These Are The Best EA Sports Games of All-Time
EA Sports games are some of the most influential and fun to play titles ever created. What started out as a marketing gimmick for EA — the company originally used the logo to simulate a real televised experience, there were no plans to make it an actual studio — has now become their most profitable brand.
There isn’t a sports franchise that the company hasn’t tried to simulate. From internationally beloved games like football and soccer to niche sports like F1 formula racing and snowboarding.
Today, let’s talk the 5 absolute best EA Sports games that have ever come out.
5. Best EA Sports Games: Madden 10
Madden 10 is the best football game in the last decade. This is one of those few times that the improvements from last year are actually noticeable and vast.
This year’s version of Madden felt more real than any other game that came before it. Player collisions sounded painful to listen to and subsequently looked brutal on-screen. Additionally, the game introduced many of the micromanagement features, such as making good pre-snap reads and other football fundamentals.
The game is praised by critics as being one of the best football games ever.
“Madden NFL 10 doesn’t leave anything to chance. All NFL fans will most certainly appreciate the work done in developing such a feast of graphics, gameplay, statistics, and presentations.” – Gamesnation
4. Best EA Sports Games: NBA Jam On Fire Edition
The NBA Jam series is timeless. The 1990s game changed basketball and gaming forever. The game is simple, 2-on-2 basketball with the best of the 90s NBA superstars (and a few wacky additions like presidents and sports mascots).
The newest addition, On Fire Edition, shines through its creativity and attention to detail.
This is basketball if it were played like Michael Jordan and the “Tune Squad” in “Space Jam.” You can break backboards, throw up alley-oops where your teammate rises above the backboard, and experience lunar-gravity when going for dunks.
There’s no goaltending, you can shove players down as much as you want, and even break backboards if you’re good enough.
Also, if you hit 3 consecutive shots in a row, the iconic commentator will yell that “You’re on Fire!” This will unlock the ability to do dunks where you jump as high as the top row of the stadium and slam down the ball like a meteor soaring from the sky.
After, he’ll yell “BOOMSHAKALAKA”
3. SSX: Tricky (Underrated as Hell)
Heck, EA Sports games aside, this is one of the most underrated games ever created.
The Shaun White game and the recent Steep have tried to recapture the magic of the SSX series. But it isn’t possible, there is no snowboarding game that will ever understand what made this franchise great. And nowhere is that more evident than with SSX Tricky.
Even if you weren’t a snowboarder this game is a blast.
You choose from an excellent cast of idiosyncratic characters like the breakdancing, smooth-talking Eddie, fresh out of prison psychopath Simon, or the petite Japanese girl Kaori.
From there you raced around the world on some truly bonkers courses like Alaska, Tokyo, and Hawaii. Moreover, while you raced you could perform insane tricks on you board that were based on the character you played.
A character like Eddie would breakdance on his board while someone like Simon would spin his around his neck like a saw-blade.
There aren’t enough words to do this game justice so brush off your GameCubes and PS2’s and try it yourself.
2. NBA Street: Vol 3
We love NBA Street over here at Loud News Net.
Namely, NBA Street: Vol 3 is the greatest basketball game ever created. And yes, that includes any of the trite 2K games that fanboys continue to support year after year.
Back in the mid-2000s when EA Sports games focused on the street-side of sports, things were great. We were introduced to an entirely new series of sports games that blended both sport and video games perfectly.
Instead of going the anal-retentive route of making sure every detail is perfect in the game (like 2K) the street series had fun with its source material. We were able to do things we only dreamed of doing in sports like basketball, football, and soccer.
Unfortunately, the street series is long dead, but NBA Street: Vol 3 remains its crowning achievement.
1. Best EA Sports Games: FIFA 10
Whether you’re a soccer fan or not there is only one franchise that has so much international appeal, and that’s FIFA.
The FIFA series is full of games you can pick up and play with anyone across the world. Moreover, the controls are simple, teams always recognizable, and the games do a great job in blending in realism and video game-style fun.
FIFA 10 is universally recognized as the best entry in the long-running series. Much like Madden 10, FIFA 10 started off the last decade right. The gameplay was exceptional and every game mode felt perfect (and didn’t reek of microtransactions).