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Skateboard Games: Best on PC 2022

Skateboard Games: Best on PC 2022

Skateboard Games:  Because of the popularity of skateboarding games on PS2 and Xbox 360, it’s a difficult task to track down the best of the best on PC. If you think you’re in over your head, just remember that many of these treasures are also available for PC. Because they were released in the days of physical discs, they aren’t available on Steam yet. Memory evokes the question, “What’s my age again?”

Skateboard games are the greatest at capturing a specific moment in time. The beautiful swagger of a manual with a kickflip is tossed in for good measure while grinding a rail and transitioning into a manual. For the best skateboarding video games, an exciting soundtrack that fluidly transitions from thrash metal belters and pop-punk fare to classic West Coast hip hop is a must.

In addition to reminiscing over bygone games, we’ve included a number of brand-new and soon-to-be-released skateboarding titles. Here are a few of the top skateboarding games available for PC.

PRO SKATER 1+2 OF TONY HAWK

It is Tony Hawk, the father of modern skateboarding games, who created Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2, which reimagined the entire genre. The arcade gameplay of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is ageless, and the remake has impressed both novices and longtime fans. The remake is even better than the originals because it incorporates aspects from THPS 3 and 4.

Instead of focusing on how Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2’s gameplay improved the rough-and-tumble of skateboarding, let’s take a closer look at the soundtrack. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2’s soundtrack perfectly captures the attitude of defiance that has always been associated with extreme sport.

As you ollie and grind to music like “You” by Bad Religion and “Guerilla Radio” by Rage Against the Machine, you’ll be inspired. In fact, several of the artists included in Tony Hawks have said that their appearance in the game helped launch their careers. The music wouldn’t be as effective if it weren’t accompanied by a solid gameplay experience. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 maintains the arcade-style gameplay of its predecessor, allowing you to perform elaborate tricks that occasionally defy physics by pressing a long sequence of buttons. For a challenge, try some grinds and manuals if you’re feeling like Superman. It’s Pro Skater 2’s nimble controls, however, that make the game so enjoyable to play even now.

To ensure that you are constantly in complete command of your combos and ultimately at fault when you bail, every button click and movement is precise as intended. In my opinion, this is one of the best PC games you can get your hands on.

Olliolli Worlds

Players can expect an expanded sandbox with an all-new cast of characters, quests, and sick tricks in OlliOlli World, the latest installment in Roll7’s acclaimed franchise. It’s time for novice and seasoned skaters to smash up the realm of Radlandia. There are over a hundred new moves to master, as well as a Leagues system for those who prefer to play against others and a brand-new sandbox mode in which you may let your creativity run wild.

Olliolli Worlds

While OlliOlli 2’s gaming complexity has increased significantly, OlliOlli World is a more friendly environment for beginners. After a failed trick, instead of plummeting to the ground, OlliOlli will land, but you won’t get as many points as before. It’s possible for new players to have fun without taking anything away from OlliOlli’s most ardent supporters. Learn all about OlliOlli World in our in-depth review.

RADIO FOR THE JETS

Okay, so it’s not quite a skateboarding game, but you still need to give it a shot. Jet Set Radio, like many of the best skateboarding games, is completely enamored with its fluid movement and balletic combos. In order to learn and master it, you’ll have to put in a lot of effort.

While it has some similarities to previous skating games, it also has its own unique flavor. While skating across a fictitious version of Tokyo, you tag the city with graffiti and evade authority figures. Assembling all of this is the Jet Set Radio pirate radio station DJ, who plays a beat for you. Expect a wide range of music, from J-pop and hip hop to funk and electronic dance, when you tune in.

RADIO FOR THE JETS

Okay, so it’s not quite a skateboarding game, but you still need to give it a shot. Jet Set Radio, like many of the best skateboarding games, is completely enamored with its fluid movement and balletic combos. In order to learn and master it, you’ll have to put in a lot of effort.

While it has some similarities to previous skating games, it also has its own unique flavor. While skating across a fictitious version of Tokyo, you tag the city with graffiti and evade authority figures. Assembling all of this is the Jet Set Radio pirate radio station DJ, who plays a beat for you. Expect a wide range of music, from J-pop and hip hop to funk and electronic dance, when you tune in.

The SKATER XL

Currently, in early access, Skater XL is one of the more recent skateboarding games. Skater for mobile was produced by Easy Day Studios, who also created the remarkably realistic Skater. The pitch of Easy Day Studios focuses on realism. A more deliberate approach to stunts means that even the most basic ollie now feels like a triumph to land rather than a slam dunk.

There is no right or wrong way to place your feet or the board. You can shred the same ramps, grinds, and gaps as the greats thanks to the map’s inspiration from a wide range of legendary spots. Even if you don’t have someone to exhibit your skills to, there is a video capture mod available to help you put together a reel.

SESSION

The session made its debut at E3 2018 with a trailer, and the game is expected to be released this year. For the time being, it’s looking like a spiritual sequel to EA’s Skate, and it even has the dual analog control scheme with each stick representing a separate leg. It’s not clear how that will translate to the PC, but with these kinds of games, you’re more likely to use a controller.

Finding the sweet spot on a rail, nailing the landing, or holding a manual all require a certain amount of balance to be successful. Because there is no scoring system, it is possible to string together combinations based on what moves to look the greatest, rather than as a means to achieve the highest possible total score. You can record and share your perfect combination once you have it down pat.

THE CITY OF SKATES

There are a few games on our list where you’ll be skating your heart out for hours, but Skate City is by far the most relaxing of them all. Players can spend hours rocking to lo-fi rhythms as they go through each city in this 2.5D skating game. Skate City was initially designed for the iPhone, but the joystick controls are ideal for this type of game.

Skateboarding’s best part is unquestionably showcasing your best moments. You may regulate the speed of clips, zoom in with the camera, and even switch to a classic fisheye lens to get the best view of the action in Skate City’s in-game recording capabilities. Skate City allows you the flexibility to experience the fundamentals of skating, whether you’re trying to fulfill tasks or just relax in the free skate mode.

SKATEBIRD

This game-to-be is about a bird on a small board with a big heart, making it the most wholesome inclusion on this list. Your Big Friend, according to the pitch, has given up on skateboarding and is now stuck in a job they despise. Staplers and other office supplies will be used to create a little amusement park for children to enjoy. In order to attract more skater birds to your park, you need to improve your talents on Twitter (geddit?).

In spite of the fact that SkateBIRD isn’t quite up to par with the Tony Hawk Pro Skater replica, it’s still a tonne of fun. The Loadout, another one of our sister sites, has a review of the game that you may read about.

 

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