team Promos, Street Contests, Training and Tranny Contests. Within those basic categories, there is plenty of variation – in the Pro challenges, for example, you might have to track a pro as he heads to a new spot without falling behind, nail a specific trick on a specific object, or take him on at a game of 1-Up, in which you vie to land the highest-value tricks in a series of timed runs.

 

For us, particular highlights are the Street Contests, which mix highest-value trick sequences with timed jams in which both teams occupy the street-furniture at once, and the vastly improved Hall Of Meat, in which you have incredible fine control over your body positioning once you’ve bailed, and some awe-inspiring vertical drops from which to break every virtual bone in your body. The Own The Lot challenges, in which you have to pull of lists of specific tricks, are a great test of your skills, too.

 

Social skating

 

Skating is a sociable pursuit and, for the first time, Skate 3 reflects that, with a bunch of seriously cool features allowing you to play it with your mates – helping each other out with your career progressions – and against other teams. Even offline, you get to build a skate team as you pass board-sale milestones – or you can draft in your mates to tackle those team challenges together. And you can build a team comprised entirely of your online mates. Skate.Feed lets you keep tabs on all your team-mates and rivals, social network-style. And Skate.Create has been expanded – along with Skate.Reel, for capturing your team’s exploits on celluloid and Skate.Graphics for defining your team’s look, there’s an all-new app called Skate.Park, which, as you might imagine, lets you and your homies generate the ultimate skate park.

 

What else is new?

 

Too much to detail here, that’s for sure. But there are new tricks to master – notably darkslides and underflips, both of which are very cool indeed. Underflips are when you catch a flip and flip it the other way, and in darkslides, you grind rails with the board upside-down – see you need to flip off the rail in order to land them. Also new is Skate.School, which lets you hone your skills before hitting the streets (under the tutelage of Coach Frank, who looks like a tennis coach but doesn’t sound like one).

 

Skate 3 is massive, meaty and amazing to behold, and there’s no doubt that the immaculately conceived and constructed Port Carverton (if it really existed, nobody but skaters would want to live there) takes centre-stage. The two-stick control system is as smooth and intuitive as ever, as you would expect. But one aspect that really stands out is the game’s impeccable mixing of the realistic and the fantastic – its tricks are believable and flow naturally from your finger-movements, and thanks to the new online team elements, you really can lead a vicarious virtual skating life. But then there are the aspects which are simply better than real life, such as the hilariously masochistic Hall Of Meat or the huge ramps and vertical drops which let you take advantage of life-threatening amounts of air. Whether you spend half your life on a skateboard, or just dream of doing so, you will love it.



The definitive skateboarding sim is finally here, with a chance to take your skills - and your friends -online for the ultimate showdown. Already the most realistic skate sim ever, the Skate series returns with its innovative flick-based control system that gives you complete control of your board.

The most realistic skater sim is more accessible than ever
Play online co-operatively or compete with others
New tricks, new game modes and new challenges abound
Put together your own crew of top skating talent

This sequel mixes things up with a whole new city to explore and two new play modes. One makes it easier than ever for first time players to get on board and the other ramps up the difficulty for a truly hardcore experience.

As you put together a crew of real friends or in-game pro skaters you can take on challenges wherever you find them, in new co-operative modes like Own The Lot or in competitive classics like the bone-crunching Hall of Meat. And whatever you do you can use the replay editor to record it all and show off about it later.

Key Features
  • New Skate City: Take to the streets of the all-new Port Carverton - where skateboarding is not a crime and pro skaters are dime a dozen.
  • Co-op Crew: Put together a team of skaters online and co-operate together on challenges or compete against rivals for the ultimate bragging rights.
  • Newbie Friendly: New easy mode and extra tutorials make it easier than ever to learn the ropes, with new multi-tier challenges for skaters of all skill levels.
  • Park Tycoon: Build your own skate park with the new editor that lets you build your own set-up from scratch or edit the layout of Port Carverton itself.
  • Skate TV: Record everything you do and edit your own demo reels as you learn how to dominate new game modes like 1-Up and Own The Lot.
About the Developer: EA Black Box
Black Box Games was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2002 and is now one of the company's biggest developers. Based in Vancouver the studio has been behind Need for Speed: Underground 1 and 2, Most Wanted, Carbon, ProStreet and Undercover. They also created the acclaimed Skate series.

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51 of 51 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Probably the best skate game but... 4 Sep 2010
Platform for Display:Xbox 360
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This is possibly the best skate game to date. However, it is still basically exactly the same as the previous 2 installments, just a slightly improved version of the second.

The graphics and controls have improved greatly, it looks way more realistic graphically, and the new map feels a little fresher and more enjoyable to explore (compared to the blue washed san van which was still great, but a little bland at times).

There are different difficulty settings simply affecting how realistic the game feels and looks. The harder the settings the harder it will be to land big tricks, plus you bail more often on the harder setting, but it is nice to play with more realism. However it makes some of the challenges really tough!

Overall what we are left with is more polished version of skate 2. Nicer cleaner graphics, better controls and a nice new play area. The only problem is it isn't really bringing anything new to the table, the challenges are all really similar to the previous games and the whole game still feels a little too familiar.

If you're new the the skate franchise then I'd personally say buy this game and skip the other 2, because in my honest opinion it is the best one to play and the nicest looking of the three. Hope this helps, happy gaming!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Skatetastic 1 July 2011
By Liam
Platform for Display:Xbox 360
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
It is an amazing game, i am a massive fan of skate games but this is the best, you can do anything from play football to get a tazer in the backside.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great fun but with a few annoyances 4 Sep 2010
Platform for Display:Xbox 360
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
the controls feel allot smoother and the trick list is lengthened.
Having the option to play the game in a more realistic manner is a great improvement. if your new to the game having it on easy is fine but it limits you from doing the more crazy things.

my main problem with this game is that I can't skate from one side of the city to the other. there are 3 separate areas and no roads connecting each of them. the map doesn't show me where I am and encourages you to teleport from place to place rather than to skate it. having the ability to just jump from spot to spot is great but I want to be able to know where I'm skating when I'm not doing that.

If you've played either of the first two then it's defiantly worth getting. if you like skating but want somthing a bit more tactile than Tony Hawks then this is the game for you.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game 26 Dec 2011
By Jed
Platform for Display:Xbox 360
This is a great game as the graphics are amazing and is good because you can do loads of things like free-running and even playing football. The only problem is I don't get why it's a 16. I would rate it as a 12. Apart from that a brilliant game.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game! 6 Dec 2013
By Cody
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Verified Purchase
When I got this game, I blazed through the main story. I didn't play halo or CoD for a while because of this game! Great main story ( not really a story just missions) and awesome replay value. Only complaint is that skate 2 had some nicer spots to skate but this one has more than a fair share of epic ramps!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great at age 13 15 Jan 2014
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Verified Purchase
Realistic and vast choice of developing a personalised skater, and parks, easy to understand !!!!!!!
Good graphics and great to play
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:Xbox 360
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
this s sutch a fun game the campaine is fun and is defintly worth if for the map make withc is in my top 3 map makers of all time but when you get water triane you can create obticle courses with your objects use your imaginastion it doesn't need to be a skate park and mes around with it becouse i have lost somany hours tryign to complet my own parkour maps and going as mad as posible with it i eel bad for you if you don't laugh at this great gmae as its just that a game ot laugh at not to get anoyed with.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FUN 15 Nov 2013
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This is game is incredible amounts of fun, I'm not a huge fan of the actual levels and campaign but what it lacks in that sense it makes up for in its free roam... definitely going to feature this game on my youtube channel!
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