Sports are popular across the world, whether you play, support your team or place a cheeky little bet on the outcome. So it is no surprise that games consoles have a range of games that give you the chance to be the player that scores the winning goal, the jockey first past the post or the driver of the fast car on the circuit. Freetips.com looks at some of the best sporting games for the Vita to get you started.
Winning Post 8 2017
As you might be able to guess from the numbering of this game, it is not the first time this has come to market. The Japanese-exclusive title has been updated, and this latest incarnation is cracking and perfect if you have aspirations of jockeying the next Red Rum or Desert Orchid. The franchise actually started in 1993 so really has been around the track a few time. You are the owner of the stables and will need to hire the best trainers and jockeys to get your horses ready for race day. The races are mostly based at tracks in Japan, but there are some others around the world. Fast-paced and loads on offer from this cracking horse racing game with 300 well-known horses and riders. Find the amulets to unlock even more in the way of bonus play.
We have picked this version, but of course, there are lots of Fifa games as they are released every year to keep up with the football action from around the globe. If you want to be the next Beckham, or prefer to be player turned manager like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer then one of the incarnations of this game could be perfect for you. With excellent graphics and plenty for you to do the series has been around for so long because it really is that good. Play against virtual opponents or take it online to play with a wider community the choice really is yours. Seriously collectors will have every version purchased on prerelease, and it is easy to see why because these games are pure football class.
If a good punching game is more your style, then you can pit your luck against other high ranking opponents in this virtual boxing game. Hone your skills and then get in the ring and play against computer simulated players or find a fellow gamer and fight with them. Excellent graphics, nothing flowery or cartoony here, just a decent fighting game that mimics the professional ring. Mind your manners and keep your fighting clean and above board if you want to score the big points, who knows perhaps you can become the next Tyson Fury or Anthony Joshua. One thing is for sure there is a whole lot going on to hold your attention, so be sure to keep a few hours to spare when you sit down to play this game. It is available on other platforms, but the Vita version is excellent.
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