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budrow21 t1_j74bzt2 wrote

I don't know about all that. 1993 saw the release of NBA Jam and NHL 94, which is sometimes referred to as "both the greatest sports game of all time as well as one of the best games ever made". Then there was Mutant League Football too. Pretty good all around.

I'm mostly just giving you a hard time. Any evidence these games are truly superior, or do you think it's more about when you grew up and these games hitting at just the right time?


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NHL '94

>NHL '94 is an ice hockey game by EA Sports for the Genesis, Super NES, and Sega CD, as well as the first release for the PC (DOS), simply titled "NHL Hockey", without the "94" in the title. The game is officially licensed from the National Hockey League and the NHL Players' Association, and was the first game in the series to have both combined licenses. Being the third game in the NHL series media franchise, it was released in October 1993. NHL '94 launched to critical acclaim, and it has since been referred to as both the greatest sports game of all time as well as one of the best games ever made.

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TyraelTrion OP t1_j74ib8p wrote

Of course when dealing with stuff like this its ALWAYs subjective. But I have been doing alot of research on best sports games of all time lists for basis of seeing if I missed any good ones for emulation and these repeatedly kept popping up. A few articles I saw had ESPN 2k5 As the best sports ever in any sport. - This has EPSN2K5 beating everyone and the games I mentioned before crack the top 10. - According to reddit MVP Baseball 2005 is the best - Even baseball's official site has it listed as the top dog.

But you get the idea, alot of googling and these names kept popping up in their respective sports over and over and its amazing it kept being 2005. My guess is that alot of people saying it is the best could be a mix of nostalgia for sure and the most common average age of users on these sites is probably when they were growing up playing these games. However, having played most of them I can say the games hold up very well even today and it is easy to see why people regard them so highly.

NBA Jam and NHL 94 were great games in their own right and I would put them up with the great arcade sports games.