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Skater XL Review
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Posted: 11 months ago, last updated 10 months ago.

Author: @JonahMonaghan and @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Skater XL is a skateboard simulation game. But unlike other skateboarding games, Skater XL steers clear of objectives or narrative. Instead you can explore a variety of maps and locations at your own pace, finding new places to try different tricks.

At first Skater XL's controls seem like other skateboarding games, however, the game extends Skate's intuitive controls by applying each stick to one of your feet. This scheme makes it simple to start but more challenging to master. Time is needed to learn how this lets you pull of different tricks. This mechanical challenge of the game lends it longevity for those that stick with it.

The game's minimalism has made it great for community creators who have developed game-specific magazines, fashion brands, and maps. It's also a good challenge to play in families where progress isn't dictated by pouring more hours into the game but by learning intuitive movements.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 28/07/2020

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Creative, Open World, Simulation and Sports

Developer: Skater XL (@Skater_XL)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 20 hours and 50 hours to complete. Since there is no objective in the game there is no ending. Players often enjoy the game for more than 50 hours.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Skater XL usually costs £34.99.
 

Skater XL

XBox Store Xbox One £34.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £34.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3. This game features the option to customize skateboards. The player is able to change the image on the underside of a skateboard by choosing one from a selection of images provided. Some of these images feature slightly disturbing content that might frighten sensitive children.
 
User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Skater XL Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Skater_XL) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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