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5 great sports games on Xbox Game Pass

By November 12, 2021November 18th, 2021Sports games

Who doesn’t love the thrill of competition? Sure, you can participate in an FPS or MOBA, but when it comes to rivalry, there’s no better way to experience it than in a sports game. With these suggestions, you won’t have to look much further for some of the best sports experiences that meet your Xbox Game Pass needs.

Starting off arguably with the best soccer simulation game on the market right now, we have Interactive sports Football Manager 2022. Posted by Sega, the most recent entry in the Football manager the franchise was released on November 9, 2021.

Although the classic FM the experience remains intact in this year’s iteration, there are a few new features and improvements that we should take a closer look at.

Player scouting is an essential part of the success of any football club. Whereas in FM 2021 you had the information on a specific player all crammed together in a somewhat confusing way, which prejudiced some players (mostly new ones), in Football Manager 2022 this data will be presented to the player in a summarized, clearer and more concise manner.

Regarding its match engine, FM 2022 sees major improvements over previous iterations. A new animation engine is in place, making player movements more natural and refined. The improved graphics will also help the player feel immersed in every match, with the addition of improved AI that allows players to make smarter decisions when in possession of the ball.

Soak

If you like extreme sports, this game is for you.

Developped by Ubisoft Annecy and published by Ubisoft, Soak is a sports video game where players can practice several winter sports, such as skiing, paragliding and snowboarding. The game was released in December 2016.

Soak is played as an online multiplayer video game, set in an open world environment based on Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe. There are four main activities in the game, skiing, wingsuiting, snowboarding, and paragliding. Later, the DLC released added a bunch of other sports and activities to the game, like sledding, basic jumping, and rocket-powered wingsuit flying. Also added as DLC, Denali, the tallest mountain in North America, is featured in the game.

Incorporated into a special effects system, Soak allows players to perform several special maneuvers such as spinning and grabbing, which can combine them into more advanced tricks, which ultimately reward more points when performed correctly. An interesting aspect of the game is that the player is able to see the amount of gravitational force, or g-force, that the player character endures when crashing.

Dirt 5

Racing fans, don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten you.

Dirt 5, the sequel to 2017 Dirt 4, is an offroad racing game developed by Codemasters, released in November 2020.

As part of the game’s overall off-road racing, several other racing modes can be experienced in Dirt 5, like rallycross, ice racing, off-road buggies or even Stadium Super Trucks. As for locations, players can race in many different locations around the world, namely China, Italy, Morocco, Brazil, Arizona, Norway, South Africa and many more. Moreover.

The game also features a career mode, focused on a narrative that pits the player character against a rival pilot called Bruno Durand, voiced by American actor Nolan North. In this storytelling-driven mode, the player also has a mentor called AJ, voiced by Troy Baker, who you might recognize by voicing Joel in The last of us and The Last of Us Part II.

With a dynamic weather system that includes the seasons and affects the race, the player can only participate in ice races in New York during the winter months, for example.

UFC 4

Do you know what is better than stress relieving toys? A game where you can let it all hang out. UFC 4 is among the best sports games on Xbox Game Pass for you to do just that.

EA Sports’ UFC 4 is a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) video game, from the developers of EA Vancouver. It was released in August 2020.

With 229 unique fighters and 81 alternate versions, UFC 4 is based on the Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts promotion company. The four main disciplines of MMA included in the game are wrestling, kickboxing, boxing, and jiujitsu.

With the classic career mode that all UFC fans love, the player is allowed to create and customize their own fighter, with the hopes of becoming the greatest fighter of all time. As part of their progression, the player character can choose to accept or decline fights, which ultimately affects the development of the fighter’s career.

Although the Octagon is the primary battle location chosen by players, in UFC 4 there are other options to choose where you fight. From Backyard to Kumite, players will have the option of choosing a more underground style arena for their fights.

Golf with your friends

If you are just looking to relax and have fun with your friends, but without losing sight of that competitive aspect, then you are in luck.

Golf with your friends is a golf video game developed by Interactive black light and published by Team 17. The game was released in May 2020.

It’s as easy as a game of golf can be. Swing the club and try to hit the ball in the hole. Allowing up to 12 players in a single game, the game contains a total of 234 holes, spread evenly over 13 different levels.

Golf with your friends features a plethora of ball customizations, as well as a level editor, which allows players to play on community-created maps. You can also play 2 video game themed cards, based on The escapees and Toward.

Fun fact, the studio behind the game consists of just three people and is based in Brisbane, Australia.

Now that you have great sporting experiences to choose from, conquer your digital rivals.

What do you think of this selection? Would you change any of these games? What do you think are the best sports games currently on Xbox Game Pass? Let me know in the comments below!