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Tony Hawk: Ride

Tony Hawk: Ride

Tony Hawk: Ride

Tony Hawk: Ride is a game in the Tony Hawk series of video games. The game was released on November 17, 2009 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii. It was released in Australia on March 10, 2010.

Having the lowest ratings and worst sales for a Tony Hawk game, Ride debuted to negative critical and commercial legacy. It has been widely criticized by video game critics as the worst of the series. It also failed to meet financial predictions, and led to a bad financial drop that risked cancellation of the game's publication.

Tony Hawk: Ride Gameplay

In Ride, the player uses the skateboard peripheral to simulate the riding of an actual skateboard in the game. The peripheral, shaped just like a real skateboard, is equipped with infrared sensors to detect motion and display it on-screen. Turning, leaning, hopping, and other actions all reflect in the game realistically.

Tony Hawk: Ride received negative reviews from critics. The Metacritic average score of 46, 44, and 47 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii versions respectively indicates "generally unfavorable reviews." GameTrailers gave Tony Hawk: Ride a score 4.6 and named it Most Disappointing Game of 2009, while IGN gave the game a 5.0. Both G4TV and Giant Bomb rated it 1/5. GameSpot gave it a 3.5/10, with the only positive emblem the game received being that the peripheral was "sturdy".

GamesRadar gave the game 4/10. They also named it the worst game of the year, using its skateboard peripheral as the trophy for the "Anti-Awards" feature. Game Informer gave it a 5.75, remarking that "As a skateboarder and as a gamer, Tony Hawk: Ride is a curious idea but a letdown in practice. The huge level of frustration is not worth the time it takes to master the awkward gameplay idiosyncrasies."

On December 5, 2009, Tony Hawk spoke out about the critics on Twitter, saying "Most snarky critics had their minds set before ever seeing/playing the game. I'm proud of what we created; it's innovative, responsive & fun".

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