Parents' Guide to


By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Fun yet tough game is injury-filled.

Game Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 2007
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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

Do an Ollie!

It is a neat skateboarding game. No blood. Mild language. Mild violence. Just skateboarding.
age 7+
this is one of the best games ever its stupid that it is rated t wen u get hit by a car theres no blood and u barely hear curse words

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (20):

While it takes some getting used to, Skate puts a heavy emphasis on the controller's two analog sticks to pull off moves rather than rely on the four main buttons -- EA calls this "Flickit" control. One of the issues with the game is its steep learning curve but those who don't give up prematurely shouldn't be disappointed. Another shortcoming is a frame-rate that fluctuates depending on what you're seeing on screen, so it might be fast and smooth when you're cruising down a steep hill by yourself, but might grind to a halt when there's a lot of action onscreen.

Similar to the Halo 3 video game, Skate lets savvy players record, edit, and share movies with other players in YouTube-like online video posts, designed to show off your best tricks. You can also go online to play the game cooperatively or competitively in a handful of multiplayer modes. Despite being a relatively tough game to master, Skate is an ambitious and entertaining effort that proves to be a solid rival to the mega-popular Tony Hawk titles.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release date: September 25, 2007
  • Genre: Sports
  • ESRB rating: T for blood and gore, crude humor, language, mild violence, tobacco reference
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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