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  • Summary: Experience the thrill and adrenaline of the Olympic Winter Games of Vancouver 2010. Carve your way down the slopes and across the ice as you aim to reach the pinnacle of your sport and claim a gold medal for your country. Featuring only the fastest, highest and most spectacular events from the Olympic Winter Games, Vancouver 2010 immerses the player, first person, in the adrenaline, danger and glory of the world’s greatest winter multisport event. Feel the speed and adrenaline of the athletes at the Olympic Winter Games at each Olympic venue; hurtle down mountains, ice runs, over jumps and around ice rinks. 14 Premium events in which to earn gold - Including giant slalom, snowboard cross, downhill and bobsleigh, every event focused on speed or danger, and most on both. Fine tune your skills in a range of challenge modes. Such as 'Smashing the Snowmen' and 'Speed Bands' in a first for this kind of mode in an official Olympic title. Take your snow boots online. Set a new world record and see if anybody can knock you off the top of the leaderboard. Defeat your friends online or in the front room. Earn the ultimate bragging rights in up to 4 player split-screen action, or in online head-to-head competition. [Sega] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 39
  2. Negative: 8 out of 39
  1. 76
    Surprisingly polished and genuinely challenging. [Issue#189, p.77]
  2. Vancouver 2010 is a decent sports game which lacks some of the Olympic disciplines.
  3. 63
    The Olympic Games are starting again and a game can’t be missed. SEGA delivers the game again and just like the first time the game isn’t great. The game is basically 14 minigames and that’s all. The games you play in this game could also be released on the PlayStation Network for a few euro’s or dollars. If you are a great, great fan of the Olympic Games, maybe you like this game. If you don’t care about the Olympic Games, there are a lot better games out there.
  4. Occasionally, the gameplay is as good as the graphics. [Mar 2010, p.72]
  5. You like sports? Practice them in real life and keep your hands off this game – it is not worth the effort.
  6. Bottom-line: This is a game for completionists, leaderboard junkies, and glory hounds, though it should be noted that there are much simpler ways to proclaim one's video game superiority.
  7. There's very little to love in Vancouver 2010, Sega's half-assed attempt to make a must-own game out of the 2010 Winter Olympics. This dud features confusing controls, lackluster events and only a couple of hours of gameplay.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. steved
    Jan 19, 2010
    Great Graphics & alot of fun trying to beat others High Scores On-Line!!!!
  2. normannormal
    Jan 20, 2010
    What's in there is very good, good sense of speed, nice online leaderboards and the challenge mode is a nice touch. The problem is, there's not enough in there. Collapse
  3. Oct 17, 2010
    Decent game for anyone but not one to keep you play hours in a row, it's not very addictive but it might be if you're obsessed with winter sports. I think the people who made this game tryed as hard as they could to make this a good game because i can't think of a way that i could improve it. Expand
  4. Etomeds
    Jan 16, 2010
    This game is an absolute insult to anyone truly interested in winter sports!! It is an extremely shallow game in so many ways. There are only 4 competitors in Olympic mode!! With the fist place getter often winning by more than 3-4 seconds over second place. Unheard of in any skiing competition when we are really looking at hundredths of a second!! The replays are best turned off - can you believe that? They only last a few seconds and don't even show you the whole race!! When 'competing' there is no excitement at all. I was bored with this game after about 2 hours and I am a big fan of skiing!! For a cool game try 'Ski Challenge' which is free to download as it's so much better than this rubbish!! 4/10 Expand