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Ten Best Sports Games With Realistic Gameplay

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Sports has always been one of the top Genres in gaming, where each player plays as their idol from the real world.

These games provide physical activity, competition, and enjoyment within the virtual world, creating a connection with the real field through the game.

Regarding sports video games, several classics have left a lasting impact on the audience.


GenreSports Video Game, Simulation Video Game
Initial Release DateSeptember 18, 2014
DeveloperElectronic Arts, EA Vancouver
PublishersElectronic Arts, EA Sports, ak tronic Software & Services GmbH
PlatformsPlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Wii, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS, iOS

FIFA 15 is a football simulation video game featuring Lionel Messi on its cover, Martin Tyler, and Alan Smith as the main commentators.

Fifa 15 is the first game in the FIFA series to be fully licensed by the Premier League.

This FIFA series has also become one of the best-sellers in the FIFA franchise, with sales of more than 14 million units.

Fifa 15 is more exciting and improved than the previous version, where players can feel more natural while controlling the ball in the field.

Furthermore, the game goalkeeper’s new animations and gameplay setting made it more realistic and worth trying for.

NBA 2K17

GenreSports Video Game, Strategy Video Game, Simulation Game
Initial Release DateSeptember 9, 2016
DeveloperVisual Concepts
Publishers2K Sports, 2K Games
PlatformsAndroidPlayStation 4PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, iOS, Xbox 360

Players have enhanced customization options and play with real-time opponents.

Moreover, this classic game offers several ways to get on the field, including Career mode, MyGM, MyLeague, and MyTeam.

These different modes require you to take on different levels of career management, from playing through the progress of an individual player to managing an entire league. 

Furthermore, the 2k17 version of NBA has developed more enhanced gameplay with improved shooting and dribbling skills.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016

GenreSports Video Game, Simulation Game
Initial Release DateSeptember 15, 2015
DeveloperKonami, PES Productions
PlatformsPlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One

Following its release on PlayStation 2, Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 is one of the best games in the PES series.

This series of PES also marks PES Productions’ 20th year of producing football games, which was introduced with the slogan “Love The Past, Play The Future.”

Moreover, PES 2016 featured realistic gameplay, including AI Enhancements, Goalpeeking movements, and a Collision System.

This game offers leagues and cups for players to enjoy, including the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, and UEFA Super Cup.

Furthermore, the game might lack backward graphics, but its exciting mechanics have given the PES series a new look.

MLB 11: The Show

GenreSports Video Game, Simulation Game
Initial Release Date March 8, 2011
DeveloperSan Diego Studio
PublishersSony Interactive Entertainment
PlatformsPlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3

MLB 11: The Show is one of the most improved versions of the MLB series, with various features like Co-op Mode and Challenge of the Week.

This simulation game also features the Pure Analog Control System, which includes analog hitting, pitching, and fielding controls. 

With its new features and improvements, players can enjoy the gameplay with a realistic field setup.

The game Co-op mode allows up to four offline or online cooperative play, where they can split the field duties, providing a more realistic experience.

Furthermore, the game’s analog control features and improved visuals make this MLB series the best among all.

Football Manager 2024

GenreSports Video Game, Strategy Video Game, Simulation Game
Initial Release DateNovember 6, 2023
DeveloperSports Interactive
PublishersSega, catso, SEGA of America
PlatformsPlayStation 5Android, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch

Football Manager 2024 is one of the latest and final editions of the Football Manager series.

The game has brought a unique feature to this series, where players can transfer their previous saved file to this new one and continue.

According to the developers, this feature will also continue in the future, so it will be beneficial if you save up your best files to continue in the future.

This sports game officially became the most-played edition in the game’s history in February 2024, reaching seven million players in 100 days.

Furthermore, the game has exciting features like J.League Inclusion and a realistic field setup, which must be on your bucket list to try.

Mutant Football League

GenreSports Video Game, Action game, Indie game, Simulation Game
Initial Release DateSeptember 26, 2017
DeveloperDigital Dreams Entertainment
PublishersDigital Dreams Entertainment
PlatformsNintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Android, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, iOS

Mutant Football League is an action game with violent gameplay that takes the football experience to the next level.

