Off for ages: 1-8
Pause for ages: 9-11
On for ages: 12 and up
Positive Message: 0/5: Nothing to really take from this game.
Positive Role Model: 0/5: You play as an ex-convict, and generally go against security, which obviously isn't a good thing.
Violence: 2/5: Players can wipe out, and in one mode is rewarded for the most bones broken. Players can run into other players, cars, and pedestrians. No blood at all.
Language: 2/5: Infrequent use of swear words. Words used: S**t, d**n, h**l, and a**.
Consumerism: 2/5: Real-life brands are available as unlocks and pro skaters are in the game.
Drinking, Drugs and Smoking: 1/5: A few references to getting drunk.
Safety and Privacy: 1/5: An online feature which allows voice chat, which may have inappropriate language being spoken.
If you think that this is just a Tony Hawk rip-off, think again. While not as easy to just start from the get-go as aforementioned series, once you figure out the controls, you'll find that the game plays a lot better. The story is more engaging, and it just feels like there's a lot more to do, and a lot more freedom. The locations look and feel better as well. All in all, this is a great game if you are a fan of skateboarding, just don't expect a game that will be easy right from the beginning.