Boxing is a game that very few are brave enough and strong enough to play in real life and as such more and more boxing games have gained in popularity. There are plenty of boxing games on the market but very few resist the lure of the novelty market to become truly popular in the main stream market. Knowing what games are the best is the fasted way to find the game that is right for you. Here are five of the most popular boxing games of all time.
- Ready 2 Rumble Boxing 1990– everyone remembers the cover with the two boxers with their ridiculous hair styles and sneering faces. This game was originally released for Dreamcast and was very popular because it allowed players to be whatever character they wanted.
- James “Buster” Douglas Knockout Boxing– this game was released in 1988 for the Sega Genesis and was one of the first of its kind. The game allowed for first person boxing as well as further back camera shots. This also allowed for a very real graphic for the time making it very popular.
- Knockout Kings 2001– this game was one of the first to be very realistic. With blood, sweat, and tons of carnage, this game was one that held nothing back. This game was released for the Playstation 2 and had characters that were for the first time based on actual boxers.
- Wii Sports Boxing- this game was released in 2006 and was the first game that allows the player to actually use their own body as the controller. Though this game does not boast the best graphics, the most realistic images, it is one of the only games that lets you get up and be part of the game.
- Fight Night Champion 2011– this game allows you to have a very realistic game play and very realistic images. This game also allows you to play as actual boxers in an all star line up and offers tons of very realistic graphics. This is by far one of the best boxing games out there.
- Mike Tyson’s PunchOut – you play as a boxer known as Little Mac. Working up the boxing ranks you end up facing a series of colorful, fictional boxers, leading to a final fight with Mike Tyson (in the original version). In a later version of the game the end fighter is Mr. Dream.