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Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
80
3.1
Xbox
85
3.3
Macintosh
61
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Platform Votes Score
GameCube 5 3.1
Macintosh Awaiting 1 votes...
PlayStation 2 5 5.0
Windows 4 3.1
Xbox 4 3.3
Combined MobyScore 18 3.7


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90
XboxAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
There’s no arguing that Kelly Slater’s Pro Surfer takes the until-recently ignored world of surfing and refines the genre. Approaching things with a laid back slant gives this Activision O2 title enough character to stand apart from its largely similar peers. Brilliantly designed, the waves and riders are appropriately the highlights, as the animations are smooth for both, and every wave’s approach is unique enough to keep you entertained for as long as the increasingly sprawling levels of the Tony Hawk games. A must-have for surfers and fans of the sport, Kelly Slater’s Pro Surfer should appeal to any buff of trick riding, extreme sports or even plain fun.
90
GameCubeGamers.at
Nach dem Intro-Video wollte ich gleich mal anfangen zu surfen, doch da taten sich schon die ersten Schwierigkeiten auf. Ich hatte gleich mal Probleme aufzustehen. Nach einem ausführlichen Tutorial steigerten sich die Surffähigkeiten (zumindest jene am Controller) um Dimension. Kelly Slater’s Pro Surfer hält einen durch die zahlreichen (wenn manchmal auch schwer zu erfüllenden) Missionsziele schwer auf Trab, fordert immer mehr Können um noch mehr Punkte zu erlangen und fördert durch die gelungenen (wenn auch nicht zahlreichen) Mehrspielermodi den Spielspass. Meine Lieblingsmissionen gleich zu Beginn sind jene bei denen man andere Windsurfer oder Badegäste nassspritzen soll.
89
WindowsGameZone
Kelly Slater’s Pro Surfer is a fun title that offers some of the best surfing gameplay to date. While playing on the keyboard is not really recommended (you’ll want a good analog gamepad), extreme sports fans that didn’t get a chance to play this game on consoles last year will do good to check it out now.
89
WindowsIGN
I happily admit to being totally biased toward all surf games. I have played them all, and I can't wait to play this one 17 more times. It's sort of like the same thing for RPG or football fans -- it's hard to resist playing them. And so if Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer doesn't spark a huge interest in videogame surfing, well then sh*t, nothing will. But after the talk of technology dies down, and the rush of admiration for these incredible athletes wears off, what's left? Core gameplay. And Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer is a well-designed surf game, the best there is.
89
XboxIGN
The game boasts excellent special effects, such as superb reflections, great particles (in the form of spit, spray, and froth), and simply unbelievably superb looking water in every aspect.
89
PlayStation 2GameSpy
Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer is an excellent surfing game that not only looks and sounds great, but also makes all three aspects of competitive surfing fun; the tube tricks, the face tricks, and the aerials. If you're familiar with Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, or any of the other Activision O2 games, then you may want to rent this first before buying -- it's quite a different experience. But even without the familiar rails and ramps, you'll have great fun pulling off insane tricks and surfing the greatest waves from across the globe.
89
PlayStation 2IGN
I happily admit to being totally biased toward all surf games. I have played them all, and I can't wait to play this one 17 more times. It's sort of like the same thing for RPG or football fans -- it's hard to resist playing them. And so if Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer doesn't spark a huge interest in videogame surfing, well then sh*t, nothing will. But after the talk of technology dies down, and the rush of admiration for these incredible athletes wears off, what's left? Core gameplay.
88
GameCubeGameZone
KSPS is the perfect example of how great presentation and amazing audio can really contribute to a gaming experience. A must for wave jockeys, but even those who are land-locked will find themselves on a mini-vacation when playing.
88
XboxGameSpy
The highest compliment I can give Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer is that, like the aforementioned Mr. Frankenreiter, it makes me want to hit the waves for real. Since I live in California, however, where the coastal waters usually register at two or three degrees above absolute zero, I'll stick to playing this excellent game, and spare myself the genital trauma.
