50 Sports Video Games That Made Us – What You Liked & What We Missed

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Was leaving Mario Golf off our list a huge bogey?

From vintage classics to slick modern productions, our list of the 50 sports video games that certainly got us talking.

Some selections turned out to be very popular, while others failed to live up to their invoices.

There were many who started the discussion and many of you joined in recommending others who didn't make the list.

If you missed it, read here which games have included BBC Sport journalists.

Give the one you like a thumbs up and the ones you don't like, why don't you jump on Twitter and tell us why – just #mybestsportvideogame.

But, virtual drum roll please, here are the titles that BBC Sport users have chosen as their favorites.

Colin McRae Rally

A surprising entry in the top three, especially as it has only just entered our list – but what do we know …

A giant of a racing game where you hammered the thumb button up, like the accelerator on McRae & # 39; s trademark Subaru Impreza.

The dirt-thirsty classic was the most popular racing game that also loves Mario Kart, Destruction Derby, Gran Turismo and retro-favorite Micro Machines for that specific virtual title.

Football Manager

Both Football Manager games turned out to be incredibly popular, but it was the modern version that just cut it in your eyes.

The long-running management simulation powerhouse has had an impact on many gamers' lives since it was released in 1992, when it started as Championship Manager.

Much you remembered your favorite saves from the game's iconic iterations over the years, with titles from the early 1990s among the favorites.

Kevin Toms 'original' 80s version also seemed to evoke many fond memories.

Fifa [1 9459005]

In the long running battle of the footballing heavyweights, it was Fifa who was ultimately a comfortable winner.

The consensus of BBC Sport users seemed to be that Pro Evolution produced some memorable episodes. – namely PES 6 – but Fifa consistently hit the spot.

The more recent editions of the game proved to be very popular, but there was also a lot of love for classic titles such as Road to World Cup & # 39; 98.

All the football games on our list performed well, with vintage offers Sensible World of Soccer and Actua Soccer clearly pulling the nostalgic strings.

Honorable Mentions: Brian Lara Cricket, California Games, Tony Hawk & # 39; s.

& # 39; But what about … & # 39; – the video games that were turned down

Don't hate the player, hate the game – or the lack of it, in this case.

Our list certainly sparked a conversation, and you quickly told us which classic titles you think should have made the difference.

To make up for it, here are some of the most popular omissions you mentioned on #mybestsportvideogame.

LMA Manager, Codemasters (1999-2007))

A football management simulation with a difference, where the most fun was building your own stadium – think part Wembley, part San Siro, part Bootham Crescent – and creating your own lookalike manager.

Some versions include post-game analysis by Alan Hansen and Gary Lineker, with Barry Davies as commentary.

Several challenges gave this more of an arcade feel than some of its rivals at the time.

This title Premier Manager has just plowed to make the reserve list.

What You Said …

Benjamin Watts: LMA is the best. I recently bought the last version they made, 2006/07. I'm on my save in the 2013/14 season …

Ryan Brown: LMA manager 100%, I wish they never stopped making it.

Platforms: PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360, PC.

Mario Golf, Nintendo (1999)

Mario and his friends have been gamers for decades, so it's no surprise to see the dungarees – a sporting virtual legend that sparks some discussion.

With Mario Kart already on the list, you also wanted to see this golf title prevail – a funny, if sometimes annoying, alternative to Tiger Woods.

Nintendo gave the game a makeover when they released Mario Golf: World Tour on the DS in 2014.

Super Mario Strikers on the GameCube was another popular title not to make it to the first 50 since and Mario & Sonic at the Olympics.

What You Said …

Will Nash: Don't Destroy Mario Golf He Cut It!

Chris Battle: Mario Golf would also be there on the n64. Use the square grids to judge the contours of the green, and also a lot of math if you are rough and you know your ball can only travel 80% of its full power!

Matthew Talbot: Mario Strikers American Football. It may not be the most popular or realistic version of the sport, but where else can Mario score six goals in one go to win the cup with a team of his most notable side characters. A perfect mix of video game and sports.

Platforms: Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color.

Others you wanted to see …

Aim! (Jaleco, 1988, Nes / Game Boy)

GP500 (Hasbro Interactive, 1999, PC)

Hit The Ice (Taito, 1990, arcade / Snes / Mega Drive / Game Boy)

Leader Board (US Gold, 1986, various platforms)

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