TiPb's Top 5 iPhone Sports Games and Apps

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For today’s TiPb Top 5, we are catering to all of our iPhone and iPod touch wielding readers who enjoy sports games and sports apps. Just like our other TiPb’s top 5 must-have posts, all of these applications are available in the App Store. For the full run down, follow us after the break!

Madden 2010

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Today's first game worth a mention is EA Mobile's Madden 2010 and for good reason. The Madden football series is the #1 selling football game in the history of video games. It does not get any better than this, with crisp graphics, great controls, and amazing sound. If you are looking for the most detailed and intuitive football game on your iPhone, look no further.

  • Dominate the field with rosters packed with your favorite NFL players from all 32 licensed teams.
  • Play in authentic stadiums against life-like players on real NFL teams.
  • Use touch controls to draw hot routes for passing plays, exclusive to Madden NFL 10.
  • Play a quick one-off game, or try the robust season mode, which features in-depth trades, stats and individual player rewards.
  • Detailed roster management gives you full control over depth charts, cross-team trading, and access to huge free agent pools.

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Madden 2010 is available for $9.99. [iTunes Link]

FIFA 10

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Can EA Mobile do any wrong when it comes to sports games? Just like with Madden, FIFA 10 provides you with top notch graphics, control, and sound. This is a must buy for any soccer fan.

  • The only fully-licensed football game on the App Store - Real players, real teams & real leagues. No other football game can compete in terms of authentic rosters of players that mirror those of 2009/2010 teams across the globe.
  • Includes the incredibly innovative Be-A-Pro mode from the console series - Create your own player and track his career through the lows of domestic football to the potential highs of European and international competition.
  • Tournaments - 20 different licensed tournaments and cup competitions from around the world
  • Unmatched range of passing - Shorts passes, lobs, long passes and through balls all available through an incredibly simple system of two-button controls
  • Responsive shooting system - enabling the user to shoot from distance with accuracy as well taking the ball past defenders and finishing with that touch of class
  • Full sound effects including Audio Commentary - Using the reknowned commentary from UK premier league announcer Clive Tilsley

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FIFA 10 is available for $9.99. [iTunes Link]

Super K.O. Boxing 2

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Next up we have one for all of you out there who are fans of Mike Tyson's Punch Out on the original Nintendo Entertainment System, Super K.O. Boxing 2. Those of you looking for a simulation boxing game may want to skip this all out arcade action game but it is hard not to like this games great graphics and animation. Add the slick controls and you have an addicting arcade boxing game that is worth every penny.

  • Each opponent has their own personality and moves
  • Unleash devestating hook punches, dizzy knock downs and charged super punch combos to knock your opponent out.
  • Circuit, versus, challenge, and endurance mode.

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Super K.O. Boxing 2 is available for $4.99. [iTunes Link] [Free Demo]

ESPN Radio

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Need a way to listen to your ESPN radio on the go? ESPN Radio is just the app for you. Listen to live, crystal-clear radio streams from more than 15 of your favorite ESPN radio stations from across the country directly on your iPhone/iPod via Wi-Fi or 3G. Even better, you can listen live while surfing the net, checking your email, etc... Since the audio stream runs off of Quicktime there is a background mode.

  • LISTEN LIVE to live play-by-play broadcasts of your favorite college football games!
  • LISTEN to more than 35 ESPN Radio podcasts right from your iPhone or iPod Touch, including the B.S. Report with Bill Simmons, Pardon The Interruption, Around The Horn and Fantasy Focus.
  • LISTEN on demand to "SportsCenter" -- updated every 20 minutes!
  • LIVE scores and news feeds of your favorite NFL, MLB, NHL, college and professional sports teams.
  • LIVE scores and news feeds of your favorite NFL, MLB, NHL, college and professional sports teams.
  • TEXT CONNECT -- send a message directly to the studio of your favorite ESPN Radio show.

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ESPN Radio is available for $2.99. [iTunes Link]

Sportstap

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Sportstap is the ideal app that enables you to get all of your scores and game details along directly on your phone. You can check out standings, team stats, player stats, and get updated scores and data every minute for all of your favorite teams. Sure there are a ton of other apps available that can do the same but not many of them send game update push notifications directly to your device. MLB, NFL, and NCAA Football. NHL, NBA, and NCAA Basketball are current sports that you can have alerts for. There are a few others sports apps that support push notifications but none of them pushed more timely than Sportstap. So if you like updates in real time, this is the way to go.

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Sportstap is available for free. [iTunes Link]

Conclusion

There you have it, TiPb’s Top 5 Must-Have iPhone sports apps. Did we miss any of your favorites? Overlook any killer sports app? Drop us a comment and let us know your list!

Jeremy

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Never tried Sportstap, but find it difficult to believe it could be better than Sportacular.

Real Soccer 2010 from Gameloft is much better than FIFA 10.
I can't realize that it was made by EA as the huge numbers of problems this app has.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour not only belongs on the list - it should be number one. At Bat 2009 should be there as well. I would get rid of SportsTap and ESPN radio.

Push from goooal is awesome. Not loving sportstap, sportacular pro is way better and the espn score app has recently became better, plus it's free!

Never used Gooall 2009, but I do use iSoccer (used to be iFutol). Great for soccer fanatics. Push notifications, live scores, etc.
My favorite soccer game is X2 Football. I find it better than Real Soccer 2010 and Fifa 10. Better controls, imho. Only drawback is no club teams. Internationals only.
Agree that Tiger Woods should have made the cut.
I'm downloading ESPN Radio as we speak. Didn't know it could run in the background...

How could you mention SportsTap, but not Sportacular? Heresy. SportsTap is a joke compared to Sportacular.

Surprised to hear so many votes for Sportacular. I've used both Sportstap and Sportacular and now prefer the ESPN Scorecenter. No push but it's a better looking app.
Sportacular is better than Sportstap but I couldn't get used to either of them.

one really cool one is CBS Sports: College, which has live SEC college football games every week, & I guess will start doing same when college basketball season starts. Pretty fun app to play with - stats, schedules and all that, plus video looks great.

BACKBREAKER Baby....best arcade football game on the Iphone. Honorable mentions....NFL 10 (Not Madden 10), Let's Golf by Gamesoft, and FS5 Hockey (free version, air hockey).

Sportstap is great for letting you know that the game has started (baseball). It also updates the scores faster than MLB.com
I will give a try to sportacular.

i really agree with all of these other than madden. i know its madden so it gets to the top automatically, and the console version is amazing. i just think the gameplay on an iphone isnt very intuitive, and there isnt a multiplayer mode!

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