Sports and video games have practically been inseparable ever since the dawn of gaming as a serious industry prospect. The first arcade classic ever released, Pong in 1972, was themed after a sport in table tennis after all.
Since that one iconic moment, not a year has gone by where a sport hasn't been put in the gaming world, and even franchises such as Rayman, Sonic the Hedgehog, Pac-Man and Super Mario, that started out having nothing to do with sports, have launched their own spin off series to try and grab a slice of this lucrative subgenre.
However, it has since seen a serious drop in originality over the years, with more and more titles being hoovered up and monopolised by the likes of Electronic Arts.
It's definitely a meme that rolls on out every time a new Madden or Fifa is announced that everyone rushes out and loses their mind over a game that is basically the same as the one the year before, but it's also one of the ones grounded in reality the most. There's a formula and a recipe that each of these games has to follow, with all of these games focusing on being as accurate as possible simulations rather than original and unique in most cases.
So with the likes of EA's Fifa, NBA2K and Madden all turning up and making everything all safe and mainstream, here are the craziest games that dared to go out of their way and toss the rule book out the window in every sense imaginable.