Grind Session

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Grind Session
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Developer(s) Shaba Games
Publisher(s) Sony Computer Entertainment
Platform(s) PlayStation
  • NA: April 29, 2000
  • EU: August 25, 2000
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Grind Session is a 2000 skateboarding video game developed by Shaba Games and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for PlayStation. [1]



Grind Session features six professional skaters and nine hidden characters. [2] The player also has the ability to choose between four custom skaters, and edit their tricks and names.


Aggregate score
GameRankings 78% [3]
Review scores
AllGame Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg [4]
EGM 5.5/10 [5]
Game Informer 6.75/10 [6]
GameFan 83% [7]
GamePro Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svg [8]
GameRevolution B− [9]
GameSpot 9.1/10 [1]
IGN 7.6/10 [10]
Next Generation Star full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [11]
OPM (US) Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [12]

The game received favorable reviews according to the review aggregation website GameRankings. [3] Nearly six months after the game's release, Daniel Erickson of Next Generation said, "If you've already played out Tony Hawk's Pro Skater , go pick up Street Sk8er 2 . At least that plays differently." [11] It was a runner-up for GameSpot's annual "Best Game Music" award among console games, but lost to Chrono Cross . [13]

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