Laser League (PC)
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.
Steep: Road to the Olympics (PC)
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.
Ashes Cricket (PC)
Sports 16 November 2017
Ashes Cricket is a cricket simulator developed by Big Ant Studios. The title was developed in close cooperation with Cricket Australia and it is the first game developed by Big Ant Studios based on a sports license. Ashes Cricket is a classic sports simulator. This means that it focuses on recreating its discipline in as realistic way as possible.
Football Manager 2018 (PC)
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.
Football Manager Touch 2018 (PC)
Sports 10 November 2017
A streamlined version of Football Manager 2018 that focuses strictly on team management and tactics, leaving out the remaining elements such as media, management, or the club’s infrastructure. Nonetheless, the game plays out almost the same as the previous installments of the series – our task is to lead the chosen team to victory. Our duties include team management, transfers, choice of tactics, and training. The chosen tactics can be modified before or during the match or simply left to the AI which will simulate the whole meet. In opposition to the standard edition, which offers access to over 600 thousand players, Football Manager Touch 2018 offers a streamlined database with 190 thousand players and 2500 clubs from all around the globe
Rugby 18 (PC)
Sports 27 October 2017
Designed for Rugby fans, the game described herein delivers all the most important rugby teams. Players get to participate in engaging matches and use multiple opportunities to attack, defend, seize the ball, and kick it.
Sociable Soccer (PC)
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.
WWE 2K18 (PC)
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.
3on3 FreeStyle (PC)
Sports 16 October 2017
A sports arcade game created by Korean studio called JoyCity Entertainment,focusing on street basketball. The players participate in matches between two three-member teams and control distinctive players that have their own tricks and prefer certain positions on the field. Of course, the key to success lies in using their strong and weak points as well as taking care of their growth – by making progress in the game we can modify their appearance and options that allow us to upgrade their abilities. The core of 3on3 FreeStyle is the multiplayer – besides online matches, in which each player controls only one person on the field and all the players try to work together as a team, we can also create an online team and face gamers from all over the world. There is also a simple single player mode – a training with players controlled by AI. The game's characteristic trait is the hand-drawn visual style. It should be also mentioned that the game is released in free-to-play model.
Franchise Hockey Manager 4 (PC)
Sports 06 October 2017
A hockey manager that enables the player to lead one of many teams from Canadian, American and European leagues. The main attraction of the game is a fully licensed NHL. During the game the player must maintain many things. One of the basic activities is looking for young talents and buying old, good players. To convince them to play in player’s club, the player must propose attractive financial conditions. Once the team is gathered, the player must set tactics before matches, modify them during the skirmish, replace harmed players etc. The skills of players are improved during trainings managed by a hired training team. One of the more interesting features is the possibility to start the season in 1917 and lead the stars from old times. Franchise Hockey Manager 4 was developed by a German studio Out of the Park Developments, the creators of other entries in the series and the Out of the Park Baseball series.
FIFA 18 (PC)
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.
Mutant Football League (PC)
Sports 31 October 2017
Developed by Digital Dreams Entertainment, Mutant Football League is a spiritual successor to a 1993 game under the same title released on Sega Mega Drive. The nuclear war, which took place years before the events presented in the game, has led to the extinction of the majority of human population. To make things even worse, the cataclysm has caused dead bodies to rise from their graves, demons to leave their underground lairs, and living creatures to mutate. The new inhabitants of the planet did not abandon numerous forms of entertainment, including the titular Mutant Football League – a parody of American football. Player’s goal is to win a season comprising 13 matches. When conventional methods fail, one can appeal to some dirty tricks like bribing the referee. Due to the nature of this sport, the matches can be very brutal. One can command the titular mutants, aliens, animated skeletons, battle droids, and football players that came straight from hell. The players can utilize a wide arsenal of weapons (featuring knuckle-dusters, battle-axes, chainsaws, and even grenades) along with numerous special abilities. Among the peculiar features of the game, one can find the system of traps, mines, lava pools and toxic clouds ever-present on the football field. Additionally, the changing weather system affects the game with its acid rains and violent storms.
