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Sports Games Ranked From The 'GOAT' To 'Overrated'

Sports Games Ranked From The 'GOAT' To 'Overrated'

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 has defeated stiff competition to be crowned the 'GOAT' of sports titles in gaming.

SPORTbible used TierMaker to rank different sports titles from GOAT status to overrated.

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And the third major instalment in the Tony Hawk franchise emerged at the top of the pile.

Developed by the now-defunct Neversoft, Pro Skater 3 initially launched on PlayStation 1, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Color and Nintendo GameCube in 2001.

The fan-favourite skating title would arrive on Xbox, Game Boy Advance, PC and Nintendo 64 in the following year.

The critically acclaimed Pro Skater 3 is tied with Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto III for the highest-scoring PS2 title on the aggregator website Metacritic, with both receiving a whopping average score of 97/100.

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Behind the beloved Pro Skater 3 is the likes of Fight Night Round 3, FIFA Street and WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain, which could reportedly receive a remastered release.

Credit: SPORTbible/TierMaker
Credit: SPORTbible/TierMaker

The Tony Hawk franchise also made its presence felt with Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 and Tony Hawk's American Wasteland in the excellent and good tiers respectively.

There is a special mention for some of the gaming titles that are underappreciated, which includes the likes of Brian Lara International Cricket 2007, GameCube-exclusive Super Mario Strikers and the superb NBA Ballers.

But some titles have the unfortunate pleasure of falling into the overrated category.

The critically panned Simpsons Wrestling, which remains popular with some fans, is featured alongside the likes of Forza Motorsport 2, Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004.

Posted below are all of the sports titles featured in our TierMaker.

Credit: Activision
Credit: Activision
Credit: Activision
Credit: Activision

GOAT: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3

Excellent: Fight Night Round 3, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, SSX Tricky, FIFA Street, Mario Kart: Double Dash, Skate 3 and WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain

Good: Tony Hawk's American Wasteland, Rocket League, WWF No Mercy, Mario Golf: Advance Tour, Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX, Gran Turismo 2 and FIFA 07

Underappreciated: Mario Power Tennis, WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role, Brian Lara International Cricket 2007, Super Mario Strikers, Virtua Tennis 3, NBA Ballers and International Superstar Soccer Pro

Overrated: Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer, Forza Motorsport 2, Top Spin 3, The Simpsons Wrestling, 2006 FIFA World Cup, Colin McRae Rally and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004

SPORTbible has also used TierMaker to rank WWE superstars from GOAT status to rubbish.

Agree or disagree with Pro Skater 3 being the GOAT?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: SPORTbible/TierMaker

Topics: gaming news, FIFA Street

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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