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Video Games Encyclopedia by Gamepressure.com

A list of Released Sports video games sorted by popularity among gamers.

Sports games. They simulate various sports disciplines, e.g. football, basketball, volleyball. Players need agility, reflex, quickness and skill of tactical planning in order to succeed. Sports games usually accurately simulate rules of particular disciplines. Managers are an exception – they simulate various disciplines from the perspective of sport clubs and teams, and they contain many elements from strategy and economic games.

Released Games 1290
Genre: Sports
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PlayStation
Sony PlayStation 487Sony PlayStation 3237Sony PlayStation 2314Sony PlayStation 117PlayStation Portable121PlayStation Vita26
Mobile
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FIFA 18
FIFA 18

Sports 29 September 2017

The game is another installment in the FIFA series. Electronic Arts introduced a lot of important changes in this follow-up and those will probably constitute a real treat for all the fans of virtual soccer. What is especially noticeable, is the introduction of the Real Players Motion technology that governs the appearances, animations and behaviours of the in-game footballers. Although this technology encompasses mainly top players, the less-known footballers also behave in a more realistic manner, as the new system takes different factors into account, such as a footballer's height. The game brings a continuation to a story campaign from FIFA 17, embodied here by The Journey: Hunter Returns. FIFA 18 also brings a remodeled system of transfers in the career. The player is now capable of negotiating with clubs and particular footballers on their own. The FIFA Ultimate Team mode brings the Icon cards representing legendary footballers. All of this is complemented by the use of the Frostbite engine, which mainly powers the cut-scenes displayed both in The Journey mode and the regular career component.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018

Sports 12 September 2017

Another annual entry in the popular soccer series by Konami. Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 develops the ideas from the previous game. Real Touch +, a new system that is responsible for how players handle a ball, now takes more body parts into account. Thanks to that we can see animations that are much more different from each other when players receive a ball, hit it with their heads, dribble etc. Another important change is that matches are now slower which makes the game a little bit more realistic. In addition to that there is also a strategic dribbling which gives more control over a ball and improved set pieces. Besides classic game modes, PES 2018 also brings back Random Selection Match mode which now has more options. Also, the game offers an online co-op mode for two or three people. The graphics are much better when compared with the previous games which means that the game on particular platforms aren't that different from each other.

FIFA 17
FIFA 17

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.

Football Manager 2018
Football Manager 2018

Sports 10 November 2017

Another installment in the Football Manager series developed over the years by Sports Interactive and published by Sega. In similarity to the previous installments, the player's job is to lead a football club as a manager, who is in charge of both the team as such, and a series of side elements, such as managing a stadium or maintaining good relations with the media and the fans. The player's main goal however, is to build a good team that is capable of winning both in the league and during the most important tournaments. In order to achieve this, the player has to make use of experts that help in training the footballers, set tactics before matches, acquire new players, sell redundant ones, be prepared for inconveniencies (for instance, one of the key players gets injured), and keep the funding-related issues in mind. In Football Manager 2018, one can lead one of 2500 clubs with their origins in 50 countries. This gives over 600 thousand footballers and assistants.

Deluxe Ski Jump 4
Deluxe Ski Jump 4

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.

FIFA 16
FIFA 16

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.

FIFA 14
FIFA 14

Sports 23 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.

FIFA 15
FIFA 15

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.

NBA 2K18
NBA 2K18

Sports 15 September 2017

Another installment in the popular basketball video game series published annually by 2K Games. In NBA 2K18, players once again get at their disposal an elaborate basketball simulator revolving around the official NBA league. Apart from the teams currently playing in the league and the official USA and Australia national teams, the game delivers iconic teams from the past - not only those one might remember from the previous installments in the NBA 2K series, but also such teams as 1998-1999 New York Knicks and 2007-2008 Denver Nuggets. In NBA 2K18, one can play alone or in a company of other players. The game features several game modes - the most important one being MyCareer, in which one gets to create his own basketball player and follow his career of an NBA professional player. Moreover, this installment brings back such modes as MyGM and MyLeague, both of which allow a player to become a manager of a chosen team. To top it all, in NBA 2K18 there is also the MyTeam mode, in which one gets to assemble his dream team by collecting special cards.

Rocket League
Rocket League

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.

Steep: Road to the Olympics
Steep: Road to the Olympics

Sports 05 December 2017

Steep: Road to the Olympics is the first expansion for Steep, a winter sports simulator developed by Ubisoft. The DLC, created in cooperation with the International Olympic Committee, allows the players to try themselves in various winter sports, like Alpine skiing, snowboard cross, slopestyle, skicross, halfpipe, giant slalom, super giant slalom, or big air. Gameplay mechanics remain the same as in the base game. We will encounter both A.I.- and player-controlled characters as we play and take part in challenges created by the latter ones. Competition between the players (online rankings) and doing quests located all around the world still play an important role in the game. Developers created brand-new Japanese and North Korean locations for the DLC.