NBA 2K18 (PC)
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.
Rugby League Live 4 (PC)
Sports 13 September 2017
Another game from the series aimed at fans of rugby. Big Ant Studios, the developer that works on this series since 2010, didn't make any big changes to the game but they improved the already existing mechanics and ideas even further. Players control rugby teams that appear in NRL (National Rugby League). We have more than 300 players from 100 teams. In addition to that the game also has FanHub option which allows players to create their own teams, rugby players and even stadiums that can be later shared with other people. Rugby League Live 4 allows not only to control players manually but also to create tactics or make important changes during a match. One of the new features that are available in the game is the new animations system. Motion capture allowed the developers to make new animations that weren't available anywhere else before, e.g. players can catch their enemies' ankles.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 (PC)
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.
Surf World Series (PC)
Sports 30 August 2017
A three-dimensional sports game dedicated to surfing. The game, developed by Climax, the authors of Sudeki, Bloodforge, and Rocket Knight, offers the ability to attempt to conquer one of the five most popular surfing locations in the world, such as Bells Beach in Australia or Waimea Bay in Hawaii. We are left with six surfers whose abilities and appearance can be customized thanks to a complex character creation system. The gameplay of Surf World Series tries to balance simulation and arcade-oriented gameplay. The competitions are quite spectacular, with the riding itself requiring a lot of effort. Nevertheless, more experienced players can utilize one of the impressive surfing tricks to improve their scores. The players can compare their results through official online rankings, take part in one of forty five single player challenges, or engage in multiplayer matches for up to fifteen players. The game is characterized by its appealing three-dimensional visuals and a catchy soundtrack.
AFL Evolution (PC)
Sports 21 July 2017
Another installment of the sports game series dedicated to Australian football. The title, developed by Wicked Witch Software, is a hybrid of sports and management simulation – while playing, we not only play matches but also take care of the team manager’s responsibilities. Our tasks include setting team composition and tactics, taking part in drafts and making transfers as well as negotiating contracts and balancing the club’s budget. There are over 80 licensed teams at our disposal. New solutions introduced by the developers increased the game’s realism, too. At the core of AFL Evolution is a career mode that lets us lead our own player up the professional ladder. Apart from that, we can play a full season with any team and face the artificial intelligence in single matches. What’s interesting, the multiplayer mode offers both a competitive and cooperative (two players in a single team) module. The production attracts attention with its high-quality graphics and a well-made replay system.
Behold The Kickmen (PC)
Sports 20 July 2017
A unique production by Size Five Games, featuring an unusual take on soccer, with almost nothing left of its complex rules. The gameplay of Behold the Kickmen reflects what soccer looks like to someone who has little idea about the sport. You control the players running around the field and their task is to put the ball in between the opponent's goalposts. The game, however, is far from realistic. Apart from goals, there is also e.g. a special point system, which grades accurate shots based on how far are you from your target. Additionally, some shots can be boosted, which slows time and makes targeting easier. The matches take place on round stadiums, and there are many gameplay options to choose from. The game features cartoonish 2D visuals and humorous character designs.
Fire Pro Wrestling World (PC)
Sports 18 December 2017
Another entry in a fighting games series that is popular in Japan. The thing that distinguishes Fire Pro Wrestling World from other wrestling games are the game mechanics. Action is presented from an isometric point of view and almost each element of the gameplay can be adjusted to suit our preferences. This is mainly connected with the wrestlers – in the beginning we get 30 players but we can also create our own wrestlers by choosing not only their appearance but also their preferred attacks (we can choose from more than 2000 attacks) and even a script that is responsible for their behavior. In addition to that we can also customize a referee that oversees fights and arenas – we can, e.g. put an electric fence or a mine field between players and audience. Besides classic fights we can also participate in online matches that can be played by up to four players. Fire Pro Wrestling World uses a 2D cartoony graphics.
