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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation
82
3.1
Windows
88
3.7
PlayStation 2
93
3.9

User Reviews

Best skateboard game EVER! PlayStation 2 Matt Ogles (15)
Quite possibly the best PS2 game yet. PlayStation 2 JPaterson (9147)
It's fast, it's fun - it's Tony Hawk! Windows phlux (4143)
Extreme Fun Addictive Windows Cabeza2000 (691)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
GameCube 16 3.6
Macintosh 5 3.2
Nintendo 64 7 3.0
PlayStation 27 3.1
PlayStation 2 47 3.9
Windows 31 3.7
Xbox 16 3.3
Combined MobyScore 149 3.6


The Press Says

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100
PlayStation 2Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 smoothes out the last of the series’ rough edges, leaving a gleaming diamond behind. With the introduction of reverts, the aerial game has been completely salvaged from the second chapter, and the upgrade to the PS2 has come with more bells and whistles than one might expect. Not only are the graphics significantly improved, they whisk by at a steady pace and feature larger levels with even more interactive environments. On top of this impressive feat, the gameplay is still just as solid as before. The addition of Internet play not only breaks new ground, it tills, plants and harvests a rich crop with its intuitive interface and easy to configure support for third-party hardware. About the furthest thing possible from a cosmetic upgrade, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 is skateboarding with its hair combed, clothes pressed and the dirt washed out from behind its ears.
100
PlayStation 2PSM
If ever a game deserves the description, 'gaming bliss', it's Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3. Its combination of fresh and interesting levels with gameplay that's addicting as hell will make bloodshot eyes and hand cramps a normal part of life, for a few months anyway.
100
XboxGaming Age
If you purposely waited those extra months in hope that Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 for the Xbox would be the definitive version, you made the right choice. While the differences were not worth the extra time it took Activision to bring this version out, the game and series still has no problem withstanding the test of time. Gamers who have already put many hours into the PlayStation 2 or GameCube version will not find anything else of interest. New Xbox owners, however, who have yet to skate with the birdman for the third time, are in for a treat.
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XboxGamesFirst!
In every other way, THPS3 is consistent across all of the platforms it inhabits. It is a brilliant game that exhibits the highest quality of design, control, interface, and gameplay. This is undoubtedly one of the best game series of all time, and is the only game that will always suck me into a session longer than I planned. I have no idea how some people can look at THPS3 and not feel the need to pick it up. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 is another title that should be in every videogame collection.
100
PlayStation 2The Video Game Critic
Tony Hawk is awesome, and it sets a new standard for extreme games!
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PlayStation 2Game Revolution
When it's all said and done, when your eyes have completely dried up after spending 7 straight hours obsessing over massive rail grinds, THPS 3 comes through on its promise to do next-gen justice to the series. There simply is no better skating game available, and for that matter, very few other games that compete, period. Looks like Tony one-upped the 900.
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PlayStation 2Gaming Age
So how could this game get any better? Tack on a skate park editor with more features, tons of mini-missions and level objectives combined with a deep create-a-skater mode and more outfits that you can shake a stick at. And with a large stable of skaters to choose from to begin with, I'd say you won't getting bored of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 for a long time.
100
PlayStation 2Gaming Target
After two sequels, Neversoft still never ceases to amaze me in what they can truly do with this skating franchise. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3, honestly, is the best in the series. The controls are tweaked to perfection, the graphics are believably astounding, and there are more bands to listen to than ever...albeit, the songs played aren't too new. You get huger levels than ever before, and more interactivity in them. The bulkier and much better Create-A-Something’s (both player and park) expand the options. And, above all, this is the first PlayStation 2 game EVER with online capabilities! With those last few sentences said, I have no doubts that anyone who was a fan of the first two games in the series will find a new love on their PlayStation 2 with the sequel of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3!
100
PlayStation 2GamesFirst!
I am getting to be an old gamer at the ripe age of 26, and my skateboarding days are all behind me. I have some scars and funny shaped bones to remind me of the days gone by, and I walk my dog past our local skatepark to see my younger friends, many of whom I worked with to help raise funds and get the park built. I have always believed that skateboarding is a legitimate sport, and I’ve been incredibly happy to see it grow over the past ten years. Undoubtedly, one reason it has been so successful as a sport is the ambassadorship of Tony Hawk, and one reason Tony Hawk is such a mainstream icon these days is the Pro Skater series. I love these games, and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 is no exception.
100
PlayStation 2Computer and Video Games (CVG)
TH3 re-establishes the Hawk as the don of extreme sports gaming, with its blend of blistering action, original challenges, top graphics and online multiplayer joy. So leg it to your local games shop and demand a copy of Tony Hawk's 3. It'll be one of the best purchases of your life, guaranteed.
100
GameCubeGaming Age
Tony Hawk?s Pro Skater is the best of the series and holds it own against the bag full of new extreme sports titles. The Hawk may have competition, but it still flies higher than anyone else.
100
PlayStation 2PSX Extreme
If you live on the planet "Idiot" then maybe I'll forgive you for not playing any of the three Tony Hawk titles. No wait, come to think of it, I wouldn't! No matter your mental capacity, if you play games and own a Playstation 2 it is your obligation to purchase Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3. Software this magnificent doesn't come around every day, although during the past three months it sure felt like it. Nevertheless, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is quite possibly the finest and most addictive videogame ever! The drop dead gorgeous visuals add a lot more realism to the game's atmosphere; in addition the gameplay is hands-down like no other. Tony Hawk 3's replay value is practically infinite, no wait...it is! I'd score the replay value an 11, but our database just doesn't have the coding to process that. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3's online mode, park editor, and all new bevy of secrets (such as skaters and THPS1 stages) heavily justify a perfect score.
100
PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
For THPS3, Neversoft revisits the past, enhances the present, and leads console gamers ever closer to their inevitable online future. Gamers can play as one of 13 professional boarders or create their own male (or female!) skater to tackle the eight levels, from Tokyo to a suburban microcosm. New techniques like the revert help extend combos to incredible lengths, and more clever (and character-specific) career goals join online play as the game's key innovations.