86
XboxGameZone
Action sports gamers and surfing enthusiasts that have been waiting for a true surfing title should rejoice--Kelly Slater’s Pro Surfer is quite possibly the best title available for this particular genre. With smooth controls, stellar graphics, a killer soundtrack and enough extreme challenges to make Tony Hawk jealous, this is a title sport gamers will love. You won’t be sorry for buying it, believe me.
85
WindowsGame Captain
Für Fans des Wellenreitens mit Sicherheit ein Muss und auch Anhänger von Activisions PRO Reihe dürften Gefallen finden. Alles in allem wird ein solides Game geboten, das die wesentlichen Qualitäten der besagten PRO Reihe vorzuweisen hat. Leicht zugängliches Gameplay, prominente Akteure, die coolsten Tricks und Stunts, die man im Sportsektor zu sehen bekommen kann, ein sich bald einstellendes Suchtgefühl, aber auch konsolentypische Menüführung und die üblichen Indikatoren für diese Herkunft. Grundsätzlich stört dabei aber nur die fehlende Mausunterstützung, ansonsten kann sich das Spiel recht glimpflich aus der Affäre ziehen.
85
PlayStation 2GameZone
I realize there's only so much you can do with a surfing game, but having more play modes would have been nice. Push mode is fun, but the other two are generic and typical. No internet support.
84
GameCubeGameSpy
Barring some minor camera angle improvements and slight graphical tweaks, beach bums couldn't ask for much more. Outclassing its closest competitor by several board lengths, Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer has made me a firm believer, not just in it, but the viability of the subject matter in general. Creatively, the game isn't a revolution by any means, merely a refinement upon a well-established equation, and a tepid spinoff at best. Nonetheless, in practice, it's the sickest way to hang ten since man first crowned himself "The Big Kahuna," and a worthy addition to your collection, no less.
83
XboxThe Video Game Critic
If you're looking for a surfing game for the summer, Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer is the best I've seen.
83
XboxGaming Age
Good job guys. I guess it helps that Slater is from Cocoa Beach, FL. You know what to expect with the objective based progression, and the surfing is as solid as you'll see to date. Stay away from tube riding, and you'll find Pro Surfer is a very worthy pick up. I'm very happy to see the sport progressing in digital form like it is.
80
PlayStation 2Meristation
La experiencia acumulada por Activision en deportes como el skateboard les ha servido para plantearse previamante qué tipo de producto esperaban los jugones de PS2 y qué tipo de producto les gustaría crear a ellos.
80
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Kelly Slater nous prouve qu'il est le roi du surf aussi bien dans la vie que sur console. Pas vraiment original dans le fond mais parfaitement adapté à la discipline, Pro Surfer surclasse le concurrent Transworld Surf en profitant de tout le savoir faire d'Activision en matière de sports extrêmes.
80
GameCubeJeuxvideo.com
Kelly Slater nous prouve qu'il est le roi du surf aussi bien dans la vie que sur console. Pas vraiment original dans le fond mais parfaitement adapté à la discipline, Pro Surfer prouve une nouvelle fois de tout le savoir faire d'Activision en matière de sports extrêmes.
80
XboxJeuxvideo.com
Kelly Slater nous prouve qu'il est le roi du surf aussi bien dans la vie que sur console. Pas vraiment original dans le fond mais parfaitement adapté à la discipline, Pro Surfer surclasse le concurrent Transworld Surf en profitant de tout le savoir faire d'Activision en matière de sports extrêmes.
80
WindowsWithingames
Ich werde immer mehr zum Funsportfan. Erst die beiden letzten Inkarnationen der Tony Hawk Reihe und nun die spaßigen Surfabenteuer mit Kelly Slater – auf diesem Sektor tut sich etwas und ich werde sicherlich noch einige Male öfter in diesem Revier wildern. Als Wintersportfan wünsche ich mir nun nur noch eine adäquate Umsetzung des weißen Sports – allerdings mit Skiern. Für Bügelbrettfahrer und Kanaldeckelrutscher (= Snowboarder) gibt’s ja bereits einige Alternativen. Ich würde jedenfalls nur zu Gerne mal mit Race- oder Funcarvern auch auf eine virtuelle Piste gehen.
