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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1
84 14
Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

2
99 21
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

3
59 22
Blades of Steel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

4
50 19
Tecmo Bowl is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1990

5
39 12
Double Dribble is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

6
43 16
Baseball Stars is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

7
47 20
R.B.I. Baseball is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

8
39 14
Excitebike is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1984

9
37 13
Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1988

10
25 12
Arch Rivals is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

11
23 11
Super Spike V'Ball is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

12
14 3
Super Dodge Ball is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

13
22 11
Tecmo NBA Basketball is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

14
18 8
WWF WrestleMania is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
andy-lautenschleger added 1989

15
19 9
Track & Field is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

16
25 15
Bases Loaded is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

17
18 9
Golf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1984

18
14 6
WWF King of the Ring is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

19
21 13
Nintendo World Cup is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

20
13 6
Ring King is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1987

21
11 5
Jordan vs. Bird: One on One is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

22
11 5
Baseball Simulator 1.000 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

23
18 12
Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1984

24
15 10
NES Open Tournament Golf is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

25
15 10
Bad News Baseball is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

26
6 1
Town & Country Surf Designs: W... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

27
11 6
WWF WrestleMania Challenge is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

28
9 5
Dusty Diamond's All-Star Softb... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

29
9 5
Baseball Stars 2 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

30
9 5
Bases Loaded 4 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

31
15 12
Tecmo Super Bowl II: Special E... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

32
13 10
Base Wars is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1991

33
12 9
Goal! is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1988

34
9 6
California Games is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

35
7 4
Side Pocket is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

36
7 4
Track & Field II is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

37
6 3
WWF WrestleMania: Steel Cage C... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

38
6 3
Tecmo World Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

39
5 2
Slalom is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

40
5 2
R.B.I. Baseball 3 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
andy-lautenschleger added

41
7 5
Cyberball is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
1988

42
6 4
Major League Baseball is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
andy-lautenschleger added 1988

43
6 4
Skate or Die 2: The Search for... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

44
3 1
Caveman Games is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best NES Sports Games
andy-lautenschleger added 1990

45
9 8
Hoops is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

46
7 6
10-Yard Fight is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

47
7 6
Legends of the Diamond is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

48
6 5
Tecmo Baseball is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

49
6 5
Bo Jackson Baseball is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best NES Sports Games

50
6 5
World Games is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NES Sports Games