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

Sega Rally (1995)


You can park your greatest rally sim argument where the sun don’t shine (the early morning Norwegian rally stage, perhaps). Sega Rally’s mud-slinging playability and straight-up driving kicks drove it so deep into the hearts of race sim afficionados’ hearts, you can still find beaten up old arcade cabinets in the dustier corners of Gamesville’s better bars.