15. NHL ‘94
EA’s officially licensed NHL game is considered one of the greatest sports games of all time. Indeed, it still has a following to this day! With multiple game modes, including exhibition, Stanley Cup, and a shootout minigame, it's got all the bases covered, even now. Oh, and it showed up in some Kevin Smith movies, too.
NHL '94 introduced several features that elevate it above its already-excellent predecessor. It was a more realistic take on hockey; you could now shoot directly off a pass (dubbed a 'one-timer'), which still feels amazing when it flies into the top corner of the net. With improved sound, team-specific organ songs and wince-inducingly heavy collisions between the players, this is a superb package and arguably the last iteration of the pure, 'EA Hockey' gameplay before the series became needlessly complex.