Sports Games

Sports Games are a video games genre in which the gameplay simulates real sports disciplines. Such games require from the players mastery as far as the game rules, skill, and tactical thinking are concerned. Flagship examples of sports game are those released by EA Sports.

Sports Games – a Division

Sports games can be divided into those in which we control a single player and such in which we take control of the whole team or club. Examples of the first type could be WWE series, Tony Hawk’s series or Rocket League. The representatives of the other kind are such hits as Football Manager or Championship Manager series. There are also hybrid games where the first and the second type of play coexist. An ideal example of such games are the new FIFA editions, for example, FIFA 18.

The rules and the modes of play in the games of this genre are faithfully copied from the real world. Consequently, in most of such games, we can play friendly matches, training rounds, or take part in various competitions. The premieres of sports games are often related to the real-life sports events. IT was so in the case of Summer Athletics series which was always released during Olympic Games.

In the top production of this kind, the developers care for realism. Thus on the sports, we will find licensed players that look like real ones. All the leagues and events will be also licensed bearing real names.

Sports games sometimes require physical prowess. This is so in the case of games that need a move controller in order to work.

Flagship Examples of Sports Games

There are numerous sports games available to play on your PC. Here are some of the most popular.

  1. PGA Tour – With incredible graphics that look so real, you’ll feel like you are out on the putting green. There’s a wide variety of golf courses in which to choose from. For instance, the Chambers Bay course located in the Pacific Northwest part of America. Situated along the shore, you can even hear the waves crashing on the beach. Its genre is considered to be sports: golf.
  2. Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 – one of its many unique features is the natural player movement. Hundreds of special animated effects have been added in order to make the players seem more realistic. This animation is also applied to the goalkeepers as well. The game genre is labeled as soccer or football.
  3. NHL 18 – Equipped with eighteen new special features, one of which gives players the ability to create their own league. The players maneuver around the rink with ease, shooting the hockey puck between their opponent’s legs. NHL 18 has a three on three overtime mode that helps to shape it into a full-blown hockey game.

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