What are the best PS4 sports games? Whether you’re a die-hard footie aficionado or a casual basketball watcher, there’s no question that sports games are among the most popular on consoles these days. Whether it’s hardcore simulations or more arcade-like adaptations, we’ve compiled the best sports games on the PlayStation 4 – and you can enjoy practically all of them without having to break a sweat. Of course, if motorsport is more your thing, then be sure to refer to our Best PS4 Racing Games guide as well as our overall Best PS4 Games list.
Best PS4 Sports Games
Below is a list of the best PS4 sports games. These are the top sports games available on the PlayStation 4, as determined by our editorial team.
20. Mutant Football League (PS4)
Publisher: Digital Dreams Entertainment / Developer: Digital Dreams Entertainment
Release Date: 19th Jan 2018 (USA) / 19th Jan 2018 (UK/EU)
Inspired by EA’s old SEGA Genesis game, Mutant Football League adopts an apocalyptic look at gridiron, where quaterbacks can quite literally be slaughtered when sacked. It’s buggy and imbalanced, but American football fans will appreciate the use of puns, while the fast-paced arcade action harks back to the halcyon days of NFL Blitz.
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19. Windjammers (PS4)
Publisher: Dotemu / Developer: Dotemu
Release Date: 29th Aug 2017 (USA) / 29th Aug 2017 (UK/EU)
There are a dearth of new arcade sports games on the PS4, but fortunately legendary SNK Frisbee flinger Windjammers has stood the test of time. Effectively a 90s-themed version of Pong, this cult classic sees you sprinting around colourful courts tossing flying discs at a range of fashionable foes. This faithful conversion squeezes in online play, making it a must-own for both newcomers and long-time fans of the original.
18. OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood (PS4)
Publisher: Roll7 / Developer: Roll7
Release Date: 3rd Mar 2015 (USA) / 4th Mar 2015 (UK/EU)
OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood’s stick flicking controls feel just as tactile as in the original, and with more combo options and challenges than ever before, working your way through this two-dimensional title is anything but a grind.
17. EA Sports UFC 4 (PS4)
Publisher: EA Sports / Developer: EA Vancouver
Release Date: 14th Aug 2020 (USA) / 14th Aug 2020 (UK/EU)
EA Sports UFC 4 retains the bone-crunching spectacle of the sport it’s inspired by, but adds an arcade sheen which should attract more casual fans for the first time. A more accessible grappling mini-game pairs with the outstanding ground gameplay from the previous instalment, and with an expanded single player campaign mode, this is a knockout for fans of mixed martial arts.
16. PGA Tour 2K21 (PS4)
Publisher: 2K Sports / Developer: HB Studios
Release Date: 21st Aug 2020 (USA) / 21st Aug 2020 (UK/EU)
The Golf Club has been one of the standout indie sports games on the PS4, but now it’s got a publisher and a budget behind it. PGA Tour 2K21 retains the features that made its predecessors such solid golf simulations, but it improves upon the overall broadcast-style presentation and incorporates a bunch of licensed courses and pro players to compete against. It’s still not quite a hole in one, but HB Studios is getting closer.