Top Sports Games of 2009

Welcome to's top sports games of 2009, a list of the best videogames, created from editorial reviews on the site. It's the perfect tool to find that great game you haven't played yet, or even to find a gem for a friend or loved one as a gift.

Please take into account this list is in descending order! is always open to hearing about your opinion. Would your list be different? If so let us know by contacting us or tweeting us @VideoGamerCom.

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  • 21.

    PDC World Championship Darts 2009

    If you want the most realistic darts game available for your Wii then PDC World Championship Darts 2009 is the best on the market. When you're making a video game of a sport like darts it must be hard to come up with ways... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 20.

    Virtua Tennis 2009

    Despite the fact that all the evidence suggests Virtua Tennis is a series stuck in a rut, Virtua Tennis 2009 is still great fun, especially in multiplayer. In the ten years since Virtua Tennis was released in arcades, it's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 19.

    EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis

    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. You're likely to go through a few different emotions when playing EA's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 18.

    Virtua Tennis 2009

    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. EA hit first with its MotionPlus enabled Grand Slam tennis,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 17.

    Ashes Cricket 2009

    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. Part of the problem with the Ashes being played in the UK is... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 16.

    PES 2010

    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 gulf in class is widening. PES 2010 is a better game than PES 2009, but... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 15.

    Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage

    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 are approaching 20 games that support Wii MotionPlus, Nintendo's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 14.

    SKATE 2

    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 the development studio responsible for taking... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 13.

    EA Sports Football Academy

    If you're a football fan and you have a DS, you won't be able to put Football Academy down. EA Sports Football Academy is a wonderful little game. It appeals to the child in me, the argumentative know-it-all down the pub... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: DS

  • 12.

    PES 2009

    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. When PES 2008 was released on the Wii early last... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 11.

    Let's Golf

    With the only real let down being some occasional frame rate issues, Let’s Golf is a real treat for golf fans and casual gamers alike. It's fair to say that golf isn't the sort of sport you can casually enjoy on a summer's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 10.

    Tiger Woods PGA Tour

    Multiplayer would have been a nice addition but there is still plenty on offer here to keep you coming back to perfect your swing. Much like the proverbial tiger let out of the cage (double entendre anyone?) EA has recently... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 9.


    If you've been waiting most of your life for a visually upgraded Punch-Out!! that plays just as you remember it from the NES and SNES, your dreams have been answered. This is exactly that. Modern games let us do pretty much... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 8.

    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10

    Tiger Woods is a game that has been tuned extensively down the years, and with the new precision putting there really isn't a better time to finally jump in. I feel like I've written this review numerous times already. Such... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 7.

    Wii Sports Resort

    All in all there's plenty here to keep gamers happy, the MotionPlus support is extremely good and the game is packed full with the usual Nintendo charm. Making the follow-up to the game that convinced millions to buy a Wii... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 6.

    Madden NFL 10

    Madden NFL 10 is a great but complex virtual version of America's Game. It's no longer okay to simply dismiss EA's humongous Madden franchise outright as that video game of that massively complicated sport where mammoth-sized... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 5.

    WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010

    WWE Smackdown vs RAW 2010 is, we're surprised to say, easily the best game in the series to date, and a must-buy for WWE fans - especially if you've been giving it a wide-berth for a few years. WWE Smackdown vs RAW is a series... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 4.

    UFC 2009 Undisputed

    UFC 2009 Undisputed is stylish, fresh and deeply engaging. It is, in short, a bruising powerhouse of a game. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson is closing in on you at frightening speed. Sweat is dripping over his heavily-tattooed... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 3.

    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10

    If you want a fun, accessible golf game that lets you pretend to be a real pro then look no further. Tiger Woods 10 on Wii sets a new benchmark for others to follow. Few people could deny the fact that the Tiger Woods series... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 2.

    Fight Night Round 4

    If you're into boxing you're going to love Fight Night Round 4. The physics-based fighting is simply brilliant, the career mode will last you an age and the online functionality is solid. When it comes to beat 'em ups I'm... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 1.

    FIFA 10

    FIFA 10 is a simulation in the truest sense, and is sure to solidify FIFA's leading position in the two-horse race with PES. Last year I said FIFA 09 was the best FIFA ever created. Now, 12 months on, that statement is untrue,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3