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Best Sports Games For PC

Updated on September 17, 2016
Best Sports Games For PC
Best Sports Games For PC

Best Sports Games For PC

A Sports Game is most often a simulation of a real sport like football, basketball, baseball or racing sports like formula one, WTCC, WRC, Nascar etc. In sports games you as a player take control over a team in team sports or over an athlete in individual sports. The objective of all sports games is simple: beat all your opponents.

That mean if you are playing a team sports game like FIFA Soccer, you need to beat the opposite team or be the best in the league or tournament and if you you play an individual sports game you need to beat all other athletes that compete with you.

I think that this genre isn't so attractive as the Action Game genre but still if it is the Best Sports Game for PC then it can be really awesome playing it and I personally really like games with a lot of competition and sports spirit because I am an athlete to.

Best Sports games for PC are also awesome because if you are a supporter of an team you can compete to other teams like in real life. For example: If you are a Manchester United fan you can play a game against Liverpool or Chelsea. Or if you like LA Lakers you can play a game against any other team in the NBA.

About Best Sports Games For PC

Best Sports games for PC are simulations of the real life sports like soccer, basketball, formula one, baseball, Olympic games, etc. This type of games require some sport knowledge and position awareness so that players can successfully play and win matches,races, etc.

The first ever Sports game was played in 1958 on an oscilloscope and was called Tennis for Two. Then in late 1960s some electromechanical Sports games were developed (Crown Soccer Special, Grand Prix, Speedway). Between 1970s and 1990s a lot of sports games were introduced to gamers because in that time Sports game genre was one of the most popular. In 1990s the 16 bit era started and with that also the development of 3D graphics. in 2000s a lot of good Sports games like FIFA, NHL, NFL, NBA were developed but the big breakthrough was made in last few year with awesome graphics, simulations, mechanics and lots more.

Because of that I can't wait for more Sports games to be released because any one of them could be The Best Sports Games for PC.

NBA 2K15
NBA 2K15

NBA 2k15

Release Date: Oct 7, 2014

1. NBA 2K15 is a basketball video game which was developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports. NBA 2K15 is the sixteenth game from the NBA 2K series.

NBA 2K15 is an NBA basketball simulation where you can choose between all NBA team and some extra team like 92 Dream Team. When playing you can play quick games, access the all-star weekend or maybe start your Career.

My opinion:
NBA 2K15 has amazing animations and graphics which feels like you are watching a game on tv. That includes also the movement of players. Game offers some new great tricks you can perform. But overall I think that NBA 2K15 is one of the Best Sports Games For PC !

You can read NBA 2K15 review here.

Best Sports Games For PC Game Ratings:
- GameSpot 9.0
- IGN 7.8
- Metacritic 8.7
Average score: 8.50

NBA 2K15 Trailer

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2015
Pro Evolution Soccer 2015

Pro Evolution Soccer 2015

Release Date: Nov 11, 2014

2. Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 is a football or soccer video game which was developed by PES Productions and published by Konami. Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 is the twelfth game from the Pro Evolution Soccer series.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 is like FIFA 15 a football (soccer) simulation where you can play other teams in single-player, multi-player or online mode. The game offers a big selection of team from over 22 countries and 9 leagues. You can also choose between 81 national teams from all 6 continents.

My opinion:
PES 2015 is on first look quite similar to FIFA but when trying both games you can feel the difference. Both games have their own advantages. PES 2015 most awesome thing is the fully licensed UEFA Champion League competition with all team participating in 2014/15 season. Control over players and ball is simply great also the new defending system. There are a lot of new tricks but are very difficult to manage them. Maybe I am a little disappointed over this game because it isn't fully licensed but still it is one of the Best Sports Games for PC !

You can read Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 review here.

Best Sports Games For PC Game Ratings:
- GameSpot 8.0
- IGN 9.0
- Metacritic 8.5
Average score: 8,50

Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 Trailer

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Football Manager 2014
Football Manager 2014

Football Manager 2014

Release Date: Oct 30, 2013

3. Football Manager 2014 is a football management simulation video game which was developed by Sports Interactive and published by Sega. Football Manager 2014 is the ninth game from the Football Manager series.