100
XboxGame Chronicles
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 is one of those games that made me realize I have been missing out on a major franchise for a long time. If I wasn’t confident that this game encompassed everything that Tony Hawk 2X offered and more I would be adding that game to my library.
100
XboxGamePro (US)
How many times can you publish the same game and still have it be fun Well, at least three because this third version of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is just as fun on the Xbox as it was on the PS2 and GameCube. The Xbox version includes a new level, a new secret character, and a four-player linked-console mode (but alas, no online play like its PS2 cousin).
100
GameCubeGame Revolution
THPS 3 keeps the basics from the series intact. You pick a skater and take to 8 massive levels (with several more to unlock) in an effort to accomplish a number of goals and nabbing extra stat points. More goals lead to more levels and the stat points can be divvied out in nine statistical categories.
100
GameCubeGamePro (US)
If you've seen the PS2 version, you can easily imagine the GameCube port. Everything is just as gorgeous, with detailed levels and 14 realistically animated skaters, all of whom can be customized and dressed as you see fit. However, there's a price to pay for the high-resolution textures---you'll spot some dropped frames in places. It's not enough to ruin the fun, but it does distract from time to time. The controls are responsive, but the controller's a tad tricky at times. Let the Ramones and Xzibit soothe your ragged nerves. Even without the PS2's online play, GameCube owners won't be disappointed with Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 by any means. It delivers all the clever, addictive gameplay that a THPS game should, and in higher resolution than ever before.
100
PlayStation 2GameSpot
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 strikes a perfect balance between new and old and renders the two previous entries in the series almost completely obsolete in the process.
99
XboxArmchair Empire, The
With its huge and creative levels, stellar graphics, and improved tighter control, THPS3 has more depth and re-playability than ever before. This is one game that is going to be hard to improve upon, but I’m sure the good folks over at Neversoft will have one or two goodies to throw our way in Hawk’s next flight. THPS has not only become the definitive skateboarding game, but after its third consecutive amazingly solid-in-all-facets installment, has quickly not only established itself as one of the best sports titles, but one of the best games of any video game genre out there today. A gotta-have title regardless of what next-generation system you own, particularly the Xbox. With the announcement of THPS4 as already under development, one can only salivate in mouth-watering anticipation while playing this already-classic rendition.
98
PlayStation 2Armchair Empire, The
So what’s the best thing about THPS3? Well since I don’t have a home phone I can’t comment on the Internet option, nor can I comment on all the unlockable features, for I am no where near unlocking them all. At this point I simply know that as a total package there is no game on the planet that can captivate me more than THPS3 and for many hours on end no less. Rodney Mullen and I have become great friends from the time we’ve shared together, and I’m about to get fully acquainted with Kareem Campbell. O Joy another week to cast aside all responsibilities!
98
XboxGame Informer Magazine
The gameplay is as silky smooth as ever before - which is a feat in itself, considering how clunky the Xbox controller can be, and how obscure the physics were in Tony 2x. If you haven't had the privilege of putting this game through its paces yet, run out and buy it today!
98
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
For three years, and after two dominating Tony Hawk releases, Neversoft ruled the 32-bit age of gaming with an iron fist, inspiring countless clones and topping sales charts with each of its efforts. The scary thing is, you haven’t seen anything yet.
97
PlayStation 2IGN
I have a couple of complaints about the graphics here, of course, but that's just for the sake of covering myself. By all means, trample the homeless and innocent small children in your stampeding rush to own this game. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is a great debut for the franchise on PlayStation 2, bringing an already-first-rate gameplay concept into a new graphical world completely intact, and it holds out the promise of even better next-generation skateboarding action to come in the next few years.
97
GameCubeNetjak
One of the best GameCube games out there right now. The GC version has shorter loading times when compared to the Playstation 2 version. But the graphics may be better. I have only played one level on the PS2 version. Anyway, lots of new features make this game well worth it. But I hear that the X-Box version will have some cool enhancements, lots of secrets, and more levels. So I might have to pick that one up as well.
96
PlayStationIGN
All of the goals were different and the items were scattered around in different places. It was a completely new game to play. Tasks were actually a little more difficult, and required a bit more skill on my part. I was a little disappointed with the create-a-skater mode, but the fact we could take it "backwards up the poop shoot" makes for a great feature and was glad they didn't remove it. nd the fact there's a gap checklist adds hours of replay value.
96
PlayStation 2Game Over Online
THPS 3 is a very worthy addition to the series and to any gamer's game collection. I was very impressed with what was added and what was changed. Congratulations to Neversoft for maintaining the reputation of an already excellent series.
96
PlayStation 2Game Chronicles
This game is worth the whole 50 bucks you'll have the privilege of spending on it and more. Apparently I'm a great writer, because you're still reading this instead of at your local software store shelling out cash for THPS3. Go forth into the light and grab yourself a copy of this game.
96
PlayStation 2GameZone
It's safe to say that the Tony Hawk Pro Skater series has made its mark in the gaming industry. A few years ago no one would have guessed that an alternative sports title could be so successful in the market, but this series has proved it possible and opened up the doors for many other similar game developments. Not to anyone's surprise, Activision and Neversoft have once again delivered a topnotch skateboarding title to the gamers of the world with the release of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (THPS3).
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XboxGameSpot
The Tony Hawk series has always had style. The first game reinvented a genre and set off a series of clones and pretenders that still flood the market today. The second game refined the formula, but its higher level of difficulty and steeper learning curve turned off casual players. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 brings it all together in one package that makes everything before it almost unplayable by comparison. The game has a lower level of difficulty at the beginning and some basic tutoring to appeal to new players but has enough hidden items and harder goals later on to keep the Tony Hawk experts interested as well.
