25 best sports games ever

NBA Jam (1993)

Arcade

NBA Jam’s two-vs-two head-to-head multiplayer mode and over-the-top arcade style combined with it being one of the first games to offer a fully licensed sports league resulted in the arcade version netting a whopping US$1bn in its first year. Throw in its responsibility for the popularisation of phrases like ‘He’s on fire!’ and you have yourself a classic sports game gem.

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