Football Manager 2014 is a football (soccer) management simulation where you can choose any team from over 38 leagues and 50 nations. As manager you decide who starts or sits on the bench and have total control over substitutions, tactics, instructions, transfers and many more. Between a game you have the option to watch the game in a improved 3D view.

My opinion:
Football Manager 2014 is know as the best football manager and this is totally true. My favorite thing about this game are many options to work with young players and coaches so you can build a team for the future. The press conferences are a little annoying but still you can send you assistant to answer all questions. The new 3D game animation is also one thing it should be done better but after all this game is for sure one of the Best Sports Games for PC.

You can read Football Manager 2014 review here.

Best Sports Games For PC Game Ratings:
- GameSpot 9.0
- IGN 8.0
- Metacritics 8.5
Average score: 8,50

Football Manager 2014 Trailer

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FIFA 15
FIFA 15

FIFA 15

Release Date: Sep 23, 2014

4. FIFA 15 is a football or soccer video game which was developed by EA Canada and published by Electronic Arts. FIFA 15 is the twenty-first game from the FIFA Soccer series.

Like I said, FIFA 15 is a football (soccer) simulation where you can play other teams in quick matches or maybe competitions like World cup or even play in career mode. The game offers a huge selection of team from over 30 countries and 30 leagues. You can also choose between 46 national teams from all 6 continents.

My opinion:
For me FIFA 15 is the leading football game in all terms. I like to mention the career mode where you can choose one club and in this new FIFA also one national team to manage. Its also awesome that all clubs and players are licensed and real. Maybe there are not many improvements from FIFA 14 but anyway is this one of the Best Sports Games for PC.

You can read FIFA 15 review here.

Best Sports Games For PC Game Ratings:
- GameSpot 8.0
- IGN 8.3
- Metacritic 8.5
Average score: 8,30

FIFA 15 Trailer

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F1 2013
F1 2013

F1 2013

Release Date: Oct 04, 2013

5. F1 2013 is a Formula One racing game which was developed by Codemasters Birmingham and published by Codemasters. F1 2013 is the fourth game from the Formula One series.

F1 2013 is a Formula one simulation game where you can drive against other teams and drivers. You can choose between interesting game modes like quick race, season challenge, career or challenging last few Formula one champions. When playing you can select one of twelve teams, twenty four drivers and then drive on twenty Circuit.

My opinion:
F1 2013 is for me so far the best sports racing game. The game has outstanding graphics, mechanics and is very realistic (tyres, fuel, whether, rules). However, for the pure pleasure of playing I recommend a steering wheel. Only what is disturbing me is off track driving because its unrealistic and annoying. But anyway is F1 2013 one the Best Sports games for PC.

You can read F1 2013 review here.

Best Sports Games For PC Game Ratings:
- GameZone 8.5
- GameSpot n/a
- IGN 8.0
- Metacritic 7.7
Average score: 8,05

F1 2013 Trailer

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London 2012
London 2012

London 2012

Release Date: Jun 26, 2012

6. London 2012 is the official Olympic video game which was developed by Sega Studios Australia and published by Sega. London 2012 is the eleventh game from the Olympic games series.

London 2012 is the official game of the 2012 Olympics in London. This games simulates over 10 different sports and 32 disciplines. You can also choose between 36 big nations around the world. Game offers a single-player and multi-player mode where you can compete to other players online.

My opinion:
First I must say that I am disappointed about this game because my home country Slovenia is not included in it. But after all its really fun playing this game and participating in different sports. I also missed the practice mode where you can train your skills.

You can read London 2012 review here.

Best Sports Games For PC Game Ratings:
- GameZone 7.5
- GameSpot 6.5
- Game Spy n/a
- IGN 7.0
Average score: 7,00

London 2012 Trailer

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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13

7. Release Date: Mar 27, 2012

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 is a golf simulation video game which was developed by EA Tiburon and published by EA Sports. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 is the seventh game from the Tiger Woods PGA Tour series.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 is a golf simulation where you can play golf with 22 golfers on 36 Courses (16 of them in Base game other in collector's Edition). When playing you can choose between single-player and multi-player mode. New to this game is the Legacy Challenge where you play with Tiger Woods through different points of his life.

