FIFA 17 (PC)
Sports 27 September 2016
Another installment of the leading sports game series by EA Sports, featuring a great many licensed national teams and top-league football clubs. Apart from the well-known elements of the franchise and a wide range of varied singleplayer and multiplayer modes, FIFA 17 is the first game in the series to also feature a story campaign, called “The Journey.” In this mode, you play as Alex Hunter, a young footballer starting his career in the Premier League, and your task – apart from playing the matches – is to participate in many side activities. Mechanics-wise, the creators focused on polishing such aspects of the gameplay as offensive techniques, set pieces, physical clashes, and the opponents' AI. An important novelty is also the fact that FIFA 17 is the first game in the franchise to utilize the esteemed Frostbite engine, known from e.g. the Battlefield series.
Deluxe Ski Jump 4 (PC)
Sports 31 December 2011
The fourth installment in a series of ski jumping simulators that gained approval around the world thanks to combining simplicity with loads of pure gameplay. The game was created by a Finnish programmer Jussi Koskela and expands the concepts of the previous iterations, introducing several significant novelties at the same time. Deluxe Ski Jump 4 offers a wide set of game modes - single competitions and entire seasons, apart from the multiplayer rivalry. Participating in a session involves the necessity to go through qualifications. Many factors influence one's performance here, including the wind (its force and direction change) and dynamic weather conditions (rain, snow, fog). Both the in-game physics and character animations were substantially improved, apart from the game's visuals. DSJ 4 can be played from several different camera angles and a large emphasis was placed on recreating the infrastructures for jumps and adding cheering fans. Additionally, the player can take part in competitions at different times of day, also with the use of artificial lighting.
Football Manager 2017 (PC)
Sports 04 November 2016
Another annual installment of one of the most popular football manager game series by Sports Interactive. Gameplay-wise, Football Manager 2017 is based on the foundations of its predecessors, and in the game, we take control of a football club of our choosing. Our responsibility is to lead it to both sports and financial success. While playing, we have to take care of all the aspects of managing a team, starting with acquiring and selling players, setting training schedules, creating tactics for subsequent matches, and all the way to "business" tasks, such as contacting the media, obtaining sponsors, managing the stadium, and overseeing the budget. Apart from a number of well-known and proven solutions, Football Manager 2017 also offers a traditional bunch of novelties and enhancements that enrich the gameplay as well as an updated database of actual clubs and their players.
FIFA 16 (PC)
Sports 22 September 2015
Another installment in one of the longest and most popular football video game series, whose consecutive parts has been developed by EA Sports Studios ceaselessly for over 20 years. As always, the game lets you pick your favorite national team or club from one of the world’s most renowned leagues. Exciting challenges await you across many game modes in both single and multiplayer. Aside from recurring classic solutions and refined audiovisuals, one of the most interesting additions in FIFA 16 are women’s football teams. Their number may not be very impressive, as there are only 12 women's national teams, and women cannot compete with men. However, just as their male counterparts, female players are faithfully recreated, both in terms of appearance and their characteristic play styles.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 (PC)
Sports 13 September 2016
Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 is a sports game, a football simulator, released by Konami, from Japan. Contrary to its rival franchise - FIFA by Electronic Arts - Pro Evolution Soccer doesn't have the license of the International Football Federation, but makes it up with licenses for the Champions League, Europe League, and Europe Supercup. The 2017 edition introduces a slew of novelties, available only on the 8th generation consoles - PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. These are, among others, the Precise Pass system, responsible for behavior of the ball during passes, or Real Touch - the way the players control the ball. The game also allows setting advanced tactics and immediate changing of the attitude of our team from offensive into defensive. Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 offers different game modes for single and multiplayer. myClub makes a comeback in this part - building your own team - and Master League, with an overhauled system for negotiation transfers. Just like last year, the visuals were provided by Fox Engine.
FIFA 15 (PC)
Sports 23 September 2014
Another edition of a popular soccer game series, whose consecutive installments have been appearing yearly for over two decades, developed a Canadian giant and its subsidiary EA Sports. Traditionally, the game offers a full spectrum of single and multiplayer modes, including Be a Pro and the Tournaments returning after an absence in previous iterations. The new edition is more dynamic than its predecessor and brings about a wide array of changes, such as improved AI, new tactical options, and more freedom in the set pieces. Since FIFA 15 is the first game in the series released on the eight generation consoles and powered by the advanced Ignite engine, the most visible changes are related to the graphics. The ones standing out are remodeled players, accurately imitating profiles and faces of their real-life counterparts. Players react properly to the situation on the pitch, argue with the referee, or scuffle with opponents.
