Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is a video game in the Tony Hawk's Series . It was developed by Neversoft and published by Activision in 2001 for the Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Color, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation. In 2002, it was published for the Nintendo 64, Xbox, PC and Game Boy Advance.
It was the first game released for the Playstation 2 supporting online play, and the last game ever released on the Nintendo 64.
This game saw the introduction of the revert, a trick that enabled vert combos to be tied together with a manual, by tapping a button when landing in a quarterpipe. This allowed for much longer combos than in the previous two games, wherein landing in a quarterpipe would finish a combo. The game also added hidden combos. These were variations on standard tricks that could be performed as grab, flip, lip, or grind tricks. For example, double-tapping the kickflip button would, naturally, make the character perform a double kickflip. This system would later be refined in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4.
The game was also unusual for having advertising in the form of billboards; while the previous games in the series featured advertising, non-skating brands can be seen for the first time. Such brands include McDonald's, Nokia and Jeep.