My opinion:
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 is a fun playing game for one or more players. I enjoy playing this game because its very challenging and interesting. In fact, there is not much change through the years but it is still fun playing especially the career mode. But definitely this game is the best golf simulation game so I think its also one of the Best Sports Games for PC.

You can read Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 review here.

Best Sports Games For PC Game Ratings:
- GameZone 7.5
- GameSpot 6.5
- Game Spy n/a
- IGN 6.5
Average score: 6,85

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2013 Trailer

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WRC 4
WRC 4

WRC 4

Release Date: Oct 25, 2013

8. WRC 4 is a sports racing game which was developed by Evolution Studios and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. WRC 4 is the tenth game from the World Rally Championship series.

WRC 4 is a World Rally Championship simulation game where you can drive against other rally drivers. You can choose between interesting game modes like single stage, single rally, championship, career or online mode. When playing you can select one off 36 cars, 54 official teams, 13 locations, 78 Stages and 5 Special Stages.

My opinion:
WRC 4 is one of the best rallies that were published by now. Like F1 2012 this game has outstanding graphics, mechanics and is very realistic but for the pure pleasure of playing I recommend a steering wheel. Maybe there is a big number of stages but they are repeating itself so you learn quick all of them. But in any case we can say that WRC 4 is one of the Best Sports Games for PC.

You can read WRC 4 review here.

Best Sports Games For PC Game Ratings:
- GameSpot n/a
- IGN n/a
- Metacritic 6.4
Average score: 6.40

WRC 4 Trailer

Virtua Tennis 4
Virtua Tennis 4

Virtua Tennis 4

Release Date: May 10, 2011

9. Virtua Tennis 4 is a tennis video game which was developed by SEGA-AM3 and published by Sega. Virtua Tennis 4 is the sixth game from the Virtua Tennis series.

Virtua Tennis 4 is a tennis simulation where you can play against other tennis players in single-player or multi-player mode. In game you can choose between 22 real players or create your own player and play on 26 Courts.

My opinion:
I selected Virtua Tennis 4 as one of the Best Sports Games for PC because for now its the best tennis simulation on computer. The game is quite easy to play and I especially love the unique minigames in training where you work on your skills. Game has also some bugs but they are no big deal.

You can read Virtua Tennis 4 review here.

Best Sports Games For PC Game Ratings:
- GameSpot 5.5
- Game Spy n/a
- IGN 7.0
Average score: 6,15

Virtua Tennis 4 Trailer

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Major League Baseball 2K12
Major League Baseball 2K12

Major League Baseball 2K12

Release Date: Mar 6, 2012

10. Major League Baseball 2K12 is a baseball simulation video game which was developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports. Major League Baseball 2K12 is the ninth game from the Major League Baseballseries.

Major League Baseball 2K12 is an baseball simulation where you can choose between all MLB teams and some extra teams. You can play the single-player and multi-players modes and then choose between MLB Today Season Mode, The Perfect Game Challenge or Franchise Mode.

My opinion:
Major League Baseball 2K12 is one of the few baseball video games for PC therefore its also the best in this category and also one of the Sports Games for PC. This game is really fun to play like any other sports game. I like the gameplay, animations and a really good made pitching. But there are also some bugs that appear in some graphics, animations and computer player decisions.

You can read Major League Baseball 2K12 review here.

Best Sports Games For PC Game Ratings:
- GameSpot 5.5
- Game Spy 3.0
- IGN 7.0
Average score: 5,15

Major League Baseball 2K12 Trailer

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Out Of The Park Baseball 15
Out Of The Park Baseball 15

Out Of The Park Baseball 17

Release Date: Mar 22, 2016

11. Out Of The Park Baseball 17 is a baseball management simulation video game which was developed and published by OOTP Developments. Out Of The Park Baseball 17 is the seventeenth game from the Out Of The Park Baseball series.

OOTPB 17 is an baseball management simulation where you can manage baseball teams in Major League, Historical Leagues or Fictional Leagues. You can also play online with your friends in your own league. OOTPB also incudes every historical season from 1871 until 2013.

My opinion:
OOTPB 15 is for sure one of the best and detailed baseball management games. Games great feature is solo and multiplayer mode. It's great you can create your own league and then invite your friends to play in your league. Hope someday they will create some 3D visuals.