95
PlayStation 2Meristation
¿Qué puedo decir de este grandísimo título? Pues que me ha sorprendido muy gratamente. Y no por su jugabilidad, pues las dos anteriores entregas para PSX ya se encargaron de hacerme saber que los juegos de Tony Hawk no se andan con chiquitas en su deseo de entretener hasta al usuario más exigente. No escapa a nadie que esta serie se ha ganado una bien merecida fama de ser una de las más jugables de todo el catálogo de PSX, por lo que cada nuevo título que es lanzado bajo su nombre es precedido por una ola de rumores y, sobre todo, de mucha, mucha expectación.
95
PlayStationMeristation
Sin duda un digno sucesor de Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, los que no hayan disfrutado de ese título no se a que esperan para conseguirlo en versión platinum y los aficionados a la saga no pueden perderse la nueva entrega porque es realmente adictivo. Gran trabajo de Shaba a pesar de no contar con el hard más puntero del momento. Recomendado. : La enorme jugabilidad que atesora. El editor de skaters. La banda sonora. Sigue fiel a sus estilo.
95
XboxGame Vortex
It's unfortunate that this version of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 doesn't allow you to play 4-player split screen without the use of two Xbox machines. Fortunately, the Xbox version does contain an Xtreme Xclusively Xtra level. Overall, THPS3 is a near-perfect game, even if the gameplay is essentially unchanged from the first and second games. I highly recommend that you at least rent TH3 if you decide not to buy it. The game's single-player career if extremely fun, and the multiplayer modes and park editor add for great replay value.
95
XboxGame Freaks 365
This game innovates this series by adding new freestyle tricks to make you look better than Rodney Mullen ever could. The 90 goals in THPS3 and many secret characters give you over 30 hours of solid gameplay to unlock everything in the game. It is very much worth the time to stop and play this game.
95
PlayStation 2Game Freaks 365
This game innovates this series by adding new freestyle tricks to make you look better than Rodney Mullen ever could. The 90 goals in THPS3 and many secret characters give you over 30 hours of solid gameplay to unlock everything in the game. It is very much worth the time to stop and play this game.
95
GameCubeGame Freaks 365
This game innovates this series by adding new freestyle tricks to make you look better than Rodney Mullen ever could. The 90 goals in THPS3 and many secret characters give you over 30 hours of solid gameplay to unlock everything in the game. It is very much worth the time to stop and play this game.
95
XboxGameSpy
By this point, most gamers have probably succumbed to the immense popularity of the Tony Hawk series. Success like this isn't accidental -- these games forged a new genre by focusing on excellent gameplay above all else. As the finest version of the best game in the series, this title comes recommended to all Xbox players.
95
XboxIGN
Though THPS3 came out on PS2 several month ago, it doesn't come off as stale or overdone. Certainly anyone who has never played the game should pick it up. It's something all gamers should experience. The graphics are solid, the soundtrack is great, and it's incredibly fun. If you've already got the game on another console, there are some extras for the Xbox that may merit a trade-in. The custom soundtrack ability alone is worth it to me. Plus it's got a cool new character and a new level that Activision calls a preview of things to come in Hawk 4.
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GameCubeGaming Target
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 is following in the footsteps of the hottest franchise in recent history. Do not let this turn you off to an all-new thrashing experience. Long rumored as a launch title, THPS3 was missing from release lists until almost the last moment before Nintendo’s dramatic entrance in the next generation arena. While not the first skateboarding title to hit gaming, THPS is easily the most successful and influential one and has spawned a completely new Extreme Sports sub-genre and hordes of knockoffs.
93
PlayStation 2Gamesmania
Fans der Tony Hawks Pro Skater-Serie müssen ihre Sammlung mit dem neusten und bislang besten Teil ohnehin vervollständigen doch auch wer sich diesen Spaß bislang entgehen ließ, sollte sich dringend auf das virtuelle Board stellen. Tony ist zurück und das in absoluter Topform! Keep on rolling!
93
GameCubeNintendojo
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 is a big step up from THPS2, and with GameCube’s currently limited library, it’s a game everyone should give a try. With an excellent one-player mode, addictive multiplayer mode, diverse soundtrack, and unlockable videos, courses, and even a secret skater (wouldn’t you love to know), Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 has been labeled "The Perfect Game" by several press outlets. While it may be a bit weaker than the PS2 edition, it’s a title that deserves your attention, and your time. Open up to Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3; it’s one of the best titles on Nintendo GameCube.
93
WindowsIGN
It goes against my nature to dissuade anyone from buying THPS3. However, and this is hard for me to say, if you've played this title on a console, then don't be in any rush to pick it up for PC. The online play is nice, but it's simply not the meat of the game. If you're an online fanatic, then by all means buy this game. Just don’t blame me when you get bored.
93
WindowsGameSpy
The rest of the PC's THPS3 play is the same as the PS2 version. It's got all the same features, all the same music, all the same everything. We would've liked to be able to include our own .mp3s or CDs into the song list as it seems natural on a PC and would give it another bullet point over the console versions. However, the included soundtrack is quite good and it's varied enough to suit most tastes. (I really wanted to skate to some Enya or perhaps a classical CD, but that's probably just me.) If you've got a gamepad and a medium to high-end PC, this is the Hawk to own.
92
PlayStationPeliplaneetta.net
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 on edelleen täyttä rautaa. Pelattavuus aiheuttaa todellista addiktiota, eikä ohjainta pysty laskemaan käsistään edes tarpeita varten. Kentät ovat uskomattoman monipuolisia ja todella hauskat moodit mahdollistavat kenttien todellisen hyötykäytön. Säädettävää riittää suoraan sanoen kaikessa mahdollisessa, mutta oletusasetuksilla pelaaminenkin vie mukanaan kuin kiimainen maalaistyttö. PSone-version ongelmaksi muodostui grafiikan omituiset ongelmat, jotka monien itsetutkiskeluhetkien jälkeenkään eivät johtuneet PS2-version pelaamisesta. Ongelmista huolimatta Tony Hawk 3 on PSonen paras peli todennäköisesti hamaan loppuun asti ja vakavasti harkittava sijoituskohde kaikille PSonen omistajille.
