Sports games are the best way to virtually enjoy your favourite sports. You get to play as your favourite players and live out the fantasy of winning high-stakes games as your fans cheer you on. There are several sports games for cricket, football, basket, F1, and others that deliver an authentic experience. Many of these sports games release every year to provide new players, more animations, improved graphics, fluid controls, and more. Check out some of the best sports games you can play in 2022.
10 best sports games of 2022
1. FIFA 23
EA recently launched the next FIFA title, FIFA 23. The game comes with Hypermotion 2 tech, which delivers more animations and realistic player responses on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S. FIFA 23 also features enhanced dribbling, improved transition to shooting, brand-new acceleration mechanics, and more. For the first time in the series, FIFA 23 has introduced women’s football clubs, with two leagues including Barclays Women’s Super League and Division Arkena 1 The game will also get FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023 as free updates.
FIFA 23 platforms – PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch
2. Cricket 22
Cricket 22 offers a robust and realistic cricket experience, with fully licensed Ashes matches. Besides these, the game features Big Bash T20, The Hundred, CPL, and other international tournaments. That being said, not every cricket team is officially licensed, so you have limited choices between teams. You can pick between England, Australia, Ireland, The West Indies, and New Zealand. You can play men’s as well as women’s matches in Cricket 22. The game features improved controls and real stadiums to play multiple game modes and tournaments.
Cricket 22 platforms – PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch
3. NBA 2K23
NBA 2K23 is 2K’s latest game in the NBA series, which comes with major improvements in graphics, controls, and gameplay. The game features both NBA and WNBA and you can play modes like MyCAREER, MyTEAM, MyGM, and MyLEAGUE. The gameplay has been refined to deliver an authentic basketball experience with fluid controls. Besides these, NBA 2K23 brings back Jordan Challenges that you play as Michael Jordan and recreate his iconic achievements in the game.
NBA 2K23 platforms – PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch
4. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 is a remake of the original iconic THPS games. The game brings back Tony Hawk and the original pro roster, who will walk you through skate parks and help you learn various tricks. All the original game modes have returned with improved graphics and modern controls to let you perform insane tricks. The game also features music from the original games as well as some music to enhance the gameplay experience further. Besides these, you can compete against THPS 1+2 players across the globe in multiplayer modes.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 platforms – PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch
5. Rocket League
Rocket League is basically football with cars. While this isn’t a real sport, it should become one at some point. The game has a wide roster of cars and well-designed arenas to encourage intense battles for scoring goals. You can perform various tricks with your car and get power-ups that will help you score goals or knockout your opponent cars. Rocket League is especially fun when you play it with your friends. Rocket League witnessed a surge in its player base after the game went free-to-play last year.
Rocket League platforms – PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch
6. Football Manager 22
Football Manager 22 is built for players who are more interested in managing teams, instead of playing the match itself. In this game, you can negotiate transfers, offer new contracts, train players, interact with the press, and more to develop your team. Football Manager 22 aims to deliver an accurate simulation of matches, based on the players in your team and your opponent team. The game features 123 football leagues with more than 500,000 real players to build your own squad and compete to reach to the top.
Football Manager 22 platforms – PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch
7. Riders Republic
Riders Republic serves as a spiritual successor to 2016’s Steep. The game comes with a massive and beautiful open world that is filled with several activities. The open world is a combination of seven national parks in the US that are seamlessly stitched together. The adventure sports title features multiple bikes, snowboards, skis, and wingsuits to participate in Career mode or multiplayer events. Up to 64 players can battle simultaneously in the massive multiplayer environment.
Riders Republic platforms – PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
8. eFootball 2023
Konami’s popular PES series went free-to-play in 2021, with a live-service game structure. The game was rebranded to eFootball and it continues to provide the signature PES experience. The game offers a realistic take on football matches. While it isn’t as popular as FIFA, eFootball has some hardcore PES fans who still continue to play the game. eFootball 2023 has several single-player and multiplayer game modes, where you can play as your favourite team and player in real stadiums.
eFootball 2023 platforms – PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One
9. Golf With Your Friends
As the name suggests, Golf With Your Friends lets you play multiplayer golf with up to 11 players. What makes this even better is that you can also play local multiplayer using the Hot Seat option. The game features multiple themed mini golf courses with various types of power ups. These power ups will let you freeze golf balls and place obstacles to stop opponents from scoring. Golf With Your Friends also has a level-editor that lets you make your own mini golf courses.
Golf With Your Friends platforms – PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch
10. F1 22
F1 22 is the official game of 2022 FIA Formula One World Championship, which comes with several improvements over its predecessor. The game has redesigned cars and rules to make races even more action-packed and intense. F1 22 features 20 drivers and 10 teams and lets you create your own team as well in My Team mode. Besides these, the game has Career mode, Formula 2, as well as online and split-screen multiplayer. F1 22 is the most authentic F1 racing experience you can play right now.
F1 22 platforms – PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One