The best skateboarding games for Android
Insert obligatory out-of-touch Tony Hawk game reference here. Now that we have that uncomfortably awkward reference out of the way let’s talk about skateboarding games for Android. There are a few really good ones. However, the vast majority are only okay at best or are other game types with a skateboard theme. You really won’t find much on mobile that matches the arcade glory of Tony Hawk or the in-depth precision of the Skate series. That doesn’t mean there aren’t some good games, though. Here are the best skateboarding games for Android.
The best skateboarding games for Android
Epic Skater 2
Price: Free to play
Epic Skater 2 is one of the newer skateboarding games. It comes after a fairly successful effort from the first title. This one features a bunch of character customizations, a couple dozen career mode levels, an endless mode, 44 tricks, and decent mechanics. It’s sports 2.5D game play and some platformer mechanics as well. The game is a step above your typical arcade game with a skateboard theme and it’s in-app purchase strategy is lighter than most games. It’s no console game, but it’s a good time killer.
Mike V: Skateboard Party is one of the few skateboard games that approaches console quality. It’s not quite there, but it’s actually kind of close. The game features a career mode with over 30 achievements, a free skate mode, character customization, over three dozen tricks, and decent graphics. It has a few issues, but nothing too major. Otherwise, this is a rock-solid skating experience. We definitely recommend this one over most of the other skateboard games.
Price: Free / Up to $19.99
Skate Space is an arcade skateboard game with a surprising amount of customization. It’s not the most complicated game out there. Players customize their avatar and gear, build their own park, and skate in it. You can also configure your trick list and battle online with other skaters. The physics aren’t even close to realistic but that is not really the point. It could definitely be better and more polished. However, considering the state of the genre, it’s actually pretty good.
Skateboard Party 3 is another game that comes close to console-quality skateboard games. It features a bunch of skating locations, tons of tricks, and plenty of character customization. You also get a free skate mode, online multiplayer, hardware controller support, and customizable controls. This is very similar to Mike V: Skateboard Party. That’s because it’s the same developers for both games. In fact, both games are fairly interchangeable. If you like one, you’ll probably like the other one too.
Skater Boy is a 2D platformer with a skateboard theme. Each jump performs a trick so nothing special there. It’s otherwise a very simple game. You basically just collect various items and make it to the end. It also features 90 levels. This is probably the worst game in our top ten if we’re being honest. However, this is also the only game that is entirely free with no in-app purchases. That makes it a decent time killer for those on a budget. There are ads, though, and they can be occasionally annoying.
Skateboard FE3D 2 is an arcade skating game that looks like it could be better. You roll around in a skate park and perform various tricks. However, it doesn’t have the smooth execution of some of its competitors. This is probably the second-worst game of those in our top ten. However, like Skater Boy, this game is entirely free with no in-app purchases. There are ads, but otherwise, it’s a fun little game for those on a budget. Those experiencing lag may need to turn down graphics quality in the settings.
Stickman Skate Battle
Price: Free to play
Stickman Skate Battle is one of the most popular skateboarding games on mobile. The graphics are surprisingly decent for a stickman game. You battle versus other players in one vs one matchups. You win by performing the best tricks. Some other features include a training mode, daily and weekly tournaments, an offline mode, hardware controller support, Android TV and Nvidia Shield support, and more. It’s an arcade time killer, and it’s a free-to-play game, but it otherwise hits all of the right buttons.
Skate Jam is one of the newer skateboard games on the list. It also happens to play like older Tony Hawk games for the most part. You skate around parks, grind it up, do big air tricks, and complete various challenges. It also features a career mode, tournaments, and various customization options. The controls are a bit clunky and could definitely use some tweaking. However, everything else seems to be good for a free-to-play skateboard game. It’s also by the same developers of Skateboard Party, so you may recognize some mechanics from those games if you play them too. The Google Play rating is kind of low, but it has improved since it first came out.
Touchgrind Skate 2
Price: Free / Up to $5.99
Touchgrind Skate 2 is very similar to True Skate. You play as a disembodied board. Your fingers act like legs. You move them around to perform tricks. The game features three free roam game modes, tutorial videos, decent controls, three skate parks, and over 100 challenges. This isn’t quite console quality. However, this format is among the most popular for mobile skateboarding games. True Skate might be a better game, but it does come down to preferences more than anything. This one is also available on Google Play Pass for free if you subscribe to it.
True Skate is among the most popular skateboard games on mobile. It features several skate parks, decent mechanics, and some realistic stuff like deck wear and using your fingers to gain speed. You also get global leaderboards, various missions, and various customizations. The in-app purchases are a little rough, but they all unlock permanent parts of the game such as skate parks, missions, and street courses. This is definitely in the top two or three best mobile skateboarding games. There are a few bugs here and there, but, well, welcome to games in the 21st century. The game usually goes for $1.99 with in-app purchases, but it seems like it’s been free to install for a while now.
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