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Best Sports Games on IOS

When we think of sports things like football, rugby, running and boxing spring to mind. Along with simulated these physical sports, video games extend the sporting genre in different directions.

Some games, like Pyre use the sports setting and aesthetic for a futuristic narrative that spins off into adventure or role play. Others, like Rocket League iterate on traditional sports by adding new elements or combining previously separate disciplines.

There are sports games, like Skate that focus on the rush and thrill of sporting participation, while others like Football Manager stick to simulating a particular sport in minute detail.

Finally, some video games create their own sporting challenge where esports athletes spend hours practising and honing their skills to compete in hugely popular online competition.

DetailsGenre Details

Era: 1993 - 2022
Total Games: 20
Total Likes: 148
 

 

Ridiculous Fishing

Release Date: 14/03/2013, updated in 2013

Platforms: iOS

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Ridiculous Fishing is a fishing and shooting game. Unlike any other fishing game, this isn't a sedate wait for the fish to bite. You frantically collect fish on the hook, and then when they reach the surface it turns into a clay pigeon shoot, where you...

FIFA (Series)

Release Date: 15/12/1993, updated in 2021

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, Android, DS, Mac, Megadrive, PC, PS Vita, PS2, PS3, PS4, Stadia, Switch, Wii, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and iOS

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Pieces: Cards

FIFA is one of the two main football video games (the other being Pro Evolution). Each year it's released with improved visuals, more realistic physics and enhanced competitive play. For those that follow the game closely and play it a lot, it offers a...

Descenders

Release Date: 08/05/2019, updated in 2020

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and iOS

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Descenders is a downhill mountain biking game with a focus on skill. In each downhill run, your goal is to score as many points as possible by completing skill based challenges and executing as many tricks and flips as you can, all while you try to...

Star Stable

Release Date: 01/01/2011, updated in 2022

Platforms: Mac, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Star Stable Online is a hugely popular adventure game where you care for horses, take on daily challenges, solve mysteries and explore a fantasy online world. Originally only available for PC and Mac, it's recently come to mobile devices. Star Stable...

Soccer Physics

Release Date: 12/12/2018

Platforms: Android, PC, Web and iOS

Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds

Soccer Physics is a super simple football game you play by pressing one button. Made by Otto-Ville Ojala who also made the similar one-button games Wrestle Jump and Tank of Tanks, it's designed to be silly and fun. The matches are 2-on-2 and you time...

KartRider (Series)

Release Date: 31/05/2020, updated in 2022

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

KartRider is an online kart racing game. You race and customise your kart on a variety of different circuits. Along with the usual fantasy vehicles this includes real cars. It's similar to Mario Kart and has power-ups and drift...

QWOP

Release Date: 21/12/2010

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, Web and iOS

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

QWOP is a sports game with a difference. You have to control each limb of your virtual athlete. This changes it from a challenge of hitting buttons to using the touch screen or keyboard to deftly co-ordinate movement to gain forward motion. It's really...

Captain Tsubasa Dream Team

Release Date: 13/06/2017

Platforms: Android and iOS

Captain Tsubasa Dream Team (Captain Tsubasa Flash Kicker Dream Team on Android) is a game set in the world of a Japanese cartoon about football. It's a tactical rather than action game. You play as the manager rather than players, but then at key...

12 Orbits

Release Date: 27/04/2018

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

12 Orbits is a tactical game where you control a small coloured ball by pressing a single button. When you are over the grey circles you press to orbit that circle, otherwise pressing the button will dodge.

Absolute Drift

Release Date: 16/08/2016

Platforms: Android, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Absolute Drift is a skill-based racing game where the focus is on accuracy and elegance rather than just speed. You aim is to use a controlled skid to get around corners with the perfect racing line and score more points.

Football Chairman Pro

Release Date: 18/06/2015, updated in 2020

Platforms: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Football Chairman Pro is a simulation strategy game about running a football (soccer) club. The game has over two million downloads for its accurate and complex simulation of running a football club. This combines with a simple and clear interface to...

GPS Pong

Release Date: 28/02/2015

Platforms: iOS

GPS Pong is a game of retro pong played in the real world by running and walking to move your bat. Once you have set up the game on two smartphones you specify how much space you have and then move to position your bat to return the virtual ball to the...

Jet Set Radio (Series)

Release Date: 01/01/2000, updated in 2012

Platforms: Android, PC, PS Vita, PS3, Xbox 360 and iOS

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Jet Set Radio is an action game where you play a skating youth traversing Tokyo, spraying graffiti and evading authorities. It was influenced from late 90s Japanese pop culture such as the rhythm game PaRappa the Rapper.

Rocket League Sideswipe

Release Date: 29/11/2021

Platforms: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Rocket League Sideswipe is a competitive sport where you drive a car and aim to put a large ball in the goal. It's the mobile/smartphone version of the popular Rocket League esports game. Unlike the main game it is played in two dimensions, but still,...

What The Golf

Release Date: 19/11/2019

Platforms: Mac, PC, Switch and iOS

What the Golf? is a golf game as bonkers as WarioWare. Each golf course has an unexpected twist, such as hitting yourself into the hole rather than the ball. It’s a brilliant parody that’s as much about making you laugh as getting a hole in one.

Football Manager 2023 (Series)

Release Date: 31/12/2019, updated in 2022

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Football Manager is a football management simulation video game that started back in 1992 and has evolved each year. Now fully licenced for most of the Football Leagues, it offers an intricate way to manage a Football Club of your own.

Super Sports Beat

Release Date: 28/10/2015, updated in 2017

Platforms: Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Super Bear Sports is a sports rhythm game where you move your character in time with the music to swing, volley, and score points in different events.

Nice Skating

Release Date: 17/12/2020

Platforms: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 3+ year-olds

Nice Skating is a simple ice skating game for youngsters. You want to become a professional ice skater and experiment with different tricks and outfits.

The Ramp

Release Date: 03/08/2021, updated in 2022

Platforms: Android, PC, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

The Ramp is a relaxed skating game where you perform stunts, jumps and flips with no timers, penalties scores or objectives. It's this simplicity that, along with its deep-yet-simple controls and laidback soundtrack, make it a uniquely calm and...

Golf Peaks

Release Date: 13/11/2018

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Pieces: Cards

Golf Peaks is a golf game you play by picking different shot cards and swiping in a direction. Unlike other golf games it more of a puzzle than a test of skill or timing. You don't even need to understand of golf.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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