Skate 3 Trophy Guide. Difficulty: n/o An open-world skateboarding game and the fourth installment in the Skate series. Since the servers were partially shut down in late 2014, the online trophies, and therefore the Platinum, are now Not Obtainable.
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Skate 3 is an open-world skateboarding game, the fourth installment and the third main title in the Skate series. The game takes place in the fictional city Port Cerverton where skateboarding has been embraced. Divided into the Downtown, University, and Industrial districts, players perform tricks while using the environment as their playground. The game has included an Easy mode which allows for easier trick performances, and a Hardcore mode that requires more precision. The game also allows for building custom skate parks, and a Skate School where Coach Frank, performed by the voice talent of professional skater Jason Lee, teaches the essentials of skateboarding.
Taking place following the events of Skate 2, the player-character who now goes by the name The Legend, is attending Port Carverton University. After failing a thrasher challenge, The Legend makes it a point to become the best skating mogul in the city.
Skate 3 received mainly positive reviews with an average score of 80%, praised for its tutorial and training improvements, soundtrack, and gameplay, though criticized by some for not being a vast modification from the previous installment.
Skate 3 includes 12 online trophies which, although the servers were never officially closed, seemed to have been partially shutdown in late 2014. As a result, six of these online trophies cannot be unlocked, while a seventh trophy's unlockability - Sellout! - seems to be off and on. Either way, since some of these online trophies cannot be earned, the Platinum for this game has become Not Obtainable.
The servers to Skate 3 have become largely unstable in late 2014, currently no longer allowing players to create nor join Skate Teams. Meanwhile, the trophy Sellout! seems to be available, then unavailable, when trying to import a friend's skater that uses a custom logo for editing. In short, there are at least six - if not, seven - online trophies which cannot be unlocked, marking the Platinum for this game Not Obtainable.
However, the other online trophies are still possible, as well as the remaining 35 offline trophies. So if you're still interested, then read on.
Start by heading into Coach Frank's Skate School and go through the tutorials. Completing these will not only teach you the controls, but also unlock both the Park Apprentice and In Stereo trophies.
Next, start working on completing all the single player challenges. This includes 16 Training, 9 Deathrace, 33 Team Challenge, 6 Getting Started, 16 Own the Spot, 11 Own the Lot, 12 Film, 18 Photo, 19 Pro, 20 Team Promo, 9 Tranny Contest, 9 Street Contest, and 20 Hall of Meat missions. You will also need to Kill 80 of these challenges for the Mass Murderer trophy. You will be unlocking a good chunk of trophies during this process, as well as the Dedicated trophy for having beaten and unlocked everything, and hopefully the Deck Peddler trophy for selling 1 million boards.
After this, you can mop-up any remaining offline trophies you still need, or try to get any more challenges that require to be killed. Be sure to check out the Skate 3 trophy guide links under our Links tab to see which offline trophies you still need, and their requirements.
Finally, there are a few online-related trophies that can still be unlocked. This includes completing an Online Career challenge for the Co-Operator trophy, playing with someone who has unlocked the Gone Viral trophy in order to obtain it yourself, winning 5 Ranked Challenges for the High Five trophy, winning a Ranked Online Solo Challenge for the You're Winner trophy, and possibly importing a friend's skater with a custom logo to edit for the Sellout! trophy, though this last one seems to be unstable depending on the server's condition.
And unfortunately, with the partial server closure, this is as far as we can go.
Here's a great Trophy Guide by Spikey654, which includes the DLC by TheManUtdFan and Techno Buu:
And Broken and Curse have a great Trophy Guide here:
And a useful Trophy Guide by cryax:
Josh Romero has a simple Trophy Guide here, with some videos:
Here's a Boosting Forum on PlaystationTrophies:
And a Boosting Forum on PS3Trophies:
Some fun Cheat Codes for Freeskate Mode, by White_Panda and xTsutarja:
Finally, here's a basic Trophy List: