The Best PSP Sports Games

Over 600 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best PSP Sports Games
Voting Rules
Games don't have to be console exclusive, as long as they were released for PlayStation Portable at some point.

If you owned a PSP 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 PSP sports games of all time.

This list will feature the most popular and best-selling sports games that were released for PSP. While many of these games were console exclusive, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. Vote for your favorite items on this poll, including NBA 2K12, Madden NFLFIFA 12, and more.

From NHL to the MLB, tennis games, football, and more, vote up all your favorite portable sports video games below.

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  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2013
    1
    153 votes

    Pro Evolution Soccer 2013

    Sep 20 2012

    Undoubtedly one of the most realistic soccer games for the PSP, Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 raised the bar in terms of authenticity and immersion. Building on its predecessors, this iteration incorporated the Player ID system, accurately replicating individual playstyles and behaviors of famous soccer stars. Furthermore, the gameplay was noticeably smoother with refinements to ball control, player movement, and tactical AI – all tailor-made for an exhilarating gaming experience. Giving gamers the upper hand, PES 2013 allowed unparalleled customization, from managing tactics to tweaking player performance, ensuring that this game stands out amongst its peers.

  • NBA 2K13
    2
    117 votes
    Oct 02 2012

    Basketball fans were in for a real treat with NBA 2K13, as the already stellar franchise took significant strides to enhance both presentation and gameplay. Marrying exceptional visuals and smooth animations with compelling game modes such as MyCareer and Association, NBA 2K13 provided a near-perfect basketball simulation. Alongside the usual refinements in controls and mechanics, 2K introduced the innovative “Control Stick” to elevate the level of authenticity and responsiveness, enabling advanced dribbling moves and pinpoint accurate shooting. Additionally, the game boasted an iconic soundtrack curated by Jay-Z, further solidifying NBA 2K13's exclusivity in the world of sports gaming.

  • NHL 07
    3
    87 votes
    Sep 12 2006

    Revolutionizing the way hockey games were played, NHL 07 took a massive leap forward with its groundbreaking Skill Stick control system, which granted full control over shooting and deking using the right analog stick. Coupled with a robust Dynasty mode offering total team management, this game provided hours of entertainment as players built their teams into championship-winning dynasties. A solid AI system ensured that both teammates and opponents were challenging and engaging, while authentic player models and stadium recreations made NHL 07 an immersive spectacle. Ultimately, this hockey game's impact on the genre cannot be understated, paving the way for future installments to build upon its success.

  • NCAA Football 07
    4
    61 votes
    Jul 18 2006

    Arguably one of the quintessential college football games of all time, NCAA Football 07 delivered an unparalleled depth of gameplay and customization options. Highlighted by the addition of momentum-shifting features such as "Jump the Snap" and Campus Legend mode – which allowed players to take their custom athlete from high school to college stardom – NCAA Football 07 offered a truly immersive experience of life on and off the field. Furthermore, the game showcased improved graphics and tweaked gameplay mechanics, ensuring that each virtual matchup felt as close to the real thing as possible. Steeped in tradition and full of passion, NCAA Football 07 was a must-have for college football fanatics.

  • Madden NFL 08
    5
    66 votes

    Capturing the essence of America's favorite sport, Madden NFL 08 brought exceptional depth and polish to the football gaming arena. Introducing the innovative new "Weapons" feature, which allowed players to quickly identify their team's top performers, the game revolutionized how players approached offense and defense. Additionally, the Franchise mode saw numerous improvements such as revamped scouting, realistic salary caps, and sophisticated stat tracking, keeping players engaged season after season. With its refined gameplay mechanics and strong attention to detail, Madden NFL 08 still stands as a seminal moment in the series.

  • Hot on the heels of NCAA Football 07, the tenth iteration of this esteemed college football series managed to outdo itself with new features and enhanced gameplay. The Road to Glory mode allowed players to fully immerse themselves in the life of a college football star, while the innovative TeamBuilder feature offered unparalleled customization in designing your dream team. Additionally, the graphics and player animations saw significant improvements, further blurring the line between virtual football and the real gridiron. NCAA Football 10 ultimately encapsulated the spirit and excitement of college football like no other game before or since.