The Biggest Sports Video Games
Sports-oriented video games have been around for more than 25 years. We’ve come a long way from playing soccer and tennis matches against the computer or a friend with our avatars that were barely resembling humans with a small number of pixels that were available at the time.
These video games have undergone quite a revolution with constant changes in gameplay, customization, visuals, and the like. Let us review some of the most popular sports video games that are currently on the market.
This football simulation game is developed by EA and has been in our lives for about a year now. It did not limit itself in terms of platform discrimination – it’s available for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, and Nintendo Switch.
You can play with your team in 82 fields. The gameplay allows you to choose between playing just for fun, career mode, and journey mode. You also take control of negotiating for players.
Soccer is not for everyone – we get that. Basketball, however, is played almost everywhere, and it has a game that is more than decent to prove it. It is available on all platforms FIFA 18 is, plus iOS and Android. That’s right, Apple fans and Google geeks are not excluded from enjoying the game developed by 2K Sports.
You can play with existing players and team, or you can make your own. In MyTeam mode, you get to try your best to combine the greatest talents on the court to come up with the ultimate basketball team. The animation and facial expressions of players are very impressive, as NBA 2K18 makes it a point to create an atmosphere of realism.
Madden NFL 18
For the fans of the real, honest, and hard-core football, there is Madden NFL 18. EA Sports published the game on PS4 and Xbox One. It is different from the previous installments by the fact that it uses the Frostbite engine.
If you want a bit of story with all of the football action, be sure to check out Longshot, a story mode that follows the athletic rise to power and popularity of Devin Wade, a quarterback from Texas. You choose his training regime, clubs he signs on, and a plethora of other career paths that will eventually determine whether this is a story of success or not.
For those of us that enjoy bashing our heads with sticks over a puck, football doesn’t quite cut it. That is why we get to enjoy NHL 18, a hockey simulation game for PS4 and Xbox One. The new feature that wasn’t there for the previous installments is the Threes Mode or 3-on-3 games. Furthermore, EA made sure that, with this game, better players have noticeable advantages over the weaker ones.
Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort
The games here are perfect when you don’t want to compete against anyone but yourself and, maybe, a friend. You can play a round of golf, punch out in boxing, and enjoy a game of tennis and sword-fighting, as well as bowling and archery. What’s great is that you don’t really lie down when playing these games, you stand up and let motion control aid you in improving your score.