Theme: Future sports / Brutal sports

Group Description

A common sci-fi theme, dating back at least to the 1975 movie Rollerball, is that of futuristic gladiator games as a panem et circenses for the masses of a dystopian future. According to video games, the most common sport of the future is a bloody variation on rugby or American football, played by heavily-armoured, genetically-manipulated athletes. The genre-defining classic is considered to be the Bitmap Brothers' Speedball, though it was neither the first nor the last.
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Speedball 2 HD2013WindowsMastertronic Group Ltd....
Death Track: Resurrection2008PlayStation 3, Windows1C Company...
Speedball 2: Tournament2007WindowsAkella...
Extreme Sprint 30102006WindowsPhoenix Games B.V....
Ratchet: Deadlocked2005PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.3.99
Mad Cars2004WindowsRealore Studios...
Motor Duels: Outcast2004J2MEdeepMist Studios...
Speedball 21002000PlayStationEmpire Interactive Entertainment...
Crush! Deluxe1997WindowsMegamedia Corp....
XS1996DOSSCi (Sales Curve Interactive) Ltd.2.62
Mutant League Hockey1994GenesisElectronic Arts, Inc.4.36
Battle Cars1993SNESNamco Hometek Inc.2.17
Mutant League Football1993GenesisElectronic Arts, Inc.3.84
Brutal Sports Football1993Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, JaguarMillennium Interactive Ltd.3.36
BattleWheels1993LynxAtari Corporation...
Heavy Smash1993ArcadeData East Corporation...
3D Ball Blaster1992DOSHomebrew Software...
Base Wars - Cyber Stadium Series1991NESUltra Games3.97
Super Baseball 20201991Arcade, Genesis, Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, PlayStation 4, SNES, Wii, Xbox OneD4 Enterprise, Inc.3.96
Killerball1991Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOSMicroïds...
Trex Warrior: 22nd Century Gladiator1991Amiga, Atari STEMAP images...
Smash T.V.1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Game Gear, Genesis, NES, SEGA Master System, SNES, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.68
Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe1990Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Amiga CD32, Atari ST, BlackBerry, Commodore 64, DOS, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Genesis, J2ME, SEGA Master System, Windows Mobile, Xbox 360Arena Entertainment3.64
The Running Man1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX SpectrumGrandslam Entertainments Ltd.2.85
Badlands1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAtari Games Corporation2.41
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Selected Covers

Crush! Deluxe Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Crush! Deluxe
Super Baseball 2020 Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Super Baseball 2020
Speedball 2 HD Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Speedball 2 HD
Mutant League Hockey Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Mutant League Hockey
Extreme Sprint 3010 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Extreme Sprint 3010

Selected Screenshots

US Title Screen
Screenshot from Super Baseball 2020
Title Screen
Screenshot from Killerball
Speedball is a brutal sport: my forward knocked out an opposite player, my team gets points and the forward dances...
Screenshot from Speedball 2 HD
Title screen
Screenshot from Mutant League Hockey
The game's main menu
Screenshot from Extreme Sprint 3010
Game group created by Игги Друге (44998), additional games added to group by Rola (7744), Fede999 (55), piltdown_man (130481), Stefan Lindberg (10), FatherJack (58479), Pseudo_Intellectual (53417) and Tracy Poff (1883)