80
GameCubeGameSpot
Instead of using past mediocre surfing games as an excuse for cutting corners, Treyarch has risen above and created a surfing game that exhibits a high level of quality in every facet of its execution. Extreme sports buffs looking for something totally original may be a bit disappointed, but the game's responsive control, consistently good visuals, and diverse gameplay will ensure that most anyone will end up enjoying this one.
80
XboxGameSpot
Instead of using past mediocre surfing games as an excuse for cutting corners, Treyarch has risen above and created a surfing game that exhibits a high level of quality in every facet of its execution. Extreme sports buffs looking for something totally original may be a bit disappointed, but Kelly Slater's responsive control, consistently good visuals, and diverse gameplay will ensure that most anyone will end up enjoying this game.
80
PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
If you can get past the terrible slowdown, Kelly Slater?s Pro Surfer will give you one hell of a ride on the water. Plus, since Infogrames? TransWorld Surf is more of a simulation, Pro Surfer is the best arcade style surfer for the PS2 available.
80
PlayStation 2GameSpot
Instead of using past mediocre surfing games as an excuse for cutting corners, Treyarch has risen above and created a surfing game that exhibits a high level of quality in every facet of its execution. Extreme sports buffs looking for something totally original may be a bit disappointed, but the game's responsive control, consistently good visuals, and diverse gameplay will ensure that most anyone will end up enjoying this one.
80
GameCubeIGN
No less than two years ago, surfing games were a joke. There simply wasn't a surfing experience more fun to play than California Games on the Atari Lynx. But with the mainstream culture's steady acceptance of extreme sports, thanks to the X-Games and movies such as Z-Boys and Dogtown, developers like Krome Studios (Sunny Garcia Surfing) and Angel Studios (TransWorld Surfing) have tried their hands at making good surfing games.
79
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Sonnenschein, weiße Sandstrände, rauschendes Meer - hier kommt echtes Urlaubs-Feeling auf. Dass Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer knapp an Tony Hawk 4 vorbeischlittert, liegt an störenden Kleinigkeiten: Wieso fehlt beispielsweise der Editor, so dass ich mit den vorgegebenen Akteuren vorlieb nehmen muss? Aus welchem Grund darf man den Zoom-Grad nicht frei einstellen? Oder warum startet man automatisch mit der ersten Aufgabe eines Strandes, auch wenn man sie schon bei einer früheren Session erfüllt hat? Gefallen haben mir hingegen neben der authentischen Atmosphäre vor allem die abwechslungsreichen Szenarien (Antarktis, Japan, Australien, Hawaii) und die dank guter Lichtreflexe und Figuren ansprechende Optik. Für Funsport- und Surf-Liebhaber genau das Richtige!
78
WindowsPC Gamer
Subtle surfing nuances are the bulk of the gameplay, but if you’re a fan of BMX and skateboarding games, you’ll find a lot to enjoy here.
77
Windows4Players.de
Kelly Slater´s Pro Surfer ist quasi das »Back to the Roots« der Funsportgames: keine Sperenzchen, keine großartigen Experimente, nur der Spieler und das Meer. Und eine etwas überholte 3-Minuten-pro-Level-Spielmethode, die eigentlich schon seit einiger Zeit zum alten Eisen gehört. Aber das stört nur kurze Zeit, denn der spielbare Hawaii-Urlaub bietet ein ungewohnt entspannendes Gameplay, das man durch Konsolen-Hektiker wie Aggressive Inline oder Tony Hawk´s Undergroundschon lange verloren glaubte – die Mischung aus chilligen Klängen, einfacher Steuerung und cooler Wellenaction macht Kelly zur guten, wenn auch nicht perfekten Alternative zu den Sportlerkollegen.
77
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
In Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer sausen Sie auf einem bunten Board über das Meer. Spaßige Stunts wie Grabs oder Turns bringen Punkte. Da Sie sich immer nur im nassen Element bewegen, bieten die Levels allerdings viel weniger Abwechslung als bei Tony Hawk's 4. Für Funsportler.