92
PlayStation 2Gamer 2.0
Overall, THPS3 takes the series to the next level. What was already basically perfect from last generation's standards, this gets better. From the new re-vert stuff to the great graphics and level design, THPS3 is a must-own. Whether you're getting the Playstation 2 version or one of the others, it's highly recommendable on all accounts. It's simply one of the best games on store shelves at the moment.
92
PlayStation 2DarkZero
THPS 3 is a very entertaining game and definitely worth buying or at least borrowing off a friend, once you have completed this or got bored with it there are 5 other Tony Hawk games to play so remember to save up some cash!
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XboxConsoles Plus
Tout contribue à faire de ce THPS 3 sur Xbox un incontournable du skate. Les modes de jeu vous tiendront en haleine et l'ensemble des défis que propose chaque partie régalera les amateurs des premiers volets.
91
PlayStation 24Players.de
Das beste Skater-Spiel wurde noch besser - war auch kaum anders zu erwarten. Mit einem aufgestockten Trick-Repertoire, einer unter dem Strich überzeugenden Grafik mit kleinen Fehlern und dem bekannt guten Leveldesign gibt der dritte Teil der ruhmreichen Serie einen überzeugenden Next-Generation-Einstand. Ein abwechslungsreicher Soundtrack, herausfordernde Multiplayer-Modi und kleine Extras wie der Park-Editor runden ein gelungenes und hochmotivierendes Spielerlebnis ab, das sowohl Anfänger als auch Kenner (und Könner) wieder stundenlang vor den Bildschirm fesseln dürfte. Dass es immer noch kleine Mankos hier und da gibt, dürfte angesichts der übermächtigen positiven Punkte nur die Wenigsten stören und zeigt, dass es auch Neversoft glücklicherweise (?) nicht gelungen ist, ein perfektes Spiel auf die Beine zu stellen. Was sollte auch sonst in Teil 4 kommen?
91
WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Tony Hawk 3 is een geweldig en origineel game. Als je over een paar degelijke reflexen en een gamepad beschikt, moet je het gewoon proberen. Heb je geen gamepad, dan is dit het game om er eindelijk eens eentje te kopen.
91
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 präsentiert sich in allen Belangen als Referenzprodukt und lässt sämtliche Konkurrenztitel in Sachen Spielbarkeit, Steuerung und Dauermotivation weit hinter sich.
91
GameCubeIGN
The long awaited GameCube Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 has taken the tried-and-true skating formula that stayed the popularity of the franchise and evolved it further. It is, indeed, a sequel that is more balanced, more beautiful and all-around more complete than any of its predecessors, and it's one hell of a great ride. But it's also technically a PlayStation 2 game running on Nintendo's next-generation console.
90
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
I wish I could put my finger on what makes the THPS games so addictive. I think it has something to do with the sheer number and variety of objectives. The goals demand that you thoroughly hone your skills to achieve success, and achieving the goals opens new areas and features. Sure, the game also offers up lots of visceral fun—mostly from making a little digital character do things that you’d never be able to do in real life, which is pretty much the essence of gaming, right? But the mountain of content in the game, with its laugh-out-loud humor, bizarre levels, and uniquely sick tricks, makes for a piece of real entertainment. This game shouldn’t be missed.
90
GameCubeMeristation
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 para GameCube es un grandísimo juego de skate. A quién le gusten los deportes extremos se sentirá como en casa recorriendo cualquiera de los niveles presentes en la última creación de Neversoft, y a quién no le gusten... pues, mira, que le conceda una oportunidad a este título porque quizá cambie de opinión. Virtudes no le faltan y capacidad de entretener y divertir tiene para dar y vender. Qué lástima lo de las ralentizaciones, porque si los programadores las hubieran eliminado ahora estaríamos hablando de un juego que se acercaría peligrosamente a la perfección más absoluta. De cualquier forma, la última producción de Activision es, sin duda, uno de los mejores juegos del catálogo de la 128 bits de Nintendo. Que no está nada mal.
90
PlayStation 2Super Play
Jag har aldrig spelat ett bättre skateboardspel och kommer antagligen inte göra det förrän Neversoft och Tony Hawk släpper del fyra.
90
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Selten ist mir ein derart perfekt designtes Spiel unter die Testeraugen gekommen. Die Entscheidung, welchen Award wir Tony an die stolzgeschwellte Brust heften, ist der Redaktion richtig schwer gefallen. Auszeichnungen für Spieltiefe, exzellenten Soundtrack und Multiplayer-Perfektion hätte der Skateboard-König eigentlich alle verdient. Letztendlich haben wir uns doch für Spielwitz entschieden. Okay, grafisch hätte Gearbox sicherlich mehr die Muskeln des PCs spielen lassen können. An der spielerischen Brillanz dieses Meisterwerks auf Rollen ändert das freilich nichts. Ich steige jedenfalls erst wieder vom Brett, wenn ein vierter Teil der alten und neuen Skateboard-Referenz erscheint!
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XboxPlay.tm
All in all, THPS3 is by far the best of the bunch. It’s got the style, the balance, the tricks and the depth to amuse fans of this ever-growing genre for quite some time. This is certainly one that Xbox gamers will find a surprising joy to play, be they Skater or not.
90
WindowsIGROMANIA
Аркадный симулятор скейтборда. Захватывает с первых секунд и не отпускает несколько дней. Абсолютная нирвана
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XboxHonestGamers
There was once a time when Tony Hawks games were about skateboarding and not poorly-played out pop-culture references and MTV-inspired dribble; when they weren't concerned in producing a blurry reflection of an over-embellished culture and concentrated on making the games playable. There was a time when said franchise made it enjoyable to pick up your virtual board and surf some cement.
