For those rainy days when you can’t enjoy your favourite sport outside, here is a list of six great sports games you can play online with friends or players around the world.
Developer: Against Gravity®
Platforms: PS4, Microsoft Windows
Release Date: 1 June 2016
This free VR social platform lets you play lots of fun games, including Soccer, Paintball, Paddleball, Laser Tag, Dodgeball, Disc Golf, Rec Royale, 3D Charades and much more. New content is constantly being added and players can create their own games, events and rooms, making sure that you’ll never get bored at this virtual playground. You can interact with other players in real-time, customize your appearance or go on an RPG quest with friends. The game is still in Early Access stage, but it is already one of the best online sports games out there.
Developer: Stitch Heads Entertainment
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PS4
Release Date: 29 May 2018
Kabounce is a competitive team vs team pinball game played from the first-person perspective of the ball. Up to 8 players can join a team, and the main goal is to hit as many bumpers as possible to collect points. If you are nostalgic about arcades, you will love the aesthetics and the overall experience of being placed inside the pinball machine.
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PS4
Release Date: 10 May 2018
Enter the neon arena in this futuristic, arcade-inspired laser sport game. Obliterate your opponents with moving lasers, as you try to evade being fried yourself, playing in teams of up to 4 players in local and up to three players in online mode. The gameplay is simple and intuitive, yet incredibly exciting and addictive. You will get to choose from over 150 characters and six classes with unique abilities: Blade, Smash, Snipe, Ghost, Thief, Shock, enabling your team to develop tactics that suit you best.
Sports Bar VR
Developer: Cherry Pop Games, Perilous Orbit
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PS4, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
Release Date: 1 June 2016
This game offers an unbelievably immersive VR social experience. It is set in a virtual bar full of games, including pool, chess, darts, shuffleboard, air hockey, ramp ball, checkers and more. Both single and multiplayer, online and offline modes are available, and the game also includes voice chat. With this game, you are in for the most realistic VR pool experience to date.
Developer: High Horse Entertainment
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch
Release Date: 7 March 2017
This action-packed sports game is played in teams of 2-4 players competing at an imaginary sport that looks like a combination of tennis and air hockey. The aim is to throw a glowing disc into your opponent’s end zone and defend yours at the same time. The game also lets you choose from a number of special abilities.
Super Mega Baseball 2
Developer: Metalhead Software Inc.
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4
Release Date: 1 May 2018
Fans of baseball can now enjoy a sequel to one of the best baseball games ever made. Improvements include new stadiums, user interface, more realistic character models and more options for customization. The game boasts accurate physics and in-depth stats. It can be played in a variety of modes and lets you create your own leagues.