The best sports games for PS5 and PS4: An essential buyer’s guide

Dive into 12 iconic and innovative sports titles, from mainstays FIFA and Madden to the relaunch of the classic Tony Hawk's™ Pro Skater™.


Take the pitch in one of the most beloved sports games on the planet. FIFA is back with more ways to play soccer than ever before. Whether it’s on the streets or the grand stage of the UEFA Champions League, FIFA 21 lets you team up with friends and experience even bigger victories together.

FIFA 21 includes the most intelligent gameplay in the franchise’s history. Agile Dribbling, Positioning Personality and Creative Runs are just a few of the enhanced features available. Plus, Ultimate Team returns in brand new ways letting you play and get rewarded together in FUT Co-Op and FUT Events.

MLB® The Show™ 21

Prove you belong in the big leagues and write your own baseball legacy in MLB The Show 21. Enjoy a faster, deeper and more intense baseball experience than ever before.

Choose between three customizable gameplay experiences to fit your desired level of play, build the next great ballpark from scratch with Stadium Creator* and enjoy cross-platform play between PS5 and PS4. MLB The Show 21 also features Player Loadouts, meaning you can now customize the attributes of your player between games to accomplish specific situational goals.

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*Available on next generation consoles only

NBA 2K21

Celebrating NBA superstars like Damian Lillard and Zion Williamson, NBA 2K21 offers one-of-a-kind immersion into all facets of NBA basketball and basketball culture - where Everything Is Game.

With extensive improvements to its best-in-class gameplay, including a reimagined Pro Stick and signature defensive motion styles, NBA 2K21 is an exciting entry to the NBA 2K series. Versions include the NBA 2K21: Mamba Forever Edition in honor of the late NBA great, Kobe Bryant.

Madden NFL 21

The gridiron is calling in the latest version of Madden. Featuring transcendent quarterback Lamar Jackson as the game’s cover athlete, leave your mark on the NFL with a new generation of young stars.

Shape your path to greatness with thrilling game modes like Face of The Franchise and enjoy innovative running enhancements, unique playbooks and X-Factor 2.0.

Tony Hawk's™ Pro Skater™ 1 + 2

The most iconic skateboarding games ever made are back. Drop in with fully remastered versions of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater™ & Tony Hawk’s™ Pro Skater™ 2 in one epic collection, rebuilt from the ground up in incredible HD.

Skate as the legendary Tony Hawk while songs from the era-defining soundtrack blare to your trick combos. All of the original game modes await, allowing for head-to-head local two-player modes as well as competitive online sessions against players from around the world.

Break skateboarding boundaries and show off your own style as part of the next generation of skaters and creators.

Dirt 5

Legendary off-road racing franchise DIRT returns with the most ambitious edition of the series yet. DIRT 5 features breathtaking action with over 70 routes in 10 global locations. Hit the road with a wide selection of cars in a variety of settings, from the marble mines of Italy to the twisting favelas of Brazil. DIRT 5 even features ice racing in New York.

Highlight-reel moments await in a huge array of event types, including boulder-conquering Path Finder routes across the most extreme surfaces, winding Land Rush circuits, point-to-point Rally Raids and the return of Gymkhana arenas. Design your dream racing event in the Playgrounds arena creator mode, and take the fun online with innovative party mode action.

NHL® 21

With hockey legend Alex Ovechkin donning the cover of NHL 21, it’s no surprise that the latest installment of the EA franchise rewards the most creative, inventive and fearless players.

Change up your attack on both sides of the puck with all new moves, dekes and dangles inspired by the league’s most groundbreaking innovators. An expanded Be A Pro mode lets players carve a unique path to superstardom and go down as one of the league’s greatest, like Ovi.


Golf enthusiasts will want to hit the links in 2K’s much anticipated foray into the sport with PGA TOUR 2K21. Choose from a line-up of 12 top pros and 15 real-life courses, including TPC Sawgrass and East Lake Golf Club.

PGA TOUR 2K21 also lets you design your dream course with thousands of custom options or create and personalize your MyPLAYER with equipment and apparel from brands you love. Local and online matches await, including game modes like Alt-Shot, Stroke Play, Skins and 4-Player Scramble.

Gran Turismo Sport™

Whether you’re a casual driver or a complete petrol head, Gran Turismo Sport provides plenty of high-octane thrills for all levels of driver.

Buckle up in your choice of iconic cars and race across 17 locations and 40 courses.
Gran Turismo Sport features two online championships — the Nations Cup and the Manufacturer’s Cup — along with single player mode.


Go from an unknown amateur to a UFC superstar in EA SPORTS UFC 4, where the fighter you become is shaped by your fight style, your achievements and your personality.

Develop and customize your character and enjoy enhanced gameplay, including fluid clinch-to-strike combinations for a more responsive and authentic stand-up fight experience. UFC 4 also includes overhauled takedown and ground mechanics to allow for more control in those key phases of the fight.

Lonely Mountains: Downhill

Race, jump and slide from peak to valley and try not to crash in Lonely Mountains: Downhill. Grab your bike and enjoy an unspoiled mountain landscape of quiet mountain lakes, majestic forests and steep canyons.

Choose your own way to the finish line, from a relaxing scenic route to off-road paths. Lonely Mountains: Downhill also features a custom physics system that lets riders carefully drop from boulder to boulder, spring over crevasses or slide through muddy terrain.


Incredibly fun and intensely addictive, Windjammers is a one-of-a-kind game that perfectly blends sports and fighting.

Sharpen your throwing and sliding skills with six unique characters across six playable environments. Windjammers includes five game modes as well as Online Versus for competition against the world’s top players.