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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92 18
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

2
77 14
Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

3
54 21
Blades of Steel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

4
37 10
Double Dribble is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

5
46 17
Tecmo Bowl is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1990

6
37 11
Excitebike is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1984

7
45 18
R.B.I. Baseball is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

8
41 15
Baseball Stars is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

9
35 13
Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1988

10
24 11
Arch Rivals is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

11
22 10
Super Spike V'Ball is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

12
20 10
Tecmo NBA Basketball is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

13
12 3
Super Dodge Ball is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

14
17 8
WWF WrestleMania is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
andy-lautenschleger added 1989

15
23 14
Bases Loaded is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

16
17 9
Golf is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1984

17
20 12
Nintendo World Cup is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

18
11 4
Jordan vs. Bird: One on One is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

19
13 6
WWF King of the Ring is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

20
16 9
Track & Field is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

21
17 11
Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1984

22
10 5
WWF WrestleMania Challenge is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

23
10 5
Baseball Simulator 1.000 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

24
14 10
Bad News Baseball is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

25
14 10
NES Open Tournament Golf is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

26
9 5
Bases Loaded 4 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

27
5 1
Town & Country Surf Designs: W... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

28
15 12
Tecmo Super Bowl II: Special E... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

29
9 6
Ring King is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1987

30
5 2
R.B.I. Baseball 3 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
andy-lautenschleger added

31
12 10
Base Wars is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1991

32
11 9
Goal! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1988

33
8 6
California Games is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

34
7 5
Baseball Stars 2 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

35
7 5
Dusty Diamond's All-Star Softb... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

36
6 4
Side Pocket is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

37
5 3
WWF WrestleMania: Steel Cage C... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

38
5 3
Major League Baseball is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
andy-lautenschleger added 1988

39
5 3
Tecmo World Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

40
9 8
Hoops is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

41
7 6
Legends of the Diamond is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

42
6 5
World Games is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

43
6 5
Bo Jackson Baseball is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

44
6 5
Cyberball is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1988

45
6 5
10-Yard Fight is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

46
6 5
Tecmo Baseball is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

47
5 4
Roger Clemens' MVP Baseball is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

48
5 4
Track & Field II is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

49
5 4
Skate or Die 2: The Search for... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

50
3 2
Ultimate Basketball is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NES Sports Games