3 Skateboard games to play while you wait for Skate to arrive

EA's Skate 4 is still in Pre-Alpha but there are still a few skateboard experiences to whet the appetite in the meantime while you wait.
Daily Life during Sunset at Venice Beach of Los Angeles
Daily Life during Sunset at Venice Beach of Los Angeles / Anadolu/GettyImages
1 of 3

Extreme sports have had a legendary seat at the table of video games over the years and skateboarding has been at the forefront. Games like Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Skate and OlliOlli are iconic in the gaming space and more games related to the sport are getting released all of the time.

Even just over the last couple of years we've seen some new ones drop while there are others that are still on the way like Fake Skate, a game being made by content creators who are huge skateboard video game fans. But the one huge drop everyone is waiting for is the aforementioned Skate which makes its tirumphant return.

It'll feature an online open world with many challenges and events as well as some awesome parkour abilities. Invitations have been going out to gamers at random who signed up for the Pre-Alpha testing and there were so many signups that getting the invitation feels pretty coveted at the moment. But, while you either wait for your Pre-Alpha invitation or for the full game, here are a few solid skateboarding games to whet your appetite across all major platforms.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2

Easily one of the best remakes of all time, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 brings you the joy of playing the iconic games only, this game is obviously much prettier with some beautiful visuals. The controls and tricks will immedietley feel familiar to you, even if you haven't played the originals in a long time.

And if you've never played a Tony Hawk game, then you'll see how easy it is to pick up and play the remake. The classic campaigns are there (including those Secret Tapes) and the levels are as fun as ever. It's easy to spend hours trying to master all of the many tricks, level up and unlock new gear and levels.

The only downside is that, the online servers are all but officially offline. You'll find yourself waiting at a matchmaking loading screen for a million years only for the game to tell you that no match was found so it's pretty much cooked as they say. It's a shame too because the online was fun where you can take part in random competitions at random levels against seven other skaters. But despite the current online issues, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 is still brilliant.