The corona pandemic has put sports leagues on hiatus, canceled matches, and postponed the Olympics until the very future. Even with vaccines becoming available, it will be a while before life gets back to normal and we get to see our favorite football and hockey teams back in action. In this situation, digital games offer sports fans a different way to enjoy their favorite sports. Here is a list of ten different sports games that range from hockey and football to hunting that will help you pass time in quarantine.
1. NHL 21
The fuss is always the fuss, even when it doesn’t bring huge reforms to EA’s familiar formulas. The NHL is repeatedly one of the most successful games of the year, and the latest game also includes a slightly new one, such as the new Squad Battles game format. Its Hut mode is especially fun where you can buy players, using hut coins to make your fantasy teams and compete against other players.
NHL 21 is available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
2. NBA 2K21
Basketball, on the other hand, competing with EA, is 2K Sports, and the NBA 2K21 was well received in the gaming media despite generous micropayments. Once again, the popular MyCareer game format is included, and for the first time in the history of the series, WNBA teams are also playable.
The NBA 2K21 is available for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Google Stadium.
3. eFootball PES 2021
FIFA is still the best known of football games, but Pro Evolution Soccer has repeatedly won both players and critics. This is also the case with the latest releases, whose (now strangely named) eFootball PES 2021 garnered more positive reviews from its competitors. In addition to a high-quality football game, the latest PES also offers, among other things, storytelling progress and a completely new Match day game format.
eFootball PES 2021 is available for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android and iOS.
4. Football Manager 2021
If football interests you more in tactics than on the running level, the legendary Football Manager series may be a more attractive option. Managerial positions are available in 53 states and 26 officially licensed football leagues.
Football Manager 2021 is available for PC, Google Stadium and Nintendo Switch.
Winter sports, on the other hand, can be reached in Ubisoft’s easy-to-approach open world sports game Steep, which includes downhill skiing, snowboarding and flying in a flying suit. The game received praise especially from the open game world, and later extensions have brought with it even more sports since the base jumps.
Steep is available for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
6. Lonely Mountains: Downhill
The big sports games also include indie surprises, of which at least Lonely Mountains: Downhill is worth checking out. The graphically stylized game serves momentum and dangerous situations from the world of downhill cycling, and it also received a lot of praise from critics. Games Radar, for example, made Lonely Mountains: Downhill the best sports game of last year.
Lonely Mountains: Downhill is available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
7. OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood
There has been a shortage of quality skate games in the 2010s, but OlliOlli2 made a positive exception. The game world of the Indian-style OlliOll may seem simple, but the game has been hailed as a technically challenging and excellent skate game in all respects.
Welcome to Olliwood is available for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android and Linux.
8. Everybody’s Golf
There is a surprising amount of choice in golf games, but the playable game for all players is, as the name implies, Sony’s popular Everybody’s Golf , which experienced a new arrival a couple of years ago. The approachable, humorous and colorful golf game was well received in the gaming media, although those who want a more realistic golf simulation should head elsewhere.
Everybody’s Golf is available for PlayStation 4.
9. Trials Rising
The Trials series of the Finnish RedLynx studio serves a kind of motorcycling that cannot be enjoyed outside the gaming world. However, it’s an addictive, original skill game series, the latest part of which, Trials Rising, once again deservedly received praise.
Trials Rising is available for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
10. Hunting Simulator
A completely different kind of sport is offered by the Hunting Simulator, where you can track and hunt numerous animal species in vast, natural environments. There are, of course, more game areas and a generous amount of equipment, and the campaign format also offers plenty of tasks to perform in the middle of nature.
Hunting Simulator is available for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.