The HMV sponsored GamesMaster Golden Joystick Awards have arrived, and you're all invited to vote and win prizes here! Each week we'll be casting a beady eye over different categories, taking you through the prime contenders before leaving you savvy lot to duke it out in the comments section. This time around, we're talking sports.
A top selection of titles for the sporty types - it's especially nice to see SSX back on piste and duking it out for top honours. Otherwise, pretty much as you were... or might FIFA Street steal a march on its beloved big brother this term? If you fancy a flutter, the sublime NBA 2K 12 is a handy outside bet.
Here's a breakdown of the 9 contenders swelling the roster in the Best Sports category!
Madden NFL 12
The best American football game just got better: custom playbooks for the NFL hardcore plus bone-crunching interceptions and stomach-turning tackles aplenty for the pain-loving novices.
Tiger Woods PGA 13
Top golf 'em up now features Legacy Mode - where you transform Tiger from teen prodigy to today's living legend. You can also take footy stars Theo Walcott and Wayne Rooney out for a round...
Pro Evolution Soccer 2012
The connoisseur's choice of football game continues to roll out the net-busting goals, smooth passing and jinking tricks that fans have come to love over the years, plus licensed Europa and Champs Leagues.
All the glitz and glamour of the NBA can be found in 2K's sterling basketball title. Create your own star and work your way to the top in this ultra-slick fest of balling.
The premier snowboarder powers back with aplomb: real-world locations like the Himalayas and the Rockies are combined with gravity-defying tricks, huge drops and the new deadly descent... escaping an avalanche!
Over 300 changes are made for re-energising of the veteran hockey series. Unparalleled authenticity means scrapping with goalies, competing in the Winter Classic outdoor game and fashioning female players.
Football Manager 2012
The ultimate Mourinho sim applies another layer of intricate features, while amazingly still catering for newcomers. More player interaction, a fresh match engine and in-game tutorial combine to drive you to glory.