You can watch Out Of The Park Baseball 15 trailer here.

Best Sports Games For PC Game Ratings:
- GameSpot n/a
- IGN n/a
- Metacritic 9.0
Average score: 9.0

MotoGP 14
MotoGP 14

MotoGP 14

Release Date: Apr 15, 2014

12. MotoGP 14 is a moto racing simulation video game which was developed by Milestone S.r.l. and published by Bandai Namco Games. MotoGP 14 is the fourth game from the MotoGP series.

MotoGP 14 is a MotoGP simulation game where you can drive against other teams and moto drivers. You can choose between interesting game modes like quick race, Grand Prix, career or challenging last few MotoGP champions. When playing you can select between all MotoGP teams in three different classes, all drivers and then drive on all Circuit from the MotoGP calendar.

My opinion:
MotoGP 14 is for sure the best moto racing game ever made. Graphics, sound effects and game mechanics are awesome such as the playing experience, The career and other modes are great with many challenges and racing. This is for sure one of the best sports games for PC, so I recommend to try it.

You can watch MotoGP 14 trailer here.

Best Sports Games For PC Game Ratings:
- GameSpot n/a
- IGN n/a
- Metacritic 7.6
Average score: 7.6

Pro Cycling Manager Season 2014
Pro Cycling Manager Season 2014

Pro Cycling Manager Season 2014

Release Date: Jun 19, 2014

13. Pro Cycling Manager Season 2014 is a cycling simulation video game which was developed by Cyanide and published by Focus. Pro Cycling Manager Season 2014 is the ninth game from the Pro Cycling Managerseries.

Pro Cycling Manager Season 2014 is a cycling management simulation where you can choose between 81 teams and race with them in 180 playable competitions. You can play this game in single-player mode or try yourself in online multi-player mode.

My opinion:
I think Pro Cycling Manager Season 2014 looks awesome because there is no other cycling game or manager. But I didn't play this game so I can not give my opinion on this great game.

You can watch Pro Cycling Manager Season 2014 trailer here.

Best Sports Games For PC Game Ratings:
- GameSpot n/a
- Game Spy n/a
- Metacritic 6.7
Average score: 6.7

NASCAR '14
NASCAR '14

Nascar '14

Release Date: Feb 18, 2014

14. NASCAR '14 is a racing simulator video game which was developed by Eutechnyx and published by Deep Silver. NASCAR '14 is the third game from the NASCAR series.

This is a NASCAR racing simulation game where you can drive against real teams and drivers on all 23 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tracks. Game inculdes some great modes as simgle race, career mode and online leagues.

My opinion:
NASCAR '14 made some huge improvements from the previous NASCAR games. Graphics, visual effects and sounds are great. For a better experience I recommend playing with a gaming wheel. But sometimes I must admit that driving around and around is a little bit boring.

You can watch NASCAR '14 trailer here.

Best Sports Games For PC Game Ratings:
- GameSpot n/a
- IGN n/a
- Metacritic 6.6
Average score: 6.6

FIFA Manager 13
FIFA Manager 13

FIFA Manager 13

Release Date: Oct 26, 2012

15. FIFA Manager 13 is a football management simulation video game which was developed by Bright Future and published by EA Sports. FIFA Manager 13 is the eleventh game from the FIFA Manager series.

FIFA Manager 13 is a football management simulation and is quite similar as Football Manager 2012. In FIFA Manager you can choose between more than 80 leagues from 43 countries. As manager you decide who starts or sits on the bench and have total control over substitutions, tactics, instructions, transfers and many more. Between a game you have the option to watch the game in a improved 3D view.

My opinion:

You can watch FIFA Manager 13 trailer here.

Best Sports Games For PC Game Ratings:
- GameSpot n/a
- Game Spy n/a
- IGN n/a
Average score: n/a

Best Sports Games For PC Release Dates

Best Sports games for PC to be released in 2016:

- 15 Sep Pro Evolution Soccer 2017
- 22 Sep FIFA 17
- 29 Sep NBA 2K17

Best Sports games for PC to be released in 2017:


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      Petra 4 years ago

      I love sports games :) Really great hub!

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