Not everyone is as adept and skilful at skateboarding as Tony Hawks. That being said, it doesn’t mean that you can’t play and become a pro at some of the many skateboarding games that are available on the internet.
Whether your skill level is an absolute beginner or maybe you are fairly confident of your abilities then there is a skateboarding game out there for you. These can range from the fairly cartoony – Gecko Skate for example lets you take control of a Gecko and tour the city of San Diego as well as Ocean Beach and some other locations while trying to earn points by successfully completing manoeuvre’s such as kick flips, grinds and 360’s. While it may not be the most realistic representation it does offer hours of fun and different locations and scenarios to keep you occupied.
Many gamers prefer the half pipe option as opposed to just skating around a city. Occasionally on city roaming skateboarding games you have to be weary of obstacles such as traffic and pedestrians however with Half Pipe all this is removed and it is just you and the skateboard trying to do a variety of different tricks and skill moves. Similarly, Sewer Skater 1 and 2 also gives you the chance to leave the main city and just concentrate solely on tricks however it adds a twist in that you have to perform these moves underground in the city’s sewer system – a challenging feat for any gamer.
There is a wide variety of skateboarding games out there for you to try absolutely free and they can be as unrealistic and cartoony or as grounded in reality and challenging as you want them to be; the thing to remember is that there are skateboarding games out there for everyone.