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  • Summary: London 2012 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games will allow gamers to create their own moments of sporting history and fame by experiencing the thrill and adrenaline rush of the events and disciplines that will be a part of the London 2012 Olympic Games. With over 30 events inLondon 2012 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games will allow gamers to create their own moments of sporting history and fame by experiencing the thrill and adrenaline rush of the events and disciplines that will be a part of the London 2012 Olympic Games. With over 30 events in which to claim gold, players will enjoy more gameplay variety than ever before, even taking the race for medals online by competing for personal and national glory with online leaderboards. Expand
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  1. Jul 28, 2012
    70
    London 2012 is almost an exemplary sports compilation – nice-looking, somewhat challenging, with a good selection of disciplines.
  2. 70
    Nicely done sport simulation scores with its true Olympics atmosphere and thanks to its online mode game will last long. [Issue#220]
  3. Jul 18, 2012
    65
    London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games a most definitely the best „olympic" video game that had been made in more than a decade. No more stupid button mashing – a new control scheme makes the gameplay enjoyable. Graphics are suprisingly pretty and you can feel the atmosphere of a grand sports event. The biggest flaw is an abysmal quality of the PC version – it's a console port in the worst way.
  4. Jul 3, 2012
    64
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Aug 31, 2012
    62
    Traditionally, the problem with these games is that the developers churn them out mechanically, in short development cycles, without attention to detail. London 2012 is no exception. Despite its flaws however, some games are actually fun and that grants the game high replayability values. [August 2012]
  6. Jul 31, 2012
    55
    Simplifications in London 2012 are painful (especially if you saw other similar games) and playing it alone is pretty much pointless. [September 2012, p.74]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 5 out of 16
  1. May 4, 2013
    10
    the game is bad but this game recreate the Olympic Games .if you want play sports THIS GAME IS FOR YOU and the graphics are very real but thethe game is bad but this game recreate the Olympic Games .if you want play sports THIS GAME IS FOR YOU and the graphics are very real but the 3D is very horrible BUY THIS GAME Expand
  2. Jun 14, 2013
    10
    Best played with a gamepad no surprise there as its a SPORTS game Be like playing FIFA are F1 with keyboard and mouse then complaining aboutBest played with a gamepad no surprise there as its a SPORTS game Be like playing FIFA are F1 with keyboard and mouse then complaining about it :)

    The graphics are very good and its a nice old school button basher and timing game A nice mix of events and good fun when played with friends. Does not set the world on fire but its the best Olympic sports game on the market for PC. Look for a sale its well worth it
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  3. Jul 21, 2012
    8
    How many idiots does it take to make a console port? Answer - none! But it does take an idiot to complain about not being able to play a gameHow many idiots does it take to make a console port? Answer - none! But it does take an idiot to complain about not being able to play a game on PC that was designed for consoles without a game pad. Many games we have seen on PC over the last 6 years or so would have never existed without consoles for them to ported from. But i guess you wingers aren't exactly big picture viewing types =/ Noobs/elitists that go on about bad ports are likely the same numpties that pirate games and ruin it for the rest of us.
    Grow up, wake up and if you can't be arsed with a game pad in this day and age then good luck to you lol.

    On topic - excellent Olympics sports game. So for what it is 8/10.
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  4. Jan 2, 2014
    6
    I like the game of the Olympic Games but this failed me. All players have the same stats and most disciplines are simply pressing a buttonI like the game of the Olympic Games but this failed me. All players have the same stats and most disciplines are simply pressing a button (such as running). Yet this is not the worst. The worst aspect of the game is to control the pc. The creators of control as they assigned to the pad for Xbox360 or A on the pad then A on the keyboard, and so on (you can not change it). If you do not have a controller to the PC you better not play. Expand
  5. AWG
    Jun 17, 2013
    5
    This game is soo bad and still almost gets to achieve the passing grade. Why is it bad? Because it's a smash-the-buttons game from the '00sThis game is soo bad and still almost gets to achieve the passing grade. Why is it bad? Because it's a smash-the-buttons game from the '00s that fails to recreate the complexity of any of the available sports. Why does it almost gets to achieve the passing grade then? Because it manages to be addictive enough to be funny. PC porting is not perfect (it shows only controller's keys, and not keyboard's). 5 out of 10 for the utter-bad multiplayer matching system. Expand
  6. Dec 14, 2013
    1
    Whoa... this is real garbage...

    Let us be clear: - it have no bugs - it have a pretty decent graphic - it have some interesting
    Whoa... this is real garbage...

    Let us be clear:

    - it have no bugs
    - it have a pretty decent graphic
    - it have some interesting event...

    ... and...

    - it have too few events! Where are the other events?
    - we are in 2012/2013! Why create a "smash-button" game? Also, why creating the official game of an Olympic Game like this!?
    - pc controls are simply awful!
    - it cost almost 20 euro/dollars upon its release!!!

    Crap... no other words...
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  7. Jul 1, 2012
    0
    They don't even try to hide PC ports anymore. No rebindable controls, with action buttons being the A, B, X, and Y keys, left, right, up, downThey don't even try to hide PC ports anymore. No rebindable controls, with action buttons being the A, B, X, and Y keys, left, right, up, down being the arrow keys, and start/pause being F1. Whoever was responsible for making the PC port of this game quite literally took the Xbox 360 controller, looked at the names of the buttons, and without any further thought, matched each button with its respective key on the keyboard.

    If you're having trouble visualizing the stupidity of this, please look up NerdCubed's attempt at playing this game. The results are not pretty.
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