Sydney 2000 PlayStation

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. If you are a hard core gamer, but a lousy button masher (no-not an oxymoron) you will have a sucky time. That's as fair as I can be as non-masher.
  2. This is knuckle-busting controller-breaking button-mashing action all the way, and it still works as well as ever.
  3. The only way I can recommend this game is if you have a bunch of friends to play against head-to-head.
  4. 60
    It's not a gold medal winner, but it finishes the PlayStation invitational with a bronze.
  5. If you buy into the whole button-mashing mentality of track and field games, you'll find that Sydney 2000 turns in a solid, finger-numbing performance.
  6. The latest in button-mashing, a genre that lost its excitement eons ago.
  7. 50
    For those of you with friends that also like this type of game, it supports multiplayer play for up to eight people. Just don't ask me to be one of them.
  8. Pressing alternating buttons as quickly as possible is only challenging (and fun) for so long, but with the exception of a few events, that's all this game is.
  9. Apart from the motion capture and the commentary there are very few redeeming qualities of Sydney 2000, and it only serves to continue the tradition of bad Olympic Video Games.
  10. Playing Sydney 2000 is going through rote finger tapping or timing exercises that will quickly get boring.
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Aug 21, 2013
    With the exception of a couple of events Sydney 2000 involves little more than mashing buttons as fast as you can in order to make your athlete run, jump, throw etc, a mechanic that hasn't changed since Track and Field was released back in the mid 80's.

    All together there are twelve Olympic activities to take part in and, if you can find a group of mates to play with, it can provide some competitive fun for a short time. The novelty wears of pretty quickly however and it'll soon disappear into the cupboard not to be seen again for another four years.
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