ST Digital Awards: Nominees

ST Digital Awards: Nominees for best sports or racing game

ST Digital Awards: Nominees for best sports or racing game.
ST Digital Awards: Nominees for best sports or racing game.PHOTOS: EA; MICROSOFT STUDIOS; 2K GAMES; KONAMI


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FIFA 16

Fifa 16 harks back to Fifa 12, by putting tactics and movement as the keys to winning a match. While some may prefer easier gameplay, Fifa 16's sleek presentation, gameplay realism and attention to detail mean it is still the best football simulation game out there.



PHOTO: MICROSOFT STUDIOS

FORZA MOTORSPORT 6

Forza Motorsport 6 is probably the best and most accessible driving simulator to date. Gamers can set the difficulty level to their experience, and there are 26 tracks and over 450 cars to choose from. There are many game modes, including free play, test drive and career, which will keep you entertained for a long time.



PHOTO: 2K GAMES

NBA 2K16

This basketball simulation game includes a novel backstory by acclaimed director Spike Lee. But even if you don't care for that, the core gameplay of NBA 2K16 is better than its predecessors'. With its realistic collisions and impact physics, you no longer can dribble into a sea of players and not lose the ball when there is accidental contact or a steal.



PHOTO: EA

NEED FOR SPEED

The 21-year-old racing game franchise gets a fresh reboot with a new open world for you to explore. You can compete in various ways, from driving against the police to drifting around hairpins, to gain experience for more upgrades and car customisations. And it is still as addictive as ever.



PHOTO: KONAMI

PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2016

The 20th edition of the long-running Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) series has done away with the tactical approach that it is famed for. Instead, PES 2016 is about all-out arcade action. As a result, the gameplay flows faster, passes are quicker and it is much easier to score goals.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 30, 2015, with the headline 'BEST SPORTS/ RACING GAME'. Print Edition | Subscribe