• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Oct 30, 2012
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Nov 3, 2012
    76
    I like Sports Champions 2, and Zindagi Games should be applauded for clearly mastering the device about as well as any developer has. But Sports Champions 2 doesn't rise much above its predecessor, either, and it's not a game that I'd recommend going out and buying if you also have to invest in a PlayStation Move and PlayStation Eye.
  2. Nov 10, 2012
    83
    To wrap it up, if you enjoyed the first Sports Champions game, or motion controlled sports games in general, Sports Champions 2 is definitely worth a look. Even with only 6 events, the challenging Arcade Mode and very customizable Party Mode along with the wealth of options and unlockables available will keep players busy and moving for many hours.
  3. Oct 22, 2012
    80
    Rather than being all about sports, Sports Champions 2 takes the intense competition found in these six sports and turns them into a party game. Taking pointers from other party games, Sports Champions 2 puts you and up to three others (four total) against each other, tournament-style.
  4. Nov 26, 2012
    71
    Sports Champions 2 delivers on what it intended to deliver: fun and easy sports games that everyone can pick up, play and enjoy, but the gameplay isn't deep enough to keep us playing for hours.
  5. Oct 23, 2012
    70
    Probably the best Move game around. Which isn't saying much unfortunately.
  6. Oct 22, 2012
    82
    Sports Champions 2, if nothing else, has shown just how the Move can be effective on a new set of six game types. While Tennis fell flat, Archery remains strong, and the Bowling portion was an absolute blast. I know that I just added bowling to our Sunday family game night, and for that I can certainly recommend Sports Champions 2.
  7. Oct 27, 2012
    70
    Sport Champions 2 is, ultimately, an upgrade over the last chapter of the sports sim on Playstation Move.
  8. Dec 3, 2012
    81
    There are not many surprises in Sports Champions 2. Still six different sports games, the challenge mode stayed the same, only the characters can be individualized and the party mode is new. Because of the small content of six games including a recycled archery game, the rating remains the same compared to its predecessor, even if there is a party mode and customizable characters. Sports Champions 2 guarantees solid family entertainment with soreness warranty.
  9. Oct 30, 2012
    75
    First thing that comes to mind: hallelujah, it works. One of the best PlayStation Move games so far. A diverse collection of sports for both the elderly, children and everything in between. Want to have a fun night playing digital sports? Sports Champions 2 is your game.
  10. Oct 18, 2012
    60
    Sports Champions 2, just like its predecessor, attempts to overcome the throne of Wii Sports. Thanks to the new sports included and the same, funny gameplay, it partially achieves that goal. Unfortunately, some issues with the controller drive the game off-road.
  11. 50
    A wasted opportunity to redeem PlayStation Move, with a horribly uninspired range of sports that barely work any better than back when they were Wii Sports games.
  12. A less satisfying package than the original, but it's nevertheless a strong showcase for Move. [Dec 2012, p.116]
  13. Nov 2, 2012
    78
    Showing one more time that PS Move is capable of a 1:1 body simulation, Sports Champions 2 strikes back with five new categories and a familiar one that, in case of Boxing, Bowling or Tennis, is a whole workout session, demanding physically from the player(s). Pure fun in multiplayer, we still miss that online mode which still resists to appear. Although not everybody can make use of it, playing with two Move sensors multiplied the fun and the challenge.
  14. Oct 22, 2012
    50
    While there's nothing technically wrong with the game, it just feels like there's so much missed opportunity with Sports Champions 2.
  15. Nov 30, 2012
    65
    You really shouldn't bother at all. [Issue#225, p.81]
  16. Nov 22, 2012
    75
    A decent choice for any PS3 owners looking to get off the sofa this Christmas.
  17. Nov 6, 2012
    82
    The Move is in dire need of AAA software and although I can't say Sports Champions 2 qualifies, it's definitely a must for Move owners who enjoy being active while indoors.
  18. 50
    Sports Champions 2 is an unoriginal, predictable, yet satisfying experience.
  19. Nov 5, 2012
    70
    Even though Sony obviously took a good look at Wii Sports to get some inspiration for this sequel, it is fun to play, mainly thanks to the tight Move controls. But why are just six disciplines on display?
  20. Jan 14, 2013
    70
    The game is technically proficient but unfortunately Sports Champions 2 fails to offer the unique and interesting events that the original did. There are better examples of most of the sports in other packages or more focused games.
  21. Building on that solid foundation, its more polished sequel gives armchair athletes another great reason to get off the couch. [Holiday 2012, p.76]
  22. Feb 7, 2013
    65
    If Sports Champions 2 contained all the previous game’s sports and added a bunch of new ones, it would have resulted in a much more complete title than the current offering we have here. So unless you crave endless character customisation with a few regular sports (that have been done better in other games) thrown in, then you are better off picking up the original title over this sequel, as it will be much cheaper and far more enjoyable.
  23. Feb 6, 2013
    60
    Move is still a gadget that you can do without – Sports Champions 2 doesn’t change that. [CD-Action 02/2013, p.70]
  24. Nov 19, 2012
    75
    In the end, Sports Champion 2 is a fun game that definitely targets the casual/family audience. Solo is okay but where the game shines is through local multiplayer as you play golf, ski and box your way to victory. If you're after a good PlayStation Move game, than this is it probably it for 2012!
  25. 75
    Not the most attractive selection of sports on offer, but a shed load of content, solid local multiplayer and smooth Move implementation makes Sports Champions 2 ideal for some healthy competitive gaming between family and friends.
  26. 80
    With two controllers, you're getting the best PlayStation Move title available.
  27. Oct 31, 2012
    80
    Sports Champions 2 is some of the most fun you can have with a PlayStation Move controller in your hand. The title is accessible enough to make it a perfect fit for parties, but it boasts enough depth to keep enthusiastic gamers occupied long after everyone's gone home. The activities are largely well selected, and the calibration improvements are technologically impressive. It's just a shame that online multiplayer's still absent, otherwise this would have been an unmissable release.
  28. Jan 7, 2013
    70
    Sports Champions 2 feels more like an expansion than a full sequel, but the low price point, a few well designed events and the party mode makes the game worth a look if you want a good party game for your PlayStation 3.
  29. Oct 31, 2012
    70
    The five sports are well executed and there's plenty to keep you playing – from the core events, challenges, online scoreboards and multiplayer. In many ways it feels indicative of motion-controls reaching a maturity of sorts; sure, the carefree magic of its youth may be fading, but it still delivers a polished and satisfying, if slightly uninspiring selection of sporting goodness.
  30. 50
    What Sports Champions 2 lacks in visuals, sound and originality is balanced for the most part by its accessibility; however the end result is an entirely average experience. The choice of sports is questionable with many events having been done before in other games, even for the PS Move.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Nov 14, 2012
    8
    While there are limitations with the Move controllers, this next instalment in the Sports Champions saga IS fun. I purchased a copy 2 weeks back and have enjoyed playing it since. Most of the games only require the one Move Controller, which is also good. Let Full Review »