Curiously, the graphics are still not particularly good, with the same slightly muddy, undefined look to them that the developers presumably now think is all part of the fun. They have however thankfully realised that having time limits for the levels was an unnecessary limitation and, except for a few specific missions, you've now got all the time in the world to graze your knees and cave in your skull. Add in a new and improved online mode and you've got everything the discerning extreme sportsman could desire. --David Jenkins
This review refers to the PS2 version of the game.
P.S If you are the type of gamer that likes easy games that take a short amount of time to complete, stay away from this one!
There's a vast array ot tricks that can be pulled off with many different objects to grind. With a line up of top skateboarders to play as it certainly conveys the real-life wow factor of what can be acheived on a skateboard.
The graphics are a great improvement over previous incarnations and the levels are well designed if not a little confined in some cases. Playing the Alcatraz level however confirms that a lot of detail has gone into the environments as well as into the tricks themselves.
Each and every level is dotted with tasks that must be acheived , these include helping an inmate escape Alcatraz, doing complex combos and the obligatory highest score in a timed run. The tasks although repetitive in some cases are always amusing and with enough mixed challenge to not frustrate.
Extra features abound with the ability to gain cash to buy clothing, decks, videos, extra levels and cheats. Also available is a skate park builder which has a vast array of objects that can be used to build the ultimate park.
To sum up it's a great game but if you have the third in the series I wouldn't buy it unless you're a hardcore fan