Guide

Best Sports Games for PS4

Since the gaming industry was born, much of the gains have been brought by sports games. Some houses, like EA, almost exclusively rely on their entire existence on games like Fifa, NBA and NHL. In fact, the Fifa 18 alone has sold over 10 million copies since its release on the market.

But if you love sports in all the sauces, you will surely know that, in addition to football, the sports scene boasts other countless categories ranging from fast and adrenaline racing to slow but careful golfing. Of any category, you are passionate, if you own a Sony home console of the latest generation, you have come to the right place with the guide to the best sports games for PS4, all conveniently divided by category.

Football

If the biggest thrill you can experience is to see a network swell and hear the roar of the audience that acclaims these are the games that you cannot absolutely miss:

FIFA 2018

10%
FIFA 18 Standard Edition - PlayStation 4
394 Reviews
FIFA 18 Standard Edition - PlayStation 4
  • Real Player Motion Technology: The all-new, game-changing animation system...
  • Player Personality: For the first time ever, real-world movements, size and...
  • The Journey: Alex Hunter returns along with a star-studded cast of characters...
  • Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) Content Description:...

It does not need any presentation, it is simply the reference football simulator for a few years now, and it is, as almost every year, the game with the highest number of sales. A graphic engine and a consolidated ” Journey ” mode are yet another gem that allows it to maintain its unopposed peak.

PES 2018

PES 2018 (PS4)
5 Reviews
PES 2018 (PS4)
  • Gameplay Masterclass - The world renowned gameplay quality has been finely tuned...
  • Presentation Overhaul - New UI for all menus and real player images for gameplay...
  • PES League Integration - Compete in new modes including myClub, Random Selection...
  • Online Co-op - New 2v2 and 3v3 co-op play modes, with support for local guests
  • New Modes & Features - The Random Selection Match returns with new presentation...

Despite the ” limited ” (if compared to competitor) game modes, PES offers a disarming realism at the expense of various licenses. After the last years on the sly, it seems to have returned to its original levels, returning to being a viable alternative.

Rocket League

13%
Rocket League: Collector's Edition - PlayStation 4
333 Reviews
Rocket League: Collector's Edition - PlayStation 4
  • Extensive Battle-Car customizations with more than 100 billion possible...
  • Unlockable items and vehicles, stat tracking, leaderboards, and more
  • Addictive 8-player online action with a variety of different team sizes and...
  • Amazing 4-player splitscreen mode that can be played locally or taken online
  • Rocket League Collector's Edition includes every item from the previously...

An exciting mix between football and engines in which we will have to stuff the ball on the net with cars. Different modes and totally customizable cars make it one of the best ” sports ” games to play with friends.

Racing

If your world is that of racing, you are in the category with the greatest possibility of choice, but first it is right to make some clarifications. Although at first glance some games may seem very similar, it is right to divide them into two categories:

It is right to divide them into two categories:

  • Arcade games : the leitmotiv of these games is to offer spectacle and competitiveness at the expense, often, of driving loyalty. Let’s try to get their hands on the classic controller.
  • Simulation games : they try to reproduce as accurately as possible.

Gran Trurismo Sport

13%
Rocket League: Collector's Edition - PlayStation 4
333 Reviews
Rocket League: Collector's Edition - PlayStation 4
  • Extensive Battle-Car customizations with more than 100 billion possible...
  • Unlockable items and vehicles, stat tracking, leaderboards, and more
  • Addictive 8-player online action with a variety of different team sizes and...
  • Amazing 4-player splitscreen mode that can be played locally or taken online
  • Rocket League Collector's Edition includes every item from the previously...

With over 150 cars (including cars, go-karts and prototypes), 17 different scenarios and different configurations, GT Sport is probably the car game that offers more variables. It is perhaps, among all, the best mix between arcade and simulation.

