With NFL season almost here, Old School Gamer counts down five pigskin games over 20 years old that still play great.

NFL Gameday 98: The first game to truly dethrone the Madden series, those polygon graphics and awesome AI set a high standard for all the games that followed.

John Madden 93: This is probably the most complete game of football ever released up until that point in time. It’s still a wonderful game.

NFL 2K: This one on Dreamcast changed it all. EA Sports knew they had serious competition here.

NFL GameBreaker: Basically a reskinned NFL GameDay, this was a great college football game during the PS1 era.

Super Play Action Football: It’s one of those SNES games no one talks about, but it’s still fun.

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