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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.

For purposes of this group, games should either feature:
  • A sport taking place in the future. What is considered a sport is contextual in this case, but as in most sports there should be an identifiable score, a winner/loser dynamic, spectators, etc... typical of what's present during normal sporting events of today.
  • and/or
  • A sport that features over the top violence typically not present in that sport. Typically the game will feature little to no foul calling and have an anything goes nature particularity when it comes to physical contact between players.
Sports games that feature unrealistic elements like item power-ups, but fail to feature either of the above criteria should not be added to this group.
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Mutant Football League2017PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneDigital Dreams Entertainment LLC...
Speedball 2 HD2013WindowsMastertronic Group Ltd....
Speedball 2: Evolution2011Android, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 3, PSPTower Studios Ltd....
Monday Night Combat2010Windows, Xbox 360Uber Entertainment, Inc.2.80
Death Track: Resurrection2008PlayStation 3, Windows1C Company...
Speedball 2: Tournament2007WindowsAkella...
Unreal Tournament III2007OnLive, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.51
Ratchet: Deadlocked2005PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.4.01
Extreme Sprint 30102005PlayStation 2, WindowsPhoenix Games B.V....
Chaos League: Sudden Death2005WindowsAkella...
Motor Duels: Outcast2004J2MEdeepMist Studios...
Chaos League2004WindowsDigital Jesters Ltd....
Mad Cars2004WindowsRealore Studios...
Unreal Tournament 20042004Linux, Macintosh, WindowsAtari, Inc.3.95
Nexagon Deathmatch2003WindowsStrategy First, Inc....
Rageball2002PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaAgetec, Inc....
Toxic Grind2002XboxTHQ Inc....
Unreal Tournament 20032002Linux, Macintosh, WindowsInfogrames, Inc.3.76
Speedball 21002000PlayStationEmpire Interactive Entertainment2.10
Unreal Tournament: Game of the Year Edition2000Macintosh, WindowsInfogrames, Inc.4.10
Ball Breakers2000Dreamcast, PlayStation, WindowsTake-Two Interactive Software, Inc....
Savage Arena1999WindowsGlobal Software Publishing Ltd....
Unreal Tournament1999Dreamcast, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.80
DBZ: Dead Ball Zone1998PlayStationGT Interactive Software Corp....
Crush! Deluxe1997WindowsMegamedia Corp....
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Selected Covers

Unreal Tournament 2004 Linux Front Cover
Front cover for Unreal Tournament 2004
Unreal Tournament Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Unreal Tournament
Speedball 2: Evolution iPad Front Cover
Front cover for Speedball 2: Evolution
Nexagon Deathmatch Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Nexagon Deathmatch
Speedball 2100 PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Speedball 2100

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from Unreal Tournament 2004
Main menu
Screenshot from Unreal Tournament
The factory, I guess.
Screenshot from Speedball 2100
Main Menu
Screenshot from Chaos League
Game group created by Игги Друге (46328), additional games added to group by PoliticallyCorrupt (2514), Rola (8288), Fede999 (61), piltdown_man (202262), Plokite_Wolf (47368), Stefan Lindberg (18), FatherJack (62732), yellowshirt (1471), Fet (4), Alaka (78875), Pseudo_Intellectual (63340), vedder (52145) and Tracy Poff (2046)
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