Favourite Sport(s) games

To kick this off, I fully understand that the typical annual entries into NHL, NFL, NBA, etc can oftentimes be the same game with a new coat of paint in a lot of instances and if you have ever frequented a game store, you have seen the bargain bins filled to the brim with them, with 90% or more discounts stuck to their labels.

I also understand that this is a big genre that becomes more and more diverse as we get through the 21st century, with a lot of games mixing it up and becoming hybrids, especially in the realm of golfing games (a prime example would be Mario Golf, mixing RPG and golf elements). I was curious as to what were some gems and favourites in this macro genre of gaming.

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What the Golf

So really, games that are “sports,” but not totally “sports games.” :slight_smile:

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I have fever dreams of playing NBA Jam in the arcades. It feels like yesterday but as someone who isn’t that into sports, unless it has a weird hook to it, it really stood out to me. I liked the arcadey aspect of it, and it never felt stale, with games lasting 10 minutes maybe.

  • California Games
  • Blades of Steel
  • NHL’94
  • NBA Jam
  • FIFA’98
  • NFL Blitz

So you know, the classics!

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