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

Mixed or average reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 38
  2. Negative: 2 out of 38
  1. Nov 23, 2011
    But the actual sports? They're the same here as they were four years ago, and anyone who's already got a copy of the first Mario & Sonic Olympic game sitting on the shelf doesn't need to double-dip.
  2. Nov 28, 2011
    Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games proves that it's still worth having a party with these two gaming legends.
  3. Nov 29, 2011
    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.
  4. Nov 21, 2011
    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.
  5. Nov 25, 2011
    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.
  6. Dec 16, 2011
    Won't convert the Anti-Mini-gamers, but for the busier household it's highly recommended. [Jan 2012, p.84]
  7. Dec 2, 2011
    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.
  8. Nov 25, 2011
    This new Mario & Sonic olympic game isn't going to surprise anyone for its new features, but the game has improved and offers improved gameplay for everyone. Although we miss an Olympic mode like in the previous game, the new London For Everyone is a great addition and provides hours of fun.
  9. Jan 9, 2012
    Passable fluff. [Issue#117, p.126]
  10. Nov 24, 2011
    Mario & Sonic 2012 it's just a simple update of the previous year. Too easy and sometimes boring.
  11. Nov 25, 2011
    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.
  12. Nov 8, 2011
    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]
  13. Jan 10, 2012
    Mario & Sonic: Third time is the charm. This olympic game is by far the best application published under the Mario & Sonic franchise. The mini games are well executed and the regular sports are topped off with fantastic dream sports. Although there's still not enough content for long lasting sporting mayhem, the presentation is far better than in the two previous installments. [Jan 2012]
  14. Nov 27, 2011
    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.
  15. Dec 7, 2011
    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.
  16. Nov 16, 2011
    In terms of sports, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games in many ways delivers more of the same. Nonetheless, it offers fun and beautiful entertainment, especially for kids. The diverse use of the Wii MotionPlus controller makes for a great gaming experience.
  17. Nov 25, 2011
    A competent mini-game collection, with some nice nostalgia for Mario & Sonic fans and plenty of waggle.
  18. Jan 10, 2012
    Third time's a charm, but also extremely predictable. We all know what to expect here because we have played it twice already.
  19. Nov 21, 2011
    Still the least interesting inter-company crossover ever conceived and still just an outdated and unambitious mini-game compendium.
  20. 75
    On the whole, Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympics is a game that seems to both progress the series while keeping it firmly in the roots established by its 2007 predecessor. The motion controls fail to give a groundbreaking presence amongst its many party game brethren on the Wii, and many of the events featured here already made appearances in the other games.
  21. Dec 7, 2011
    Past the novelty of seeing the duo together in another game, Mario & Sonic's latest Olympic outing has little going for it in general. The mini-games suffer from dated controls at a point in the Wii's life where MotionPlus has become the standard, and with so many superior collections out there, this one's just plain hard to recommend.
  22. Nov 18, 2011
    There're a few additions to the original formulae, but it's very much the same experience as the one that we discovered back in the Winter Olimpic Games and in Beijing 2008. Still, it's one of those games that is a blast to play with three or four people.
  23. Nov 27, 2011
    It's also a fun game for adults to play in a party situation, and is likely to provide some level of entertainment to people of all ages - just keep in mind the high waggle factor and the convoluted controls; this will definitely lead to frustration for some.
  24. 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.
  25. Nov 22, 2011
    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.
  26. Nov 21, 2011
    Mario & Sonic fills the multiplayer gap, and does it with good-humoured minigames and a renewed focus on throwaway Olympic fun. As far as party games go, it's the gold standard.
  27. 70
    Rich collection of sport mini games is the best for short sessions thanks to its variability and agility. [Christmas 2011]
  28. Dec 8, 2011
    Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games is an interesting game that is reminiscent of those classic 80's Olympic games like Summer Games but with 21st century graphics and the innovative Wii gaming mechanics. Like all mini-game collections, some of the games work and others are just a little embarrassing.
  29. Dec 16, 2011
    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.
  30. Nov 29, 2011
    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.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Feb 9, 2015
    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
    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
    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 »