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By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Extraordinarily fun, over-the-top snowboarding adventure.

Game PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 2012
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age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

SSX throws tedious tasks into the fun factor it's famous for.

SSX is hands down the best snowboarding game out there. Other games pale to it and have failed in fun, presentation, execution, and usually are graphically boring in comparison. Having said all this SSX is HD for the first time and just as impressive as ever. You pull insane tricks, grind, fly high, gain boosts and navigate the mountain in several insane and fun ways including the 'squirrel' suit.......however..... the fun is now overshadowed by tasks that are often frustrating and kill the fluid gameplay that it's been known for. For instance, there is now a rewind button but it's not really for convenience, it's because you will be falling off the track so much that you will have to use it over and over just to survive on many of the missions you're given. If that sounds fun you may like the elusive 'don't run out of oxygen coming down the mountain' as you do as little as possible to just get down the hill without passing out and sometimes when it's pitch black. These additions for realisms sake cause me to recommend almost ANY other older rendition of the game. Realism is OK in some instances but it shouldn't force fun games like this into not being the over the top get together game it used to be. Oh, and now it's only 1 player local too. I can't recommend this to anyone who's played the old one unless you would enjoy the new 'realistic tasking' and online only multiplayer. Best one in my opinion was the Gamecube versions SSX On Tour where you get to be Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach or you can try SSX3 both of which are split secreen and forego the mission orientated story. They are not as graphically impressive but overall much more fun.
age 9+

One word: AWESOME!!!

I love, love, LOVE this game! I'm not normally a sports game guy, but man, this is extremely amazing! Snowboarding through rough mountain ranges, performing sick air tricks, and even flying through mid-air with a wing suit makes this game incredibly enjoyable! This is that kind of game that will give you an adrenaline rush feeling that makes you want to do more tricks! This game is a winner, without question!

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (5):

SSX is a blast. Carving powder down treacherous mountains -- while racing to the finish line, pulling off wild mid-air tricks, or taking on challenges that are like nature's boss battles -- feels and looks great. It might've taken a while for a new version of the game to debut, but it was well worth the wait. A host of multiplayer modes and community elements have been added to an online feature called RiderNet, where you can add friends to a buddy list, play against a friend's "ghost" run (if they're away from their console), "like" favorite drops, recommend new drops, and more. Unfortunately, there is no option to race against someone beside you, on the same television, as with previous SSX games that offered a split-screen mode. Overall, however, fans of the franchise and new gamers alike will no doubt fall for SSX's charm, intensity and high replayability.

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