7. NBA 2K Series
Introduce NBA 2K13 to the hoops fan in your life and watch how it flips their condescending attitude towards games. At the moment there's no series better representing a sport on consoles than 2K. Of course if your friend even has slight astigmatism he might think it's a real telecast (look at those graphics). It might not ever reach the level Madden did in the mid-'00s but blame that on the fact that basketball will never be as popular as football in America, at least not until Roger Goodell has a few more years at the helm.