Rocket League (PC)
Sports 07 July 2015
A futuristic sports game created by Psyonix Studios. This is a sequel to Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars released in 2008 on PS3. The game features an extraordinary version of soccer, in which players drive uniquely customized rocket-powered cars, trying to get the ball into the opponent’s goal. Cars possess an array of special powers, which can be modified as you progress with over a hundred different gadgets. Matches are played on special cage-shaped arenas with power-ups scattered across them. The game lets you play through a full league season against AI, the pinnacle however, is the multiplayer, both online and local. As compared with the previous game, this one has noticeably better graphics and improved physics engine.
FIFA 14 (PC)
Sports 24 September 2013
A soccer simulation game, and the 21st installment in the FIFA series. The game was created by EA Canada development studio. As always, you can control players from your favorite teams in matches against living opponents or computer AI. FIFA 14's data base contains 15 thousand footballers from several dozen leagues from all over the world. As compared with the previous FIFA games, FIFA 14 brings about some crucial changes to gameplay mechanics, including improved ball physics. Furthermore, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions employ a new game engine, called Ignite (used also in Madden NFL 25), that ensures high quality graphics.
Football Manager 2016 (PC)
Sports 13 November 2015
Another edition of the world’s most popular soccer manager game series (previously known as Championship Manager) whose consecutive installments have been released annually for over two decades by Sports Interactive. In the game you become a manager of a soccer team, who competes in league championships in one of 50 available countries. The 2016 edition offers, as usual, a bunch of innovations and changes, the most noteworthy being a realistic injury system and more clear statistics. Business layer features new options, such as calling a press conferences and giving interviews. In terms of visuals, the game added over 2 thousand new player animations. Football Manager 2016 offers 2 brand new play modes: Fantasy Draft, in which you make up your dream team and compete in a fictional league, and Create-A-Club, where you can build your own team by selecting its name, colors, nationality, home city, etc.
Springen Winter 2006 (PC)
Sports 02 November 2005
Co-developed by Metropolis Software and cdv, another instalment of the popular sports series inspired by the successful career of the Polish ski jumper Adam Malysz. Ski Springen Winter 2006 offers an extensive campaign supplemented with management options. You begin with junior ski jumping, then slowly climb the ski jumping career ladder, and finally win the Crystal Globe and the World Cup. There are 13 different ski jumping events (including the Four Hills Tournament) taking place on realistically-recreated jumping hills, such as the Olympic one in Pragelato. The developers put emphasis on a simple and intuitive control system which allows the players to fully control the position of the jumper in every jump phase and during the landing. The physical fitness of each of 26 contestants vary, which translates into working out different tactics for different jumpers.
Ski Jump Challenge 2002 (PC)
Sports 15 November 2001
Another sports game by VCC, whose name sponsor is the Polish ski jumper Adam Ma³ysz. Ski Jump Challenge 2002 features vastly improved realism, and each contestant has his own statistics supplied by the International Ski Federation. The game features a realistic ski-waxing system, and your jump score is affected by the pose of your body in-flight and at the moment of landing. There are also more training options, which allow you to e.g. hire trainers and buy pieces of equipment made by reputable companies. You can participate in four types of contests, taking place at 20 locations (including mammoth hills). Ski Jump Challenge features dynamic weather, improved visuals a ski-jumping encyclopedia and professional commentary.
Ski Jumping 2012 (PC)
Sports 02 December 2011
A ski jumping simulation game developed by Vivid Games for mobile devices. Ski Jumping 2012 (also known as Super Ski Jump) allows us to create our own ski jumper and then lead him through his career. While playing, we have to properly match equipment and balance training. By participating in tournaments, we systematical develop our ski jumper’s skills. When making jumps, we have to pay attention to every one of its phases: descent, take-off, flight, and landing. They are strictly rated by referees and have a major impact on our style rating. The task is difficult because of the dynamically changing wind and weather conditions. Despite the lack of adequate licenses, the game is characterized by high-quality graphics and intuitive controls with the use of a touchscreen or built-in gyroscope.
Sports 02 December 2016
A sandbox extreme winter sports simulation game by Ubisoft, set in faithfully recreated regions of the Alps and Alaska, divided into several open-world sectors. There you can go skiing or snowboarding, or even take to the skies with a paraglider or a wingsuit. The gameplay is purely arcade-like, so you need to both ride fast and execute spectacular tricks. During the game you can try to beat a wide range of challenges such as time trials or stunts. Steep also places emphasis on the social aspect, thanks to which you can create your own challenges and make them available to other players. The system is complemented by online rankings, although you can forego the rivalry and simply enjoy the wintry landscapes.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 (PC)
Sports 20 September 2013
Thirteenth installment in the soccer simulation game series Pro Evolution Soccer, started and developed by the Konami company. Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 lets the players take control of the world’s best soccer teams from prestigious leagues. PES Productions studio aimed to introduce a score of modifications to gameplay mechanics in order to make the game more compelling. The novelties include more precise control over individual players and a whole spectrum of tricks and moves you can use during virtual matches. The game is powered by a modified version of the Fox Engine (also used in Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain), featuring significantly improved 3D graphics.
