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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NHL '94 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
nhl94halifax added NHL '94 1993

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126 85
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
muzziac added Tecmo Super Bowl 1991

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123 90
Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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137 104
Wii Sports is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
BenNicholson added Wii Sports 2006

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ESPN NFL 2K5 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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64 50
MVP Baseball 2005 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
muzziac added MVP Baseball 2005 2005

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122 110
Madden NFL 07 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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74 65
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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24 16
NBA 2K14 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NBA 2K14 2013

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74 67
Fight Night Round 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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72 65
NBA 2K13 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NBA 2K13 2012

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Madden NFL 2004 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NoahEvans added Madden NFL 2004 2003

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32 25
Tecmo Bowl is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
muzziac added Tecmo Bowl 1990

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59 55
NFL Street is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NoahEvans added NFL Street 2004

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Blades of Steel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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Madden NFL 08 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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

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Madden NFL 2005 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NoahEvans added Madden NFL 2005 2004

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Fight Night Round 4 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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41 39
Wii Sports Resort is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
BenNicholson added Wii Sports Resort 2009

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27 24
Xcite Bike is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
Xcite Bike

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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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76 79
FIFA 13 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
FIFA 13 2012

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NCAA March Madness 07 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
Austin Clardy added NCAA March Madness 07 2007

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MLB 14: The Show is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
MLB 14: The Show

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Double Dribble is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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28 29
Madden NFL 09 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NoahEvans added Madden NFL 09 2008

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Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

The Best Dragon Pokemon of All Time

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NBA 2K16 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
AC_rockets56 added NBA 2K16 October 2015 - NBA 2k16 is the latest edition to the NBA 2k franchise with the new Livin Da Dream Story line for your my career and the my park and my team still looking great you will have a fun time with this game.

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FIFA 06 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
FIFA 06 2005

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49 55
Blitz: The League II is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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49 55
Def Jam Vendetta is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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Mario Strikers Charged is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NoahEvans added Mario Strikers Charged 2007

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26 29
Madden NFL 16 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
AlexKrejca added Madden NFL 16

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25 28
Baseball is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
Andrew83 added Baseball 2K12 1983

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25 28
NHL Hitz 2003 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
BenNicholson added Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 2005

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NHL 14 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
juliana. added NHL 14 Sep 10 2013 - This game is by far the 2nd best Hockey Game of All-Time.

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NBA Live 2003 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NoahEvans added NBA Live 2003 2002

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Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NoahEvans added Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 2001

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NBA Live 2004 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NoahEvans added NBA Live 2004 2003

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Ken Griffey, Jr.'s Slugfest is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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NFL Blitz 20-02 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NoahEvans added NFL Blitz 20-02 Mar 30 2002

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Bases Loaded 4 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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1080° Avalanche is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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FIFA 08 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
FIFA 08 2007

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18 22
Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Vol... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time

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NBA 07 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
BenNicholson added NBA 07 Sep 26 2006

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Madden 16 2016 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
AceAholic added Madden 16 2016

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NCAA March Madness 2001 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports Games of All Time
NCAA March Madness 2001 2000