Most of us never leave home without our mobile devices. They're with us from dusk to dawn, and when we don't have them, we're lost. For sports fans, mobile devices connect them with live broadcasts, real-time scores, player stats, and so much more.
Another great thing about mobile devices is all of the sports-themed games you can play. If you love sports, there are several games you'll want to try. Whether you want to manage a team or experience the rush of being a sports star, you'll find it all in these games. When you're ready for a break, you can keep the competitive spirit going with a laid-back card game. Whatever you choose, you're in for hours of fun. Here we take a look at the games all sports fans should try.
ManilleIf you're a sports fan, chances are you enjoy the competition of a good card game. You may enjoy the strategy component of card games like Blackjack that force you to make quick decisions about your next move or the quiet of a solitary game like solitaire.
If all this sounds exciting to you, you'll want to try the French trick-taking card game Manille. There are several Manille mobile apps available, and our favorite is the app by Thomas De Craemer. You can test your skills against an AI opponent or play online.
Soccer lovers worldwide spend hours playing FIFA on consoles and mobile devices. The FIFA mobile app is a must-have if you want to have FIFA action with you wherever you go. With this game, you can build your fantasy team or play as your favorite team.
The app has all of the biggest leagues, best teams, and over 50,000 players. You can go up against your friends or other teams as you battle it out to see who has the strongest team. There are tons of live events that correspond with real-world tournaments to keep you entertained.
You can create an in-game friends list and keep track of your record all from the app. The game allows you to take a hometown player and train them until their reach international superstar status. With so much content, it's hard not to lose track of time while playing.
FIE SwordplayHave you ever watched fencing during the Olympics and dreamed of learning the game? If so, or if you just want an entertaining sports-themed game, FIE Swordplay is well-worth checking out. This game is based on the art of fencing. Master the art, and you'll be a champ.
The intuitive app features easy-to-learn controls and gameplay that hooks you from the start. You can play in PvE campaign mode or PvP, testing your skills against various opponents. There are plenty of players online, so it's easy to find a match. There are lots of customization options, but be prepared for the microtransactions that come with most free-to-play games.
NBA JamThis throwback to an earlier era of arcade games is a fan favorite for a good reason. It's one of the most polished and fun sports games available in mobile format. The game's developers constantly update the apps, resulting in superb gameplay that'll keep you hooked for hours.
If you played the original arcade game, you'll be happy to know that this version includes everything you love, including fast-paced two-on-two action along with improved graphics and rosters. You can choose one of four modes to play in, including local and online multiplayer.
The touch controls are easy to learn and responsive. You'll be able to set up alley-oops and make three-pointers from beyond the arc. If you make three shots in a row, the game's original commentator yells, "He's on fire." If you love the NBA, this is a must-play game.