Written by  :  JPaterson (9551)
Written on  :  Nov 07, 2001
Platform  :  PlayStation 2
Rating  :  4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

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Quite possibly the best PS2 game yet.

The Good

I loved everything about this game.

Graphics: The graphics are top notch, with hardly any visible abnormalities. The character's actions are smooth and crips, and the animation and transition from trick to trick is nice and lifelike.

Control: Never has skateboarding been easier to control. Four buttons can land you hundred thousand point combos. Grinding a rail, doing a grab, everything is simple, yet elegant.

Difficulty: Challenging for beginners to the game, like myself (I played THPS2, but not too much).

Replay Value: High! Each level has multiple things to unlock, and when you've completed all the goals, you still have to unlock all the different boards (about eight per skater), find the hidden areas and grab the Stat points.

Multiplayer: THPS3 is the first PS2 game to go online, and it does a good job of it. If your a rookie to computers (the technical side), you might have difficulty setting up the network, but the manual explains it quite well. There is nothing like playing a game of Slap! with three other people, trying to see who can knock down each other the most.

The Bad

The difficulty of the game might be easy to veterans of the games. The manual and grind balance meters have been tweaked so it's easy to maintain longer grinds and manuals without too much movement.

The Bottom Line

If you want a fun game that'll last a while and can play with others without a split screen, this game will be good for you.