RTL Ski Jumping 2007 (PC)
Sports 17 November 2006
Another installment belonging to a popular franchise of ski jumping simulators published by the German RTL Group. Similarly as the previous installments, the 2007's edition offers a comprehensive experience that includes mainly training sessions on smaller jumps, subsequent World Cup events, and World Championships. In one of two basic modes implemented, the player can assume the role of a jumper to compete over the Crystal Globe, visiting 41 faithfully recreated jumps on their way. In the other mode, the player becomes a trainer and leads their team to victory through 15 licensed international contests divided into 3 leagues. Practically, the player can take part in all the significant ski jumping events: regular contests, championships taking place on the largest jumps, summertime Grand Prix competitions, the Four Hills Tournament, and team rivalry. As the jumper achieves subsequent victories, they gradually gain both prestige and better equipment.
NBA 2K17 (PC)
Sports 20 September 2016
Another installment in the popular basketball video game series. In comparison to the previous title in the series, the mechanics have not been altered in any major way. Once again, the players receive access to a complex basketball simulator, in which they can face NBA league teams, or the national teams of US and Australia. Aside from the basic options, allowing the player to engage in single- or multiplayer matches, the creators also included modes such as MyGM and MyLeague. These modes allow the player to take the reins of managing the team, deciding on the color of the outfits, or the logo visible on players’ shirts. The visuals are once again top notch, with an interesting feature in the form of a face recognition system, which allows the players to transfer their likeness to the virtual basketball court.
WWE 2K17 (PC)
Sports 07 February 2017
Another installment in the series of wrestling sport games. It is the fourth full-fledged installment of the series developed by studio Yuke in cooperation with Visual Concepts under the watchful eye of 2K Games. WWE 2K17 expands the mechanics used in the previous entry in the franchise. The developers decided to recreate the fights between real wrestlers from WWE and NXT federations in as realistic way as possible. Among the playable characters there are both real stars and promising beginners. Traditionally, there are also a few legends of this popular sport that once were triumphant on the wrestling arenas. As for the mechanics, the title offers even more realistic combat system that enables the player not only to deal hits, but to knock an opponent over, throw him or use various objects during the fights as well.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 (PC)
Sports 13 November 2014
Another installment of the annually released sports games series, constituting the primary alternative for the football productions released by EA Sports. It was developed, as was the whole franchise and all the other installments in it, by the Japanese media giant, Konami. Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 traditionally offers an opportunity to lead top football clubs from all over the world to victory in subsequent tournaments: from league matches through various cups and ending with championships. In the latest PES Master League Online was replaced by the myClub mode, as a response to the Ultimate Team known from the FIFA series. The single player gameplay is complemented by a usual set of online modes that allow us to compete against players from all around the globe. Thanks to the capabilities of the 8th-generation consoles, the game's physics and graphics were improved, as were the AI algorithms and audience behavior.
FIFA World (PC)
A free-to-play (with optional microtransactions) soccer game released as a spin-off to the FIFA series. This title was produced by EA Canada, an Electronic Arts subsidiary. It expands on the ideas from the popular FIFA Ultimate Team game mode. FIFA World lets players build their own soccer team based on football players cards won in tournaments or bought in the in-game store. Gameplay mechanics are similar to the major installments of the FIFA franchise with realistic soccer matches on virtual stadiums at the core. Players’ teams are grouped into leagues depending on their potential and scores. You can also compete against AI-controlled teams.
My Horse and Me (PC)
Sports 30 November 2007
A sports game with simulation elements in which we assume the role of a horse rider who takes part in a number of various tournaments. My Horse and Me stands out from its competitors thanks to a more serious approach to horsemanship as well as the exclusive license of the FEI, an equestrian sports organization. The game allows us to participate in a myriad of varied competitions organized on specially prepared arenas all over the world. Moreover, we might as well go on a free ride, without having to comply with any particular rules. Furthermore, the game emphasizes the necessity of taking appropriate care of our animal. The players can take part in many different mini-games that let them train their horse even better. It is also possible to buy additional equipment, both for the animal and the rider.