• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Jun 24, 2008

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 17
  2. Negative: 10 out of 17
  1. As it is Big Beach Sports will provide some fairly limited, short term fun, but when available for less than £20 maybe that's not such a bad thing.
  2. Yet another party game for the Wii. You'll get to take part in sports like frisbee golf, cricket, volleyball, soccer and American football. Precious few of these are any fun, and the overall experience lacks the polish you expect from a retail game. Steer clear of this one folks.
  3. With average graphics, upbeat music, and motion sensitive control that can be somewhat fun, this game is really what you make it.
  4. The production values and overall presentation certainly fit this cut-rate title, and you'll soon get bored if you're playing alone.
  5. The truth is that Big Beach Sports manages to do a couple of things passably while doing absolutely nothing right. While the title boasts a solid lineup of events that really ought to be fun to play, there is simply no fun to be had with this game.
  6. 25
    A true cash-in project that ignores some of the great control fundamentals laid down with Nintendo's game for an unintelligent waggle-and-win design.
  7. When Big Beach Sports first arrived I smelled mediocrity a mile off - the worst trait for a reviewer.
  8. There simply isn't enough to do, outside of competing with friends (up to four at once) and playing through tournaments for unacceptable rewards.
  9. Six simple sporting events that will provide some fun for the summer. [Issue#24, p.76]
  10. Extremely basic and only six sports, but no other compilation has this selection of events. [Sept 2008, p.79]
  11. Don't expect anything taxing but there's just enough content to make this a worthwhile multiplayer title for the younger gamer. [Aug 2008, p.62]
  12. This is a game that had potential, but that potential was not fully realized. The game is not terrible, especially in a multiplayer setting, but it just fails to connect in a truly long-lasting entertaining way.
  13. Given that the game only allows the use of the Wii-mote, playing a good old game of football seems a hard concept to imitate. Needless to say, this sport is ridiculously unsatisfying.
  14. What a stinker. [Aug 2008, p.101]
  15. 20
    As satisfying as a sand-ridden shoe, without the fortunate side effect of having gotten some fresh air. Take a ball to the local seaside shingle instead.
  16. This videogame tries to be successful by copying something already established, but the result is something dull, with very little reasons to exist.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. JimboS.
    Jul 5, 2008
    Great game to play with friends or fam. Similar to wii sports. It would be a perfect game for me if could have used mii's.
  2. RLindon
    Jul 2, 2008
    Definitely not the most in depth game, but for the price it is one of the best bang for your buck party games out. Soccer is lacking, and Definitely not the most in depth game, but for the price it is one of the best bang for your buck party games out. Soccer is lacking, and cricket is surprisingly fun. Full Review »
  3. Fire
    Jul 1, 2008
    This game is not good at all. I sold my Wii because of this.