The sales of sports games drive the gaming industry, but with a lack of competition in the genre over the last decade, fans have truly missed out. Here are five great Sports games to play that you most likely missed.
Powermove Pro Wrestling: Yukes is currently busy developing the upcoming AEW game and is well-known for their work on WWF and WWE games for nearly two decades. This game, was the game that didn’t sell well, but put them on the map with several publishers, including THQ.
NHL 2K: Developed by Blackbox games, this was their only hockey game on the Dreamcast, but they went on to develop NHL Hitz 20-02 and 20-03, as well as NHL 2004-2005.
International Track and Field: This underrated Konami classic on the PlayStation may be the best in the series. That’s saying considering how beloved the SNES version is.
720: Retro gamers absolutely know this game from the arcade and collectors know it from the NES, but today’s gamers need to give it a try. It’s still a classic.
Virtual Pool: Celeris has made a living for nearly 30 years on this series, one that hasn’t been on console in a long time. It’s easily the best pool-sim ever.
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Patrick Hickey, Jr., is the founder and editor-in-chief of and a lecturer of English and journalism at Kingsborough Community College, in Brooklyn, New York. Over the past decade, his video game coverage has been featured in national ad campaigns by top publishers the likes of Nintendo, Deep Silver, Disney and EA Sports. His book series, "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews With Cult and Classic Game Developers," from McFarland and Company, has earned praise from Forbes, Huffington Post, The New York Daily News and MSG Networks. He is also a former editor at NBC and National Video Games Writer at the