NBA 2K11 is one of the best sports games ever made. It's fitting that Michael Jordan, one of the best athletes in the history of sports, should be the focus of the game this time around.
NBA 2K11 does an excellent job of recreating the sport of basketball on our consoles. Whether it's the realistic graphics, lifelike animations, or incredible presentation, every game feels as if you're really watching an NBA game. Throw in the greatest ball player of all time and pack the game with tons of little touch that lend it verisimilitude, and you have the reason NBA 2K11 is the sports game of the year.
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FIFA Soccer 11
Love Soccer? FIFA returned with its 11th edition this year, which was packed with plenty of features for the self-described soccer nut. With a new graphics engine, more precise passing mechanics, and a creation center, FIFA 11 stands head and shoulders above its predecessors and certainly belongs in the "most improved" category for sports games.