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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (Windows)

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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 Windows Tony lets the sparks fly in Canada (Level 2)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 Windows Even Tony Hawk bails sometimes
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 Windows Dropped her off the rail
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 Windows There's pretty much open space for skateboarding but that doesn't help you any - most tasks are acomplished by grinding very high ledges :/

Alternate Titles

  • "托尼霍克职业滑板3" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "THPS3" -- Informal abbreviation

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User Reviews

It's fast, it's fun - it's Tony Hawk! phlux (4142) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
Extreme Fun Addictive Cabeza2000 (691) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

GameSpy Apr 22, 2002 93 out of 100 93
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Apr 12, 2002 91 out of 100 91
PC Games (Germany) Apr 05, 2002 91 out of 100 91
GameSpot Apr 04, 2002 9 out of 10 90
IGROMANIA May, 2002 9 out of 10 90
ActionTrip Apr 13, 2002 88 out of 100 88
Gameplay (Benelux) May, 2002 88 out of 100 88
PC Zone Benelux May, 2002 87 out of 100 87
Armchair Empire, The May 01, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
GameZone Apr 25, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85


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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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phlux (4142) added Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (Windows) on Mar 30, 2002
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