F1 2017

30%
F1 2017 - PlayStation 4
32 Reviews
F1 2017 - PlayStation 4
  • Classic Cars - Integration of 5 Teams with 12 Classic Cars in the game and...
  • Expanded Career - Non-linear structure for improved replay, Additional Practice...
  • New Championships Mode - Completely new Sprint, Feature and Double Header races...
  • Expanded Multiplayer - Progression- and Reward System with Player to Player...
  • New Design - Contemporary 2017 Car Design & Fresh Look to Game Menus

The official video game of Formula 1 as usual does not disappoint those who are fond of this sport. A graphic that keeps up with the times with an excellent online component and a well-established career mode over the years that allows us to start from the bottom up to compete with the bigger ones will keep you constantly attached to the screen. After the precautions of the last year on the command side becomes the perfect game for those who do not want to buy a steering wheel.

Assetto Corsa

38%
Assetto Corsa - PlayStation 4 Standard Edition
78 Reviews
Assetto Corsa - PlayStation 4 Standard Edition
  • Tailored to perfection! Over eighty cars are available to choose from, plus...
  • Legendary Circuits including Silverstone Circuit, Monza, and...
  • Precision Physics bring a new dimension to the car and track, from tyre flat...
  • Multiple Race Modes include Career mode, special and unique events and...
  • Tuning & Driver Assist profiles allow the overall racing experience to be...

The best simulator available on the market. The all-Italian game of Kunos Simulazioni is offering at the moment a game experience equal (as far as possible) to the real one succeeding in differentiating in a superb way every single car and likely to reproduce any kind of wear, from the shock damage to the wear of the tire.

Project Cars 2

Project Cars 2 (PS4)
17 Reviews
Project Cars 2 (PS4)
  • The Pinnacle of Authenticity: Created by gamers and fine-tuned by pro drivers....
  • Over 170 licensed cars from the most iconic brands.
  • Largest track roster of any console racing game ever.
  • Full VR headset and 12K resolution (PC only) support.
  • Revamped controller pad handling.

Probably the best arcade game available on PS4. Playing with us will be a pleasure if you do not pay much attention to realism as to competitiveness and agony. To this, already excellent base is added an absolute fidelity of reproduction of nearly 180 cars and scenarios completely configurable for time and weather.

MotoGP 17

MotoGP 17 - Playstation 4 PS4
7 Reviews
MotoGP 17 - Playstation 4 PS4
  • UK IMPORT VERSION , REGION FREE WORKS IN USA , UK PSN ACCOUNT REQUIRED FOR GAME...

The reference game for the world of two wheels. As every year boasts of a unique career and a good online component. It loses, compared to last year, the opportunity to relive the other activities of the ” doctor ” as the rally, but gains a new mode ” Manager “, a new sampling of the sounds and a greater fluidity and precision of commands given by some devices that allow to the game of shooting at 60fps.

Need for Speed Payback

MotoGP 17 - Playstation 4 PS4
7 Reviews
MotoGP 17 - Playstation 4 PS4
  • UK IMPORT VERSION , REGION FREE WORKS IN USA , UK PSN ACCOUNT REQUIRED FOR GAME...

After various vicissitudes returns the most beloved brand for all car racing lovers with this new chapter that adds, to good graphics, an open-world world and a tuning system that vaguely recall one of the most successful chapters, namely: Need For Speed ​​Most Wanted. It could be a milestone for those who love arcade games.

Fight

If you love sports in which the blood flows in streams, these are the games that will surely do for you:

WWE 2K18

80%
WWE 2K18 - PlayStation 4
117 Reviews
WWE 2K18 - PlayStation 4
  • Featuring cover Superstar Seth Rollins, WWE 2K18 promises to bring you closer to...

Despite how every year there are a few bugs too, with an increasingly realistic gameplay and new ways, in which we could guide our character inside and outside the ring, is a must-have for those who are passionate about the WWE world.

UFC 3

48%
EA SPORTS UFC 3 - PlayStation 4
61 Reviews
EA SPORTS UFC 3 - PlayStation 4
  • Join cover fighter Conor McGregor on a journey to be the greatest of all time,...
  • Real Player Motion: New cutting-edge animation technology makes every move,...
  • G.O.A.T. Career Mode: Build hype to gain fans and create rivalries that capture...
  • Multiplayer Mode: New customizable multiplayer modes let you and your friends...

