Sydney 2000 PC

Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 20
  2. Negative: 7 out of 20
Buy On
  1. The graphical quality of this program makes it a sure-fire winner. What it lacks in some areas, it makes up for in others. If you are a fan of Olympic-style action, this is a must-have.
  2. With the swimming graphics engine in particular being superbly done, I would have liked for more events based around this.
  3. 70
    The thrill of victory is fun for a while, but the agony of repetition wears away the Fun Factor.
  4. All about mashing buttons faster and more accurately than anyone else. The only guarantee is fatigued and sore, cramped, arthritic fingers; well, that and Olympic Glory.
  5. 64
    Unfortunately, what could have been a great game ultimately falls to the level of mediocrity due to a poor and monotonous control system and lack of Internet play.
  6. Da Gameboyz
    62
    I actually didn't mind the simple arcade style gameplay because it was reminiscent of "Summer Games," a game I played often in my youth on a system that I adored.
  7. The impressive variety of events is seemingly erased due to the ancient control system that relegates all the events to simple button mashing experiences.
  8. PC Gamer
    52
    Well, there's always the 2004 edition to look forward to. [Nov 2000, p.151]
  9. It's a curio--something to buy if you find yourself overcome with Olympic fever; just bear in mind that it'll be in the bargain bin in just a couple of weeks.
  10. Most likely a title only true fans of the Olympic games will appreciate since the actual act of playing the game requires some dedication as well as some tough thumbs.
  11. Daily Radar
    50
    The problem is the gameplay. It's repetitive, it gets old quickly, it's redundant, it drones on and on, it's monotonous, it's unvaried and it's iterative.
  12. The repetitive style of gameplay is a big disappointment.
  13. With total presentation so lackluster, it's just disappointing overall.
  14. Hey, Bunny wanna trade your Extreme Paintbrawl 2 CD, for my copy of Sydney 2000 Games?! I'll even throw in Deer Hunter! No…? You little #$&##!!!
  15. Sydney 2000 can't even compete against the equivalent Commodore 64 game that's well over a decade old.
  16. The graphics are the one high point of this downhill slalom, they are neither innovative nor gorgeous enough to save this title from the abysmal control scheme and furious key tapping required to stay afloat in most of the events.
  17. CNET Gamecenter
    30
    If you consider yourself even a casual gamer, don't be enticed by the pretty box: tap the buttons in your mind and run far, far away.
  18. Should have stayed where it belonged-on the consoles. This is not a PC game. There is no mouse support whatsoever
User Score
4.0

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Mar 10, 2013
    4
    Only 12 events for Olympic video game!!! HAHAHA!!! There should be more events like: pole vault, shot put... But the gameplay is BAD!!!!Only 12 events for Olympic video game!!! HAHAHA!!! There should be more events like: pole vault, shot put... But the gameplay is BAD!!!! Rapidly pushing buttons isn't fun!!! Full Review »
  2. Robin
    Aug 2, 2002
    6
    The game should have included pole vault, and longjump. The canoeing and clayshooting really suck and the player models are not realistic at The game should have included pole vault, and longjump. The canoeing and clayshooting really suck and the player models are not realistic at all. The Belgian sprinter for example has a dark skin... Full Review »