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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120 28
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

2
97 19
Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

3
71 30
Blades of Steel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

4
53 18
Double Dribble is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

5
56 21
Baseball Stars is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

6
49 18
Excitebike is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1984

7
57 25
R.B.I. Baseball is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

8
45 17
Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1988

9
58 29
Tecmo Bowl is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1990

10
22 7
Super Dodge Ball is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

11
30 17
Super Spike V'Ball is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

12
24 13
WWF WrestleMania is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
andy-lautenschleger added 1989

13
26 16
Tecmo NBA Basketball is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

14
22 13
Track & Field is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

15
26 17
Nintendo World Cup is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

16
27 18
Arch Rivals is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

17
21 13
Golf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1984

18
13 6
Baseball Stars 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

19
15 8
WWF WrestleMania Challenge is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

20
29 22
Bases Loaded is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

21
16 10
WWF King of the Ring is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

22
18 12
Bad News Baseball is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

23
20 14
Tecmo Super Bowl II: Special E... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

24
15 10
Jordan vs. Bird: One on One is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

25
12 7
Dusty Diamond's All-Star Softb... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

26
21 16
Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1984

27
13 8
Bases Loaded 4 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

28
13 8
Baseball Simulator 1.000 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

29
15 10
Ring King is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1987

30
17 12
NES Open Tournament Golf is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

31
15 11
Base Wars is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1991

32
14 10
Goal! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1988

33
11 7
California Games is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

34
11 7
Track & Field II is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

35
9 5
Side Pocket is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

36
7 3
R.B.I. Baseball 3 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
andy-lautenschleger added

37
6 2
BigFoot is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
andy-lautenschleger added

38
8 5
Town & Country Surf Designs: W... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

39
7 4
Slalom is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

40
7 4
Tecmo World Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

41
7 4
John Elway's Quarterback is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

42
9 7
Major League Baseball is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
andy-lautenschleger added 1988

43
9 7
10-Yard Fight is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

44
9 7
Legends of the Diamond is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

45
7 5
WWF WrestleMania: Steel Cage C... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

46
15 14
American Gladiators is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

47
11 10
NES Play Action Football is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

48
10 9
Hoops is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

49
9 8
Bo Jackson Baseball is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

50
8 7
Tecmo Baseball is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NES Sports Games