Total Nerd The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now  

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Gamers everywhere, we're ranking the most popular sports games in 2018. 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, FIFA, 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 2K18 is listed (or ranked) 1 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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FIFA 18 is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Madden NFL 18 is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Rocket League is listed (or ranked) 4 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

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99 104
MLB The Show 18 is listed (or ranked) 5 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

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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 18 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
NHL 18 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

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EA Sports UFC 3 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
EA Sports UFC 3 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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Wii Sports Resort is listed (or ranked) 9 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

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Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 10 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

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NBA Live 18 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
NBA Live 18 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

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Fifa 19 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
sjoita added Fifa 19

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 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

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Star Wars: Battlefront II is listed (or ranked) 14 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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26 51
NBA Playgrounds is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
NBA Playgrounds 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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33 68
Football Manager 2018 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
Football Manager 2018 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

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Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 17 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

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AO Tennis is listed (or ranked) 18 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

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24 60
Steep is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
Steep 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

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21 58
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 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

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Everybody's Golf is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
Everybody's Golf 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

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14 50
Blood Bowl 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
Blood Bowl 2 2015
Blood Bowl 2 is a turn-based fantasy sports video game developed by Cyanide Studios and published by Focus Home Interactive. It is a sequel to the 2009 video game Blood Bowl, based on the board ...more

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Dangerous Golf is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
Dangerous Golf 2016
Dangerous Golf is a miniature golf game developed by Three Fields Entertainment, a studio formed by former Criterion Games founders and developers Fiona Sperry and Alex Ward. The game, as stated ...more

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OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
OlliOlli2: Welcome To Olliwood 2015
OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood is a skateboarding video game developed and published by Roll7 for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. The game was announced on 25 September 2014 as the ...more

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100ft Robot Golf is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Sports Video Games Right Now
100ft Robot Golf 2016
100 ft Robot Golf is a mecha golf video game, developed and published by No Goblin. It was released in October 2016 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR, and in March 2017 for Windows. Players ...more