Tony Hawk: Shred from Activision for the Microsoft Xbox 360 is a 3D extreme sports game that uses a special motion-sensing floor controller, which players ride like a skateboard or snowboard.
Players race through steep, downhill courses, full of big ramps, huge gaps, and giant drops. The game's over-the-top attitude sets up exaggerated-action boarding, with players using whole-body control to pull off superhuman tricks.
Unlike the more hardcore-influenced Tony Hawk games that dominated the genre through the beginning of the previous decade, 2010's Shred is an all-ages outing, with content that caters to younger gamers. Players steer by leaning left or right, as on an actual skateboard or snowboard, and perform special moves with well-timed balance shifts.
Modes of play include "Trick," "Point Rush," and "Challenge," and multiple difficulty settings are available. Players can create their own custom characters, or ride as pro skateboarders such as Tony Hawk, Lyn-z Adams Hawkins, and Corey Duffel, and snowboarders including Travis Rice, Louie Vito, and Olympic Gold Medalist Torah Bright.
Experience some of the biggest air and tricks seen in an action sports video game. Tony Hawk: Shred's motion sensing skateboard/snowboard allows players to control the action with their feet to perform amazing tricks in the game.
Using the board as a skateboard, clear huge gaps, hit massive drops, and ride out roller coaster grinds. Using the board as a snowboard, speed down mountain peaks filled with breathtaking big airs, crazy spins and incredible flips.
Xbox 360 gamers can also import their avatars into the game as playable characters. The game can be played using the Tony Hawk: Ride skateboard controller or the Tony Hawk Shred Board Controller, each sold separately.
The game's intuitive controls and multiple difficulty levels make it easy to pick up and play!
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