Released in 2001, THPS3 took the Tony Hawk franchise to an entirely new level.
This game had so many skateboard tricks that weren’t even humanly possible in real life. THPS3 was the first game to allow players to do a manual at the end of a vert trick, which allowed you to seriously rack up those combo points. THPS3 is also the first skateboarding game to feature online gameplay.
You no longer had to split a screen or alternate turns; you could finally share the half pipe online. The customization options in this game also played a major role in its success. THPS3 received best sports game of the year award in 2001-2002. This game definitely belongs at the top of the list when it comes to skateboarding games.