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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.


Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 PlayStation Los Angeles: Inside the elevator.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 Windows This is only the beginning of a very long series of tricks...
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 Nintendo 64 The environments are interactive.  Like this ice cream truck, for example....
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 Windows Level selection

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! PlayStation 2 Matt Ogles (15)
Quite possibly the best PS2 game yet. PlayStation 2 JPaterson (9114)
It's fast, it's fun - it's Tony Hawk! Windows phlux (4142)
Extreme Fun Addictive Windows Cabeza2000 (691)

Critic Reviews

Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Nov 29, 2001 10 out of 10 100
IGN PlayStation Nov 09, 2001 9.6 out of 10 96
Game Freaks 365 Xbox 2002 9.5 out of 10 95 PlayStation 2 Dec 14, 2001 93 out of 100 93
GamersMark GameCube Dec 01, 2001 9 out of 10 90 PlayStation 2 Oct 28, 2001 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Dec 10, 2001 90 out of 100 90
GameStar (Germany) Windows Apr, 2002 90 out of 100 90
GameSpot Windows Apr 04, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Xbox Exclusive Xbox 2002 8.8 out of 10 88


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Dreamcast question. 2 Daniel Saner (2709)
Jun 18, 2013
Xbox 360 compatibility 4 Lane Denson (3)
Sep 24, 2007


Nintendo 64 version

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


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.


  • 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.


  • 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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