If there’s one thing that sports fans love almost as much as (or in some cases more than) real sports, it’s sports video games. Even if the Chicago Cubs never win the World Series ever again, their biggest fan can make them win it every year in MLB The Show. If Tony Romo throws a late-game interception that dooms the Dallas Cowboys, a fan of America’s Team can quickly fire up his latest gaming console and re-orchestrate the drive to make it result in a win for No. 9 and company. That’s why sports video games are so popular: they let fans live out their fantasies virtually.
But of the thousands of sports video games out there, which ones are the best? Which ones give the fans and gamers what they want? We’ve put our heads together to try and figure that out.
With all games from Tecmo Bowl to Madden NFL 25 and everything in between, we’ve narrowed it down to the top five. It wasn’t easy, but we did it — for you. You’re welcome.