Updated April 28, 2020: New entries added



You might not think that video games and sport go together particularly well. You're either into one or the other, right?

That's a huge and wildly inactive generalisation, of course. Plenty of people like both past times equally (this writer included).

But it makes even less sense when you really look at the two things closely. What is sport, after all, but a bunch of games? Incredibly tactile games, with physical objects and motions. But there are similar rules and systems at play here.

It shouldn't come as a surprise, then, that the very first video game was a simulation of a sport. In October 1958, physicist William Higinbotham invented an electronic game that resembled a (rather rudimentary) game of tennis.

Since then, sports video games have gotten a lot more sophisticated, a lot more varied, and a heck of a lot more fund. And the good news is, you can play a bunch of them on your iPhone or iPad.

Check out these 25 iOS sporting greats. And do share with us your own favourite sports games in the comments section below.