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Posted on Saturday, December 31 @ 11:12:13 Eastern by Duke_Ferris
Action Action/Adventure First-Person Shooter Online Puzzle Top 5
Racing RPG Sports Strategy Editor's Choice
Considering the number of sports games released every year, only a scant few actually make enough notable changes to warrant a nod. These two warrant a trophy.

 

SPORTS GAME OF THE YEAR!

Winning Eleven 8

Publisher: Konami
Developer: Konami
Platform: PS2 | Xbox | PC

 

The world's best soccer game somehow keeps getting better. Winning Eleven 8's combination of terrific visuals and incredible gameplay is potent, made even moreso by its licensed teams and improved Master League play. Though it's still missing online play, there's so much here it almost doesn't matter. Others dare attack the pitch, but for the time being, this is still Winning Eleven's award to lose.

 

 

RUNNER-UP!

NBA 2K6

Publisher: 2K Sports
Developer: Visual Concepts
Platform: PS2 | Xbox | Xbox 360

Unlike most sports developers, the crew behind NBA 2K6 didn't just sit back, slap a new mode on last year's game and change the number to 2005. Instead, they built a completely new control scheme to match a vastly improved A.I., great visuals and deep, rewarding Franchise play. Take it up strong, big man!

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