Sports titles are often overlooked by most basic gamers around the world, but PlayStation Plus Premium has a decent selection. Although missing key titles like Fifa and mad, there are still exciting sports games like pure poolNBA 2K22, and Golf with your friends. Sports fan or not, try these PlayStation Plus Premium sports games.
10 – AO Tennis 2
AO Tennis 2 will definitely meet your need for a PlayStation Plus Premium tennis game. It doesn’t have as high a budget as an EA game, but the court looks detailed and the tennis gameplay controls well. There are many tactical options for you on the court, such as a lob, a spike, a volley, a bunt, and a slice with your racquet. It gives a lot of options while remaining easy to understand.
His youngest counterpart from Nacon, world tennis tour 2, is also available on PlayStation Plus Premium, but this new offering has a card-based system that boosts player stats and a more complex control method that will freak out casual gamers.
9 – Pure Pool
pure pool brings a realistic view of sports to PlayStation Plus Premium. It has four different modes to suit your tastes, such as American 8 Ball Pool and online multiplayer. An interesting feature of the game is the DNA profile it attaches to you. It creates an AI based on your movements, alongside your friends who play with you online. According to the official Steam page, “You can still play against [them]even when not online.” Some have commented, however, that online play is unreliable according to Steam reviews, so the PS4 and PS5 could suffer similar circumstances.
Despite his problems, pure pool is a quite striking pool game as it includes depth of field and detailed textures that will delight simulation fans. The reflections of the shiny balls are also magnificent. The developers call it “the next best thing to do in real life”. You can see if it is because you can download it as a PlayStation Plus Premium sports game.
8 – Ultra Chess
We know what you’re thinking; chess is not a sport. However, the Olympic Committee recognized him in 1999 in this class, so Ultra Chess account. This game is one of the best ways to challenge your skills in this strategic game. You get Grandmaster-approved AI, cross-platform online functionality, and plenty of time-based modes available in Classical and Blitz. The game looks fantastic for what it is as you can play the game in a variety of environments. PlayStation VR functionality is also included, allowing you to sit next to chess pieces and grab them.
“The game is snappy enough to deserve some attention, thanks in part to the HD resolutions,” said Robert Grosso in his TechRaptor review. “Most importantly, the visual style is elegant in its presentation.”
Ultra Chess has a simple premise, but you can’t beat a classic game like this. It will stay popular for a long time and you can play a version of the classic tabletop game as a PlayStation Plus Premium title.
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7 – Hot Shots Tennis
One of the most underrated sports games of the PS2 generation Tennis hot shots is still engaging to this day. The controls are easy to understand, and your timing with each shot is key, because if you stumble, the ball goes the opposite direction you want it to. Unlike many games today, you will be able to unlock new characters and stages as you progress through the career mode.
Tennis hot shots is stuck in 4:3, but the art style is lovely and makes up for the old-school graphics. Currently, it is also one of the best classic games on PlayStation Plus Premium.
6 – Infinite Minigolf
Developed by the same people who created the zen pinball series, Infinite minigolf showcases the same pure creativity in her classes. The haunted house is steeped in its spooky atmosphere, the child’s room takes you to the scale of a toy, and in some runs, the objects around you tell a story. The mini golf in this game is well controlled, and what makes this game different is that you can use different power ups.
Plus, you can create your own tracks for your friends to play. Infinite minigolf is quite feature-rich and will let your creativity run free. PlayStation VR is also supported in this game. Zen Studios claims on the PlayStation Store listing that “environments come to life in exciting ways, making Infinite minigolf the definitive VR golf experience.” Check it out if you have a headset gathering dust in a closet.
5 – PGA Tour 2K21
Rank this list is PGA Tour 2K21. There are a variety of modes you can play making the game a definitive golf simulation experience. There’s a career mode that lets you compete for the FedEx Cup, plus a suite of customization options for your controller. 2K says on the game’s Steam page that there are “thousands of custom options”. You can also play with your friends in Alt-Shot, Stroke Play, Skins, and 4-player Scramble modes.
The game was fairly well received by critics and gamers with an average of 76 Metacritic score and a very positive score from Steam users. That’s probably thanks to its realistic graphics and decent take on the golf scene.
4 – NBA 2K 2 Playgrounds
Wish we had a modern take on the popular NBA jam? Good, NBA 2K 2 playgrounds is a spiritual successor to the legendary arcade game. There is no shakalaka boom, but do a slam dunk in NBA 2K 2 playgrounds always feels satisfying. You’ll also need to time your shots perfectly to get three-point shots, and there’s a real challenge in this arcade experience. The game is also beautiful with wonderful outdoor themed areas.
The only big issue with this game is the microtransaction elements. You will have to unlock players while playing the game or pay money to get card packs. It’s a good thing that the base game is at least a lot of fun to play.
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3 – Golf for everyone
Despite the server outage in September 2022, Everyone’s Golf still holds an entertaining journey through each course. With an anime-like art style, each environment pops on screen, and developer Clap Hanz was able to deliver a lot of personality to its characters. If you know the hot shots series, Everyone’s Golf is a continuation of it.
It’s an accessible game that anyone can understand with just three button prompts, and the developer has implemented a challenge mode that will gradually teach you how to master Everyone’s golf. There are also additional activities that you can do in this crazy sports game like fishing and go-karting among others.
2 – Golf with your friends
There’s plenty of golf to do on PlayStation Plus Premium, but arguably the best of this subgenre is Golf with your friends. In this mini golf extravaganza, you have imaginative levels with an excellent base theme, perfect physics, and a simplicity anyone can relate to. You can play the game normally with your friends or you can activate the bounce, which allows the ball to jump from place to place.
Many strategies can be used when the rebound feature is activated, making the simple game of mini golf even more challenging. Add in the creative obstacles that developer Blacklight Interactive has put in place, and you’ll have a great time with your friends online.
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1 – NBA 2K22
If EA Sports is totally absent from this list, 2K is catching up, especially with NBA 2K22. The graphics are phenomenal with realistic facial animation and awesome sweat physics. This basketball game has many modes to offer, including MyGM, where you play as the leader of a team, and MyCAREER, which lets you create a custom character and try to be the next Michael Jordan. .
2K has also improved dribbling, shooting, dunking, alleys, blocks and contests which arguably make this game the best sports game on PlayStation Plus Premium by a landslide. Keep in mind that there are microtransactions in NBA 2K22′s MY CREW.
The whistle has sounded, and that’s the end of our list of the best PlayStation Plus Premium sports games in July 2022. Are there any we missed? Let us know in the comments below.
PlayStation Plus Premium access was provided to the writer by PlayStation Canada.