4 Fun to Play Sports Video Games You Have to Try

Have you ever wondered how it feels like to put yourself in your favorite athletes’ shoes (or boots)? Thanks to the best sports video games, you can get as close to that special feeling as possible. Some of the most famous developers have launched at least one sports-themed title, which makes sense because there are millions of sports fans across the globe.

With so many titles to choose from, it’s a bit challenging to find that are worth your time. But you should not worry about that because we created this guide to the 4 fun to play sports video games to help you!

NBA Jam

Oldie but goldie – that’s how we can describe this basketball video game series developed by Midway, Acclaim, and EA. This series includes several installments designed for fans of NBA and street basketball.

The first title was released in 1993, while the last was introduced in 2011. Even though there are no announcements about new releases, the series is still not officially closed. One of the things that make NBA Jam attractive is the arcade-style approach. Most of these are 2-on-2 basketball video games. Some of them are focused on simulations, while others promise fast-paced gameplay.

In addition to fictional basketball players, some NBA Jam releases enable players to play with NBA legends. We should also note that many of these games became famous thanks to carefully selected rock and hip-hop tracks.

If you don’t mind the slightly outdated visuals, we strongly suggest trying one of this series’ titles. According to many players, the original NBA Jam and the NBA Jam Tournament Edition are the best options.

Madden NFL 23

For the fans of American football, we picked Madden NFL 23. Honestly, some players might choose another title from the series. Still, we decided to focus on one of the latest additions. Once again, we have a release on this list developed and published by EA. It goes without saying that Madden NFL 23 is based on the NFL (National Football League).

The good thing is that you can play it on your computer and next-gen consoles (PS5 and Xbox Series X/S) and on relatively older video game consoles – PS4 and Xbox One. We love this video game because it takes the AI to another level making the passing mechanics and gameplay, in general, more sophisticated.

Of course, you will probably enjoy the improved animations and graphics that create a more realistic environment. Interestingly, playing this game has helped many Canadian punters to interpret NFL betting odds and predictions more accurately. This makes sense, as the sports simulator lets punters gain an in-depth understanding of American Football. Essentially, the more you play Madden NFL, the higher your chances of playing a successful bet on your favorites, whether it’s the Seattle Seahawks or Detroit Lions.

Golf Story

Not all sports video games have to be simulations or as realistic as possible to be fun. Golf Story is an excellent example of how a mix of role-playing and sports simulation can work. This video game is made by Sidebar Games, exclusive to Nintendo Switch. So, if you don’t own a video game console like this, you won’t be able to play it, at least not for now.

Golf Story was introduced in 2017 when it grabbed the gaming community’s attention thanks to its unique story, fun characters, and fun golfing elements. Interestingly, you can expect to get collectibles and other things whenever you can shoot the golf ball and make successful shots.

On top of that, in addition to golf, you can try variants of this sport, like miniature golf and disc golf as well as enjoyable mini-games. Given these things, it’s no surprise that Golf Story was nominated for two awards and won one in 2018.

FIFA 23

A list of fun sports video games without one inspired by football/soccer would be incomplete. Of course, there are exciting hybrids in this category, like Rocket League, that have witnessed great success. Still, the FIFA series and its latest FIFA 23 are excellent choices if you want good old football entertainment.

Some might argue that this is not the best release. Still, one thing is for sure – this is the last installment of the series, at least under the FIFA banner, because FIFA and EA terminated their partnership.

Several fun features are available in the FIFA 23 game. For instance, there’s a crossplay option for players who want to play against their friends on various video game consoles: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

Furthermore, we have the HyperMotion 2 feature, a system powered by machine learning that takes the data from real football matches to create unique animations. There’s also an Active Touch system that improves technical dribbling making the gameplay more realistic than ever.

Another thing that makes FIFA 23 special is the presence of 30 licensed leagues, more than 700 football clubs, and almost 20,000 players.

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