Three top new sporting games this season

If you’re looking to enjoy sporting glory without having to leave the comfort of the sofa, you could do a lot worse than to try out one of these fantastic new sporting games.


This massively popular sporting franchise looks to reassert its dominance over the football gaming genre when FIFA 16 is released in September 2015. With its makers EA Sports promising to make it ‘the most authentic soccer game out there’, it looks to improve on its phenomenal multiplayer mode and gameplay mechanics with some surprising new features.

Key amongst these will be the recent announcement that female players will be introduced to the game. Although such a move may seem somewhat late, it signals a move by the developers to harness a massive untapped market. By researching body scaling, EA Sports now feel confident in the graphical depictions of the female players to unleash this socially significant update.

Pure Hold’em

Although the new technology of next gen consoles has been quick to offer open-universe games, there has been a significant absence in terms of simple table games for these devices.

Madden NFL 16

And finally, another massive sporting franchise gets a much-anticipated revamp with the release of Madden NFL 16. Available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4 and PS3 from 25 August, the game looks to build upon its reputation as the most realistic American football game by improving the overall aesthetics, providing detailed player spotlights, and using some highly innovative on-field camera tracking systems.

For strategy fans, the connected franchise mode allows you to be the general manager and take your team to the Superbowl by determining an incredible amount of details ranging from concession prices to a complete overhaul of the drafting system.

Furthermore, the incredible technology offered by the next generation consoles also allows for a much more fluid gameplay style to be developed. The makers EA Sports have highlighted new playmaker features such as body-relative throws, and touch and roll out passes that will provide users with some truly heart-stopping moments!

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