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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (Windows)

88
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

It's fast, it's fun - it's Tony Hawk! phlux (4143) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
Extreme Fun Addictive Cabeza2000 (691) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Overall MobyScore (31 votes) 3.7


The Press Says

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93
IGN
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
GameSpy
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.
91
GameSpot (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
PC 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.
90
Computer 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
GameStar (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!
90
IGROMANIA
Аркадный симулятор скейтборда. Захватывает с первых секунд и не отпускает несколько дней. Абсолютная нирвана
90
GameSpot
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.
90
PGNx 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.
88
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Tony Hawk is terug, en weer garandeert dit spel uren verslavend spelplezier voor de wannabe skaters...
88
ActionTrip
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...
87
PC 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.
85
GameZone
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.
85
Armchair 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.
81
Game 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.
75
Svenska 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?