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  • Summary: Athens 2004, The Official Videogame of the Olympic Games, celebrates the diversity of the Olympic Games by delivering a wide variety of Olympic sports. Aquatics includes the Swimming discipline featuring 100m Backstroke, 100m Breaststroke, 100m Butterfly and 100m Freestyle events. Athletics includes Track and Field areas (including High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Discus Throw, Javelin Throw, Pole Vault, Shot Put, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 100m Hurdles and 110m Hurdles events), as well as the Combined area (including Decathlon and Heptathlon). Gymnastics features the Artistic discipline including Floor Exercise, Rings and Vault events. Additional sports include Archery (Individual 70m event); Equestrian (Individual Mixed event for Jumping); Shooting (Skeet event); and Weightlifting (Clean & Jerk event). Expand
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  3. Negative: 5 out of 5
  1. Absolutely average in every way. More events and more personality would really help this game, as well as more variety during events, but this is just a good way to experience the heart-pounding thrill of oncoming carpal tunnel syndrome.
  2. 45
    I see absolutely no point to this game. If you're playing Athens for an enjoyable gameplay experience, prepare to absorb a sack of bricks to the wrists.
  3. 41
    Nice try, Eurocom, but let’s face it: the track and field genre of videogames is still dead. Honestly, developers should just give up on making them.
  4. You're left with Commodore-era finger bruises and PS2-quality graphics, and you don't even get the full complement of Olympic sports. Rubbish. [Christmas 2004, p.122]
  5. A lousy port of a console game of middling quality. The timing of its release is almost more of a liability than its technical aptitude, making Athens 2004 for the PC almost wholly irrelevant.
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  1. Feb 27, 2013
    This game is great. I like it, great controls, events, graphics, sounds, etc. Very good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Nov 20, 2004
    Despite all the bad reviews, I think this game is great. It's very fun to play, specially because you need to develop coordination skills and you must to concentrate to win. Expand
  3. SheemoSeven
    Oct 22, 2004
    In as much as play is fluid. It lacks in the personalisations department. I would have love to know that I could create a star or whether or not a world record has been broken by me. (In the personal stats page) Expand