While sports fans love to watch their favorite athletes on game day work towards victory, they also wish they had the ability to be those athletes and control their movements and be in their shoes come game time. Well, sports video games are about as close as most of us can get to being under the big lights on game day. These videogames let fans simulate their hopes and dreams and the five included in this article are the best.
1. NHL 94
The reason NHL ’94 appears on this list over each and every other NHL game is because of how revolutionary and well received it was from fans and critics alike. First of all, the game introduced a number of ground-breaking features such as the ability to shoot one timers, save your records and an overall revamping of the controls which made for a much smoother and better-playing game. The game was also the first to introduce team specific organ songs, which was huge for 1993, when the game was released.
2. Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2
Building off of the first game, this game took things to an entirely different level and had immense success. In fact, this game still remains one of the highest rated video games of all time. The combination of updated trick sets, improved graphics /gameplay and various new features such as Create-a-Skater and the Park Editor made this a huge leap from the first game. The soundtrack in this game was also absolutely top notch and fit the style and setting of the game perfectly. You would be hard pressed to find a game that made so many solid improvements as a sequel of an already praised game.