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PlayStation 2HonestGamers
There was once a time when Tony Hawks games were about skateboarding and not poorly-played out pop-culture references and MTV-inspired dribble; when they weren't concerned in producing a blurry reflection of an over-embellished culture and concentrated on making the games playable. There was a time when said franchise made it enjoyable to pick up your virtual board and surf some cement.
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PlayStation 2TotalVideoGames (TVG)
The game is also the first game to feature network play, but due to the current abysmal state of online gaming in Europe, weâve yet to experience this. This is just extra icing to an already delicious cake, thatâs available to the lucky few and US gamers. However the rest of us can make do with the games excellent split-screen mode, still with all of the originals excellent modes.
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PlayStation 2GamersMark
Although I wouldn’t call THPS3 as innovative as THPS2 it is still far and away the best skateboarding game available on the Playstation 2 and it will probably remain the end all be all skating game for PS2 until well… THPS4 comes out. With that said this is a really great game and with the inclusion of the network play (a first for a PS2 game) I would expect to spend a lot of time with this one.
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GameCubeNintendoWorldReport
Overall, the game is faster and the levels seem to be even more packed with things to interact with than ever before. I'm having a lot of fun with it, and if you're a fan of the series, this is a fine sequel indeed. However, if you've played a THPS game before, you should ask yourself whether or not you want some more THPS action before you pick this one up. If you’ve never played a THPS game, this is a fine way to be introduced to the series.
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PlayStation 2Mygamer.com
The living legend of skateboarding, Tony Hawk, brings you into his world yet again with new features that take advantage of next generation system capabilities for even more cement shredding action than ever before while keeping the same addictive game play fans know and love.
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GameCube4Players.de
Auch auf dem GameCube gibt Tony Hawk eine gute Figur ab und wird dem Standard gerecht, den die Serie bis heute setzen konnte: Steuerung, Leveldesign und Soundtrack sind vorbildlich und zeigen mehr als deutlich, wieso Neversofts Mühen die Referenz in Sachen Extrem-Sport-Spiele darstellt. Leider hat man sich nicht die Zeit genommen, die Grafik GameCube-gerecht aufzubereiten. Denn ich bin der festen Überzeugung, dass der Grafikchip des GameCube in der Lage ist, auch ohne Popups und Slowdowns zurechtzukommen. Vor allem, da die Texturqualität wie schon auf der PS2 gewaltig schwankt. Doch Cube-Spieler, die noch nicht das Vergnügen hatten, mit Tony Hawk auf einem anderen System zu skaten, können gefahrlos zugreifen: Sowohl solo als auch mit mehreren Freunden stehen zahlreiche Spielspaß-Stunden auf dem Programm.
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MacintoshMac Gamer
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 was the first game in the Tony Hawk series that came to the Mac. I had the opportunity to review THPS2 for another publication and I asserted that this genre defining title was about as good as video games get. The ease of its control system and intuitive game play combined with the overall "wow" factor and fun of the title put it right at the top of the heap. There were a few things that could be improved on, but none significantly affected the quality of the game. THPS3 takes the lessons learned from THPS2 and endeavors to make the whole package the better for them. In short, THPS3, as did its predecessor, follows the cardinal rules of game play: Make it fast, make it friendly, and make it fun.
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Nintendo 64All Game Guide
Ultimately, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is a bizarre dichotomy. On one hand, it's a fabulous game that will provide gamers with hours of enjoyment. On the other hand, the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube versions are far superior in every respect. In the end, it really doesn't matter. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 will be remembered not only as the Nintendo 64's final game, but one of its best titles in the console's library. If you don't have one of the newer consoles, fire up the old Nintendo 64 and prepare to get lost in the cool world of Tony Hawk.
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WindowsGameSpot
Then again, no one said that skateboarding had to be smooth sailing, so just as easily as your skaters will shrug off the bone-crushing blows you inflict on them, so will you rightly ignore most any problems you run into in the PC port of Tony Hawk 3--because the bottom line is that Tony Hawk 3 is a thoroughly excellent, original game. If you have halfway decent reflexes and a gamepad, then you need to check it out. And if you don't have a gamepad, get one for it.
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WindowsPGNx Media
Now all I can say is Tony Hawks Pro Skater 3 is the best skateboarding game out there. Even if you dont skate or have any interest in doing it, just get THPS3 to get some of the greatest gaming goodness of your life.
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PlayStationGameSpot
When it comes down to it, the PlayStation version of Tony Hawk 3 simply cannot compete with the PS2 version--they're not even in the same league. But it's truly unfair to compare the two versions of the game. When compared with any other PlayStation skating game out there, Tony Hawk 3 rates quite favorably. If you're not ready to commit to the PlayStation 2 yet, and you've grown weary of the levels in Tony Hawk 2, then Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is just the ticket.
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PlayStation 2GameSpy
Tony Hawk 3 clearly demonstrates that the Playstation 2 is primed and ready for more online multiplayer games. Connecting is a breeze and there's certainly no shortage of online players, most of whom are very good. Newcomers to the Tony Hawk series shouldn't expect to jump online without suffering regular defeats.
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XboxGamersMark
Some ups, some downs, but a lot more ups. On some levels, THPS3 may disappoint you a bit, but you’ll be too busy trying to figure out where to buy some Depends and a mini-fridge so you never have to leave the couch.
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GameCubeGamersMark
The third installment of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater will likely be one of the few games that you absolutely must own if your a fan of the series. It mixes the innovation of the first two games into what appears to be more of an action paced ride. People new to the system or those who passed up THPS2 will likely find landing tricks a tad bit more challenging. But all in all this game is just as good as the Playstation 2 version if not better
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GameCubeGameSpot
Players who held off on getting the PlayStation 2 version of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 in hopes of receiving a better version for the GameCube need not wait any longer. The GameCube version of the insanely popular skateboarding game is here, and it retains almost everything that made the PS2 version so incredible. If you don't own a PS2, getting this version of the game is a no-brainer--it's easily one of the GameCube's strongest launch games. But if you own both a GameCube and a PlayStation 2, the choice isn't so clear. The GameCube version may be less jaggy than the original PS2 release, but its lack of online multiplayer and somewhat sketchy frame rate keep it from living up to its full potential.
