Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure



A game both kids and parents can enjoy.

What parents need to know

Positive messages
Not applicable
Violence & scariness

Some suspense - pulling off gravity-defying tricks.

Not applicable

A commercial for Disney, McDonalds, and Nokia.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that your kids will love this game, but keep in mind that McDonald's is heavily promoted, as is Disney and Nokia.

What's it about?

DISNEY'S EXTREME SKATE ADVENTURE uses the Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4 game engine and adds family-friendly characters from recent Disney movies (Toy Story 2, Tarzan, The Lion King).

The game consists of levels, each with a series of goals that need to be accomplished.

Is it any good?


In the past, the combination of the Disney license with a sports title usually resulted in a bad video game. But here , Activision has produced an excellent game for all ages.

Unfortunately, product placement is alive and well in Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure. One of the goals is to deliver McDonald's food to folks strewn across a level after which you will achieve Ronald McDonald clown feet. Another goal is to collect ring tones for your Nokia phone in a certain period of time. And the game's soundtrack is straight off of Radio Disney with songs from Smash Mouth, Reel Big Fish, and Lil' Romeo. But, poduct placements aside, Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure will keep your child engaged and entertained.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the strong marketing in the game. Did you notice the product placement in the game? How could the developers have changed the game to leave out the ads?

Game details

Platforms:PlayStation 2, Xbox
Available online?Not available online
Release date:October 24, 2003
ESRB rating:E

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Adult Written byLisa H April 9, 2008
Parent of a 2 and 3 year old Written byZubalove January 30, 2010

Great game that a parent and a kid can play!

An excellent entry level game. Young kids will enjoy just skating around as their favorite Disney characters. Older kids will get a lot out of the depth of play and some interesting level design. Product placement is bothersome. I can't really speak to it, as each parent has different attitudes on it and how they feel they should react to it. Suffice to say it isn't prevalent on earlier levels. Music may not be age appropriate in all cases. The option does exist to lower the volume on the background music while keeping the SFX and dialog at a reasonable levels. All in all, as someone who has played the Tony Hawk Games, Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure has surprising depth while being very easy for a 4 or 5 year old to pick up and skate around. Enjoy!
What other families should know
Too much consumerism
Kid, 12 years old June 21, 2009

its very good

its good


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