Review by xvalid
"Still The Best Action Sports Game!"
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland is a good game that isn't too easy, or too hard. It features all of the original game types from the previous games with a great new story mode.
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland is a very fun and a relatively simple game. There is a wide variety of other fun things to do to give you a break from the story mode. The tricks you can do in it are quite unrealistic, but that gives it the fun, video game part. This game is not too easy, or too hard. There are different levels of difficulty to make the game suitable for you. This is also the first Tony Hawk game with online play.
The story in Tony Hawk's American Wasteland is interesting. You start off with a scene where you pick a character. Over the course of the game you do things for people to earn money to buy things such as clothes and accessories. Although the story isn't as good as the Tony Hawk's Underground 1 and 2 story modes it is better developed. In the story mode you do many things to complete it that you probably wouldn't have thought the creators would have put in.
The graphics have been getting better along the Tony Hawk series, but still aren't quite up to par with the other games that are out now. The graphics are good enough where they're not going to bother you, but they could be better. The sound is decent. The game has a decent soundtrack. There is a bit of inappropriate language, but nothing major. As for the soundtrack, it was not as good as the previous Tony Hawk games, but there were a few good songs.
Playtime/Replay Value- 8/10
The story mode play time is a bit short, but there is so much more to do in the game. To get 100% completion of this game you'll probably have to buy this game, but if you just want to beat the story mode you should be able to do this with a rental. Even though the story mode is short, you'll have fun playing the other game types that Tony hawk's American Wasteland has to offer.
Final Recommendation- Rent/Buy
Either way you will have fun playing this game. If you rent it you won't be able to get as much of the game completed as you would be able to if you bought this game. If you liked this game you should try out some of the other games in the Tony Hawk series.
Reviewer's Score: 8/10 | Originally Posted: 09/19/06
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