16 Best Skateboarding Games Ever: The Ultimate List

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If you are a fan of Skateboarding Games or either looking for Skateboarding Games, then you will soon find your new Best Skateboarding Games.

In this article, I will list the 16 Best Skateboarding Games.

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1. OlliOlli World

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OlliOlli World is a daring new skateboarding action-platformer with a lot of personality. Flip and flow around Radlandia’s vivid and brilliant universe, encountering colourful characters as you grind, trick, and air your way to the magical skate gods on your quest for Gnarvana.

Travel through a delightful and strange universe, completing objectives, challenges, and making new friends along the way. Customize your character’s appearance, skills, and style while exploring explorable levels with different paths that offer a wide range of chances for player creativity. In Leagues, you can compete against the rest of the globe, or you can challenge a friend to beat your best feats on one of millions of sharable levels. Experience the accessibility, depth, and player freedom of OlliOlli World’s trademark flow state gameplay.

2. Skate 3

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The SKATETM franchise is back and expanding into new territory with SKATETM 3, which takes place in the brand new metropolis of Port Carverton. Building your own personalised skate squad and changing the face of the city by taking on unique team challenges, fighting against rival crews online, and shredding the streets of an all-new skaters’ paradise provide a unique co-op skateboarding experience. SKATETM 3 – Collaborate. Throw it down.

3. Skatebird

Bird-centric skateboarding game, Skatebird, coming to Nintendo Switch -  Polygon

Grind on bendy straws, kickflip over staplers, and carve killer lines through cardboard and sticky tape parks, in SKATEBIRD®! You’re a lonely lil’ bird, and your Big Friend has hung up their board for good. Their job sucks, and lately, they’re barely ever home to play with you. You’re gonna fix all that with the power of being a chill little skateboarding bird. You may be tiny, but the more you skate, the more friends you’ll make. Birds will come to check out your park, help you find more parks, and together you’ll (somehow) fix Big Friend’s life! Above all else, skate birds try their best.

4. Skater XL

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Skater XL is the evolution of skateboarding gameplay. With it’s Independent Foot Control System and unique physics-based gameplay, skate gamers finally have the expressive controls they have always dreamed of.

Dive into skateboarding paradise with levels that feature famous skate landmarks and environmental elements, including Downtown LA, the ginormous The Big Ramp, Easy Day High School, and community created maps like Grant Park, Hüdland and Streets. Play as some of today’s top skateboarding pros Tiago Lemos, Evan Smith, Tom Asta and Brandon Westgate, or customize and create your own skateboarding legend with gear from more than 30 real skate brands. Skater XL is truly the skateboarding world’s digital counterpart.

5. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 is a skateboarding video game and the third installment in the Tony Hawk’s series.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 saw the introduction of the revert, a trick that enabled vert combos to be tied together with a manual, by tapping a button when landing in a quarterpipe; it allows for much longer combos than in the previous two games, where landing in a quarterpipe would finish a combo. It also added hidden combos. These were variations on standard tricks that could be performed as grab, flip, lip, or grind tricks. For example, double-tapping the kickflip button would make the character perform a double kickflip. This system would later be refined in Pro Skater 4.

6. Skate

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Skate is a skateboarding game’s “flick it” control system began development long before any graphics had been implemented: the initial prototype simply read analog stick motions and displayed a basic text message saying what trick had been performed, along with speed and accuracy ratings.

The developers found that in order to receive accurate information from the very fast analog stick motions used when playing the game, input data from each control pad had to be read at a rate of 120 Hz.

7. Tony Hawk’s Underground

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Tony Hawk’s Underground is a skateboarding video game and the fifth entry in the Tony Hawk’s series after Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4.

Like its predecessors in the Tony Hawk’s series, Underground is centered on skateboarding in a series of levels. The player performs tricks via combinations of analog stick and button inputs. For example, the player initiates an ollie (a jump trick) by holding and releasing the jump button. During an ollie, the player may change the position of the analog stick and press one of two buttons to perform either a flip trick (such as an impossible or kickflip) or a grab trick (such as a benihana or nosegrab).

