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The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now  

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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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NBA 2K20 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
2019
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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FIFA 19 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
2018
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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FIFA 18 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
2017
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 2K18 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
2017
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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Madden NFL 20 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
2019
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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Wii Sports is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
27ryan.stroh added 2006
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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NHL 19 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
2018
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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Madden NFL 18 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
2017
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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NHL 18 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
2017
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
10
Rocket League is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
2015
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
11
MLB The Show 18 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
2018
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
12
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
27ryan.stroh added 2009
Minecraft is a sandbox independent video game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson and later developed and published by the Swedish company Mojang. The ...more
13
Wii Sports Resort is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
27ryan.stroh added 2009
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
14
EA Sports UFC 3 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
2018
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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NBA Live 19 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
2018
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) 16 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
2017
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
17
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
2017
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
18
Star Wars: Battlefront II is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
27ryan.stroh added 2005
Star Wars: Battlefront II is a third and first-person shooter video game developed by Pandemic Studios, and published by LucasArts. The game is the sequel to the successful Star Wars: ...more
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NBA Playgrounds is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
2017
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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Football Manager 2018 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
2017
Football Manager 2018 is a 2017 football management simulation video game developed by Sports Interactive and published by Sega which was released worldwide on 10 November 2017 for Microsoft ...more
21
Steep is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
2016
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
22
AO Tennis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
2018
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
23
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
27ryan.stroh added 2017
Ark: Survival Evolved (stylized as ΛRK) is a 2017 action-adventure survival video game developed by Studio Wildcard in collaboration with Instinct Games, Efecto Studios, and Virtual Basement. In ...more
24
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
2015
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is a skateboarding video game in the Tony Hawk's series developed by Robomodo and Disruptive Games, and published by Activision. The game is the fourth game in the ...more
25
Everybody's Golf is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
2017
Everybody's Golf is a sports video game developed by Clap Hanz and SIE Japan Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 4. It is the twelfth game in the ...more