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

NHL 12 (2011)

PS3, Xbox 360

The virtual game of hockey is, frankly, better than the real thing – because in this version you can actually follow the puck. Plus there’s full on fighting like the real thing. Minus the bruises. And if that’s not enough realism for you, NHL Winter Classic is thrown in, so you can play games from the real annual tournament. In fact there’s a total of over 300 improvements, making this the best hockey game on ice.