Ah yes, it's that time of year again when all the various franchises are out with new releases just in time for the holiday season. Tony Hawk's Proving Ground finds the legendary skater riding again on the PS2 with what may be the system's last hurrah with the Hawk-meister, and boy does it show. The story elements that have become a staple of the series over the last few installments are here again, but it feels as if there's a lot missing compared to the higher powered versions of the game. However, it is worth noting that the game doesn't actually look half bad for a late in life PS2 game, and even looks a bit better than last year's Tony Hawk's Project 8. There's a good soundtrack as usual and the typical, tried and true Tony Hawk-style gameplay mechanics that we all know and love are here, but there's no online features to be found, which is by far the biggest disappointment of Proving Ground. All in all, Tony Hawk's Proving Ground is about what you would expect from the series at this point on the PS2, which is still worth checking out if you're still hanging on to your aging console.