Skater XL - The Ultimate Skateboarding Game
Skater XL - The Ultimate Skateboarding Game review
Skater XL is the evolution of skateboarding gameplay. With its Independent Foot Control System and unique physics-based gameplay, skate gamers finally have the expressive controls they have always dreamed of.
Dive into skateboarding paradise with levels that feature famous skate landmarks and environmental elements, including Downtown LA, the ginormous The Big Ramp, Easy Day High School, and community created maps like Grant Park, Hdland and Streets. Play as some of todays top skateboarding pros Tiago Lemos, Evan Smith, Tom Asta and Brandon Westgate, or customize and create your own skateboarding legend with gear from more than 30 real skate brands. Skater XL is truly the skateboarding worlds digital counterpart.
Skater XL features include:
Freedom Of Expression - Skater XLs physics-based controls dont have any pre-programmed tricks - only the movement through the thumbsticks. Each thumbstick is connected to the corresponding foot of the skater and as the player moves the stick, the board instantly responds. Much like a musical instrument, the player has complete freedom, whether it be pushing to nail a line or skating free from.
Real Life Iconic Locations - Skater XL levels are all inspired real-world skate areas and designed to ensure a constant flow of skate lines. From the DTLA Map with skateboarding landmarks around the Staples Center and LA Convention Center, to Easy Day High Schools sprawling campus of iconic skate spots like the Wallenberg Big 4 and the Leap of Faith, to the humongous Big Ramp, where skaters can soar higher than a hawk.
Play As Real-Life Skate Pros - Select from renowned pros Tiago Lemos, Brandon Westgate, Evan Smith, and Tom Asta, all with their own distinct gear that fits their style.
Customizable Characters - The possibilities are endless to personalize the Skater XL experience. Players can customize their entire look, including their skaters gear with different tees, hoodies, hats and shoes from over 30 of the most recognized skate brands like Vans, Santa Cruz, DC Shoes, Independent, Lakai and many more.
Trick Challenges - Hundreds of challenges with progressive difficulties, to help build your bag of tricks as you move further toward the completing them all. Can check off the entire list??
Dive into a passionate community with more than 100,000 members in Discord (the biggest Discord in the World for reference is Fortnite at 500k, amazing given that Skater XL is still in Early Access!) who create online zines, video parts, fakeskate brands, and hundreds of mods. Players can become part of a bigger ecosystem and join the digital skateboarding subculture where they can share their creativity on the newly launched Skater XL modding hub, Skaterxl.mod.io.
Legit Soundtrack - Modest Mouse, Getter, Interpol, Animal Collective, Future Islands and Band Of Horses headline the distinctive music that blends well with the Skater XLs West Coast vibe and fluid physics-based control mechanics.
IMPORTANT: This game REQUIRES an Xbox 360, One, PS3 or PS4 compatible controller to play. There are NO keyboard controls available. It also requires a DirectX 11 or above graphics card.