Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3

aka: THPS3
Moby ID: 5279
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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.


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Credits (PlayStation version)

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Average score: 88% (based on 75 ratings)


Average score: 3.6 out of 5 (based on 164 ratings with 6 reviews)

Extreme Fun Addictive

The Good
I am a strategy/simulation lover and i didn't expect to like THPS3 so much but man, this is great... I had been playing for four or five months and i am still going on. I just love it.

I keep discovering ways to score higher and higher and the feel to get a good combo without bailing or meeting the floor is cool.

Vert and street skaters will find on THPS3 a good simulator with plenty of possibilities.

The Multiplayer feature made the replay value higher and u will find that the people out there are really on big leagues...

The Bad
Not much but...

A few graphics issue that should be fixed and don't look good on a 2002 release and lack of scenarios in my opinion

The Bottom Line
I am sure that every skater owns this title on his/her collection so i will give my opinion to non-skaters like me.

At a first look you will find it pretty... hmmm... lets say... "Made for teens" but believe me this one is a very complex sport simulator and the challenge will be high for most gamers. Try it if u can.

Windows · by Cabeza2000 (689) · 2003

Best skateboard game EVER!

The Good
Well this game is great in all respects, the graphics are top-notch, the sound is crystal clear, and the gameplay is as good as ever. THPS3 adds one skater (Bam Magera) and loses one (Bob Burnquist). But I think we'd all rather skate with Bam then Bob. The create-a-skater feature has been vastly improved, you now have tons of things to change. The create-a-park feature has also been improved but the levels in the game are more the adequate to fulfill your virtual skating needs. The career mode has been improved so now everyones career goals are a little different. You now have to find stat points and decks in the levels which can sometimes be frustrating but it does add more to the game. Also the movies you unlock with the skaters are a lot longer then the ones in the first two games in the series.

The Bad
The career mode can get kind of boring after the 8th skater you've beaten it with. The music gets old after a while.

The Bottom Line
Overall this game ranks in the top 5 PS2 games so far, its a must buy for skate lovers or anyone who likes a fun game. It's also the first game to have online play!

PlayStation 2 · by Matt Ogles (14) · 2002

PS one is good, but in PS2 is better!

The Good
The graphics and animation speed of the game are outstanding. Not only this, the gameplay is outstanding too, so you can pass countless hours of gameplay not only for career mode unlocking cheats. Also the Create-a-Skater mode features female skaters and this reminds me to create a superstar mode in WWF Smackdown 2. There are hidden tricks to extend grinding combo, pivots during manuals and the all new revert. Not only this, you can earn bonus points by impressing the spectators in the levels, and there are moving vehicles in some levels, for example the ice cream van is moving in Suburbia level but in the PS one version it's still parked, and in the Los Angeles level there are vehicles too. There are the reasons why I love this port.

The Bad
The rail and manual balance doesn't reset when you apply the revert and the same revert causes slow down, these are the bad sides.

The Bottom Line
If you have a PS2 and you're looking for a good skateboarding game, I recommend this port, you'll enjoy it.

PlayStation 2 · by Zaibatsu (19889) · 2018

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Dreamcast question. Zaibatsu (19889) Jun 18th, 2013
Xbox 360 compatibility Ace of Sevens (4399) Sep 24th, 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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Game added by Kartanym.

Nintendo 64, Macintosh added by Corn Popper. Windows added by phlux.

Additional contributors: Adam Baratz, Unicorn Lynx, phlux, James Isaac, Zeppin, DreinIX, Patrick Bregger.

Game added November 5th, 2001. Last modified July 4th, 2023.