Parents' Guide to

Skate 3

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Grow a company with friends in this realistic skating sim.

Game PlayStation 3 , Xbox 360 2010
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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

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Based on 13 parent reviews

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Great Game

Great Game. I Played It For Awhile And My 12 Year Old Loves It. I Enjoy This Game But It Isn't The Best For 1-7 Year Olds. It Is A Great Game

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13 ):
Kids say (87 ):

The new team-focused challenges and online features are well done, but those who purchased Skate 2 might want to first play this game at a friend's house (or rent it for a day) to see if the new additions justify the $60 purchase.

Back again is the fun Hall of Meat minigame that compensates you for brutal wipeouts, but many players will likely prefer the aforementioned team contests that pit your crew against another in multiple rounds of skateboarding challenges. What's more, a new park creator is included and makes it easier than ever to create the ultimate skate park from scratch. Plus, Skate 3 introduces an online social network called "skate.feed" that shows your friends' highlights reel (yes, you can still save your best moves) and allows you to share board graphics.

Online interaction: This online-focused game offers fun social networking-like features. That said, it provides players with access to completely open voice communications. We heard plenty of trash-talk in our headsets during online testing. There is also the potential for the sharing of personal information and inappropriate ideas. Common Sense Media does not recommend online play for children under the age of 12.

Game Details

  • Platforms: PlayStation 3 , Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release date: May 11, 2010
  • Genre: Sports
  • ESRB rating: T for Crude Humor, Drug Reference, Language, Mild Violence, Suggestive Themes
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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