Sydney 2000


Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 5 out of 14
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  1. 60
    The button mashing gets tedious, and most events are centered around it.
  2. It remains a decent enough game for button-jamming fanatics despite its flaws.
  3. Playing Sydney 2000 is going through rote finger tapping or timing exercises that will quickly get boring.
  4. 70
    Like the PlayStation version, the game requires a specific tempo to your button presses, and it's very difficult to gauge correctly.
  5. Da Gameboyz
    Its substandard graphics, poor sound and simplistic gameplay make this at most, a rental title indeed.
  6. Unfortunately, this title just doesn't measure up on the Dreamcast, with a rushed feel when compared to both the PC and PSX versions.
  7. Daily Radar
    Potential buyers should already know that it will involve incessant button mashing, and newcomers should be warned that, without a joystick, there's not a lot of fun to be had here.
  8. CNET Gamecenter
    An Olympics-licensed title that could have been great is marred by a shoddy control setup and lack of production.
  9. Why do most track & field events in "Sydney 2000" still rely on the ages-old technique of rapid button-tapping (A/B) to build stamina during a race/jump, followed by an action touch (X/Y) to flip/jump?
  10. Antagonist
    I still wouldn't buy this game, but if given a choice of rentals, I'd pick the DC version of Sydney 2000 over the PlayStation version.
  11. AllDreamcast
    The graphics are much improved, but it's still the same ol' tired gameplay of button mashing.
  12. Dreamcast HQ
    It needs a little polishing. However, given that, it's not a deadweight game, and if you're an Olympic fanatic, you can overlook the flaws in the game.
  13. Sega X
    To make matters worse the controls are pathetic, lacking any kind of creative vision or even an attempt to bring unique fun to the majority of the competition.

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