Skate City

Rating Summary

Based on 26 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

29%

Critics Recommend

Based on 26 critic reviews
Sort by: Page 1 of 3
9 / 10
Jun 11, 2021

Whether you are taking on the game's numerous challenges, or carving your way across the concrete in endless mode, Skate City is the perfect way to kick, push and shove your way through a digital world.

Read full review

Unscored
May 27, 2021

Skate City is certainly worth checking out. Its gameplay and ambience are decidedly relaxing, and it is incredibly easy for newcomers to jump in and get acclimated. The perspective and controls might take a minute to get adjusted to, but it is still a title with plenty of challenges and replay potential to keep players busy, especially with its A+ soundtrack. However, you have been warned about its brevity and lack of depth. That being said, it's $14.99 USD on the Nintendo Switch, so it is a budget title.

Read full review

6 / 10.0
May 20, 2021

Skate City is a chilled-out but ultimately shallow experience. Don't go in expecting anything too involving and you should have fun.

Read full review

6.5 / 10.0
May 19, 2021

Skate City provides an enjoyable few hours of gameplay. However, I have to lower my score by half a point, due to the frame drops in the Switch version. I can only guess that there is no such problem on other platforms, so you will probably have fun on the next-gen or PC.

Review in Polish | Read full review

6.5 / 10.0
May 12, 2021

Skate City could dare more when it reached the consoles. Its attractive visual composition and sound track achieve a certain level of immersion, which unfortunately is broken by some slips. Maybe with some additional content, the feeling of being playing a mobile title will be changed and it will be seen as the fun indie that it has the potential to be.

Review in Portuguese | Read full review

5.5 / 10.0
May 12, 2021

With headphones on and the right mindset, the lo-fi vibes are enjoyable, but this is far from a competent Skate 4 sit-in without the tight controls or the engaging level-design and challenge.

Read full review

5.5 / 10.0
May 10, 2021

Skate City is buoyed up by its excellent and mellow lo-fi soundtrack, a veritable repository of chill beats to skate to. This defining aspect helps elevate a simple concept to put you in the right mood to engage with it. While the visuals are nothing to write home about and the finnicky controls can sometimes cause frustration, there's still something special about chilling out with a 20 minute skate session after a hard day's work, and discovering yet another great lo-fi tune. However it should have launched for consoles with at least all of the content and modes from the mobile version, if not more for its bigger platform debut. While Skate City is a relatively engaging and mellow experience overall, it's one I have a hard time recommending on console at its new premium asking price.

Read full review

6 / 10.0
May 10, 2021

Skate City isn’t terrible, but I can’t help but feel that I could just spend my time playing a lot of much better skateboarding games out there instead of this one, be them indies or AAAs. It has good ideas, but its execution feels undercooked due to its unnecessarily confusing control scheme and pitiful amount of content.

Read full review

65 / 100
May 10, 2021

Skate City is nice and offers very intuitive systems, with a list of well-balanced challenges that value the learning of different skills. However, as it is an experience initially thought for mobile, it offers very little in terms of aesthetics, is repetitive and has limited and uninspired content.

Review in Portuguese | Read full review

8 / 10
May 8, 2021

Skate City is a visually stunning game with an incredibly catchy soundtrack. It effortlessly provides the chill gameplay environment that skating games are renowned for, complete with sleek and minimal graphics. The controls with a mouse and keyboard, however, can feel counterintuitive, and if you’re looking for a layered and complex experience like Tony Hawk, Skate City might fall short. However, if you’re looking for a relaxing skating game to help you unwind at the end of a busy day, you’ll find that Skate City does the trick superbly.

Read full review

Sort by: Page 1 of 3