Top Sports Games of 2009
Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top sports games of 2009, a list of the best videogames, generated by editorial reviews and popularity on the site. Here's a look at our favourites...
Mario Power Tennis will really only be acceptable to gamers who don't know any better - who may well find many of the issues nothing to worry about.
If you want the most realistic darts game available for your Wii then PDC World Championship Darts 2009 is the best on the market.
MotionPlus-enabled shots can be performed by feel alone and this will be enough for a lot of gamers – just be prepared for a fair few annoying moments.
If you want a more realistic tennis experience, and better MotionPlus controls, go for Grand Slam Tennis, but SEGA's game is unlikely to disappoint the majority.
Ashes Cricket 2009 is a solid recreation of the sport and this summer's big sporting event, but it's lacking spark and feels a little slight in terms of depth.
If FIFA 10 is Manchester United, then PES 2010 is Aston Villa. Despite flashes of class, only one team is capable of winning the Premier League.
The complete lack of newness doesn't make World Stage's kid-centred, "hey dude!" arcade racing bad. But you can't escape the feeling that it's a lazy effort.
There's no question that Skate 2 is a high quality game, packed to the brim with things to do and one of the best control schemes we've ever had the fortune to use.
If you're a football fan and you have a DS, you won't be able to put Football Academy down.
It's not better than FIFA 09 next-gen, and it'll take a bit of getting used to, but with time and effort you'll find it the most rewarding virtual game of football around.