Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3

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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 2 Bam takes a bam on the head.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 PlayStation Tony Hawk, master of the McTwist.
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 PlayStation 2 Going for the upside-down loop ahead.

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 (9118)
It's fast, it's fun - it's Tony Hawk! Windows phlux (4142)
Extreme Fun Addictive Windows Cabeza2000 (692)

Critic Reviews

GamesFirst! Xbox Apr 24, 2002 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) PlayStation 2 Nov 23, 2001 10 out of 10 100
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Apr 12, 2002 91 out of 100 91
PGNx Media Windows May 22, 2002 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot GameCube Nov 16, 2001 9 out of 10 90
N-Zone GameCube Jul 06, 2003 88 out of 100 88
Mac Addict Macintosh Jun, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Svenska PC Gamer Windows Apr, 2002 75 out of 100 75
MS Xbox World Xbox Oct 22, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Macworld Macintosh Jul 01, 2003 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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Dreamcast question. 2 Daniel Saner (2595)
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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