Our reviewer is a huge fan of tennis simulations, so he really wanted to love AO Tennis 2. And at times, he did. But this game’s potential glory is ultimately lost in a sea of questionable choices by the developer and outright buggy gameplay.
We have been watching 704 Games develop their NASCAR title and improve it over the years. With NASCAR Heat 4, they have practically achieved racing perfection. Fans of NASCAR or just racing games in general need to take NASCAR Heat 4 out on the track for a very fast spin.
Take us out to the ballgame, just not the one from RBI Baseball 19. This messy attempt at major league baseball gets everything wrong, from basic fundamentals to slowdowns and crashes, to a weird, unavoidable mercy rule where professional baseball teams simply give up if they fall behind.
If you love soccer but don’t like the complexity of most sports games, you might enjoy Legendary Eleven and it’s more arcade-like interface. You don’t need fancy controller skills to pull off some legendary maneuvers on this field, which makes Legendary Eleven worth kicking around.
Monster and 704 Games have done a great job with the NASCAR series. After stumbling a bit out of the gate a couple years ago, their follow-up racer was a big improvement. Now, NASCAR Heat 3 ups the ante even further.
Football Manager 2018 lets soccer fans become football fanatics while also scratching their business simulation itch. Unlike most soccer games where you play the field, with this one you handle all the backend strategy needed to support a successful, professional team.
In what could be a huge sleeper hit, Bugbear finally put the finishing touches on their vehicle-crashing masterpiece, Wreckfest. The game lives up to the name, with players racing and wrecking everything from tractors to combines, junky stockcars and sleek machines.
Incorporating cars, off-road trucks, airplanes, motorcycles and speedboats, The Crew 2 challenges players to master a variety of races from coast to coast. You might even find yourself instantly switching from one vehicle to the next in the same race.
The RBI Baseball series has always been known for great ballpark details and arcade action, and RBI Baseball 18 keeps that tradition going. Despite some oddball glitches, the new game is lots of fun for fans, and keeps its roster updated daily throughout the season.
The series got off to a rocky start last year, but NASCAR Heat 2 improves in almost every way. Bringing us the action of the Monster Energy, Xfinity, and Camping World series, plus the Eldora dirt track, together in one smooth-looking and responsive package makes it worth the drive.