Sports games come in many genres and sizes. Football Manager and Rocket League are almost nothing alike, but it’s undeniably both sports games.
For the convenience of readers, this list is divided into four main categories: Sports Simulation Games – games that show realistic sports, Sports Management games, Arcade Sports – games that describe real sports with additional variations, and Fantasy Sports games – games that describe sports are completely… fiction.
Obviously, there are games of this type and that of the other, even Rocket League relies a little on football, but hopefully, this classification will help you distinguish QWOP-style games from games like FIFA.
Sports Simulation Game
Developer: EA Sports
Release date: September 2017
If you want to play online then FIFA is the choice for you with a large and healthy community, making sure you always find matches easily.
Release date: 92017
While FIFA is suitable for those who like to play storylines or play online with other players, PES is the preferred choice of many people when they want to play offline with others, or when they want to play PES’s signature Master League mode.
These two games also have a little difference in gameplay, PES is more inclined to a long pass and pokes slots, making the game faster and more intense.
Sports Management Game
Football Manager 2018
Developer: Sports Interactive
Release date: November 2017
Football Manager has a huge scale. The game has always maintained its record of being one of the most popular games on Steam, the game’s scouting system is on par with real clubs and there was even an incident where a player was wrongly summoned to the national team because of the Football Manager. It’s an incredibly fun game, which gets even more exciting when they add a smoother version of Football Manager Touch.
Out of the Park Baseball 18
Developer: Out of the Park Developments
Release date: March 2017
Curiously, few sports other than football have a Football Manager-style management game, but baseball is understandable as it is a metric-heavy sport. Out of the Park, Baseball doesn’t seem like much has changed after all these years, but this game is still a great way to satisfy your passion for baseball.