All the major sports title may have already been released, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re late to the game. In fact, with many of them on sale for Black Friday and having updated since launch (oftentimes addressing maddening bugs, etc.) and some added content, now’s a great time to pick up some of these titles.
Many of these can be found on the digital storefronts for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well as regular retailers*, but check before clicking or heading out. Some of these also might be console-specific, only be digital, have different start/end times for their sales, have different sale pricing, etc.
Furthermore, some are offering deals on titles’ special editions and in-game currency, so if you’re interested in playing a game’s fantasy collection mode like Ultimate Team, for instance, and want to pay for some premium currency, it can pay to get those too.
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A new update is coming for the title addressing issues like A.I. defending, and an interesting addition in general this year is the different exhibition modes – including playing without any cards or rules.
The changing seasons is a big feature for this iteration, and since these change for all players in the world, developer Playground Games has added seasonal events as well as free cars for everyone.
The Golf Club 2019
This year the game features the PGA Tour license, and it’s already added a free DLC course – Atlantic Beach Country Club. This brings the number of official courses to seven. Of course the course creator lets you make and play an unlimited amount.
Madden NFL 19
Madden didn’t have the best start, but developer EA Tiburon has been releasing more and more updates trying to get a handle on the bugs and tune gameplay (here’s the latest update). Along the way Ultimate Team – this year with a new power-up system – has been getting regular content.
NBA 2K19 (on sale for both home consoles)
NBA City Edition uniforms have been added as well as the new NBA rule that the shot clock resets to 14 seconds after offensive rebounds. A slew of other fixes have also been included in the game’s updates, as well as MyTeam content.
NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 (on sale for both home consoles)
Like last year, NBA Live 19 is holding Livestrikes which let you complete challenges for exclusive in-game content, including apparel from BAPE and Mitchell & Ness. The game has also been updating its player likenesses.
OOTP Baseball 19
The simulation game is adding a free fantasy card mode called Perfect Team which is currently in beta (click here for our impressions) and is hopefully out before the end of the year.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2019
A post-launch update fixed annoying tendencies from the A.I. attackers, and the MyClub fantasy mode has been adding Featured players doing well in real-life, ways to get other players, and challenges.