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Skater XL

Easy Day Studios
Jul 28, 2020 - Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Weak

OpenCritic Rating

60

Top Critic Average

25%

Critics Recommend

IGN
5 / 10
Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
GameSpot
5 / 10
Hobby Consolas
60 / 100
TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
Shacknews
5 / 10
IGN Italy
6 / 10
VG247
2 / 5
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Skater XL Trailers

Skater XL - Coming July 7th, 2020 - Brands and Customizations Trailer thumbnail

Skater XL - Coming July 7th, 2020 - Brands and Customizations Trailer

Skater XL Coming to Xbox One in 2020 thumbnail

Skater XL Coming to Xbox One in 2020

Skater XL Behind The Scenes - Motion Capture with Walker Ryan thumbnail

Skater XL Behind The Scenes - Motion Capture with Walker Ryan


Skater XL Screenshots



Critic Reviews for Skater XL

Skater XL has promise as a platform but on console it still feels a bit too much like a prototype

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Metro GameCentral

Unknown Author
6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Skate XL cleverly mimics real-life skateboarding, but the minimal amount of gameplay means it's only ever going to be for real-life skate fanatics.

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Skater XL's exit from Early Access doesn't feel like a proper 1.0 release, with disappointing levels and a lack of polish letting its good trick system down.

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Skater XL is the most realistic skateboarding simulator we've ever seen, but also the hardest. If you love skateboarding you'll probably enjoy it a lot (specially if you skate in real life), but if you don't, it's difficulty and barebones content won't seduce you.

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Skater XL softens some of the more technical aspects of the sport, but empowers players with the ability to pull off stylish tricks with a swish of the analogue sticks. Even with a lack of content and polish, Skater XL stands on its own four wheels in a soon-to-be-crowded marketplace, providing players with an experience that prioritises fun over simulation.

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Easy Day makes a valiant effort with Skater XL, but this game isn't a pro skater just yet.

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Easy Days Studios strived to achieve a great and realistic control system for Skater XL, and they nailed it. On the way to get it, though, they forgot to build a proper and fun game around it.

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What Skater XL does well is make you obsess over an 8-set of stairs, or return again and again to a simple curb. You will keep going back to line up the perfect angle, the exact spot to crouch into an ollie, tre flip and land a crooked grind. That’s great, that’s street skating in its essence, and it’s an achievement to capture that. But outside of that microcosm, as soon as you pan out, it steps on its own shoelaces and stumbles into a bush.

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OpenCritic Coverage

Skater XL Soundtrack Revealed: Modest Mouse, Band of Horses, and More

Skater XL Soundtrack Revealed: Modest Mouse, Band of Horses, and More

A skating game without a great soundtrack is like a half pipe without skaters standing around it saying "dude." It just feels off somehow.

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With Skater XL, Easy Day Studios Says Their Role As Genre Revivalist Is "Humbling"

With Skater XL, Easy Day Studios Says Their Role As Genre Revivalist Is "Humbling"

Skater XL was about one month out from launch, but now it's been delayed by an additional three weeks.

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