The Tony Hawk Pro Skater games are iconic. So much so that they may be the best sports games ever created. It’s scary to think that the original games appeared on the PlayStation and Nintendo 64, officially making them retro by today’s standards. The new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One remakes of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater One and Two have brought back the classic series to a new generation of gamers with a slew of improvements.

In this exclusive Old School Gamer list, here are five reasons why you should check out the remaster of 2020.

The Gameplay is Intact: If you grew up playing these games, it’ll feel like you never left.

Easily Accessible to Newcomers: If you’ve never played the series, this is the best way to jump right in.

The Visuals Are Amazing: A modern coat of paint has done the classic games in this series wonders.

Washes Away Previous Games With Less Staying Power: Tony Hawk hasn’t been viable like this in over a decade. This is absolutely a return to glory.

Creative Possibilities: After a few weeks, it’s going to be interesting to see what the community comes up with in terms of created parks.

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Patrick Hickey, Jr., is the founder and editor-in-chief of and a lecturer of English and journalism at Kingsborough Community College, in Brooklyn, New York. Over the past decade, his video game coverage has been featured in national ad campaigns by top publishers the likes of Nintendo, Deep Silver, Disney and EA Sports. His book series, "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews With Cult and Classic Game Developers," from McFarland and Company, has earned praise from Forbes, Huffington Post, The New York Daily News and MSG Networks. He is also a former editor at NBC and National Video Games Writer at the