Very few people thought it would be possible for the development team at Neversoft to top what it had accomplished in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, but a revamped graphics engine, the addition of the revert, and the inclusion of online play in the PlayStation 2 version of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 catapulted it well past its predecessors. Activision hopes that the PC version of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3, which features an expanded multiplayer component, will receive the same reception as its console counterpart.
Like the previous games, there are several modes to choose from in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3: career, single session, free skate, network play, create a skater, park editor, and tutorial. The career mode is probably the most worthwhile of the bunch. In this mode, you'll get to select from any one of the 13 original skaters in the game or a skater you've created in the game's create a skater mode. Each skater is rated in a number of different attributes, ranging from air and hang time to lip balance and manual balance, so one skater may initially be able to catch more air than any of the others, while another may have better balance while grinding. However, in the career mode, you can actually improve a skater's individual ratings by collecting the skill points that are located in various areas around a park--some may require a simple jump to get to, while others may require fancy grinding skills. By the end of the game, the skater you've chosen to go through the career mode with should have most, if not all, of his or her statistics maxed out.
News source: GameSpot