Released: 2001
Developer/Publisher: Neversoft for Activision
Platform(s): PS2, XBOX, GB, PS, N64, PC, GBA, GBC

The third edition of the THPS series is clearly the best. Spending hours to personalize your skater is well worth it when you get to reap the benefits of that immensely satisfying "grab trick + revert + manual + pivot + flip trick + grinding + etc. etc. = 1,000,000,000,000 points" system. No matter how ridiculous the combo, it makes us all feel great knowing that we're way better at Tony Hawk's Pro Skater than actual skating. Well, it actually makes us feel like posers, but it's all good.

We've seen a lot of cool secret characters in games, but skating with Wolverine and Darth Maul in THPS3 might take the cake.