DescriptionYou are a new skater in the city of L.A.. The main drive of the game is that your hanging around with a skating group and its leader, who also happens to be a skating legend, at their skate park in Beverly Hills called Skate Ranch. Throughout the game you must help your friends by getting skate pieces for Skate Ranch.
The game marks the third reinvention of the series, with Pro Skater being the first, and Underground being the second. It comes with brand new features like the ability to change your personal appearance in game, as well as the ability to get off of the skateboard and use a BMX. For the first time all of levels are strung together into one big environment, which gets rid of loading times and menu selection.
Old features were also kept like Create-a-park, which dates back to the Pro Skater series. Missions are still acquired by going up to random people or friends and accepting the mission they want you to run.
The game also includes a multiplayer mode and co-op for up to 2 players for added replay value.
- "托尼霍克：美国荒野" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
- "THAW" -- abbreviated title
Part of the Following Groups
- Licensed Title: Athletes
- PlayStation 2 Greatest Hits releases
- PlayStation 2 Platinum Range releases
- Tony Hawk skateboarding series
|The old recipe with some new icing, nothing more||PlayStation 2||Matt Neuteboom (941)|
|GameSpy||Xbox||Oct 19, 2005||90|
|Next Level Gaming||PlayStation 2||Oct 20, 2005||88 out of 100||88|
|Gamigo||Windows||Apr 29, 2006||8.3 out of 10||83|
|Game Informer Magazine||PlayStation 2||Dec, 2005||8.25 out of 10||82|
|PC Powerplay||Windows||May, 2006||81 out of 100||81|
|TalkXbox||Xbox||Nov 05, 2005||81 out of 100||81|
|Play.tm||Windows||Feb 13, 2006||78 out of 100||78|
|PSX Extreme||PlayStation 2||Nov 16, 2005||7.6 out of 10||76|
|Game Force||Xbox 360||Feb 09, 2006||6.8 out of 10||68|
|Game Shark||Xbox 360||Dec 19, 2005||B-||67|
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ReferencesOne task is to jump over a shark named 'Fonzie'. This is a reference to a scene in the sitcom Happy Days in which The Fonz jumps over a shark. This scene is regarded as unrealistic and tacky, and is seen in hindsight as the moment when the show ceased to be good. "Jumping the Shark" has become a general term for similar situations
TechnologyTelevision advertisements curiously highlighted the lack of loading time between scenes and areas (seamless gameplay) as an important feature of the game, even up to calling Wasteland the first skate game to have this.
- 2005 – #8 GameCube Game of the Year
Related Web Sites
- Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (Official game website)
- X360A achievement guide for Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (X360A's achievement guide for Tony Hawk's American Wasteland)