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skate.

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
90
3.4
Xbox 360
85
3.2
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Description

skate. is the first in-house developed skateboarding game by Electronic Arts, after publishing the Street Sk8er series in the past. Players can create a custom-design character and move it through the fictional town of San Vanelona. To become a top skater, players has to enter skating challenges marked on the map to gain notability, attracting sponsors and having tricks photographed or filmed. By performing well, spots can be "owned", and there are also jam sessions and death races against other skaters. Completing challenges is also rewarded with new equipment, clothing, characters and additional challenges.

There are two different paths to follow: Skateboard Mag and Trasher, both with the aim to get coverage in different magazines. The Skateboard Mag path follows a more formal career skater format, where progress through the path relies on completing photo moments, demos, contests and filming parts. The Thrasher is more of an anti-authority path, with downhill races, and screwing with security. By completing either path the player gets access to the Xgames, and the mega-ramp, which is a gigantic ramp based on a real construction.

Unlike the Tony Hawk series, movement and tricks are entirely controlled through the analog sticks.

skate.reel and the in-game replay editor allow players to go back at any time and look over there last 15-25 seconds of gameplay and view it from multiple angles. That footage can also be uploaded directly to the skate.reel website, where players vote for their favorite footage. The game supports online play with a number of challenges duplicated from the offline game as well as some unique online modes.

The game comes with a number of famous skaters, for which the appearance was licensed.

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Alternate Titles

  • "S.K.A.T.E." -- Common title
  • "Skate" -- Informal Name

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The Press Says

UOL Jogos PlayStation 3 Oct 19, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Good Game Xbox 360 Oct 02, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Gamesmania Xbox 360 Oct 12, 2007 88 out of 100 88
Gamesmania PlayStation 3 Oct 12, 2007 88 out of 100 88
Gamer 2.0 Xbox 360 Sep 21, 2007 8.6 out of 10 86
Xbox360Achievements Xbox 360 Jan 26, 2008 83 out of 100 83
Atomic Gamer Xbox 360 Sep 21, 2007 83 out of 100 83
Digital Spy Xbox 360 Sep 28, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Xbox 360 Nov 25, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer Bild Spiele Xbox 360 Oct 03, 2007 2.58 out of 6 68

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Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2007 – #10 Console Game of the Year
    • 2007 – #5 PS3 Game of the Year
    • 2007 – #8 Xbox 360 Game of the Year
    • 2007 – Best Sports Game of the Year
    • 2007 – PS3 Sports Game of the Year
    • 2007 – Xbox 360 Sports Game of the Year

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