Total Nerd The Best Sports Games of All Time  

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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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126 87
Wii Sports is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
BenNicholson added Wii Sports 2006

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64 39
NHL '94 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
nhl94halifax added NHL '94 1993

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103 77
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
muzziac added Tecmo Super Bowl 1991

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106 80
Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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111 97
Madden NFL 07 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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65 55
NBA 2K13 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NBA 2K13 2012

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64 55
NBA Street is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
surag added NBA Street 2001

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17 9
NBA 2K14 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NBA 2K14 2013

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25 17
Madden NFL 09 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NoahEvans added Madden NFL 09 2008

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37 31
Wii Sports Resort is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
BenNicholson added Wii Sports Resort 2009

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29 23
ESPN NFL 2K5 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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73 69
FIFA 13 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
FIFA 13 2012

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24 19
Madden NFL 16 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
AlexKrejca added Madden NFL 16

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49 45
MVP Baseball 2005 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
muzziac added MVP Baseball 2005 2005

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66 63
Madden NFL 08 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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64 61
Fight Night Round 3 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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51 48
NFL Street is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NoahEvans added NFL Street 2004

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30 26
Madden NFL 2004 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NoahEvans added Madden NFL 2004 2003

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11 7
Madden NFL 2005 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NoahEvans added Madden NFL 2005 2004

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63 64
FIFA 06 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
FIFA 06 2005

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22 20
Baseball is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
Andrew83 added Baseball 2K12 1983

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5 2
Mario Tennis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NoahEvans added Mario Tennis 2000

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20 19
Tecmo Bowl is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
muzziac added Tecmo Bowl 1990

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27 27
Double Dribble is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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17 16
NBA 2K16 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
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22 22
Blades of Steel is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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12 11
Mario Strikers Charged is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NoahEvans added Mario Strikers Charged 2007

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20 20
MLB 14: The Show is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
MLB 14: The Show

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45 48
Def Jam Vendetta is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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13 13
NBA 07 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
BenNicholson added NBA 07 Sep 26 2006

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18 19
Xcite Bike is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
Xcite Bike

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3 2
NCAA March Madness 07 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
Austin Clardy added NCAA March Madness 07 2007

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38 42
1080° Avalanche is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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9 9
NBA 08 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NBA 08 2007

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44 49
Blitz: The League II is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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32 36
Fight Night Round 4 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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11 12
NHL Hitz 2002 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NHL Hitz 2002 Nov 17 2001

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11 12
John Elway's Quarterback is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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4 4
The Sporting News Baseball is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
The Sporting News Baseball

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3 3
Cabela's Big Game Hunter is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NoahEvans added Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2007

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3 3
The Bigs is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NoahEvans added The Bigs 2007

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3 3
NCAA March Madness 2001 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NCAA March Madness 2001 2000

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2 2
Backyard Basketball 2004 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NoahEvans added Backyard Basketball 2004 Sep 04 2003

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2 2
Bottom of the 9th '99 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
Bottom of the 9th '99

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7 8
MVP 06: NCAA Baseball is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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13 15
NFL Blitz 20-02 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NoahEvans added NFL Blitz 20-02 Mar 30 2002

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18 21
720° is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
720° 1986

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18 21
Bases Loaded 4 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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23 27
Bases Loaded 3 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
Bases Loaded 3 Jan 01 1991

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21 25
NHL Hitz 2003 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time