• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Nov 15, 2011
  • Also On: 3DS
Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 38
  2. Negative: 2 out of 38
  1. Mario & Sonic At The London 2012 Olympic Games is a step sideways for the series. It'll no doubt sell bucketloads, but be warned that if you're getting it you'll need friends handy, since playing it on your own is a pretty underwhelming experience.
  2. 70
    Rich collection of sport mini games is the best for short sessions thanks to its variability and agility. [Christmas 2011]
  3. Dec 6, 2011
    70
    Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games includes a great variety of mini-games that are highly fun to play, as well some of your favourite characters from the Mario and Sonic universe. This game is the perfect title to pull out when you have a bunch of friends over at your place.
  4. Dec 5, 2011
    70
    That said, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games is still the party game to play with friends and family this Christmas.
  5. Nov 28, 2011
    70
    Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games proves that it's still worth having a party with these two gaming legends.
  6. Nov 27, 2011
    70
    You'll have a fantastic time playing Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games with your friends. It can be to tiring though and it has no lasting appeal. This game will never get a gold medal. It'll have to settle for bronze, and never even gets to the finish line when you're playing solo.
  7. Nov 8, 2011
    70
    That said, Mario & Sonic at the London Olympic Games is a winner overall--thanks in part to the continuing awesomeness of the Mario-and-Sonic combination. [Nov 2011, p.82]
  8. Nov 25, 2011
    67
    It's very similar to the 2007 Beijing title, and the new features are kind of a mixed bag: it's still a good deal if you're looking for a casual olympic experience, but overall there are definitely better party games out there.
  9. Nov 25, 2011
    65
    Mario & Sonic at the London Olympics 2012 is the game that we expected: pros and cons balance each other giving players an interesting arcade game for Christmans.
  10. Nov 25, 2011
    65
    A competent mini-game collection, with some nice nostalgia for Mario & Sonic fans and plenty of waggle.
  11. Jan 10, 2012
    60
    Third time's a charm, but also extremely predictable. We all know what to expect here because we have played it twice already.
  12. Dec 16, 2011
    60
    Even though the olympic games of the mascots is both charming and easy to play, it's also way to shallow. Getting a gold medal has more to do with luck than skill and that doesn't work in the long run.
  13. Dec 2, 2011
    60
    Thanks to the strange combination of one diverting new mode with a slew of rehashed sporting events, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games disappoints as much as it entertains.
  14. Dec 2, 2011
    60
    Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games is fun in short bursts, but lacks the well-made modes that are needed for families who only want to spend 30 minutes or so gaming to see who is the fastest, highest and strongest.
  15. Nov 29, 2011
    60
    It comes as no surprise that Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games is another colourful, fun and accessible package offering plenty of family-friendly kicks. While it hardly deserves a gold medal for design and presentation, Wii owners will get some festive thrills out of this one.
  16. Nov 24, 2011
    60
    Mario & Sonic 2012 it's just a simple update of the previous year. Too easy and sometimes boring.
  17. Nov 22, 2011
    60
    This is a game targeting the younger ones. Easy to play, those new olympic trials include football, cycling, badminton, beach volley, kayaking, and horse riding. Globally, they are well implemented, and there's the "dream challenges", which offer a new take on some classic sports through action, racing and platforming levels to boost the content. It's perfect for a birthday with chocolate cake, fun and accessible, but that's if you haven't reached puberty yet.
  18. Nov 21, 2011
    60
    In short, Mario & Sonic's London outing is much like their Beijing sojourn of late 2007. It'll keep younger children in particular amused and entertained over Christmas, and it's a safe bet for festive family fun if you have enough controllers to go around.
  19. Nov 18, 2011
    60
    Quotation forthcoming.
  20. Nov 15, 2011
    60
    Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games may not do either universe justice when it comes to their distinctive gameplay or graphic styles. However, the use of London landmarks and actual event venues makes for a colourful diversion with more than enough variety to keep the kids happy.
  21. Nov 29, 2011
    58
    As a party game, London Games succeeds rarely, but its implementation of recognizable (and unrecognizable) characters from Mario and Sonic is perfect. It definitely has all of your favorite characters in it, but that's not enough of a reason to play.
  22. Jan 12, 2012
    50
    It may offer some fun as a party game, but there is nothing extraordinary here. The controls remind us why motion gaming has been considered by many as a "gimmick" and the design is fairly unremarkable.
  23. Jan 9, 2012
    50
    Passable fluff. [Issue#117, p.126]
  24. Dec 7, 2011
    50
    What felt fresh and enjoyable four years ago doesn't cut the mustard in 2011, particularly when some elements have been stripped out or reworked to poor effect. London Party mode is a poor alternative to the dozens of superior Wii party games, and while its cast of gaming greats is enough to forgive some of its mistakes it's still pretty far off the mark.
  25. Nov 21, 2011
    50
    Still the least interesting inter-company crossover ever conceived and still just an outdated and unambitious mini-game compendium.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Feb 9, 2015
    9
    This game is amazing! It was the best Mario & Sonic game until Sochi 2014 came out. The graphics are great for the Wii. The dream events areThis game is amazing! It was the best Mario & Sonic game until Sochi 2014 came out. The graphics are great for the Wii. The dream events are awesome. The gameplay is great. The mii costumes are awesome especially the Koopalings. Mario & Sonic London 2012 is great and it is worth buying. Full Review »
  2. Aug 23, 2014
    8
    This is my favourite entry in the m&s seris and by far the best in the franchise and not only is it one of my favourite mario games it's on ofThis is my favourite entry in the m&s seris and by far the best in the franchise and not only is it one of my favourite mario games it's on of my favourite sonic games too Full Review »
  3. Oct 22, 2013
    9
    This is by far the best of Mario and sonic olympic games, but maybe the best olympic game too. It's fun single or multiplayer, and theThis is by far the best of Mario and sonic olympic games, but maybe the best olympic game too. It's fun single or multiplayer, and the multiplayer is the highlight for me. If you have a wii and 1-3 other friends pick up this game. Full Review »