Out of all the variety of video games out there to play, I enjoy playing sports franchise games the most. Even though I never joined a sports team when I was younger, I enjoy playing video games that are realistic. The sports franchise games are the best when it comes to resembling the actual players. The graphics in video games are outstanding now compared to the days of the Atari. Here are my favorite top five video games that I like to play.
#1 MADDEN NFL
My favorite video game is Madden NFL which is named after the Hall of Famer and well known coach for the Oakland Raiders, John Madden. Its the best selling EA Sports series in the United States. I love how this game looks, feels and sounds just like the real games I watch on television. I can get lost in this game for hours at a time.
#2 NHL SERIES
My second favorite I like to play is the NHL series game. Hockey is one of my favorite sports to watch and I love how this game is easy to play. The players can get into fights just like you see in the real games. They do change the controls around a little bit when they release a new version, but its not that difficult to pick up.
#3 NBA LIVE
My third favorite is NBA Live games. Again, the players are realistic looking and just an all around fun game to play. I was confused at first on all the different controls and the fast pace of the game, but with practice I picked it up fast and I love the rush of the game. I also love how they added the all-star teams to the game as well.
#4 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SERIES
My all time favorite sport is baseball. An interesting fact on this game is that when it first came out it was not endorsed by the Major League Baseball Players Association so it could not use the names of the real players. It’s a lot of fun to play even if you are bad at playing video games. It can be a hysterical event watching someone play this game for the first time until they get use to the controls. I love playing this game.
#5 TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR GOLF
I have to admit I hate watching golf on television, but this game is actually fun to play. I love the competitiveness this game can have in just challenging and trying to beat your friends score. Plus it can be funny when someone gets their ball stuck in a sand trap. I recently read in an article by Darren Rovell on ESPN.com that 2014 is the last year that they will use Tiger Woods name in the title of the video game. It will be interesting to see if they use someone else’s name or not.
So those are my top 5 sports franchise video games to play. I hope this article was informative to you and you check out all five of these video games for your pleasure.