Our Sports Game of the Year 2012 is FIFA 13 from EA. The annual sporting leviathan continues to make improvements that keep it ahead of all competitors. This year saw the customary inclusion of a wide range of real-world stadiums and officially licensed teams to take through a newly revamped career mode or various other game modes – online and off.
The game was one of the fastest, biggest sellers of the year. It was the first non Call of Duty game to break a million sales in its first week in the UK and sold 4.5 million copies around the world in only five days. EA has claimed it as the biggest sports videogame launch of all time. Quite an achievement.
Unfortunately, the Wii and Vita versions were barely reskinned re-releases of the previous year’s games on those platforms. None of the new features were present and only team rosters and slight presentational differences were notably different.
EA will be pleased to know that second place in our vote went to another of its releases – SSX. The rebooted snowboarding sim wasn’t so far behind its vastly more established stable-mate either. EA’s strong sporting presence continued with UFC Undisputed 3 and FIFA Street tying for third.
Here’s a chart showing our top five.
And here’s the league table that shows every game that received at least one vote from us.
- FIFA 13
- FIFA Street
- UFC Undisputed 3
- Everybody’s Golf (Vita)
- NBA 2K13
- Football Manager 2013
- Sports Champions 2
- FIFA Football
- Madden 2013