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XboxGamesmania
Fans der Tony Hawks Pro Skater Serie müssen ihre Sammlung mit dem neusten und bislang besten Teil ohnehin vervollständigen doch auch wer sich diesen Spaß bislang entgehen ließ, sollte sich dringend auf das virtuelle Board stellen. Gameplay wird in diesem Spiel so groß geschrieben wie in kaum einem anderen Spiel und wer gegenüber Funsportarten aufgeschlossen ist, der bekommt nahezu endlos langen Spielspass. Tony ist zurück und das in absoluter Topform! Keep on rolling!
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GameCubeGameSpy
Even without the online multiplayer offered in the Playstation 2 version Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is a near-perfect game. It gives you exactly what you wanted from the next title in the series, fantastic new levels mixed with the same addicting gameplay from Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2. Released the same week as the Nintendo Gamecube, this is the one launch title you won't play through in five hours and then feel like you just saw $50.00 go up in smoke. With new levels to play and quirky characters to unlock you can get several weeks of gameplay from Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is high-octane fun with a pulse-pounding soundtrack, over-the-top stunts and a boatload of special features. You knew you were going to buy it - now you know why.
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XboxGaming Target
I am utterly amazed at how well this game has held up against the time, considering it was released nearly a year back on the PS2. Although I played the Playstation 2 version to death last year, I’m still able to pick up the game and have just as much fun with it as I ever have before. If you still haven’t gotten a chance to play Tony Hawk 3, this is the best version of the game that you’re going to find.
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GameCubeGamezilla
For all of you proud GameCube owners out there who are looking for something really special to feed your new console, buying Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is pretty much a no-brainer. With a slick combination of pleasing graphics, awesome music, huge environments to explore, and a killer combo control system, the game's replay value flies over the ramp and off the charts. Sure, there's still room for improvement, especially with the aforementioned frame rate issues. Nonetheless, you skateboarding diehards are gonna love it. And even if you're not into skateboarding games, after playin' with this sucker for a while, trust me, you will be!
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XboxTeamXbox
Although Xbox owners had to wait through Tony Hawk 2X while other systems got THPS3, it's finally here on Xbox, and it was definitely worth the wait. The near flawless gameplay of Tony Hawk series has been improved upon yet again. The graphics, while not exploiting all of the Xbox's power, look sharp. And the depth and replayability of this game is nearly limitless. Activision and Neversoft has done it again. In Tony Hawk's case, the third time really is a charm.
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WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Tony Hawk is terug, en weer garandeert dit spel uren verslavend spelplezier voor de wannabe skaters...
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XboxXbox Exclusive
Tony Hawk 3 is sure to please skateboarding fans everywhere. Even if you aren't the biggest skateboarding game fan (me), but you like Snowboarding games (me), then I assure you Tony Hawk 3 will be a game you will enjoy. In my opinion, Tony Hawk 3 is an owner and deserves it's place next to the other sports games on your game rack.
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GameCubeN-Zone
Was soll man zu diesem Kracher noch sagen? Auch die PAL-Version fesselt einen nach kurzer Zeit an den Controller. Mit den zusätzlichen Combo-Möglichkeiten, den riesigen Levels, witzigen neuen Aufgaben, noch mehr Mehrspielermodi und einer bis auf einige Ruckeleinlagen fehlerfreie technische Präsentation ist Tony auch auf dem GameCube ein Muss.
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WindowsActionTrip
Tony Hawks Pro Skater 3 is a game that will keep you glued to your screens if you ever had had the hots for arcade games or skateboarding. The incredible playability, loads of details and hidden features on each level, twenty good songs, a lot of movies about each rider in the game and the level editor really make this CD worth having. Editor's choice, of course...
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WindowsPC Zone Benelux
THPS 3 heeft alles wat een topgame in huis moet hebben. Het ziet er goed uit, er zijn tal van mogelijkheden en het gaat in single- en multiplayer niet vervelen. Daarnaast is er nóg een facet van het spel dat het geheel afmaakt: de muziek.
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PlayStationPlaystation Illustrated
In the long run, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 builds upon the foundations that made THPS 2 one of the most addictive games ever made, and delivers the goods to fans looking for a new challenge. New additions (especially the revert and Create-a-Skater Mode) bring some welcome elements to an already ultra-strong series, and that's what really matters. Just be aware that the version going to PS2 owners is almost a different game entirely, and GameCube and Xbox fanboys will have their own places to grind very soon now. If you're still stuck with your trusty original PlayStation yet can't ever seem to whet your appetite for extreme sports, TPHS 3 should definitely be on your menu this season.
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PlayStationGame Informer Magazine
When I gave Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 a perfect score of 10 a year ago, many questioned my judgement. All too often I was asked, "What will you give Pro Skater 3 then? An 11?" At the time, however, I truly felt Neversoft had achieved a level of perfection that would never be matched on PlayStation. It turns out I was right. The PS-X version of Tony Hawk 3 has only proven to me that part 2 was such a monstrous release, not even its masters could defeat it.
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WindowsGameZone
This was a total drag because the sound of the board on concrete and the snap of the bones when you fall are all top-notch atmosphere enhancers. In the end the gameplay makes this title a thoroughly addicting joyride. Tony 3 offers too much fun to pass up. Once you learn how to pull off some of the harder tricks in the game you'll be hooked.
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PlayStationGameZone
Overall, the game is a great experience that I highly recommend. The hardest thing is learning the moves, and then being able to execute them when appropriate. Takes practice, but it’s all fun. There are plenty of options to play alone, or against a skate savvy friend. Maybe the first two in the series were better, but I think this one is strong enough o stand on it’s own. Shaba Games had big shoes to fill, and did not disappoint. Neversoft may have left the franchise in the hands of another, but we are left with a challenging, adrenaline fueled experience to keep the heart racing.
