Tennis World Tour
Sports September 2018
A sports game simulating tennis matches developed with PC in mind. The production was created by Breakpoint with Pierre André as its head. The developer used to be the producer of Top Spin 4, considered to be one of the best tennis simulators in history. Many other developers of the Top Spin series were involved in the production of Tennis World Tour, too. Tennis World Tour lets the players play single tennis games or to follow a career of a professional player. The title features over thirty actual sportsmen, including such superstars as Roger Federer, Gaël Monfils, Angelique Kerber, and Garbine Muguruza. The players have access to various playstyles, while our score depends also on preparations to a match. The creators of Tennis World Tour also put a lot of attention into ensuring the gameplay’s realism.
The Golf Club 2019
An open world sports simulator developed by Poppermost Productions - an independent Swedish team. SNOW, as simple as it sounds, focuses on skiing and snowboarding. Although the game was inspired by console series such as SSX, special emphasis was put on realism. The action takes place near Sialia mountain in the Alps, a place filled with ski slopes, hidden valleys and mountain villages. The players can compete against both the AI-controlled opponents and other players in the multiplayer mode. The gameplay is diversified with many character customization options and different kinds of equipment to choose from. The game utilizes CryEngine 3, thus the in-game locations present themselves more than satisfying and movement physics stand out with realism. The game is free-to-play with optional micro-payments.
MLB: The Show 18
Sports Tuesday, 27 March 2018
MLB: The Show 18 is the thirteenth instalment of the baseball simulator series from Sony. The game offers a number of game modes and emphasises realistic gameplay and visuals. The production enables the players to control their team on the field or as a manager.
Snooker Nation Championship
Sports July 2018
A snooker simulator from Cherry Pop Games, an independent studio, known for Pool Nation, and it’s reedition, Pool Nation FX. When it comes to mechanics, Snooker Nation Championship doesn’t differ much from its predecessor. For the players unaccustomed to the game itself, an accessible tutorial has been prepared, introducing the gamers to basic controls, for example, placing the balls, or applying necessary rotation. Playing solo, we can compete with AI in championships, which are comprised of elimination bout and 5 rounds of the main tournament. In multiplayer modes, we can face other players in a local mode, or take part in ranked online matches. In case of the multiplayer modes, the game allows us to set some basic parameters of the game. The players can also customize their equipment, including cues and balls. Snooker Nation Championship incorporates three-dimensional visuals and realistic physics, making the balls act exactly the same as if on a real pool table.
An arcade sport game of Story Fort studio that offers a truly peculiar version of basketball. Creators of Dunk Lords were inspired by unusual sport games of the previous century, mainly NBA Jam series. Instead of regular basketball matches, we receive a spectacular and quite brutal game, in which two teams of five players use supernatural powers. We can choose from sixteen varied players (both humans and strange mutants), each with unique talents. They can also attack opponents, which more often than not turn out to be more important than scoring with a ball. As if that wasn’t enough to heat up the game, playgrounds themselves are filled with obstacles and traps. Dunk Lords offers story campaign in single player and cooperative variants, as well as multiplayer for up to four people.
A sports game described as a spiritual successor to Sensible Soccer. It was developed by Tower Studios headed by Jon Hare, former creative director of the aforementioned series and the co-founder of the once famous Sensible Software. The gameplay of Sociable Soccer is focused on fast and purely arcade football matches in which the player’s skill is the most important factor, although it is possible to make change footballers, set formation, tactics, and so on. There are over 500 clubs with over 10 thousand footballers but their surnames are slightly altered because of the lack of the FIFA license. Apart from single-player classic quick matches and leagues, the developers put great emphasis on multiplayer and social aspect. Visually, the game cannot compete with the latest football productions but it features the characteristic style and atmosphere of the classic installments of the Sensible Soccer series.
Laser League is a futuristic sports game, developed mostly for PC Windows. You participate in brutal, deadly games, in which two teams of four people each fight each other on maps full of dangerous lasers. The production features only a multiplayer mode.
90 Minute Fever
Sports June 2018
A MMO football manager that is the debut title from studio Isokron. In contrast to typical games of the genre, such as Football Manager, the game focuses only on duels between the players. The game allows one to create its own club from scratch and then to lead it to conquer the football world by deciding the team's roster and tactics, and managing all the key aspects of the club's activities. The game focuses on interactions between players, both directly, by playing matches, and indirectly, by influencing economy. One of the interesting features is the Time Portal system that allows us to bring real players from the past to join the team. In contrast to other online managers, 90 Minute Fever doesn’t require one to slowly climb the career ladder. From the very beginning it allows experienced players to challenge themselves in other modes. The game lacks any pay-to-win features, but playing requires a monthly subscription.
Sports July 2018
First person sports game, created mainly for VR goggles and developed by ZEN Studios. It is a sequel to Planet Minigolf released in 2010. This game represents very arcade approach to the popular golf, although quick fingers are not the only thing that is necessary during the game. The developers made a rather realistic physics system which means that, in order to succeed, we need practice, skills and knowledge about the game mechanics. Infinite Golf represents an unusual version of this sport because matches take place on rather unconventional fields, e.g. near a haunted house, ice land or a track made out of cardboard boxes. We can test our skills in various single and multiplayer modes. In addition to that we can also customize the appearance of our player by buying additional costumes and accessories.
Super Mega Baseball 2
Sports July 2018
An unusual sports game, in which two teams play a game resembling volleyball; the difference being that instead of their hands they are using pistols, rifles, and shotguns to launch the ball over the net. Matches are played on small maps characterized by their futuristic stylistics. The game primarily focuses on the player’s skills and sharp eye. Gunsport takes place in the city of Neo Tokyo. The city features gloomy cyberpunk stylistics. This impression is deepened by the game’s pixel art graphics. Matches are played in either 2 vs. 2 or 1 vs. 1 mode. The player’s job is to flip the angular ball into the opponent's half of the field by shooting it with firearms. The number of shots you can fire is limited, which forces you to think tactically. In the case of 2 vs. 2 matches, each team consists of an attacker and a defender, and the latter cannot move from their place. The more times you send the ball over the net, the more points is rewarded for winning the action. Gunsport can be played either solo or with other players.
Mario Tennis Aces
Sports June 2018
Soccer Star Ace
Sports August 2018
Produced by Ukrainian studio Creoteam, a soccer game that combines elements of a virtual team manager with turn-based strategy. In the beginning of the game, you create your own club, and help it win the championship through a series of victories. Matches are played out in turn-based system, in which you give commands to your players, a formula quite unusual for this genre. In each turn you can execute up to 3 actions, and every action takes a number of movement points. Despite its innovativeness, Football Tactics features typical management options as well, requiring you to take care of the club’s budget, personnel, and infrastructure, as well as player recruitment and training. As Football Tactics is an unlicensed product, it features only fictional clubs and players.
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