Metascore
49

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. 20
    Every event I compete in feels like the absolute bare minimum. It hurts to say it, but on balance I have to say this is the worst Winter Olympics video game I have ever played.
  2. The game isn’t able to fully achieve an overall genuinely thrilling appeal or provide over-the-top fun.
  3. 40
    Suffers from a lack of replay value: Once you get the hang of its flawed controls, it is possible to get a gold medal in each event within an hour or so of play, leaving little reason to ever touch the game again.
  4. The physics in the snowboarding event makes me wonder if the designers have even seen a snowboard up close and the Freestyle Skiing is more of a practice in pushing the correct direction and button than actually jumping.
  5. Graphically, you're in for a treat. What strikes you immediately is the great job the designers have done with the lighting effects.
  6. Get a Saturn with "Winter Heat" instead and leave ATD to figure out that an unrushed "Rollcage 3" would be a far, far worthier project.
  7. The Snowboard Slalom is a framerate abomination and, regardless of your adjustments, it controls like you're half-drunk. [Apr 2002, p.105]
  8. If bad videogames were disasters then Salt Lake 2002 would be The Hindenberg explosion and the sinking of Titanic rolled into one.
  9. A good game with solid mechanics backing up its good visuals, but the depth and breadth of the game will have you sitting around waiting for more snow in a very dry season.
  10. This multi-event crapfest manages to combine all the fun of a pipe-fitting seminar with the pain of slamming your hand in a car door.
  11. The camera angles in the game are brilliantly done - and can be altered during play. You also get an excellent two-player split screen option on the snowboard slalom.

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