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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (PlayStation 2)

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Description

Tony Hawk returns with an all new line-up of skaters, an all new line-up of parks to crash through, and a whole new level of graphics.

The line-up of street and vert riders include Elissa Steamer, Jamie Thomas, Steve Caballero, Rune Glifberg, Geoff Rowley, Andrew Reynolds, Rodney Mullen, Eric Koston, Chad Muska, Bucky Lasek and Bam Margera from MTV's Jackass (and Tony Hawk, of course).

The create a skater mode returns, allowing for even further levels of options for your character, like adding glasses and tatoos to changing the colour of the knee and elbow pads or even the hair.

And the levels themselves that you must skate through are now more interactive, with cars and humans blocking paths and making noise as you race around to make as many points as possible. Use items around the streets or the park to jump from or over to increase your score, and pull of as many wild and wacky tricks as you can.

Screenshots

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 PlayStation 2 Elissa Steamer grinding it out on the walkway.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 PlayStation 2 A great idea for yet another Star Wars franchise game. George Lucas should be all over this.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 PlayStation 2 Complete a number of tasks to move on to the next skating arena.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 PlayStation 2 At Skater Island, you must compete against other skaters for the best score.

Alternate Titles

  • "托尼霍克职业滑板3" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "THPS3" -- Informal abbreviation

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User Reviews

Best skateboard game EVER! Matt Ogles (15) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
Quite possibly the best PS2 game yet. JPaterson (9147) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

The Press Says

Gaming Age Nov 07, 2001 A 100
PSX Extreme Nov 04, 2001 10 out of 10 100
GameSpot Oct 29, 2001 10 out of 10 100
The Video Game Critic Feb 22, 2002 A 100
Armchair Empire, The Nov 25, 2001 9.8 out of 10 98
IGN Oct 30, 2001 9.7 out of 10 97
TotalVideoGames (TVG) Nov 30, 2001 9 out of 10 90
HonestGamers Dec 28, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Super Play Dec, 2001 9 out of 10 90
All Game Guide 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

Forums

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Dreamcast question. 2 Daniel Saner (2472)
Jun 18, 2013
Xbox 360 compatibility 4 Lane Denson (3)
Sep 24, 2007

Trivia

Nintendo 64 version

The N64 version was the last American release for the system.

References

Dark Lord of the Sith himself, Darth Maul, is a secret character in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3. LucasArts officially licensed the character to Activision for the game. Activision, you might remember, published Star Wars: Demolition.

UFOs

  • In Tony Hawk's movie, when he does the 900 you can see a UFO in the background.
  • In Rodney Mullen's movie, when he does the truckstand near those people in deckchairs if you look closely you will see that the people are actually aliens.

Version differences

The PC and Xbox versions contain exclusive unlockable content. The Xbox has an skeleton named bones and an oil rig level (which was latter retooled and used in Tony Hawk's American Wasteland). The PC has Doomguy as a playable skater.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2001 – PS2 Sports Game of the Year
    • 2001 – GameCube Sports Game of the Year
    • 2001 – Best Online Multiplayer Game of the Year (PlayStation 2 version)
    • 2002 – PC Sports Game of the Year (Readers' Choice)
Information also contributed by Ace of Sevens, Dracula Marth and James Isaac

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Kartanym (10779) added Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (PlayStation 2) on Oct 31, 2001
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