My Horse and Me 2
My Horse and Me 2

Sports 31 October 2008

A sequel to the sports-simulation game that focuses on horses and horsemanship. This time around, we assume the role of a teenager who dreams of a professional jockey career. In order to accomplish her goal, she arrives at the farm of her uncle’s, a racehorse breeder, but it quickly turns out that the facility goes through some financial difficulties and its personnel is not exactly qualified. The only way to save the stable from bankruptcy is to win a prestigious competition in Kentucky. My Horse and Me 2, much like its predecessor, focuses primarily on realism, offering an exclusive license of the FEI, a global equestrian sports organization. In the title, we take part in a number of varied mini-games that improve our horse’s skills. We also have to take care of the animal and even beautify it in order to please the demanding jury. One of the title’s advantages is the emphasis on creating a specific bond between the rider and his mount.

WWE 2K18
WWE 2K18

Sports 17 October 2017

Another installment in a series of sport games devoted to wrestling and released annually by 2K Games. The players take on the roles of professional wrestlers from NXT and WWE leagues, and take part in encounters in the ring. A series of improvements were introduced into the combat system - above all, the wrestlers can make more moves now. Fighting is not all about exchange of attacks, as the player often brings the opponent down, throws them at the mat, or even out of the ring, in order to continue the fight closer to the audience or in the backstage. Among the available wrestlers, one will find Seth Rollins (depicted on the game's cover), Chris Jericho, Andre The Giant, John Cena, The Rock or the Bella sisters. WWE 2K18 offers plenty of game modes, both singleplayer and multiplayer ones. MyCareer is the most important of them, as the player leads a wrestler of their choice to fame and money through subsequent victories.

Steep
Steep

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 2017
Pro Evolution Soccer 2017

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.

EA Sports UFC 2
EA Sports UFC 2

Sports 15 March 2016

The second installment in the new sports series launched by EA Sports in 2014 as a spiritual successor to the UFC Undisputed franchise. Like the title suggests, the gameplay is focused on MMA matches and concentrates on recreating this spectacular sport as faithfully and realistically as possible. The most noteworthy among the novelties introduced in EA Sports UFC 2 are the numerous enhancements in the combat model (especially the ground game) and the new Knockout Physics system, responsible for executing powerful and spectacular finishing strikes. The game offers the widest selection of actual male and female MMA fighters thus far, as well as a wide range of single and multiplayer modes, especially the career mode that lets us lead our character from the bottom up to the top of leaderboards. The game also features the Ultimate Team collectible card mode known from other productions of EA Sports.

Ski Jumping 2012
Ski Jumping 2012

Sports 02 December 2011

A mobile ski jumping simulator with a number of managerial features. The game, developed by Vivid Games, allows us to create a custom player from scratch and lead him through the world of ski jumping. Our duties include buying equipment and planning a workout schedule, as well as taking part in further competitions, systematically increasing our statistics. The jumping itself is quite complicated – the player has to focus on each section (inrun, take-off, flight, and landing), as the judges grade the style of the jump following these guidelines. The jumps are also affected by wind and dynamic weather conditions. Unfortunately, the game lacks the official license of ski jumping events, which leaves us with placeholder names of all participants. We are left with appealing visuals and intuitive controls employing the touch controls or built-in gyroscope.

My Horse and Me
My Horse and Me

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.

Football Manager 2017
Football Manager 2017

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.

Springen Winter 2006
Springen Winter 2006

Sports 02 November 2005

Co-developed by Metropolis Software and cdv, another installment in 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 by management options. You begin with junior ski jumping competitions, 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 the 26 contestants varies, which translates into working out different tactics for different jumpers.

FIFA 11
FIFA 11

Sports 28 September 2010

Another installment in the soccer game series by EA Sports. Compared to its predecessor, FIFA 11 features many improvements. One of the biggest novelties is the Personality Plus system, which reflects the player's distinct characteristics in the pitch, making the difference between soccer stars and other players more apparent. The goalkeeper's behavior was also improved, as they estimate the ball's trajectory more realistically now and can be fooled by ricocheting when during free kicks. Other improvements include upgraded animations of the players, i.e. during the goal celebration. FIFA 11 allows you to lead your team to victory in a single match or in a campaign-like manager mode. The game also features the Be A Pro mode, in which you take on the role of a given player and develop his skills. You can also compete against others in the online mode.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011

Sports 08 October 2010

A new installment of the popular football series developed by an internal studio of Konami led by Shingo “Seabass” Taktsuki. Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 introduces new gameplay modes and improved match mechanics, including new passing mechanics – from now on, the player has to choose the direction and the strength of the pass. The authors reworked tactical options, adding instructions for different phases of the match and the current score, as well as introduced a stadium editor and a gift shop. The game received new animations and improved looks of both stadiums and players. The 2011 edition holds the license for France’s Ligue 1 and Netherlands’ Eredivisie, with the remaining teams maintaining placeholder names.

WWE 2K17
WWE 2K17

Sports 11 October 2016

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.

NBA 2K17
NBA 2K17

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.