“Skater XL is being poised as a platform but on console it still feels a bit too much like a prototype. Regular glimpses of promise appear when I operate within its limits and focus on managing its complex controls and earnest, realistic skateboarding, but ultimately it seems more like a skateboarding video tool than a fleshed-out game. It’s faithfully dedicated to skating’s Californian roots and – like real skating – it looks pretty slick when you edit out the misses, but without the PC’s huge mod environment, I’d anticipate only serious skateboarders will stay on board here.”
Reviewed by Luke Reilly on Xbox One X. Also available on PlayStation 4 and PC.