Game Groups > Theme: Future sports / Brutal sports

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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Title Released Platforms Genres Moby Score
box cover thumbnail 3D Ball Blaster 1992 DOS Sports
n/a
box cover thumbnail Arch Rivals 1989 NES, Genesis (+3 more) Sports
6.1
Arch Rivals 1990 Dedicated handheld Sports
n/a
box cover thumbnail AutoDuel 1986 DOS, Amiga (+5 more) Action, Racing / Driving, Role-playing (RPG)
6.6
box cover thumbnail Badlands 1989 Amiga, Atari ST (+4 more) Racing / Driving
6.3
box cover thumbnail Ball Breakers 2000 Windows, PlayStation (+1 more) Action
6.7
box cover thumbnail Base Wars - Cyber Stadium Series 1991 NES Action, Sports
7.0
box cover thumbnail Battle Cars 1993 SNES Racing / Driving
6.4
box cover thumbnail BattleWheels 1993 Lynx Action, Racing / Driving
n/a
box cover thumbnail Bet on Soldier: Black-out Saigon 2006 Windows Add-on
6.1
box cover thumbnail Bet on Soldier: Blood of Sahara 2006 Windows Add-on
6.3
box cover thumbnail Bet on Soldier: Blood Sport 2005 Windows Action
6.5
box cover thumbnail Bill Laimbeer's Combat Basketball 1991 SNES Sports
n/a
box cover thumbnail Blood Bowl 1995 DOS Strategy, Sports
6.3
box cover thumbnail Blood Bowl 2009 PSP Strategy, Sports
n/a
box cover thumbnail Blood Bowl 2009 Windows, Xbox 360 Strategy / tactics, Sports
7.0
box cover thumbnail Blood Bowl 2009 Nintendo DS Strategy, Sports
n/a
box cover thumbnail Blood Bowl II 2015 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+2 more) Simulation, Strategy / tactics, Sports, Role-playing (RPG)
7.3
box cover thumbnail Brutal Sports Football 1993 DOS, Jaguar (+5 more) Sports
6.8
box cover thumbnail Car Wars 1981 TI-99/4A Racing / Driving
n/a
box cover thumbnail Carmageddon 1997 DOS, Windows (+5 more) Action, Racing / Driving
7.9
box cover thumbnail Carmageddon 1999 Game Boy Color Action, Racing / Driving
5.4
box cover thumbnail Carmageddon 2005 J2ME Action, Racing / Driving
n/a
box cover thumbnail Carmageddon 1999 PlayStation Action, Racing / Driving
5.5
box cover thumbnail Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now 1998 Windows, Nintendo 64 (+1 more) Action, Racing / Driving
6.9
box cover thumbnail Carmageddon 3: TDR 2000 2000 Windows Action, Racing / Driving
6.7
box cover thumbnail Carmageddon: Max Damage 2016 PlayStation 4, Windows (+1 more) Action, Racing / Driving
5.9
box cover thumbnail Carmageddon: Reincarnation 2014 Windows Action, Racing / Driving
6.2
box cover thumbnail Chaos League 2004 Windows Strategy / tactics, Sports
7.4
box cover thumbnail Chaos League: Sudden Death 2005 Windows Strategy, Sports
7.2
box cover thumbnail Crush! Deluxe 1997 Windows Strategy
n/a
box cover thumbnail Cyberball 1988 DOS, Genesis (+7 more) Sports
6.0
box cover thumbnail Cyberball 2072 1989 Lynx, Xbox 360 (+2 more) Sports
5.8
box cover thumbnail DBZ: Dead Ball Zone 1998 PlayStation, Windows Action, Sports
6.1
box cover thumbnail Death Rally 1996 DOS, Windows (+1 more) Action, Racing / Driving
7.8
box cover thumbnail Death Rally 2011 iPhone, Windows (+2 more) Action, Racing / Driving
6.6
box cover thumbnail Death Track: Resurrection 2008 Windows, PlayStation 3 Action, Racing / Driving
6.3
box cover thumbnail Deathrow 2002 Xbox Action, Sports
7.0
box cover thumbnail Deathtrack 1989 DOS Action, Racing / Driving
7.1
box cover thumbnail Destruction AllStars 2021 PlayStation 5 Action, Racing / Driving
6.5
box cover thumbnail Extreme Sprint 3010 2005 PlayStation 2, Windows Action
n/a
box cover thumbnail Future Basketball 1990 Amiga, Atari ST Action, Sports
6.5
box cover thumbnail Galactic Games 1987 Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum (+2 more) Sports
n/a
box cover thumbnail Grand Monster Slam 1989 DOS, Amiga (+2 more) Action, Sports
7.5
box cover thumbnail Grave Yardage 1989 DOS, Commodore 64 Action, Sports
n/a
box cover thumbnail Heavy Smash 1993 Arcade, Browser Action, Sports
n/a
box cover thumbnail Hunter Hunted 1996 Windows Action
7.2
box cover thumbnail HyperBlade 1996 Windows Action, Sports
6.8
box cover thumbnail Killerball 1991 DOS, Amiga (+2 more) Action, Sports
n/a
box cover thumbnail Laser League 2018 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+1 more) Action, Sports
7.6

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