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15 Athletes That Were the Most Unfair and Unstoppable in Video Games

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We all know those players you'd love to use in video games because they couldn't be stopped. It was incredibly frustrating playing against those guys, but it was really fun to play as them. These 15 players provided a truly unfair advantage in video games during their primes.

15. Darrelle Revis

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15. Darrelle Revis

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In some of the Madden games it seemed impossible to intercept the ball. Whenever the ball was thrown right at a defender, they would somehow drop it and the announcers would make some backhanded comment about their bad hands. That wasn't the case when you threw it near Revis, though. It was as if he had glue on his hands when the ball was thrown his way.

14. Alex Ovechkin

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14. Alex Ovechkin

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The NHL video games generally do a good job not exaggerating anybody's stats, but of course Ovechkin is a bit unstoppable. He can just about skate coast to coast without getting touched and then can snipe from just about anywhere on the ice.

13. Derrick Rose

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13. Derrick Rose

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Before Rose's first ACL tear, he wasn't stoppable in NBA video games. His ability to finish was unheard of; if you got to the rim with Rose, you were going to score. This isn't the case with him anymore, but for a couple years, Rose could score in bunches if you used him in an NBA video game.

12. Adrian Peterson

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12. Adrian Peterson

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One of the best running backs in the history of the game, and they programmed him like that in Madden games. Not only is he extremely fast, but he can't be brought down. It's risky playing as the Vikings in Madden, but doing so enables you to use Peterson in your backfield.

11. Tom Brady

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11. Tom Brady

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Brady is always amazing in Madden, but he was especially good when the "field vision" feature was employed. Since he has such good field vision, his meter would essentially take up the entire field. Basically, that meant he could make any throw he wanted to.

10. Alex Rodriguez

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10. Alex Rodriguez

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When he was in his prime, it seemed like A-Rod hit a home run every other at bat in baseball video games. Obviously, times have changed, but back then he was unstoppable. If there was nobody on base, you might as well walk him.

9. Marshawn Lynch

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9. Marshawn Lynch

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Beast Mode is even more of a beast in Madden as he can't be tackled. Of course he's a slippery and elusive player in real life, but it can be frustrating playing against him in Madden because he can't be taken down. On any given play, Lynch is ready to have a home run play in Madden.

8. Michael Vick

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8. Michael Vick

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Vick was absolutely ridiculous in Madden games when he was on the Falcons. He flat out couldn't be stopped because he was extremely fast, could run out of the pocket and he could also throw on the run. When he was on the Falcons, he wasn't someone you wanted to be playing against in Madden.

7. Vince Carter

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7. Vince Carter

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Back in his Toronto days, Carter was one of the most electrifying performers in the game and that was reflected in NBA video games. He wasn't an all-around great player in video games, but if he got near the rim he was going to throw it down over the competition.

6. Allen Iverson

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6. Allen Iverson

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AI could score in bunches during his playing days and he could score in even bigger bunches in NBA video games. He was also extremely fast in video games so you could just blow by people with him and put up 50 during any given game.

5. Barry Bonds

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5. Barry Bonds

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Even though Barry Bonds didn't give the rights to use his name in most of the later MLB video games, everyone knew who the cleanup hitter on the Giants was based on. It seemed like every other swing hit the ball out of the ballpark and that wasn't that inaccurate given it was based on baseball's all-time home run leader.

4. Calvin Johnson

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4. Calvin Johnson

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Megatron is an absolute monster in Madden because he's such a physical specimen. He can make spectacular catches in traffic and otherwise and he's pretty fast as well. If playing with the Lions, someone can just throw the ball up and there's a good chance Megatron is coming down with it.

3. Peyton Manning

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3. Peyton Manning

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Like Brady, Manning had a "field vision" that almost covered the entire field, enabling him to make any throw on the field. Since it's based on Manning's actual play, it seems like every ball he throws is also on the money. When you can't defend against the pass in Madden, you're probably not going to win many games.

2. Kobe Bryant

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2. Kobe Bryant

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When he was in his prime, Kobe Bryant just wouldn't miss in NBA video games. If he got a mid-range jumper, he was going to knock it down. It was even worse in NBA Jam where he would light on fire if he made three shots in a row. Once he was on fire, he actually couldn't miss a single shot unless it got blocked.

1. LeBron James

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1. LeBron James

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Rightfully so, LeBron James is the most dominant video game player ever. Since he arrived in the league, he's been incredible in video games because he's fast, can throw down and shoot from inside and outside. Since he's the best player since Michael Jordan, it's easy to see why he's so dominant in NBA video games.