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.

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