Explore this virtual skater’s paradise
This game allows you to explore different areas of Port Carverton. Improve your street cred, and use that to help grow your in-game brand. There are no surprises but lots of fun in this chapter of Skate series.
The best skating game since Tony Hawk
This is pretty solid, but not spectacular skate sim that should keep you entertained for a while.
The game takes place in the city of Port Carverton. There are three zones to explore, each offering different features and terrain. The University has many open spaces. Downtown is the place to go for ledges and rails, and the industrial area has a large quarry that feels like an over-sized skate park.
The controls are intuitive and the best gaming representation of skating available. You also have the option to change the camera angle from high to low according to your preference. The game is nice to play solo, but after a while skating with your AI crew can get a bit boring. The online version of the game allows you to join up with your buddies or others in the Skate 3 community to complete the team challenges.
There are plenty of options for character customization. There are also options for designing and creating your own skate parks. It is also possible to add in features to any location within Port Carverton.
This game doesn’t feel very different from its predecessor, but it’s still worth checking out. It is possible to share a lot of content in-game, such as pictures of you and your crew or skate parks you have created. There is no function to share this on wider social media. Another issue that players have with this game is that the AI controlling pedestrians end up getting in your way as you are trying to complete challenges.
Where can you run this program?
This title is available for Windows computers using Windows 7 or a newer OS. Additionally this game is also available on PS3, Xbox, and Xbox 360.
Is there a better alternative?
No. This franchise has long overtaken the Tony Hawk’s series as the best skating series.
Skate 3 has an enjoyable online mode and is packed with great challenges and environments. It is, however, no significant evolution from the previous instalment.
Should you download it?
Yes, if you are new to the genre and want to use the best interface available, this is a great place to start.
- Multiple game modes
- High degree of customization
- Great environments to play in
- Intuitive controls
- Doesn’t feel like they improved on Skate 2
- No social media integration
- Frustrating AI