The Best 5 Sports Video Games of All Time

3. ESPN NFL 2K5

(source: psxtreme.com)

(source: psxtreme.com)

This game, despite being over a decade old, is probably still the most talked about NFL game today. This game was the last NFL game that was released by 2K because EA signed an exclusive deal with the NFL, thus forcing 2K to stop producing football games. NFL 2K5 started out at a price of $19.99, which less than half the price of Madden that same year, which caused Madden sales to plummet and made 2K poised to take over the spot of the top football game, until the aforementioned exclusive deal between EA and the NFL.

4. MVP Baseball 2005

(source: gamespot.com)

(source: gamespot.com)

This is without any doubt the best baseball game ever put out in history. MVP Baseball 2005 was released by EA and was simply amazing. MVP 2005 was way ahead of its time. It introduced the meter pitching system and zone hitting option. It also featured smooth animations, a ton of amount of options, sliders and game modes. The fluidity of the players was awesome, as was the control of the players during base running and fielding. The game was so good that it was actually included in the IGN reader’s choice top 100 games of all time.

5. Punch-Out

(source: firstandmonday.com)

(source: firstandmonday.com)

Punch-Out!! features a boxer known as Little Mac working his way up the professional boxing ladder, facing a series of colorful, fictional boxers, leading to a final fight with real-life boxer, World Champion Mike Tyson. It is praised by many for its arcade-style fun over realism. It is seen by some as a puzzle game disguised as a fighting game. It is seen as a true classic in the fighting game genre, and no other game in its genre will likely ever be as beloved as this.

 


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