Best sports games for Xbox One 2021: Take on the competition in these top titles

An excellent instalment that redefines the basics and propels the franchise forward. (image credit: EA Sports)
With a dramatic shift towards attacking play, FIFA 21 offers a steep but rewarding learning curve. (image credit: EA Sports)
NHL 21 refines game modes and adds gameplay tweaks, but perhaps doesn't go far enough for every fan. (image credit: EA Sports)
A very worthy upgrade, as ever, but an experience that increasingly relies on microtransactions. (image credit: 2K Sports)
A very respectable first outing for 2K's new golf franchise, but not without its hazards. (image credit: 2K Sports)
Still an excellent golf simulator for those who don't crave the upgrades in PGA Tour 2K21. (image credit: 2K Sports)