sports genre is one of gaming’s most popular in terms of participation, only
really rivalled by first person shooter bigshots such as the Call of Duty
franchise. Games such as FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer in the UK and Madden in
the USA dominate the bestseller charts throughout the year and indeed the only
games that many casual console owners actually buy are the annual simulations
of their favourite sport.
rule the roost with the aforementioned FIFA and Madden series, as well as their
annual National Hockey League (NHL) and occasional Ultimate Fighting
Championship (UFC) releases. Elsewhere, 2k Sports hold the licences for the
National Basketball Association (NBA) and WWE wrestling, Sony have been
exclusively making Major League Baseball (MLB) games for more than 20 years, Codemasters
appeal to petrolheads with their Formula One releases and Big Ant have been
quietly releasing solid cricketing games.
from these mostly American-dominated sports, however, the market is somewhat
lacking. Several other hugely popular physical activities from around the world
are missing in action in the gaming world, with only the occasional title every
few years if at all. To make matters worse, these are often terrible.
are six sports that deserve better on the Playstations and Xboxes of the world.