Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. Comprehensive sports game that lets you experience the Olympic Summer Games, but gets boring to soon.
  2. Rich content of the Olympics official product warms the heart of any sports fan. Plenty of disciplines, realistic stadiums and eye-taking graphics could bring a lot of fun but, useless controls and lack of real sportsmen names spoils the overall impression. [Aug 2008]
  3. Unfortunately, Beijing 2008 transmits hardly any atmosphere. Is a view of the stadium or sportsmen preparing for competition in the background too much to ask for? Nevertheless, due to the huge amount of disciplines, the game still is fun.
  4. For its genre, Beijing 2008 appears to have succeeded. If you’re a hardcore gamer, you already know this won’t be your cup of tea. For everyone else, watch out for the RSI and everything will be gravy. [Nov 2008, p.55]
  5. 56
    They scored big here with the authentic presentation and the great selection of events but then they married it to a series of mini-games with such poorly designed controls that favor luck and calloused fingers over skill and insight.
  6. Includes everything you'd want from a game about the 2008 Olympics, apart from the fun gameplay and repression of Tibet bits. [Nov 2008, p.108]
  7. It's the official game of the event, but unlike the real thing there's nothing particularly ground-breaking about Beijing 2008. What you see is what you get, and with nearly 40 events it's a lot to cover. Unfortunately they're mostly similar to play and the awful controls ruin what could have been a solid title.
  8. Dull sporting minigames, not made for the PC. [Nov 2008, p.93]
  9. Avoid. [Nov 2008, p.75]
  10. On consoles it’s quite playable, but the PC version is a sad joke. It looks like nobody bothered with betatesting it - how you can publish a sports game with broken controls?! [Sept 2008]
  11. Beijing 2008 proves beyond a doubt that rapidly pushing buttons is not fun.
User Score
3.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 5 out of 8
  1. Nov 28, 2013
    1
    This game is f*cking awful, it seems this game promotes guns, because the only somewhat playable events are, the shooting events, some how Eurocom manages to bring out another pile of wich claims to be the next big sports game. Full Review »
  2. Mar 10, 2013
    5
    This game isn't bad, but isn't good. Some events are very easy to play like archery, swimming, discus, shooting, but much of them are unplayable!!!!!!! Full Review »