Game Release Date: USA: March/28/2002
Game Developer: Neversoft
Game Publisher: Activision
Game Description: They say the third time's a charm, but what if everything was done right the first and second time around? That's the hurdle Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 faces, as previous entries in this series are regarded by most gamers as perfect. Difficult as it is to believe, Pro Skater 3 introduces enough new features and great skate parks to make it another must-buy.
The biggest addition this time around is the revert, which when combined with the manual introduced in the previous game, lets players string together some amazing vert and grind combos. Once again, every ledge you see in the game is grindable, and the massive levels are packed with switches, hidden areas, and other secrets that will take months to fully explore (and exploit). And once again, Tony comes with plenty of variety, including a wide selection of skaters (including Tony Hawk, Bucky Lasek, Rodney Mullen, Chad Muska, and Elissa Steamer) and a slick soundtrack (featuring the Ramones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Motorhead, KRS-One, and Redman).