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Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (Xbox 360)

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You are a new skater in the city of L.A.. The main drive of the game is that your hanging around with a skating group and its leader, who also happens to be a skating legend, at their skate park in Beverly Hills called Skate Ranch. Throughout the game you must help your friends by getting skate pieces for Skate Ranch.

The game marks the third reinvention of the series, with Pro Skater being the first, and Underground being the second. It comes with brand new features like the ability to change your personal appearance in game, as well as the ability to get off of the skateboard and use a BMX. For the first time all of levels are strung together into one big environment, which gets rid of loading times and menu selection.

Old features were also kept like Create-a-park, which dates back to the Pro Skater series. Missions are still acquired by going up to random people or friends and accepting the mission they want you to run.

The game also includes a multiplayer mode and co-op for up to 2 players for added replay value.


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There are 21 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.

Alternate Titles

  • "托尼霍克:美国荒野" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
  • "THAW" -- abbreviated title

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Kombo.com Nov 23, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamesmania.de Dec 12, 2005 84 out of 100 84
IGN Nov 15, 2005 8.3 out of 10 83
Gamers.at Nov 21, 2005 82 out of 100 82
Yahoo! Games Nov 20, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Armchair Empire, The Jan 11, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
Xbox 360 Video Game News Dec 15, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Gamezilla Dec 14, 2005 2 out of 3 67
GameSpot Nov 16, 2005 6.6 out of 10 66
Wham! gaming Nov 18, 2005 6 out of 10 60


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One task is to jump over a shark named 'Fonzie'. This is a reference to a scene in the sitcom Happy Days in which The Fonz jumps over a shark. This scene is regarded as unrealistic and tacky, and is seen in hindsight as the moment when the show ceased to be good. "Jumping the Shark" has become a general term for similar situations


Television advertisements curiously highlighted the lack of loading time between scenes and areas (seamless gameplay) as an important feature of the game, even up to calling Wasteland the first skate game to have this.


  • GameSpy
    • 2005 – #8 GameCube Game of the Year
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Brian Hirt (10000) added Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (Xbox 360) on Nov 23, 2005
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