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AirBlade takes place in the near future as a man named Oscar has developed a perpetual energy source that will revolutionize the world, however, the GCP Corporation has discovered it as well and fears that it will hurt the company which is heavily invested in the oil companies. Desperate, they kidnap Oscar in an attempt to silence him, but before he is captured, he gives his friend Ethan a prototype hoverboard called the AirBlade.

The player takes control of Ethan who then must transverse through various objective-based missions in an attempt to rescue Oscar, get the discovery out to the world and bring an end to the evil corporation. Each mission has the player complete certain objectives within in a certain time limit that include destroying cameras or taking out guards using the AirBlade to travel through these areas and discover various items that will help them along the way as well as bonus rooms and missions.

As the player progresses through the game, they will unlock additional modes including a "Score Attack" mode and a "Freestyle" mode that rewards the player for completing various tricks and stunts using the AirBlade. There are also a variety of multiplayer modes such as "Ribbon Tag" and "Elimination" which consists of eight players taking turns scoring points on time allotted tracks with each round eliminating the player with the lowest points until only one player is left.

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AirBlade PlayStation 2 From the rolling demo that runs when the game is inactive. While I can appreciate the technique I think Ethan is just showing off here
AirBlade PlayStation 2 The story starts with Ethan and Zak. The bad guys have just broken in downstairs looking for the a package containing the AirBlade. Zak send Ethan off to get the package while she creates a diversion
AirBlade PlayStation 2 The game's title screen
AirBlade PlayStation 2 There's an Additional Features option on the main menu.<br>From here t he player can view these unlocked sections, the music player, an art gallery and a short 'Making of' documentary

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Critic Reviews

Futuregamez.net Nov 21, 2001 87 out of 100 87
4Players.de Nov 19, 2001 83 out of 100 83
Super Play (Sweden) Nov, 2001 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Jan 29, 2002 7.7 out of 10 77
Pelit Jan, 2002 75 out of 100 75
Peliplaneetta.net Jan 21, 2002 74 out of 100 74
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2002 6 out of 10 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Mar 07, 2002 6 out of 10 60
GamePro (US) Jan 25, 2002 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
PSX Nation Feb 08, 2002 4 out of 10 40

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Big John WV (25494) added AirBlade (PlayStation 2) on May 19, 2009