25 best sports games ever

We’re training for the Olympics with this selection of classic video games that take the sweat out of sport

California Games (1987)

Commodore 64 (and many others)

While the yoof of today think Nintendo is responsible for the birth of game compilations, Epyx was well ahead of the crowd with its California Games sports mash-up. Which probably means your Dad was skateboarding, surfing, roller skating and executing stunts on his BMX way before the majority of today's young even knew what a games console was. And while today's generation would throw their heads back with uncontrollable laughter at the mere sight of those pixilated graphics, they were the height of awesomeness back in the 80s.