We love playing video games and we love sports. When those two are combined? It’s the best of both worlds, baby.
Sports video games give us a chance to live virtually as our favorite athletes and dominate the teams that we watch them dominate on a daily basis. It’s like jumping in to the sports matrix.
But sometimes, the virtual athletes are just too good. Like, impossibly good. And they make you rage quit and want to throw your $400 game system out of a window. I mean that good.
We’ve got all of those athletes listed right here for you. Here are the best video game athletes of all-time.
Bo Jackson in Tecmo Super Bowl
Yes, it’s the obvious answer when it comes to GOAT video game athletes. But there’s a reason for that. If you played with Bo, he would rack up 200 yards with ease. Bo knows Tecmo.
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Mike Tyson in Punch Out
Nothing was as frightening as working your tail off to get all the way to the end of this Nintendo classic … and staring down Iron Mike waiting to throw some of his super powerful punches.
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Michael Vick in Madden 04
Of course, the cover athlete on any video game should be special. But Vick was beyond special — he was impossible. He could throw the ball 80 yards down the field and run for another 50 in the blink of an eye. You couldn’t stop it.
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Allen Iverson in NBA 2k3
Allen Iverson’s crossover didn’t need next gen technology to be nasty — it’s still one of the best video game moves of all time.
© Photo: Eileen Blass-USA TODAY
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Christian Okoye in Tecmo Super Bowl
The Nigerian Nightmare was as tough to tackle in virtual football as he was in the real thing.
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Tiger Woods in Tiger Woods PGA Tour
Sunday Tiger Woods gave me headaches back in the day. You cannot beat him. You can only hope that he beats
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