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Top 7 most popular sports games for iPhone and iPad

If you own an iOS device and you enjoy playing sports-themed games, then the Apple App Store definitely has a wide variety to choose from. However, as with all other types of applications, there are some that are more popular amongst sporting fans than others. Today we thought we’d take a look at some of the most popular sports games for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

In fact, a recent article over at has provided a list of the top selling sports games on the Apple App Store. First on the list is the Homerun Battle 3D game, which not only enables users to go one-on-one against friends and rivals in the Online Match-up Mode, but also allows them to customize their characters, design their jersey etc and pick their baseball equipment.

Another great baseball game available on the App Store is Pro Baseball Catcher, which comes with four different game modes, Retina display support, 34 challenging achievements to unlock and global leaderboards. Using a finger to move the gloves, players then have to line them up with the incoming ball to try and score the perfect catch.

If that still doesn’t interest you, then you could try the Baseball Superstars II Pro game. The Baseball Superstars II Pro game not only comes with seven different game modes (including Exhibition, Match Mode, Tournament and Mission, it also features an improved AI, new players, various weather types, a simplified user interface and customization settings.

Do you fancy playing a bit of American Football on your iPhone or iPad? If you answered that question with a yes then you may enjoy the Backbreaker 2: Vengeance game. The game comes with new moves, new on-field obstacles such as truck gates and hurdles and two new stadiums. It also features Game Center integration for those that like comparing their scores with others.

However, if it’s a golf game you are looking for, then you might want to consider downloading the Flick Golf! app. Users can either choose to play the World Tour, which takes them from the west coast of the USA to Japan in the Far East, or the Quickshot Mode where they can attempt to shoot the perfect score. The app will even allow you to listen to your own music while you play.

Meanwhile, NBA Jam is the ideal app for those that enjoy basketball games. The game allows users to play with their favorite NBA stars from all 30 NBA teams. They also have the ability to unlock legends such as Dennis Rodman, Danny Manning and Scottie Pippin. There are 3 different ways to play the NBA Jam game: Play Now, Local Multiplayer and Classic Campaign.

The list would not be complete without the hugely popular FIFA 11 game. Not only does this game feature local multiplayer, it also comes with 35 authentic stadiums, improved controls and various modes including Tournament Mode, Quick Match and Season Mode. You can read more about these games via the website.

What sports games do you have downloaded on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad?

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Written by Tina Chubb

Tina’s passion is gaming news, but you will find her exploring other tech stories. Follow Tina for the latest happenings in the gaming world with popular gaming devices, including PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and portable gaming on iOS, PSP, DS and more.

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