Metascore
39

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 25
  2. Negative: 18 out of 25
Buy On
  1. Play UK
    70
    In achieving immediate accessibility, the game has lost a lot of its depth, meaning you'll be racking up gold medals with little effort. [Apr 2006, p.91]
  2. You get a fairly standard sports game that doesnt harken to one person or another, its just the sports. Really at this price, its a good deal for the kids.
  3. Increasing the difficulty rating doesn't really make them more challenging, just more frustrating.
  4. If any publisher wants success with Beijing 2008, they really have to start work on it now because as has been proven time and time again, rushing Olympic games does not work.
  5. As for Torino 2006, I would look in the bargain bin for "International Winter Sports 2002" instead.
  6. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    50
    There's a Jamaican bobsled team joke in here somewhere, but I'm too disappointed to figure it out. [Apr 2006, p.78]
  7. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    50
    Commentary will soon get on your tits. [Feb 2006, p.94]
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. MattB.
    Mar 19, 2006
    6
    C'm-on, it's really not as bad as the reviewers make it out to be! Sure it takes a few turns to get the controls figured out and C'm-on, it's really not as bad as the reviewers make it out to be! Sure it takes a few turns to get the controls figured out and there is a bit of button mashing on 1 or 2 events, but there is quite a bit of variety here and once you get the hang of it, it's great fun to get 4 of your mates together for a turn-based challenge! Not the best game available, but certainly decent value for mulitplayer fun. Full Review »
  2. TommyD.
    Mar 2, 2006
    10
    is a very good game, nice graphic and nice play.
  3. JimmyD.
    Jan 30, 2006
    6
    This could have been such a good game. The events are there, the controls are there, unfortunately the presentation is lacking in enthusiasm. This could have been such a good game. The events are there, the controls are there, unfortunately the presentation is lacking in enthusiasm. Waiting for a medal presentation to load without receiving any fanfare, lack of excitement by commentators, and NO replays...but I guess you get what you pay for...a bargain price makes it an okay timewaster while we wait for bigger and better games this year. Full Review »