The nights are getting darker and the days are getting colder, which means that once again the year is coming to an end. Obviously, we know what this means, that Christmas is right around the corner.
If you’re a gamer, this is probably one of the most exciting times of the year for you. Amongst the slew of new releases, we’ll also be greeted by a host of amazing sporting video games for everything from the Xbox and PlayStation to the iPad, PC and everything in between. So, whether you’re a football, basketball or massive ice hockey fan – there’ll be a game release for you.
Below, we look at some of the best sporting games of this year that need to be in your stocking.
One of the most popular sporting games to ever exist, the franchise has sold millions around the globe, and the latest instalment has been getting rave reviews, even being hailed as ‘the beautiful game’.
Available on all major games’ consoles this delivers one of the best football gaming experiences ever to exist. With epic gameplay updates that include an elevated on-pitch personality and striking overhaul, you’ll be able to kick back and take your team to the top of the league.
Coming to you on PlayStation 4, Xbox, PC, Switch and iPhone and iPad, this is a franchise with more than 20 years in the game.
Helping you to take the basketball court by storm, the ground-breaking graphics and gameplay include an immersive open-world ‘neighbourhood’. A fantastic game that makes you feel like you’re stepping on to a real-life court, this is something that needs to be played to be believed.
When you think of sporting games, ice hockey may not be something that jumps to the forefront of your mind – but we’re telling you, it should.
Available on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the game gives you the opportunity to play against 200 of the greatest ice hockey players to ever glide across the ice. Offering more acceleration and speed, this epic gameplay technology will allow you to experience ice hockey in all its glory on outdoor rinks from the ponds to the pros.
Step inside the square circle once again on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or PC, as you work your way to the top of Vince McMahon’s sporting spectacle.
A stalwart of the gaming industry since the 1990s, you’ll be able to fight in a wide range of different match types as some of the greatest wrestlers of all time. Choose from the current popular roster, legends, Hall of Famers and even the NXT favourites when you sit down with this flagship game. You’ll also discover amazing WWE gameplay, extensive creation options, the modes you’ve grown to love, and many more new additions.
With so many amazing video games out there just waiting for you to grab hold of, you’ll be able to become anything you want this year. From a legendry hockey player to the world’s best footballer and even a WWE champion – the choice is yours.