The game was inspired by the original Mutant League Football and other games in the genre, such as NFL Blitz.

Moreover, this Indie game features 7-7 on the action, with teams made up of various mutants like Skeletal Deadheads, Monstrous Orcs, BruiserBots, etc.

Many of the teams in this action game are parodies of real-life NFL teams, with names like the Deadlanta Vultures and Nuked London Hatriots.

Furthermore, the game’s thrilling animation and graphics, with different creatures engaging in one field, make it worth trying.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2

GenreSports Video Game, Action game, Simulation Game, Sports
Initial Release Date September 4, 2020
DeveloperBlizzard Albany, Neversoft, Iron Galaxy
PlatformsPlayStation 5&4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X and Series S

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is one of the fastest-selling games in the series, selling one million copies within the first two weeks.

This skateboarding game is played in third person view, with its gameplay oriented towards classic arcade games.

Moreover, the main aim of this game is to achieve a high score or collect certain objects from the game setting and progress to the upper levels.

This action simulation game has generally received positive responses from critics, with a few lacking its multiplayer mode and a limited number of levels.

Furthermore, its stunning graphics, diverse roster, nostalgic soundtrack, and gameplay made this sports video game the best in its series.

Super Mega Baseball 2

GenreSports Video Game, Simulation Video Game, Indie game
Initial Release DateApril 30, 2018
DeveloperMetalhead Software Inc.
PublishersMetalhead Software Inc., Electronic Arts
PlatformsPlayStation 5, Android, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch

Super Mega Baseball 2 is a modern-day arcade baseball, which takes up where the last game left off.

This baseball game features 1-4 players in local competitive or cooperative play with primary game modes including Exhibition, Elimination, Pennant Race, and Season.

Additionally, it has 216 customizable players and 24 umpires, as well as four different ballparks.

The game offers 4 DLC packs containing additional customization content: Wild Team Customization, Wicked Team Customization, and Bold Player Customization.

Furthermore, considering previous franchises, its stunning visuals and improvements make this baseball game worth trying.

Turbo Golf Racing

GenreRacing Video Game, Sports Video Game, Action game, Simulation Game, Racing
Initial Release DateAugust 4, 2022
DeveloperHugecalf Studios Limited
PublishersHuge Calf Studios, Secret Mode, Hugecalf Studios Limited
PlatformsPlayStation 5, Xbox Cloud Gaming, GeForce Now, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X and Series S

Turbo Golf Racing is a sports video game that combines cars with golf, similar to the 2015 action racing game Rocket League.

In this sports video game, players will control a boost-enable car to hit the ball and target it to the hole.

Moreover, Turbo Golf Racing somehow gives the classic element of real-life golf: players will use a car to hit instead of the man with a golf bat.

The game features 6 distinct play modes, including time-trial and race modes, which provide more action sequences and a thrilling experience.

Furthermore, the game’s stunning animation and unique blend of golf and car racing elements are worth trying.

Windjammers 2

GenreSports Video Game, Action game, Indie game, Simulation Game
Initial Release DateAugust 11, 2021
PlatformsPlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Amazon Luna

Windjammers 2 is a competitive arcade frisbee game developed nearly 25 years after its original debut in Neo Geo.

The game is played from a top-down perspective. Like football, players must try to throw the frisbee into their opponent’s goal.

Moreover, players have 11 options to select the character they want to play in the game, including six from the original game.

Each character has a unique set of skills. Thus, players can choose the character they want to play.

Furthermore, the game provides three modes, Arcade, Versus, and Online, with different gameplay experiences that are worth playing.

Nishan Dahal
Nishan Dahal
Nishan Dahal is a passionate gamer who infuses his strategic insights and gaming skills into every piece he writes, providing helpful tips and guidance to his readers. From RPGs to action-packed adventures, Nishan's articles showcase his love for gaming and invite others to share in the excitement of virtual worlds.


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