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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 Careful on those ledges!
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 PlayStation 2 The Rio loading screen.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 PlayStation 2 New decks can be unlocked for each skater.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 PlayStation 2 Complete a number of tasks to move on to the next skating arena.

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 (9096) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

The Press Says

GamePro (US) Oct 31, 2001 5 out of 5 100
GameSpot Oct 29, 2001 10 out of 10 100
GamesFirst! Nov 29, 2001 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2001 9.75 out of 10 98
Game Freaks 365 Jan 01, 2005 9.5 out of 10 95
Gamesmania Dec 14, 2001 93 out of 100 93
DarkZero Jan 09, 2005 9.2 out of 10 92
Gamer 2.0 Aug 17, 2004 9.2 out of 10 92
GamersMark Nov 04, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Entertainment Depot, The Jan 23, 2002 7.5 out of 10 75

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
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 (10785) added Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (PlayStation 2) on Oct 31, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69521), Kartanym (10785) and phlux (4144)