Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 strikes a perfect balance between new and old and renders the two previous entries in the series almost completely obsolete in the process.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 – Rodney Mullen

Videos from Activision and Neversoft PS2 game “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3”.

Why Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 Was (and Still is) Important

So I’ve been able to revisit Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 and it’s remarkable how well that game holds up. It’s legitimately almost flawless. It’s also incredibly distant from actual skateboarding, however, especially when examined in a post-Skate world. So why was the Tony Hawk series ever considered an accurate representation of the sport?

In this video, I want to argue that it’s precisely because Tony Hawk 3 is so video game-y in its approach. Through the purity of its mechanics and systems, Tony Hawk 3 presents a more distilled vision of what it means to skate than any of the later games in the series.

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Edited out a joke at around the 6 minute mark about Chad Muska because hey, it felt unfair.



Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 – Full Playthrough (Bam Margera) – No Commentary/Uncut (HD PS2 Gameplay)

Very easily my favorite skating game, and even further, “sports” game. I’ve played the game through many times, one of few games from my childhood where I’ve actually been able to beat it. Here, not every goal is beat, but I made sure to play the last level through a few times. I beat it recently with Tony Hawk, I figured I’d play as the only other guy in the game that I actually know haha.

Customize Skater: 0:00
Foundry: 0:56
Canada: 6:38
Rio: 9:50
Suburbia: 14:59
Foundry (1 Goal for Next Level): 27:10
Airport: 29:42
Skater Island: 39:31
Los Angeles: 47:52
Canada (3 Goals for Next Level): 1:02:35
Tokyo: 1:07:46
Cruise Ship: 1:12:49

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Thanks for watching! I may, if there’s any demand for it, attempt a full 100% playthrough with or without a custom character. Let me know!

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