76
WindowsGameSpot
Despite the game's age and the relatively specialized nature of the sport, Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer works. The inclusion of network support for the multiplayer games would've been welcome additions, but Aspyr has still done a commendable job of bringing the game to the PC by simply producing a clean port. Though it's not as versatile or accessible as your land-based action sports games, Kelly Slater does the subject matter right by including responsive control, consistently good visuals, and a distinct sense of style.
75
GameCubeMeristation
Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer es, sin duda alguna, el mejor juego de surf hasta la fecha, pero queda muy lejos de lo que llega a ofrecernos Tony Hawk. Aún así, no os dejéis llevar por la nota final. El realismo de sus olas, Es el clásico título que no puede faltar en las "kedadas" consoleras con los colegas. Hasta el amigo que nunca se ha acercado a una consola porque piensa que los videojuegos son para chiquillos, no podrá evitar "fliparlo" con el juego. El mayor problema de todo el juego, radica en su precio, más de 67 Euos, que lo convierte automáticamente en algo solo apto para muy fanáticos del surf.
75
GameCubeDigital Entertainment News (den)
There may be similarities, but Kelly Slater’s Pro Surfer is not the Tony Hawk clone many thought it would be. Unfortunately, it’s not the well rounded and complete package Tony Hawk was either.
75
WindowsArmchair Empire, The
While in no way a serious contender of taking the crown of extreme sports games away from the Tony Hawk series, Kelly Slater’s Pro Surfer offers an interesting look into the world of surfing. The gameplay is fairly solid, if a little elementary and repetitive, but does offer enough of a challenge in its specific career goals as to offer most gamers at least a little diversion from some of the more deserving holiday titles.
70
GameCubeOfficiel Nintendo Magazine
Un bon jeu de glisse, accessible, agréable et riche, mais qui ne se hisse donc pas à la hauteur des Tony Hawk et SSX Tricky.
70
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Ne nous décevant pas une nouvelle fois, la gamme O2 d'Activision fait de Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer un titre de qualité sincèrement convaincant et parvient à nous attirer vers un genre qui n'est pas forcément accrocheur au départ. Relativement travaillé graphiquement, et agréable à jouer, KSPS mérite votre attention sans pour autant révolutionner son genre (sports extrêmes). Mais si la note est ce qu'elle est, la faute en incombe à Aspyr, qui n'a encore une fois pas adapté correctement un soft qui méritait un peu plus d'égards. Espérons que la prochaine fois sera la bonne.
70
MacintoshMac Gamer
Overall, the game isn't much to look at. It's not bad, it's just not good and only a surfing enthusiast will get it. The controls mimic other extreme sports games, but seem to have less accuracy and predictability.
70
MacintoshInside Mac Games (IMG)
You may never have given much thought to climbing atop a surf board and performing moves with names like the warm water barrel, sweet Florida juice or a 360 roast beef grab — if so, think again. KSPS may not be the most exciting or extreme of sports title around, but it successfully captures the distinctive ‘tude of the sport in a fun and engaging game. Diverse game play and a solid game design spread the goals and tricks in a well balanced fashion that makes the action interesting enough to remain challenging — but not so out of reach that you’re discouraged from attempting that next move. With the right settings, outstanding wave graphics and smooth character animation make every time you launch Kelly Slater’s Pro Surfer your own personal endless summer.
60
MacintoshmacHOME
To be a fan of KSPS, you've got to have a penchant for hitting the waves in a virtual world, as there isn't that much else distinct about it. If you're looking for a solid, predictable game with some challenging gameplay and cool graphics, you could most certainly do worse. If you're hoping to pick your jaw up off the floor, however, Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer is not the game you're looking for.
60
MacintoshMacworld
Fans of Tony Hawk's game franchise won't find a ton of surprises here. Still, Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer is well executed and fun to play.
40
MacintoshAppleLinks.Com
Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer is yet another attempt to appeal to the "extreme sports" enthusiasts in the world; the ones whose last words in life will be something along the lines of, "Hey, wanna see something cool?" It is of the same genre of "classic" titles such as: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 Tony Hawk's Underground, Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX, Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX 2, and Shaun Palmer's Pro Snowboarder.