After many years of Tony Hawk having total control over the skateboarding video game market EA has finally cooked up it's own interpretation of the massively growing sport and it's good. With it's crisp graphics huge enviorment and smooth controls this seems to be able to knock Tony off of his throne. Unlike Tony's games Skate is realistic and the controls are great. This might turn off some people primarily the ones who can't skate and want to have something easy and fun to play. For example people play guitar hero because they find that playing guitar is hard so they play the game to get the feeling that they are really playing the guitar. Besides all of that this game is a must buy for all skaters or fans of skating.