Released: 2009
Developer/Publisher: EA Black Box for EA
Platform(s): 360, PS3

With this solid sequel, Tony Hawk's only competition went from underdog franchise to the new skate-game standard. No need for extreme sports gimmicks here, just great mechanics and a next-gen-worthy attention to detail. Yeah, it's a little harder than previous skateboarding games, but we were waiting for the challenge.

As downloadable content, the game gives you the option to skate in and around Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory.