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  • 12/11/2010, 01:10PM ET

Top 5 Sports Video Games Of All Time

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Select the Top 5 Sports Video Games of All Time

Rules:

Games may come from any platform and from any year
Games must be specific selections such as "Madden 98" not "Madden Franchise
Select a sixth game as a bonus selection

First argument: State your selections
Second argument: State your case

1. MLB 2010: The Show (PlayStation: 2010)
2. NBA Jam (SEGA: 1993)
3. FIFA 2010 (PlayStation/XBOX/Wii: 2010)
4. ESPN 2K5 Football (Playstation/XBOX: 2004)
5. Mutant League Football (SEGA: 1993)

6. Madden 2005 (Playstation/XBOX: 2005)

Throwdown!


1. ESPN NFL 2K5

2. Madden 2005

3. NHL 11

4. Techmo Bowl

5. NHL 94



6. NFL Gameday 2000

good luck!


1. MLB 2010: The Show

As far as details go, this is the greatest sports game ever made. The sounds of the ballpark, the players faces, the reactions to in game situations (home runs, strikeouts, etc.) everything was so on point, that it is hard to find a better game. The Show does for baseball what I believe NHL 11, and FIFA 10 did for hockey and futbol; fun, realistic, cutting edge; gameplay. The Show also offers the Road to the Show, where you bring a player up to through the minor leagues; first hand. The hours you can spend playing this game; there is no rival.

2. NBA Jam

Anyone who owned a SEGA probably spent hours playing this game. It had real players, in unreal situations. It was easily the best arcade style sports game EVER. If it had MJ, it would have been better, but hey how many games give you the chance to have crazy dunks, shoot three pointers from all over the court, and CATCH FIRE. Great fun.

3. FIFA 10'

It benefited form being launched close to the world cup. The fastest selling multi-platform sports game of all time selling 1.7 million copies in it's first week (just in Europe) Total Control, Realistic, Fun.

More to come... This is fun...


1. ESPN NFL 2K5

Ahhh where to begin..? From the ESPN integration that we all had come to know and love, to the superb realism that actually felt like a REAL NFL game. We had 1st person mode, where players could suit up a helmet and play through the eyes of any player on the field, a favorite. Franchise mode: the addition of a weekly based sportscenter showing didn't lessen this game's dominance at all. Obviously, the NFL was wrong in signing the exclusive deal with EA.

2. Madden 2005

The last great one of the once proud franchise, Madden 2005 had almost everything. a soundtrack that could keep you fooling around the menu for shizz and giggles. The combination of Al Michaels and John Madden created an insermountable duo in the sports video game world. the smooth, realistic gameplay was a BIG deal at that time, which made it not only a Sports, but Video games in general powerhouse that year.

3. NHL 11

It seems that the choice of NHL 11 may be a headscratcher, no matter, NHL 11 has some of the most fluid gameplay in years of Hockey games. The Online modes are the best in sports, with tournaments, Shootouts, "My Player" Team play games, and the general versus play.
GL!


NHL 11 was a great choice, I actually had it at a coin toss to take the place of Madden 2005. If it wasn't THAT new I would have. It is really one of the most realistic games I have ever had the chance to play, and I loved it.

ESPN 2K5 was a GREAT game. It litterally made EA piss their shorts. How could 2K make them look that bad? They made every version of Madden look like a cartoon. Mel Kiper even broke down the draft in that game. Totally fun game, and it was only $20. You can still buy it for $5, and I suggest you do. It will change your video game life. (maybe...)

Mutant League Football

Teams of aliens, skeletons, robots, and other monsters playing on fields that are littered wirh landmines, fire pits, and more. This game was all around great. You could die mid play, and you could even bribe the officials. I know you can talk about Temco but what about...

BONES JACKSON.

This game was Blitz before it even exsisted. Just pure 7 on 7 violent fun.

Madden 2005:

I am in agreement that this was the last revolutionary game added to the series. It was the introduction of the hit stick and defensive audibles. Total control, both sides of the field, CLASSIC.


Techmo Bowl

Welp, you can pretty much distinguish Techmo Bowl as the Super Mario Bros. of sports gaming. Alot of people are still attached to this un-aging game, from it's constant QB snap count that could go on forever, to the chessy music after a handoff or a pass. At the time of release (1987), this game was rightfully hallowed as one of the best on the market.

NHL 94

Good memories of Shooting one-timers for goals against childhood friends in NHL 94, this would be the first title to implement the strategic shot into a hockey game. at the time, the game was as real as it gets, and became one of those games that, like Techmo Bowl, are pretty much timeless!

(BONUS) NFL Gameday 2000

I really have nothing more to show for this game other than the intro, I still watch it every now and again just to enthrive some mementos..!

Well, this has been a pretty fun TD, hopefully there are more like these to come...!

December 11, 2010  01:17 PM ET

ESPN 2k5 was legit. Madden got scared and bought the rights to all NFL games

December 11, 2010  01:22 PM ET

TECNO BOWL!

December 11, 2010  01:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

ESPN 2k5 was legit. Madden got scared and bought the rights to all NFL games

One of the best games ever.

December 11, 2010  01:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

ESPN 2k5 was legit. Madden got scared and bought the rights to all NFL games

Two Franchises I sincerely miss.. NFL Fever and ESPN 2k...Madden is just terrible, stopped buying after 07...

December 11, 2010  01:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

TECNO BOWL!

Also great, would have made the top 10

December 11, 2010  01:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Two Franchises I sincerely miss.. NFL Fever and ESPN 2k...Madden is just terrible, stopped buying after 07...

I really believe Madden 05 was the last great one. Hit Stick, Defensive Hot Routes. Classic.

December 11, 2010  01:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

TECNO BOWL!

T-E-C-M-O

December 11, 2010  01:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I really believe Madden 05 was the last great one. Hit Stick, Defensive Hot Routes. Classic.

Agreed. Had one of the best soundtracks, The Menu's were sweet with the live action film, and Al Michaels and Madden never got old, no matter how many times I played..

December 11, 2010  01:30 PM ET

I may need a small amount of time to come up with some picks...

December 11, 2010  01:31 PM ET

Tecmo Bowl!

December 11, 2010  01:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I may need a small amount of time to come up with some picks...

It's cool man, it took me forever to do mine... Like an hour haha.

December 11, 2010  01:32 PM ET

Andre Agassi Tennis for Sega Genesis was pretty good.

December 11, 2010  01:38 PM ET

"First argument: State your selections
Second argument: State your case"

Do you guys just not argue in the 3rd argument slot?

December 11, 2010  01:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

"First argument: State your selectionsSecond argument: State your case"Do you guys just not argue in the 3rd argument slot?

refute your opponents selections.

December 11, 2010  01:48 PM ET

I don't the average age on here but NBA Live "95" was one of the best basketball games ever.

December 11, 2010  01:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I don't the average age on here but NBA Live "95" was one of the best basketball games ever.

I feel that MOST Sega sports games were great. NHL 94 was up there!

December 11, 2010  01:51 PM ET

Was James Toney boxing the good **** boxing game for Genesis?

December 11, 2010  01:52 PM ET

Sega Pro Bass Fishing was Epic

December 11, 2010  01:53 PM ET

Hardest game I ever played was Joe Montana Football for Sega

 
December 11, 2010  02:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Sega Pro Bass Fishing was Epic

HAHA! That made my day man...

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