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Mixed or average reviews- based on 24 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 15 out of 24
  2. Negative: 7 out of 24

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  1. Oct 4, 2012
    You should by now know what to expect when an Olympic title rears it's head once every 2 years. The winter Olympics in Vancouver 2010 was a triumph of the genre because of two main reasons. Firstly, the main principle of the winter games is usually speeding down a slope of some description attached to skies or sitting in a sled. Both have obvious appeal. Secondly, 'Friends Best' this feature was sadly lacking in the latest summer incarnation and to the games detriment. The 'Friends Best' time is situated at the bottom right included alongside the World and Olympic Record times and acts as a passive multi-player experience by showing, surprisingly, your friend time for you to conquer. What could be better.

    Having this feature removed along with the exhilaration of downhill racing and you are left with a shallow handful of mini-games that have very little commercial appeal outside of the furore of the summer games. Although nicely polished these events soon become monotonous and the repeated commentary quickly grating unfortunately the game falls at the finish line.

    It's saving grace is the fact that there are a fair few hours of gameplay packaged up and this title is available on the PSN which is always a bonus.
  2. Sep 5, 2012
    Sega's Olympic Games really added to the wonderful atmosphere of the London 2012 games. A wide range of sports and party options as well as realistic and flawless commentaries that add that extra bit to the otherwise monotonous gameplay. A must for multiplayer game modes for up to 4 controllers and the online play. Single player is OK- lacks a bit of the engagement of the multiplayer but nonetheless enjoyable. The game will most likely lose its novelty by next summer but with the Olympics finished, its your closest thing to enjoying the atmosphere of the real Olympic games. Expand
  3. Aug 8, 2012
    For the Olympic ceremony I hosted an Olympic party for people in our street. Still owning all my old systems most of the
  4. Jul 28, 2012
    This is a pretty good game, especially if you have 4 players. The online is very good, and quick to get games. The only reason I didn't rate it higher was certain events, table tennis is awful, kayaking is also terrible and beach volleyball is pointless! They could have put 3 better events in and this would have been a better game, maybe a long distance race where you have to judge your stamina. All in all though it is good fun, with a few things it could have been a must buy! Expand
  5. Jul 23, 2012
    This is an excellent game, people usually give bad grades for Olympic games, but this is really fun. There´s a lot events and both offline and on line are great.
  6. Jul 1, 2012
    First off, i like olympic console games, ever since summer games 2 on the commodore 64. I feel that this game does everything pretty well. Its actually difficult to obtain world records ( as it should be ), archery is great, running events use a much better method than the old ones. its compelling trying to beat your times and the online has been done really well. Would definately reccomend this to anyone who likes this genre. Expand

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. London 2012 is not a pretty game. In fact, it's rather horrid in most respects: athletes are modelled competently, but move with all the poise and grace of a stop-motion Terminator. Menus and other interface elements are all rendered in that garish, angular style that has sadly come to define the London games. [September 2012, p74]
  2. Aug 11, 2012
    London 2012 is a game that minimally fulfills the expectations. For fans of the competition, this is the only opportunity that provides good cover of the events that shape the competition and allows living the spirit of the Olympic without traveling to London.
  3. Aug 7, 2012
    Boring within minutes. [Issue#221, p.75]