The Conor McGregor phenomenon has brought more and more people to love this sport and EA has decided to reward it by inserting it on the cover of the new UFC 3. With new multiplayer modes and a new career is a game to have absolutely.

Mortal Combat XL

48%
EA SPORTS UFC 3 - PlayStation 4
61 Reviews
EA SPORTS UFC 3 - PlayStation 4
  • Join cover fighter Conor McGregor on a journey to be the greatest of all time,...
  • Real Player Motion: New cutting-edge animation technology makes every move,...
  • G.O.A.T. Career Mode: Build hype to gain fans and create rivalries that capture...
  • Multiplayer Mode: New customizable multiplayer modes let you and your friends...

Not exactly a sports game, but if it’s blood what you’re looking for, this will surely be for you. With an unprecedented violence and one of the most varied moveset currently available will be able to thrill you even in the short but intense story mode. Recommended in the XL version that offers the entire roster of characters with new skins and arenas.

Golf

If at the speed and immediacy of previous sports, you prefer the slowness and intelligence of golf, you should definitely try these games:

Everybody’s Golf 7

43%
Everybody's Golf - PlayStation 4
190 Reviews
Everybody's Golf - PlayStation 4
  • Robust online experience (team battle, daily tournament etc.)
  • Offline single player and multiplayer mode up to 4 players
  • Free roaming on the game's golf courses

It will not be the maximum of realism, but if it is a multi-year-old brand, there will be a reason. It makes of its strength the multiplayer component and; with personalized competitions and entirely practicable fields, it is also recommended for non-lovers of the genre.

The Golf Club 2

The Golf Club 2 (PS4)
7 Reviews
The Golf Club 2 (PS4)
  • UK IMPORT VERSION , REGION FREE WORKS IN USA , DLC CONTENT REQUIRES UK PSN...

If realism is what you are looking for, and you are a golf enthusiast, this is the game for you. The shot will be influenced by irons, terrain, ball, wind and many other factors. A very good graphics and a very well characterized career make it a very good game and almost free from defects.

Other Sports

If you’re still not satisfied, there’s still some other game that might make you change your mind.

Steep

Steep (PS4)
3 Reviews
Steep (PS4)
  • By Ubisoft
  • Video Game

The only free roaming game of this guide. With a boundless map and many different challenges that can be tackled online, it is rightfully among the best sports games. The ” Winter Games ” version is recommended, which adds depth and durability to the game with the addition of a sort of Olympic career and the Japanese mountains.

NBA 2K18

50%
NBA 2K18 Early Tip-Off Edition - PlayStation 4
59 Reviews
NBA 2K18 Early Tip-Off Edition - PlayStation 4
  • The #1 rated video game simulation series for the past 16 years.
  • The #1 sellingNBA Video Game simulation series for the past 10 years.
  • Over 95 awards and nominations since the launch of PlayStation 4 & Xbox One.

This year more than ever, thanks to the complete interactivity with the story and to a mini-city in which to guide our player, this game is highly recommended for all NBA fans.

Madden NFL 18

38%
Madden NFL 18 - PlayStation 4
400 Reviews
Madden NFL 18 - PlayStation 4
  • Powered by Frostbite: Madden Like You've Never Seen Before!
  • Play Now Live!: Play the best real world NFL match ups each week!
  • Madden Ultimate Team (MUT): Build, play, and win with your ultimate team of...
  • Longshot: Madden NFL 18's new story mode. Your decisions shape the journey of...

From the successful experience of ” The Journey ” on FIFA 17, EA decides to include a similar game mode on Madden too. Not to be missed for fans of the genre.

NHL 18

42%
NHL 18 - PlayStation 4
92 Reviews
NHL 18 - PlayStation 4
  • The ice is your playground - new creative attack moves give you Full control to...
  • Arcade-inspired 3-on-3 Hockey
  • Experience expansion in the new NHL - in franchise mode, reshape the entire NHL...

It is one of the most popular games and for this reason it is qualitatively very good. Recommended for those who want a bit of diversity from the usual games.

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