If you're considering the purchase, invest in Skate 2.
G. Kyle, Amazon
12 November 2012
Summary: Wonderful game, in what is now three games. While the first introduced a new idea, the second game (Skate 2) completely defined the core mechanics, worked out the bugs, and refined the gameplay down to a smooth sailing Skate game.
Summary: I was interested in getting a skateboarding game for my PS3. I decided to get the first game in the series as it was the cheapest. The graphics are excellent, great trick and combos available. The online gameplay is only so-so. The music is really good as well.
Summary: Okay, the game is great, and the best skater game in many, many years, but it's ridiculously difficult to beat many of the challenges and goals that the middle of the game brings. You think you're doing one trick when you accidentally do another, so it's not really the best control scheme either.
Summary: Skate is the kind of game that one would expect to play when a next-generation console comes out. It takes a genre thats more or less globally enjoyed and ramps it to the next level. Skate is a skateboarding game through and through.
Summary: This game is it when speaking of skateboard games now, Tony hawk games are dead by the time you'r reading this, if you don't know which game to get, get skate, period. My only problems with the game are sometimes awkward camera (nothing too bad) and can't get off your skateboard and walk up stairs...