Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
Buy On
  1. Feb 7, 2012
    83
    Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games is the best sports mix on the 3DS. It's great fun to play over 50 different disciplines with controls using all the possibilities the 3DS offers.
  2. Feb 27, 2012
    80
    A fun minigame compilation with some of the most loved characters in videogames. More than fifty minigames which make an exhaustive use of all the control possibilites of the console, some of them very original. Although not all the minigames have the same quality and you will easily hate a dozen of them, it is easy to find your favorites and have a great time trying to surpass your own records. Its major flaw is the absence of a game mode that challenges us differently.
  3. Feb 25, 2012
    80
    Mario and Sonic's sporting antics make for an enjoyable 3DS debut that radiates character and graphical prowess, together with a wide array of varying competitive events and versatile methods of play, though a weaker multiplayer offering ensures a Silver Medal for Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games' long-range appeal.
  4. Feb 23, 2012
    80
    A lovingly crafted selection of mini-games that will definitely put you in the mood for the real Olympics.
  5. A better attempt at capturing Olympic spirit than the Wii version, but still not meaty enough.
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Sep 10, 2012
    3
    Mario and Sonic, a rivalry for the ages and picking up this game on the 3DS you would be expecting a high standard game for all the hypeMario and Sonic, a rivalry for the ages and picking up this game on the 3DS you would be expecting a high standard game for all the hype between the two icons. Sadly this game falls short of a Nintendo or Sega fans attention. I will be first to admit, when i first played this game it was fun on but sadly the entertainment became very lack-luster after the first hour of gameplay, because throughout the entire story mode you are following the same system over and over again. The game has many obvious problems for example the 3D feature is almost unavailable in the game because its always asking me to put my DS on my desk. Also some events fall short of grabbing someones interest because all the fun events are much to short while the boresome ones are far too long. Medleys are not even close to comparing to London Party from the Wii version of this game. Back to the story it puzzles me that they why they didnt incorporate the free roam feature from the characters winter olympics. With gameplay being a gamers main focus in the game why do they limit you to categories of characters and for 4 character team events why even bring up the character select screen when you use all the characters anyways. With the limitations in this game it really blocks creativity for the player to use since Bowser cant do Floor or Judo (Unless faced in story mode). Personally I would buy the Wii version of this game in a heartbeat but its personal preference but for you Nintendo and Sega two words " Next Time". Full Review »
  2. Jun 5, 2015
    9
    The game is pretty amazing for being in a handheld. This is one of the best handheld console sports game and the story is pretty neat I justThe game is pretty amazing for being in a handheld. This is one of the best handheld console sports game and the story is pretty neat I just wish they had dream events and mii's playable Full Review »
  3. Feb 28, 2015
    7
    I understand this game is for an handheld, but WHY DID THEY LEAVE THE MIIS OUT?!! Other than that, it is awesome. They also need to add aI understand this game is for an handheld, but WHY DID THEY LEAVE THE MIIS OUT?!! Other than that, it is awesome. They also need to add a frigging update that includes:
    -Miis
    -Story Mode Part 2
    -Dream Events
    -in-game Shop for DLC(characters,games,etc.)
    Full Review »