Best Skateboarding Games

After a long day of shredding at the skate park, sometimes your little Tony Hawk might want to chillax. Here are our picks of the best skateboarding titles that will let your kid ollie, kick-flip, and grind through skateboard simulation. (Make sure to discuss the dangers of skateboarding and how your kid can make smart choices to avoid injury.) Looking for more quality games that promote active and outdoor activities? Check out our picks for the Best Fitness Games for Kids.

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APP

Touchgrind

age 12+

Finger skateboarding best for tweens and teens.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2009)
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GAME

Backyard Skateboarding

age 8+

Skateboard with pro Andy MacDonald as a kid!

Platforms: Windows (2004)
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GAME

Ultimate Party Challenge

age 8+

Active party game almost lives up to its title.

Platforms: Nintendo Wii (2009)
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GAME

OlliOlli

age 10+

Fun skateboarding game is loaded with real-world stunts.

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GAME

Skate It

age 10+

Less graphic skateboarding game than others on market.

Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS (2008)
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GAME

Shaun White Skateboarding

age 12+

Decent skateboarding game has a positive message.

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GAME

Skate

age 12+

Fun yet tough game is injury-filled.

Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 (2007)
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GAME

Tony Hawk's Project 8

age 12+

Possibly the best Tony Hawk game yet.

Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, PlayStation 2, Xbox (2006)
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GAME

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5

age 12+

Fun skateboarding game ruined by bugs, incomplete gameplay.

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GAME

SpongeBob’s Skate and Surf Roadtrip

age 7+

Simple Kinect-enabled boarding game is fun but forgettable.

Platforms: Nintendo DS, Xbox 360 (2011)
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GAME

Skate 2

age 13+

Fun skateboarding game -- but brutal falls are rewarded.

Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 (2009)
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GAME

Skate 3

age 13+

Grow a company with friends in this realistic skating sim.

Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 (2010)
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GAME

Tony Hawk's American Wasteland

age 13+

Amazing skating game, amazingly bad behavior.

Platforms: PlayStation 2, Xbox (2005)
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GAME

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD

age 13+

Fun remake, but unrealistically portrays injuries.

Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360 (2012)
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