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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 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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Jun 26, 2012
    85
    Despite the awkward name and a few motion capturing issues Sega's Olympic Games are a wonderful surprise this summer. The multiplayer is great fun, the commentators are rock solid and the extensive discipline offer makes an enjoyable game.
  2. 80
    The officially licensed Olympic video game features motion control and more than 30 Olympic events, including new disciplines making their debut for London 2012 like 10m Synchronized Diving at the Aquatics Centre or Trampoline at the North Greenwich Arena. The official Olympic arenas have been authentically recreated and with an excellent control system. London 2012 contains a massive single player Olympic Games mode and a great online multiplayer mode featuring leader boards, which will track personal medals for that player's nation medal table.
  3. Jul 30, 2012
    70
    The videogame adaptation of the London Olympic Games is quite a surprise. Leaving behind the "button mashing" gameplay of the past, SEGA's latest sports game delivers an exciting and enjoyable experience that's better suited for multiplayer sessions.
  4. Jul 24, 2012
    63
    Does a lot of things well, even if the pacing, depth, and overall immersion isn't where it needs to be. The basic control for each event is mostly intuitive and solid, there are a ton of events, using Move adds a lot to the gameplay, and skill supersedes luck (as well it should, of course). The technical elements are pretty good, too. We just require more in the way of "oomph," more reasons to keep the player coming back for more.
  5. 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]
  6. Jul 16, 2012
    60
    Not a bad game, but London 2012 lacks most of the stuff that would've it the perfect game for sports fans.
  7. Aug 7, 2012
    45
    Boring within minutes. [Issue#221, p.75]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Aug 8, 2012
    9
    For the Olympic ceremony I hosted an Olympic party for people in our street. Still owning all my old systems most of the
  2. Jul 1, 2012
    9
    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
  3. Sep 5, 2012
    9
    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
  4. Jul 23, 2012
    9
    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. Collapse
  5. Jul 28, 2012
    7
    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
  6. Oct 4, 2012
    6
    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.
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