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This is a list of the best sports games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated sports games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest sports games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these sports games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging sports games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new sports games.

Examples of games on this list: Mario Kart 64, Wii Sports and many more.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best sports games?" and "What is the greatest sports game game of all time?"
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Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
muzziac added Tecmo Super Bowl 1991

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Wii Sports is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
BenNicholson added Wii Sports 2006

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Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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NHL '94 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
nhl94halifax added NHL '94 1993

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Madden NFL 07 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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Madden NFL 09 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NoahEvans added Madden NFL 09 2008

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Madden NFL 2004 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NoahEvans added Madden NFL 2004 2003

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NBA Street is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
surag added NBA Street 2001

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NBA 2K13 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NBA 2K13 2012

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Fight Night Round 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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Madden NFL 16 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
AlexKrejca added Madden NFL 16

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Madden NFL 08 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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Wii Sports Resort is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
BenNicholson added Wii Sports Resort 2009

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FIFA 13 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
FIFA 13 2012

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ESPN NFL 2K5 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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Nba 2k16 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
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Blades of Steel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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Tecmo Bowl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
muzziac added Tecmo Bowl 1990

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Baseball is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
Andrew83 added Baseball 2K12 1983

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Madden NFL 2005 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NoahEvans added Madden NFL 2005 2004

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NFL Street is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NoahEvans added NFL Street 2004

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FIFA 06 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
FIFA 06 2005

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Double Dribble is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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NBA 2K14 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NBA 2K14 Oct 01 2013

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MVP Baseball 2005 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
muzziac added MVP Baseball 2005 2005

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Mario Strikers Charged is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NoahEvans added Mario Strikers Charged 2007

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MLB 14: The Show is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
MLB 14: The Show

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Xcite Bike is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
Xcite Bike

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NCAA March Madness 07 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
Austin Clardy added NCAA March Madness 07 2007

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Def Jam Vendetta is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
Def Jam Vendetta Jan 31 2003

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1080° Avalanche is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
1080° Avalanche Jan 01 2003

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John Elway's Quarterback is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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Blitz: The League II is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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NCAA March Madness 2001 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NCAA March Madness 2001 2000

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Backyard Basketball 2004 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NoahEvans added Backyard Basketball 2004 Sep 04 2003

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Bottom of the 9th '99 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
Bottom of the 9th '99

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NBA 08 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NBA 08 Oct 02 2007

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MVP 06: NCAA Baseball is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
MVP 06: NCAA Baseball Jan 18 2006

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Bases Loaded 4 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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Bases Loaded 3 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
Bases Loaded 3 Jan 01 1991

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NHL Hitz 2002 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NHL Hitz 2002 Nov 17 2001

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Arena Football is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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Ultimate Hunt Challenge is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
Ultimate Hunt Challenge

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3 4
The Room Tribute is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
The Room Tribute Sep 03 2010

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3 4
1000 Miglia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
1000 Miglia

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3 4
BMX Trials is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
BMX Trials

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Extreme Wintersports is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
Extreme Wintersports

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Links LS 2000 10 Course Pack is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
Links LS 2000 10 Course Pack

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Let's Go Crazy with Lemmings is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
Let's Go Crazy with Lemmings 2001

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Boong!?: Die ultimatiefe Fußba... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
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