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The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now 

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Updated April 3, 2020 7.8k votes 1.3k voters 26.4k views 33 items

Gamers everywhere, we're ranking the most popular sports games in 2019. Featuring basketball, soccer, football, and even MMA, this list of the most played sports games right now include some of the best-selling games on Xbox One. What are the top 10 sports video games today?

New sequels to long-running game franchises, like NBA 2K, all the FIFA games, and Madden, keep getting new players, thanks to Twitch streamers and YouTube gaming channels. Other good sport games trending now include UFC 3, Rocket League, and MLB The Show 18.

Vote up the best sports games everyone should be playing right now, and feel free to add your favorites that are missing from this list. Games from all consoles (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) are welcome, including mobile and PC games. 

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FIFA 18 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
FIFA 18 is a 2017 football simulation video game in the FIFA series of video games, developed and published by Electronic Arts. Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo appears as the cover athlete ...more
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NBA 2K20 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
Released: 2019 (Visual Concepts)

Genres (Video game): Sports

NBA 2K20 is a basketball simulation video game developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports, based on the National Basketball Association (NBA). It is the 21st installment in the NBA ...more
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NBA 2K18 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
NBA 2K18 is a 2017 basketball simulation video game developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports. Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving serves as cover athlete for the regular
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Wii Sports is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
27ryan.stroh added Released: 2006 (Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development)

Genres (Video game): Action game, Sports game

Wii Sports is a 2006 sports game developed and published by Nintendo as a launch title for the Wii video game console, and part of the Touch! Generations. The game was first released in North ...more

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Madden NFL 20 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
Released: 2019 (EA Tiburon)

Genres (Video game): Sports

Madden NFL 20 is an American football video game based on the National Football League (NFL), developed by EA Tiburon and published by Electronic Arts. The latest installment in the long-running ...more
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FIFA 19 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
Released: 2018 (EA Vancouver)

Genres (Video game): Sports

FIFA 19 is a football simulation video game developed by EA Vancouver as part of Electronic Arts' FIFA series. Announced on 6 June 2018 for its E3 2018 press conference, it was released on 28 ...more
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Rocket League is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
Released: 2015 (Psyonix)

Genres (Video game): Sports

Rocket League is a vehicular soccer video game developed and published by Psyonix. The game was first released for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4 in July 2015, with ports for Xbox One, OS ...more

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Every Car In 'Rocket League', Ranked Best To Worst #6 of 148 The Most Popular Video Games Right Now #279 of 1,336 The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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Madden NFL 18 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
Madden NFL 18 is an American football sports video game based on the National Football League, developed and published by EA Sports for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The 29th installment of the ...more
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Wii Sports Resort is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
27ryan.stroh added Released: 2009 (Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development)

Genres (Video game): Action game, Sports game

Wii Sports Resort is a sports video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii video game console, and is the successor to Wii Sports. It is one of the first titles to require the Wii ...more
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MLB The Show 18 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
MLB The Show 18 is a baseball video game by SIE San Diego Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, based on Major League Baseball (MLB) . It is the thirteenth entry of the MLB: ...more
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NHL 18 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
NHL 18 is an ice hockey simulation video game developed by EA Canada and published by EA Sports. It was released on Playstation 4 and Xbox One on September 15, 2017. It is the 27th installment ...more
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MLB The Show 20 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
Released: 2020 (SIE San Diego Studio)

Genres (Video game): Sports

MLB The Show 20 is a baseball video game by SIE San Diego Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, based on Major League Baseball (MLB). It is the fifteenth entry of the MLB: The ...more
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EA Sports UFC 3 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
EA Sports UFC 3 is a mixed martial arts fighting video game developed by EA Canada and was published by EA Sports. Conor McGregor, the previous cover fighter of EA Sports UFC 2 returned as the ...more
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NHL 19 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
Released: 2018 (EA Vancouver)

Genres (Video game): Sports

NHL 19 is an ice hockey simulation video game developed by EA Vancouver and published by EA Sports. It was released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 14, 2018. It is the 28th ...more
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ESPN NFL 2K5 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
Owen Shapiro added Released: 2004 (Visual Concepts)

Genres (Video game): Sports game

ESPN NFL 2K5 is an American football video game developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports and the Sega Corporation. It is a part of the NFL 2K series. The game was originally ...more
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Madden NFL 25 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
Owen Shapiro added Released: 2013 (EA Tiburon)

Genres (Video game): Sports game

Madden NFL 25 is an American football sports video game based on the National Football League and published by EA Sports. It was released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in late August 2013. ...more
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Madden NFL 16 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
Owen Shapiro added Released: 2015 (EA Tiburon)

Genres (Video game): Sports

Madden NFL 16 is an American football sports video game based on the National Football League and published by EA Sports for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Madden 16 ...more

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Madden NFL 17 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
Owen Shapiro added Released: 2016 (EA Tiburon)

Genres (Video game): Sports

Madden NFL 17 is an American football sports video game based on the National Football League and published by EA Sports for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360. As the 28th ...more
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Madden NFL 12 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
Owen Shapiro added Released: 2011 (HB Studios)

Genres (Video game): Simulation video game, Sports game, American football

Madden NFL 12 is an American football video game based on the National Football League published by EA Sports and developed by EA Tiburon. It was released on August 30, 2011 in North America and ...more

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NBA Live 19 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
Released: 2018 (EA Tiburon)

Genres (Video game): Sports

NBA Live 19 is a basketball simulation video game developed by EA Tiburon and published by EA Sports. It features Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers as its cover athlete and was released for ...more
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NBA Live 18 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
NBA Live 18 is a basketball simulation video game developed by EA Tiburon and published by EA Sports. It features James Harden of the Houston Rockets as its cover athlete and was released for ...more
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NBA Playgrounds is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
NBA Playgrounds is a 2017 basketball video game. Developed by Saber Interactive, the game is set up as an arcade-style basketball game akin to prior games such as the NBA Jam and NBA Street

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Steep is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
Steep is an extreme sports video game developed by Ubisoft Annecy and published by Ubisoft. It was released worldwide on 2 December 2016 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and is ...more
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Pro Evolution Soccer 201... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 (abbreviated as PES 2018) is a sports video game developed by PES Productions and published by Konami for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and ...more
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AO Tennis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
AO Tennis is a tennis video game developed and published by Big Ant Studios. AO Tennis was released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android and iOS on January 5, 2018. It is the first official ...more