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Best Sports Games for Xbox One 2020

FIFA (Image credit: EA)

Whether scoring legendary goals or racing to the finish line, the Xbox One packs dozens of gripping sports games. We've wrapped up our unmissable favorites, guaranteed to fulfill that competitive itch.

FIFA 19 (opens in new tab)

★ Editor's Choice

EA's illustrious sports bestseller remains on top, assembling a brimming sandbox of soccer action. From its renowned FIFA Ultimate Team dream squads to "The Journey" story mode, the latest entry merges the best of football into a cohesive bundle.

Our Xbox sporting picks

There's a reason Electronic Arts' soccer titan tops the charts all year round, packing the ultimate bundle for sports fans. FIFA 19 (opens in new tab) further builds on an already rich sandbox with unmatched scale and depth, alongside modes to sink the hours. More immersive than ever, this is the sports game to beat in 2019.

Alternatively, Rocket League (opens in new tab) isn't your average combo, far distancing itself from the realism grounding many sports rivals. It embraces the same foundations of any competitive title beside an accessible premise. Now exploring cross-platform play with PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC, it's a multiplayer game for all.

Matt Brown is Windows Central's Senior Games Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.