The Most Popular Sports Themed Games

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Known for bringing people together and providing a valuable source of entertainment, sports have been around for decades. In fact, nowadays sports have infiltrated a myriad of different sectors including the gaming industry with a wide array of sports themed games now on the market. In this context, it is worth exploring the most popular sports themed games to see which ones are worth playing.

Firstly, when discussing some of the most popular sports themed games, we cannot neglect mentioning FIFA. Primarily targeting those gamers who are also soccer enthusiasts, FIFA has been incredibly popular with the latest version selling over 260 million copies worldwide as of 2022. With high quality visuals in a stadium atmosphere this game allows players to live out their soccer fantasy through the screen. Not only does it allow you to play in some of the biggest competitions virtually, but it also permits players to customise their player so that they can make their gaming experience personal. This game has also been linked to improving players mental health as well as their hand-eye coordination.

Of course, it is not just video games that have sports themes as there are now a wide range of sports themed casino games on the market. For example, Football Glory is a football themed slot game with an RTP of 96.1% and a medium-high volatility. Not only is this game fast paced but it offers players a chance to live out their football dreams whilst being in for the chance of winning. There are also additional features such as free spin mode, sticky wilds and Cup bonuses to make the gaming experience even more thrilling. Moreover, it is easier than ever to play bingo slots on sites like Jackpotjoy as casino sites can be accessed via smartphone meaning that you can play a great sports themed game from the comfort of your own home.

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Furthermore, those who are a fan of sports are most likely interested in maintaining an active lifestyle. Thanks to technology, there are now ways to remain physically fit whilst playing a sports themed game. Wii Sports in particular has been revolutionary for virtual-reality games as it permits gamers to play tennis, baseball, bowling, golf and boxing via a Wii remote. This provides gamers with the perfect opportunity to combine their love of sports with their affinity for video games in a fully immersive experience.

Moreover, one sport that remains incredibly popular is golf. It is no surprise then that the Tiger Woods PGA Tour has sold over 25 million copies. Combining real and fictional golf courses, the PGA Tour series first appeared in 1990 and first featured Tiger Woods in the name in 1999 which has been instrumental in further popularising the game. This game is incredibly versatile and players can challenge themselves by setting up matches and tournaments with other clubs or playing with their friends.

In addition, Madden NFL 06 is an American football video game which was released in 2006 and has sold millions of copies. With features such as the “Truck Stick” permitting offensive players to break tackles, there is also “Superstar Mode” where the player can mimic the journey of becoming great in American football. This game allows American football fans to guide their player through IQ tests, interviews, training regimes, the NFL draft and any other steps that can lead them to having a successful career. Players can also step into the shoes of their favourite NFL player and see if they have got what it takes to win the Super Bowl in an interactive gaming experience like no other. For those who want to experience the latest version of Madden, there are also plans to for Madden 24 to be released on August 18th with an array of new features and enhanced graphics.

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On top of this, NBA live is another sports themed game that has sold over 345 million copies having has an annual release between 1994 and 2009 with a short break between 2009 and 2013. Ever since it has returned annually, basketball fans have been enamoured by this game as it allows them to build their own basketball team and compete in order to win. There are even options to play in multiplayer mode which can make the experience more exciting. New versions of the game also have real player motion which gives players control over the movements of their basketball player on the screen.

Ultimately, there are a vast amount of sports themed games on the market for sports fans to enjoy. From football related games such as FIFA and football glory to games that combine a number of different sports such as Wii sports, it appears that the list is endless when it comes to choosing a great sports themed game.

Anay Pareek joined Sports Big News in 2019. He is an avid cricket fan who finds deep joy in the intricacies of the game. Through his keen observation and deep appreciation for cricket, he aims to incorporate the same level of accuracy in his writings. He predominantly covers the IPL, World Cup and cricket leagues.