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  • Summary: Sports Champions Sports Champions will let you and your friends physically engage in an array of competitive sporting activities as you go head to head in six events. Use your motion controller as a racket in table tennis as you conduct high speed exchanges against your challenger; or ignite the arena as your motion controller becomes a sword and swing your arm forward to battle your opponent. Expand
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  1. Positive: 43 out of 64
  2. Negative: 0 out of 64
  1. I honestly wasn't expecting much, but the precise, enjoyably implemented motion controls and event variety totally sold me.
  2. At the end of the day, Sports Champions is a must have release game for the PlayStation Move that captures the potential of this new control system perfectly for the PlayStation 3.
  3. It's priced well (at around £25), offers lots of gameplay and a couple of real gems.
  4. 75
    Sports Champions is a perfect example of what the Playstation Move is capable of. Just don't expect to find any form of innovation in this game.
  5. 75
    This is another motion controlled mini-game collection. It's a good one, but it's not taking the genre anywhere new.
  6. Disc golf and bocce are the highlights in this collection of small sports games. A bit short on content but still the best Move game so far.
  7. The game true weakness : only six different sports, and all of them aren't unforgettable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Sep 20, 2011
    10
    The responsiveness of the motion controller was just fantastic for the game, and it runs so smoothly. I must've played it for 4 hrs straight when I first got it. Expand
  2. Nov 27, 2010
    9
    This is not a game for your grandmother. You actually have to MOVE and do accurate, precise actions (not just flick your wrist around or flap your arms around wildly!). I am completely blown away by the performance of the Move system; lag free and amazingly accurate. The move hardware and system is the real deal. The games have to catch up. Sports Champions is a great start tho. A very good, serious sports game. I play ping pong very good in real life, and I play this ping pong video game with the same moves and strategies and it TRANSLATES into the game perfectly .. I am totally impressed. Archery, Disc Golf, Ping Pong, and Gladiator Dual are all very good. Two controllers really make some of the games come to life. Anyway ... very good start/into to PS Move. Can't wait for more titles. Anyway ... signed up just to write this review. PS Move is the real thing!! Expand
  3. Sep 20, 2010
    9
    I Bought the Playstation Move Bundle and I have to say I am very impressed by this game. The games are amazing. Volleyball & Gladiator Duel are my personal favorites. Archery & Bocce are pretty good. Table Tennis & Disc Golf are hard. This Game is a really good workout. My aches from playing so much Gladiator Duel. I recommend Sports Champions and the Move to anyone who hasn't bought it yet Expand
  4. Sep 18, 2010
    9
    I bought a second controller at the time of purchase. difficulty ramps up nicely, and i enjoyed 5 of the six ( haven't really tried bocce yet) alone and multiplayer. It will be interesting to see if they implement the sports which the characters seem most focused on. such as some form of baseball, basketball, football karate. Favorite games are archery and volleyball. I don't bother watching for the green circle in VB and i consistently toss up the fire ball. Camera above TV seems to work better then below. Look forward to new sports. Expand
  5. Jul 28, 2011
    8
    i was very sketchy on the PS move and didnt want to shell out $100 for a controller. i ended up stumbeling on to one at my local pawn shop for $55 for the move bundle . for that much i was intrested in giving it a shot . i was pretty suprised the sports champoins game is pretty fun . i found the most entertainment out of the archery game and disk golf . controls are very responsive although i did find it annoying i have to keep recalabrating for every new game . the gladiator game was ok i can play it for alittle bit hear and there . the boccu ball or how ever you spell it didnt thrill me played it 2 or 3 times and left it at that. beach volley ball was also ok but i found the limeting movement kinda pulling me out of it especially since i use to play volley ball in a leage and its my favorite sport to actaully go out and play. the ping pong was pretty crappy and after 1 game didnt want to play it again. you cant just talk about sports champions with out getting into the move more especially when you are gona shell out $100 for this thing if you get it new. biggest problem is you really need another move controller and the navigational controller to get the most out of it and that can run you another $70 new all though you can find it cheaper on amazon and other places if you shop around . i dont have that kind of money to burn to spend $100 on the move bundle and another $70 to get the complete experiance . so i went used and payed $40 for the other 2 . so i am in at under $100 which isnt to bad as i am looking foward to getting a few other games for it plus i can play some of my currernt games that have added move support like KZ3 , RE5 , MAG, and dead space extraction . over all the move is intresting . i dont think its the future of how i want to play all my games but it does bring some new funto the PS3. ultimatley the price tag is up to you to figure out if its worth it all . i will say if you are a FPS gamer and play online alot this will definitly improve your shooting . Expand
  6. Sep 24, 2010
    8
    Sports Champions initially looks like a shameless Wii Sports Resort rip off, but is a step above Nintendo's title, and a great demonstration of the PlayStation Move's capabilities. Table Tennis is the stand-out game and combines the instant accessibility of the Wii Sports Resort equivalent with the depth and complexity of Rockstar's table tennis game. The remaining five games are all very accomplished (Bocce in particular being surprisingly good) and get alot more interesting on the higher difficulties. There's plenty of replay value, with stars, costumes and accessories to be unlocked, not to mention some demanding trophies. Easily the pick of the Move's starting line-up and well worth the asking price. Expand
  7. Sep 20, 2010
    5
    Sports Champions is a sign of the times. It wasn't that long ago that many in the gaming industry panned motion controls as a gimmick that wasn't meant to last. Of course, that was when Nintendo was the only company supporting motion controls. Now in 2010, Sony debuts Sports Champions as the "killer app" for Move. Ultimately, it's their version of WiiSports. I have mixed feelings about the title. It definitely shows off Move and what Sony can accomplish with motion on the PS3. Even though the motion controls were as good as WiiMotion Plus and in some cases a little better, at times it did get wonky with erratic movements when the players (myself and my gf) weren't moving much. Also, the number of times you have to calibrate Move for events can grow tiresome. The number of events are limited which is unfortunate but some are truly enjoyable, Bocce and Archery were great fun but Gladiator and Volleyball just weren't as good as they could have been. The trophy support is appreciated as are the LeaderBoards but at the end of the day, Sports Champions just felt like a Wii HD title in PS3 clothing. There just isn't enough content and it just doesn't offer anything beyond what we've already experienced with Nintendo's offerings. Is this the killer app that Move needed to justify the purchase of the controller/eyetoy/attachments? For the cost of admission, no it is not. Expand

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