Total Nerd The Best NES Sports Games  

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List Rules Games don't have to be console exclusive, as long as they were released for Nintendo Entertainment System at some point.

If you owned a NES at any time during your life, then it's safe to say there were probably a few sports games in your collection. With so many great options to choose from, there was never a shortage of games to play for fans of the genre. Since some games were much better than others, we've decided to rank the best NES sports games of all time.

This list will feature the most popular and best selling sports games that were released for NES. While many of these games were console exclusive, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. You can vote for any of these items, from Punch-Out!! to Tecmo Super Bowl. Vote for your favorite video games below, and feel free to add any that you think deserve to be on the list.

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Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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Blades of Steel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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Tecmo Bowl is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
Tecmo Bowl 1990

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Baseball Stars is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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Double Dribble is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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R.B.I. Baseball is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
Ice Hockey Jan 01 1988

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Excitebike is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
Excitebike 1984

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Super Spike V'Ball is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
Super Spike V'Ball Jan 01 1989

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Bases Loaded is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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Tecmo NBA Basketball is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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Arch Rivals is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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Super Dodge Ball is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
Super Dodge Ball Jan 01 1988

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WWF WrestleMania is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
andy-lautenschleger added WWF WrestleMania 1989

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Nintendo World Cup is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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Golf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
Golf 1984

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Jordan vs. Bird: One on One is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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Track & Field is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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WWF King of the Ring is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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Tecmo Super Bowl II: Special E... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
Duck Hunt 1984

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Baseball Simulator 1.000 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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Bases Loaded 4 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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Ring King is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
Ring King 1987

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NES Open Tournament Golf is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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Goal! is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
Goal! 1988

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WWF WrestleMania Challenge is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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California Games is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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Dusty Diamond's All-Star Softb... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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R.B.I. Baseball 3 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
andy-lautenschleger added R.B.I. Baseball 3

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Legends of the Diamond is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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Major League Baseball is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
andy-lautenschleger added Major League Baseball Apr 01 1988

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American Gladiators is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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Base Wars is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
Base Wars 1991

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Bad News Baseball is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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NES Play Action Football is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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World Games is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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10-Yard Fight is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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Tecmo Baseball is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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Baseball Stars 2 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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Side Pocket is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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Roger Clemens' MVP Baseball is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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Bo Jackson Baseball is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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Track & Field II is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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WWF WrestleMania: Steel Cage C... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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Tecmo World Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
Tecmo World Wrestling Jan 01 1990

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Championship Bowling is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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Town & Country Surf Designs: W... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

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Ultimate Basketball is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NES Sports Games