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WindowsArmchair Empire, The
My thumbs hurt. My advice is to stop reading this review now if you’re considering buying this game. You should take the time to have a good heart to heart chat with your gamepad before reading further. Make sure it is willing to be nice and put up with long hours of your hands massaging it’s buttons. Mine wasn’t so nice to me, so I have to put up with its rough riding. And, two, because if you’re even thinking about buying this game, and you liked Tony Hawk 1 or 2, then you should stop procrastinating and go out and get this excellent third installment.
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PlayStationGameSpy
Overall, THPS3 on the PSOne is a commendable effort for a system that's over half a decade old. There's a lot missing, but the essentials that make it a fun game are there. The Revert alone should warrant interest from anyone that's a die-hard Hawk fan, and with fourteen skaters, there's plenty of replay value. The important thing to remember, though, is that you may be disappointed in you accidentally catch a glimpse of this game running on next generation hardware. Either wear blinders to the store or order it online to avoid that.
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GameCubeNintendo Spin
You've got unlockable videos, unlockable characters, unlockable tricks; there are lots of reasons to keep playing this game for a long time. It was very well done and if you are into skateboarding then you need to get this game. Even I am not really into that sport and I still like it. Sure, it might seem more impressive in real life but it is still a great experience and one that is, in my opinion, worth the price of admission.
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GameCubeChrist Centered Game Reviews
There are the Demoness, where you skate as a scantily clad demoness with a move called AC Air, the opposite of Christ Air, where you are making yourself in the shape of an upside down cross. Another move called Going Home, where you melt into the ground and become the likeness of a pentagram. Another character is known as Private Carrera, and she is rather...sexual. One of her moves is Ohhh Yeahhh!, where she has some moves that are provocative in nature. There is also the Neversoft Eyeball, where there is a skater that looks like Frankstein's Monster with a giant eyeball for a head. And then there is Ollie the Magic Bum, where you are a homeless man that is drunk.
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GameCubeConsoles Plus
Visuellement, cette version est particulièrement soignée, mais sa jouabilité n'égale pas celle de la PlayStation 2. Les figures sortent mollement et le fun s'en trouve considérablement réduit. La précision n'est pas de mise, ce qui risque de fâcher les spécialistes du genre.
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WindowsGame Captain
Neuaufguß von THPS2 mit wenigen Innovationen. Technisch nicht auf der Höhe der Zeit. Im Grunde ist THPS3 eine überarbeitete Version seines Vorgängers. Die guten Eigenschaften wurden beibehalten und teilweise ergänzt. Alles schön und gut, nur die damals schon schwachen Punkte, wie die Grafik, haben nur eine unwesentliche Verbesserung erfahren, im Gegensatz zum rasanten technologischen Fortschritt, in diesem Bereich. Spielerisch stellt sich zum Glück recht schnell eine Art Suchtgefühl ein, was einfach auf das geniale Konzept zurückzuführen ist. Allerdings muss ich persönlich feststellen, dass der zweite Teil mehr Spaß gemacht hat.
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Nintendo 64GameSpot
If you've already moved on to the current generation of gaming hardware, as most avid gamers have, you'll likely have a hard time coping with the technical shortcomings of this particular version of Tony Hawk 3, despite its underlying playability. So if you have the option of playing it on a newer console, you should take it. It's true that consoles don't age well, and on several levels this game simply cannot compete with the action-packed sports games coming out on other consoles right now. But stubborn N64 owners out there should take notice of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3, as it represents one of the best skateboarding games the platform has to offer and is quite possibly the last game the platform will offer, period.
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PlayStationAll Game Guide
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 shows that the series is not willing to go softly into the long, dark night of the PlayStation. It rages against the dying of the console's light with aplomb, and mostly succeeds as a truly worthy sequel.
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PlayStation 2PlayFrance
Tony Hawk a toujours été le patron des skate-parks, le jeu se trouve lui aussi au sommet et ce quelque soit la plate-forme. Souvent calquée mais jamais égalée, la série a toujours su se démarquer, ce Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 ne déroge pas à la règle et vient encore une fois placer la barre très haute pour les futurs éditeurs qui souhaiteraient se lancer sur le créneau. Cependant, nous aurions préféré davantage de nouveautés par rapport à l'épisode précédent, mais qu'importe, ce troisième volet nous offre du fun en continu, et n'est-ce pas là l'essentiel ?
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MacintoshMac Addict
This game will wreak havoc on your social life and job productivity. Try to take a break from Pro Skater and you'll inevitably find yourself magnetically drawn back to your computer for one more attempt at landing that last trick or finishing that next goal. Better start getting your thumbs in shape now.
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MacintoshmacHOME
THPS3 does the skating legend's name justice. With beautiful graphics, a great soundtrack and terrific physics, it's gaming money well spent. Unfortunately, it loses marks for shipping without features that are advertised on the box (something no publisher should do), and the patch that promises to add them is way overdue. That aside, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is cool, original and, above all else, a whole lot of fun.
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Bien meilleure que sur PSone, cette version PS2 marque l'entrée fracassante de Tony Hawk sur la console noire de Sony. Pour peu que vous aimiez le genre, vous pouvez vous précipiter sur ce titre. Et si vous ne connaissez pas encore les jeux de skate, c'est par celui-là que vous devriez commencer !
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XboxGamekult
Après le carton des deux précédents volets et l'excellente prestation du dernier opus sur PS2, Tony Hawk 3 arrive sur Xbox avec le vent en poupe et les faveurs du public. Ses modes copieux, sa jouabilité qui frise l'excellence et son style particulier font logiquement de ce nouvel épisode la référence incontestée du skate toutes consoles confondues. Les quelques nouveautés apportées en terme de gameplay et les grosses performances techniques seront un véritable régal pour les amateurs du genre qui ne pourront décemment pas passer à côté d'un tel titre. On peut simplement regretter la disparition du mode online et la durée de vie un peu courte en solo, mais on se console avec une fluidité encore plus impressionnante que sur PS2 ainsi qu'avec la possibilité de pouvoir rejouer avec différents skaters.
