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The Top Ten Best Skateboarding Video Games of All Time

Here’s where virtual reality meets street reality (for now at least). On a video game console near you!

Pick up these games when the weather is bad or if you’re nursing a wound. Kill the streets with these games below..

Take a roll with these skateboarding games on your consoles, computer or for some, even on a smartphone or tablet.

Feel the pride of doing hard core tricks and assume the skills of real legends like Tony Hawk, Chad Muska, Eric Koston, Steve Caballero, Rodney Mullen, or Bob Burnquist, to name a few.

When it comes to popularity, Tony Hawk Series (published by Activision) and Skate Series (developed by EA Black Box and published by Electronic Arts) are the top most popular.

Tony Hawk Series was started in 1999 and it had released a total of 19 video games so far. Skate series was introduced in 2007 and were followed by two other sequels, one in 2008 and the other in 2009. Despite being over all famous, not all the videos were up to our standards.

Below is a list of the top ten rated skateboarding video games and you can check which video games for each series are favored by majority of video players as the are listed in the order of highest rated video to the least.

Tony Hawk is a monster franchise and any skater would die to have this video game resume.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 (released in 2000)

The second game in the Tony Hawk Series beats the initial and subsequent releases

Ranked as one of the best game ever released for the PlayStation

Can be played on the following platforms PlayStation, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, Dreamcast, N-Gage, Xbox, Mac OS, Microsoft Windows, iOS

Skate 2 (released in 2009)

Second releases have a big shoe to fill. Sometimes they’re better, but in this case, it falls short.

Skate 2 lands at #2 behind Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2

Played on the following platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

Tony Hawk’s Underground (released in 2003

Played on the following platforms: GameCube, Xbox, PlayStation 2, Windows , Game Boy and iOS

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 (released in 2002)

Played on the following platforms: Xbox, Game Boy Advance, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 64 and Mac OS

One of the two the highest-rated PlayStation 2 games of all time

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater (released in 1999)

The very first. The first released game of the Tony Hawk Series. Not bad considering it made it to the top ten list

Played on the following platforms : N-Gage, Game Boy Color, Dreamcast, and Xbox

Skate (released in 2007)

The first of the Skate Series was excellent. Lands at #6 and playing strong.

Played on the following platform: Mobile phone, Xbox 360, DOS, PS3

Tony Hawk's Underground 2 (released in 2004)

Played on the following platforms: Xbox, GameCube, PlayStation, Microsoft Windows and Game Boy Advance

Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland (released in 2005)

Played on the following platforms: Xbox, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Game Cube, Play Station 2, Game Boy Advance

First Tony Hawk game to support Xbox Live

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 (released in 2002)

Played on the following platforms : Tapwave Zodiac, Mobile phone, GameCube, PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and Game Boy Advance, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.

Thrasher’s Skate and Destroy (released in 1999)

Played on the following platforms : Game Boy Color, PlayStation

Greatly overshadowed by Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater but still rated high by critics