For most sports fans, it’s all about taking part and joining a team or heading to their local stadium to cheer on their favorite team. But these days, more and more sports fans are turning to their computer or games console to get in on all the action. In fact, this isn’t a recent development, as sports games have been big sellers for the past few years. But which ones are really worth staying at home for? Here are five of the best ever.
This is the game that started off video gaming in a big way. It started to hit the arcades in the very early seventies, and since then, games have just got better and better. You might not think of Pong as a sports game, but it certainly is. After all, it’s just a very basic table tennis game! Thanks to Pong being a huge success, the way was then paved for future sports games on modern consoles.
MVP Baseball 2005
When you ask hardcore gamers what their favorite baseball game is, they will certainly mention MVP Baseball 2005. Released by EA, it was the first baseball game to have a pitching system and zine hitting option. Not only that, though, but the graphics were a huge improvement on the previous edition. There is no wonder why this sports game was listed in the IGN’s list of the top 100 games ever!
The Wii console completely revolutionized the way we play games. And, as a result, its Wii Sports game totally modernized the way we play sports games. Players could choose sports such as tennis, golf, and boxing, and then using motion sensor technology to fully emerge the player into their sport of choice.
Online Sports Betting
Ok, so sports betting might not really be a game you can play on a games console, but it’s available online now at sites like this one here, and has certainly had an impact on the way people interact with games and matches. Thanks to the online revolution of sports betting, fans can now place some money on their favorite team without leaving the house. And that makes it easier than ever to win big!
The FIFA Games
When you think about playing soccer on a games console, there is only one game that will spring to mind: FIFA! EA releases a new FIFA soccer game every year, making sure that it is up to date with all the latest players. Game players get the chance to play their favorite soccer team, or they can create their own from all the various players available. It’s then all about helping your team get to the top of the league and to win the championships!
As you can see, the best five sports games are spread across a few different sports. So, no matter your preference, you will certainly find one that follows your favorite sport and team.
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