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When we think of sports things like football, rugby, running and boxing spring to mind. Along with simulated these physical sports, video games extend the sporting genre in different directions. Some games, like Pyre use the sports setting and aesthetic for a futuristic narrative that spins off into adventure or role play. Others, like Rocket League iterate on traditional sports by adding new elements or combining previously separate disciplines. There are sports games, like Skate that focus on the rush and thrill of sporting participation, while others like Football Manager stick to simulating a particular sport in minute detail.Finally, some video games create their own sporting challenge where esports athletes spend hours practising and honing their skills to compete in hugely popular online competition.
Release Date: 15/12/1993, updated in 2021
Out Now: 3DS and 2DS, Android, DS, Mac, Megadrive, PC, PS Vita, PS2, PS3, PS4, Stadia, Switch, Wii, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox X|S and iOS
Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds
Components: 2D Overhead, 3D Third-Person and Cards
FIFA is one of the two main football video games (the other being Pro Evolution). Each year it's released with improved visuals, more realistic physics and enhanced competitive play. For those who follow the game closely and play it a lot, it offers a...
Release Date: 26/01/2023
Out Now: PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch and Xbox One
Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds
Components: 2D Overhead and Cartoon
OddBallers is an over-the-top action party game where you compete in dodgeball-style battles, only here you throw more explosive things not just balls. From wacky ball games to fistfights on moving ships dodging crates, each battle is unique and offers...