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XboxJeuxvideo.com
Encore un sans-faute pour Tony Hawk, même si l'on déplore le manque d'originalité de cette nouvelle mouture. Malgré quelques ajouts exclusifs, cet épisode reste dans le domaine du simple portage, et risque de générer un certain manque d'enthousiasme auprès d'une majorité de joueurs. A conseiller uniquement si vous ne connaissez pas encore la série ou si vous êtes un inconditionnel du genre.
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GameCubeJeuxvideo.com
Encore un sans-faute pour Tony Hawk, même si l'on déplore le manque d'originalité de cette nouvelle mouture. Pas de nouveautés à signaler pour cette nouvelle version donc, si ce n'est qu'il faudra cette fois vous habituer au pad de la petite console avant de sortir les tricks les plus impressionnants. A conseiller uniquement si vous ne connaissez pas encore la série ou si vous êtes un inconditionnel du genre.
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XboxEurogamer.net (UK)
Execution is one of the strongest aspects of Neversoft's games, and THPS3 is no exception. Indeed, this is definitely the slickest and more desirable Hawk to date. Long-standing fans of the series may demand more, but for skating virgins there is no finer game, and ultimately, there isn't much about Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 to deride. So we won't bother.
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PlayStation 2Eurogamer.net (UK)
While Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is a super game in its own right, I can't help but feel it isn't a significant enough step forward for the series. It's definitely unrivalled in speed, scale and sheer excitement, but there's a lack of innovation that taints the experience from start to finish. Don't rest on your laurels, Neversoft.
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PlayStationGame Informer Magazine
I still had fun playing – it IS Tony Hawk – but this falls well short of expectations. A while back, one reader suggested that we might want to marry Tony, due to all the praise we’ve lavished on the series. Well, it looks like the honeymoon is over.
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GameCubeNintendo Difference
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 est un des meilleurs jeux du lancement de la Nintendo GameCube, avec Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader. Un jeu à acheter ou, au moins, à essayer une fois dans sa vie ! Attendons maintenant à Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 qui a été annoncé sur GameCube et Playstation 2 (évidemment…). Et cette fois, peut-être un mode Online ? Cela reste à voir !
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PlayStation 2Entertainment Depot, The
As Sony’s official PlayStation 2 modem isn’t out yet, the game’s multiplayer mode -- the real big addition to the series -- isn’t really accessible. Other than the revert command and a few other tweaks and larger levels, this is just a small step up from the previous installment. However, considering that this is the only version optimized for the PlayStation 2 and that it has that knack for being great for random spurts or even for long play sessions, with the addictive ‘beat the score’ mentality that is missing from so many games these days, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 rounds out as a solid title.
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PlayStationJeuxvideo.com
Même si ce volet est sûrement le meilleur de la série, il est difficile de monter la note au dessus de 15 en raison d'un manque d'innovations et d'un concept qui commence à vieillir. A trop tirer sur la corde, Activision va finir par « Tomb Raideriser » son titre (pour mémoire, Tomb Raider était un bon jeu qui n'a pas assez évolué lors des épisodes successifs). Mais nous n'en sommes pas encore là. Alors pour l'instant, profitons du nouveau Tony Hawk et espérons que le suivant nous réserve beaucoup plus de surprises !
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WindowsSvenska PC Gamer
Vi PC-användare får naturligtvis se lite mer grafiska effekter än våra konsolvänner som också får njuta av Tony Hawk´s trea och grafiken fullgör sin plikt. Inget att anmärka på där alltså. Om det är något man ska klaga på är det att det inte bjuds på några direkta nyheter om man jämför med Thps2. Banorna är nya men i övrigt känns det bekant. Tricken är i stort desamma och utförs på samma sätt men tvåan var ju bra så varför skulle man ändra något?
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PlayStation 2All Game Guide
While fans of the last installment may at first be disappointed in the apparent lack of notable new features and improvements, there are plenty of additions to be enjoyed after mastering the new options and levels. And for those seeking another asphalt thrill-ride without the perky annoyance of a compound fracture, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 is sure to hit the spot.
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XboxGamestyle
Tony Hawks 3 is a very good game that is beginning to show its age through countless sequels, greater emphasis needs to be put on changing things in the fourth incarnation due at the end of this year. The Xbox version is the best one available and if you are lucky enough to own all three major machines, ignore the others in favour of it.
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XboxMS Xbox World
All of these complaints, though – the bland stages, annoying music, and repetitive gameplay – are mostly based on how much of the previous Hawk incarnations you have played. If you are either fairly new to the series or hopelessly hardcore, TH3 is probably going to be of interest to you. The music isn’t even really a problem for XBOX owners, and a few of the stages are beautiful. Compared to TH2, though, it almost appears that some aspects have taken a step backward. I’m waiting for something truly new and innovative
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Nintendo 64Digital Press - Classic Video Games
That's about it for this final N64 version of Tony Hawk, and the final game period. It's a Tony Hawk game stuck in a generation previous. It doesn't serve any purpose given the hardware, but it's playable if this is your only choice.
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MacintoshMacworld
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 offers new challenges and improvements. Too bad it's incomplete out of the box and old news for Mac gamers, who can opt for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 instead.
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PlayStationPSM
I have no idea of the reason behind the poor quality of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 on the PSone, but I'm assuming that it's because Neversoft didn't develop it. Please, stay away from this game like like a pile of fresh, steaming poo. Considering the severe problems, I would suggest sticking with THPS 2 until you can afford a PS2.
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MacintoshAppleLinks.Com
The graphics are pretty good, you can play on the internet, you can make your own skateboarder. There are career games and single-shots. You've probably already bought a copy. But, ultimately, this game is not fun, at all, to play, except when you send a skater hurtling into a pig iron smelter.