Cricket Captain 2017 (PC)
Sports 06 July 2017
Another installment of a cricket manager series which, since 2009, is developed by Childish Games studio. The game follows the footsteps of the previous games which means that, again, players have to manage cricket teams and lead them to victory. Player's responsibility is to find new players, create effective line-ups and tactics as well as to find sponsors. Cricket Captain 2017 features 130 teams from eight countries, new 20-over leagues from West India, Pakistan, South Africa and Bangladesh as well as national leagues from West India and Pakistan. In addition to that the developers created scenarios that allow players to play historical matches and additional statistics, e.g. stadium and international records. Even though the game was developed mainly for single player mode it also offers the option to face other players online. The last changes that are worth mentioning are better interface and improved 3D engine for matches.
The Golf Club 2 (PC)
Sports 27 June 2017
A continuation of a warmly-welcomed golf simulator from 2014. The basic mechanics seen in the previous installment haven’t changed – we've received a complex sandbox golfing simulator that enables us to create our own player and take part in numerous matches and golf tournaments. The authors introduced numerous fixes and improvements, including realistic club control and more personalization options. Aside from an extensive career mode, The Golf Club 2 offers single matches and multiple multiplayer modes. The multiplayer itself is influenced by its online community – the players can establish golfing clubs that can participate in tournaments, or even the whole series. The game contains an extensive golf course editor, allowing us to share our courses with other players. The new installment uses Unity 5 engine, meaning improved graphics, mainly regarding the character models and environment.
Pro Cycling Manager 2017 (PC)
Sports 15 June 2017
Another installment of the sports game series developed by Cyanide Studio and dedicated to fans of cycling. On PC, the title is a cycling management game in which the player doesn’t have direct control over the cyclists – our task is to form the best possible team that consists of training staff and sportsmen recruited by, for example, talent hunters. One of the keys to success is to adopt the right tactic for subsequent races. In the console version of Pro Cycling Manager, the players assume the role of a chosen cyclist who belongs to one of 22 official clubs. Our goal is, of course, achieve as many successes as possible which is no small task since we have to face other world-famous teams. Compared to their predecessors, both versions of the game boast improved artificial intelligence and physics. Moreover, apart from an extensive career mode, they offer multiplayer modules that allow us to compete against and cooperate with other players from all over the world.
Speedway Challenge League (PC)
Sports 01 June 2017
An improved version of the mobile speedway simulator that was released in 2014 by Berobasket. In Speedway Challenge 2016 the player can control one of almost 80 speedway teams, among which there are league teams from Poland, England, Sweden and Denmark, national teams and historical ones alike. The player is tasked with various manager responsibilities, starting from participating in races, through contract and transfer negotiations, till financial aspects that are the new addition in this installment. Despite the fact that the game has rather simple 2D graphics, it is realistic and recreates the behavior of the motorcycle while forcing the player to use different driving tactics on each level. Only friendly matches and predetermined challenges are available in the free version of the game. Advanced league mode requires buying additional content.
NBA Playgrounds (PC)
Sports 09 May 2017
NBA Playgrounds is an arcade sports game inspired by the NBA Street game series. It was developed by Saber Interactive, a studio mostly known for their futuristic first-person shooters like TimeShift and Inversion. In NBA Playgrounds, players take part in basketball matches. Even though the gameplay is based on classic rules, it has not much to do with reality. The players can jump incredibly high and do various tricks during those jumps. Nonetheless, mastering all of the game's twists, turns and moves takes some time. It has to be mentioned that the developers managed to acquire the official NBA license. Thanks to that, we can play as both current and old NBA stars. As we win, the players get new abilities, which allows them to do more complicated sport stuns. NBA Playgrounds can be played both in single player and multiplayer modes. The game has characteristic cartoonish visuals. Characters available in the game are caricatures of sorts of the real NBA players, and various lighting effects are present during our matches. All of this goes well with NBA Playground's gameplay.