A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Nothing eye-opening here, but players can only create a male skater.
Violence & Scariness
Mild violence includes tumbles off equipment, where the skater falls flat on their face or can break a bone, but there is no blood as in the Tony Hawk games.
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Products & Purchases
The game not only showcases brand names including manufacturers of skateboarding gear, magazines, and familiar musical acts, but you're encouraged to get endorsed by companies, too.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a skateboarding game which does depict some mild violence, such as falling off a bench or rail and landing on the cement. Players can get bruised, sprained, or break bones, but nothing graphic is shown (and no blood as is shown in the Tony Hawk games). The game only allows you to be a male skateboarding, with no females options.
Is It Any Good?
While we love the rags-to-riches story and varied locations. the game does have a few issues, such as the feeling of isolation (in every city you unlock, which just feels weird), the lack of online multiplayer and some muddy visuals -- but those who grew up playing Tony Hawk games shouldn't be disappointed with this ambitious title. The three control schemes, many environments, and challenging career mode offer enough meat to satiate finicky gamers.
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