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Sports

Category Tier-1 Genre

Top 150 best Steam games of all time tagged with Sports, according to gamer reviews.

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
8.49
96% 71,633 votes
8.35
98% 2,722 votes
8.29
98% 2,145 votes
8.27
95% 7,705 votes
8.26
94% 15,883 votes
8.18
97% 1,215 votes
8.13
97% 1,207 votes
8.11
93% 6,094 votes
8.10
93% 5,309 votes
8.05
93% 4,578 votes
8.02
90% 26,559 votes
8.01
96% 610 votes
7.97
95% 1,008 votes
7.95
96% 508 votes
7.94
93% 1,375 votes
7.89
91% 3,335 votes
7.88
92% 2,118 votes
7.87
94% 595 votes
7.87
91% 2,500 votes
7.86
88% 24,952 votes
7.86
95% 390 votes
7.85
94% 470 votes
7.80
94% 410 votes
7.80
93% 622 votes
7.80
89% 5,311 votes
7.78
92% 962 votes
7.76
92% 716 votes
7.75
90% 2,794 votes
7.75
94% 326 votes
7.73
99% 81 votes
7.71
89% 2,857 votes
7.70
94% 213 votes
7.67
86% 14,363 votes
7.66
90% 859 votes
7.65
97% 79 votes
7.65
100% 48 votes
7.64
89% 1,566 votes
7.64
95% 125 votes

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with Sports is also tagged with a correlated tag, the correlated tag has 20% correlation. 100% correlation means the pair of tags always appear together.

Tags most frequently applied to the same games as Sports, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. Simulation 53%
  2. Casual 50%
  3. Indie 49%
  4. Action 45%
  5. Singleplayer 38%
  6. Racing 28%
  7. Arcade 26%
  8. 3D 25%
  9. Multiplayer 24%
  10. Strategy 20%
  11. Adventure 19%
  12. PvP 17%

The Sports tag in the gaming world refers to a genre of video games that simulate real-life sports activities. These games aim to provide players with an immersive and interactive experience of various sports disciplines.

In sports games, players usually take control of individual athletes, teams, or even specific roles within a sport. The gameplay is centered around competitive matches or events that closely resemble real-life sporting events. Players can engage in single-player modes against AI opponents or multiplayer modes where they can compete against friends or other online players.

Sports games offer a wide range of options and features, including:

  • Realistic simulations Sports titles strive to recreate the rules, mechanics, and strategies of their respective sports as closely as possible. This includes incorporating realistic physics, player movements, tactics, and statistics.
  • Official licenses and teams Many sports games acquire official licensing rights from professional leagues and organizations. This allows them to feature authentic team names, logos, uniforms, stadiums/venues,and even real-life athletes in some cases. Games like FIFA by EA Sports simulate global football (known as soccer in some regions), while NBA 2K focuses on realistic basketball experiences.
  • Career/Managerial modes Some sports games offer modes where players can create custom characters or manage entire teams over multiple seasons. These career or managerial modes provide deep immersion into the behind-the-scenes aspects such as player transfers, training regimens,and financial management. For instance, the Football Manager series brings forward an immersive managerial experience by giving control over a football club's day-to-day operations.

Famous examples showcasing the diversity within the Sports genre include:

  • FIFA series Developed by EA Sports,this series offers realistic football gameplay, featuring multiple game modes like career mode and FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT), where players can build their dream teams.
  • NBA 2K series Published by 2K Sports, the NBA 2K series provides authentic basketball experiences with stunning graphics, realistic player movements, and immersive story-driven modes like MyCareer.
  • Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) Developed by Konami,this franchise focuses on delivering a realistic football experience with robust gameplay mechanics and various game modes.

Sports games allow players to engage in their favorite sports or explore new ones. They provide an opportunity to experience the excitement, competition, and skill required in real-world athletic endeavors within the virtual landscape of gaming.

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