Below is a list of the best sports games for PS5. These are the top sports games available on the PlayStation 5 right now, presented in no particular order, as determined by our editorial team.
NBA 2K22 (PS5)
NBA 2K22 is peerless in the sports genre for its sheer scope, and while many may frown at Visual Concepts’ attempt at an online open world RPG in the ever-popular MyCareer mode, there’s no question you could lose hundreds of hours to this title. With one of the most fleshed out Franchise modes on the market in MyNBA and a rewarding Ultimate Team alternative in MyTeam, this is the biggest and best presented sports game on the PS5. Some nice improvements to defence mean that it plays pretty clean on the court as well.
Riders Republic (PS5)
A game that brings something a little different to the sports genre on the PS5, Riders Republic is a Ubisoft open world game with a cycling/skiing/wingsuiting skin. A massively multiplayer online sandbox, filled with both silly and serious challenges, this game is colossal in scale – something it underpins with its outrageous Mass Race competitions. It can look a little ugly and its too-cool-for-school style will grate, but cycling down mountains at 100kmph is still an exhilarating experience.
MLB The Show 21 (PS5)
MLB The Show 21 feels like a half-step into the PS5 generation, because its industry leading presentation has stagnated somewhat. Make no mistake, though, this has some of the best gameplay in the genre and one of the deepest Franchise modes available, with only NBA 2K22 really rivalling it. Despite this, Diamond Dynasty is the true star: this generous card collecting mode is absolutely jam-packed with content, and unlike other options in the genre, you don’t need to spend a cent to make the most of it.
FIFA 22 (PS5)
In a year where eFootball has effectively elected itself unfit to compete, EA Sports may have put the final nail in Konami’s long-running franchise with its best soccer simulation in years. FIFA 22 feels extraordinary on the field, owing to a bunch of new animations and vastly improved ball physics. While it’s not without its shortcomings – namely microtransactions – additions to Career mode, like the overhauled Player Career, add value to the offline experience, while Volta Football’s new Fall Guys-style party games are also pretty fun.
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