"You want this machine to draw HOW MANY PEOPLE? It can barely do one!" So must have said some programmer working on some sports game in the 1980s. And since that moment that definitely probably happened, crowds in games have striven for realism. The result is this: GamesRadar's list of the best crowds in games.
Modern sports sims are incredibly sophisticated, very hardcore, fan-pleasing video games. So why do some still call them 'casual'?