The player can grind on certain edges and rails; different tricks may be performed during a grind based on the position of the analog stick. On quarter pipes, the player may execute lip tricks. While skating on flat surfaces, the player may manual in multiple ways via button combinations.

8. RoboSkate

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Learn to be the operator of a robotic arm slapped on a skateboard as you embark on an awkward adventure through a divine realm. Your quest will not be straightforward, as simply moving presents an obstacle with this strange form of motion. Once you feel like you’ve conquered physics, sinister twists, bends and ledges will elevate the difficulty to a new level and harden you to become the ultimate robotics controller.

9. JET SET RADIO

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Tag, grind, and trick to the beat in SEGA’s hit game Jet Set Radio!

Fight for control of Tokyo-to, mark your turf with graffiti, tag walls, billboards, and even rival gang members! Perform tricks and flips on magnetically driven in-line skates, but watch out for the local police force!

10. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4

What Happened to: 'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4'? - The Boar

Pro Skater 4 is a departure from the previous three games’ Career mode, in which the player had a set amount of time in order to find and complete goals. 4 instead featured a Career mode more similar to Free Skate mode, in which there was no time limit to explore the level, the goals are usually offered to the player to attempt by characters found in the level. This Career mode would be later seen as the Story modes of the Underground series, American Wasteland, Project 8, and Proving Ground.

11. Skate 2

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Skate 2 is a skateboarding extreme sports game set in an open world environment and played from a third person perspective. The game is set in the fictional city of San Vanelona, the player controls a skateboarder who has just been released from prison after being arrested 5 years ago in the first title in the series, Skate. Since spending time in jail, San Vanelona has been hit with an earthquake that occurred in the spin-off title Skate It, leaving the city in ruins.

The City Council and Chamber of Commerce have deemed skateboarding a crime and a corporation called “Mongocorp” have bought and rebuilt most of the city’s property, skate-proofed everything and installed a private security force to prevent people from skating.

12. Skate Story

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Skate Story is a skateboarding game that focuses on the skill, weight and locomotion of controlling the board. Running through the game is a story where you explore the underworld beneath New York City.

The controls make heavy use of the sticks, to give a sense of control like Skate but with even greater emphasis on the heaviness of pushing yourself forward through the city. The developer describes it as Tony Hawk meets Journey.

13. SESSION

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“Inspired by the golden era of skateboarding, Session’s primary goal is to make your experience what skateboarding really is; an incredible culture where there are no other goals other than expressing your creativity and achieving success through hard work, perseverance, and bits of madness for no one else other than yourself.

Be ready to play the most authentic and grounded skateboarding experience in the most legendary spots on earth, film, and make the gnarliest skate parts out there.

14. SKATE CITY

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Skate City is your perfect ride. Worldwide.

Coast through three iconic locations based on real-world skate spots in Los Angeles, Oslo, and Barcelona.

Pull off realistic tricks with the swipe of a mouse or a flick of your joystick, with optimized controller support as well as mouse and keyboard options.

15. Epic Skater 2

Epic Skater 2 - Android/iOS Gameplay (Early Access) - YouTube

Arcade skateboarding meets fast-paced 2.5D platforming. Blast epic combos in endless procedural skating and 40 handcrafted levels. Over 2000 challenges and a billion clothing combinations.

Explore the Streets of Epicwood. Launch up to the Rooftops for a long half pipe session, or cruise down to the Subways to catch every rail.

16. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2

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Drop back in with the most iconic skateboarding games ever made. Play Tony Hawk’s™ Pro Skater™ & Tony Hawk’s™ Pro Skater™ 2 in one epic collection, rebuilt from the ground up in incredible HD. All the pro skaters, levels and tricks are back and fully-remastered, plus more.

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