Konami's kicking sim will forever remain the underdog versus FIFA, but there's a lot to be said for its purity and physical punch.
Play your way to fame as a prodigy with everything to win, and in doing so distance yourself from the gritty reality of modern football.
In 2006, Rockstar already had the Red Dead, Grand Theft Auto and Manhunt franchises in their corner. So what did they come out with? Table tennis, obviously.
Nintendo's latest tennis sim is fine with friends but solo players will quickly lose interest in its limited game modes.