Top Ten Sports Games
Geoff Crammond's Grand Prix is top sports video game, according to a highly scientific poll of gamers who know and like your author.
Crammond beat such titles as the brand new Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13, the top seller FIFA 2012 or even FIFA World Cup '98, which in this poll comes in at number six.
FIFA 98: Road to the World Cup was massively popular when it was released, holding onto the number one spot in the UK gaming charts for eleven weeks. That's never been beaten.
Our arbitrary poll reads:
1: Geoff Crammond's Grand Prix - PC - 1991
2: F1 2011 - Xbox360 - 2011
3: Top Spin - Xbox - 2003
4: Actua Golf 3 - PlayStation 1 - 1998
5: Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2012 The Masters - PlayStation 3 - 2011
6: FIFA 98: Road to the World Cup - PlayStation 1 - 1997
7: Beijing 2008 Olympics - PlayStation 3 - 2008
8: F1 '97 - PlayStation 1 - 1997
9: Mario Tennis 1990
10: UEFA Champions League 2004-2005 - PlayStation 2 - 2005
Games in this top ten clearly indicate the age of those gamers who twisted your writer's arm to have them included.
Many younger gamers may not have even been alive when Formula 1 '97 was released on PlayStation.
There are plenty of rumoured sports games to be released in 2012 for those who'd rather play from the couch, than develop tennis elbow. Grand Slam Tennis 2, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13, London 2012 Olympics (PS3), F1 2012 are coming up, and Forza 5 may be to.
Sports games still trounce shooter in the the gaming charts. This week's charts at 16 January 2012 is led by EA's FIFA 12 which has held pole position got five consecutive weeks unshakeable at the top. It has been there for seven weeks in total.
FIFA is followed by Bethesda's 'The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim' at two, Ubisoft's 'Just Dance 3' at third, Activision's 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare'at four, EA's 'Battlefield 3' in fifth, 505 Games' 'Zumba Fitness' at number six.
'Saints Row: The Third' comes in seventh, 'Zumba Fitness 2' is in at eight, followed by Ubisoft's 'Rayman: Origins' has found itself at number 9 and Bethesda's 'Rage' holding the wooden spoon in tenth.
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