Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Wii

  • 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. 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.
  2. Dec 16, 2011
    86
    The new Mario & Sonic game offers some new mini games. You will enjoy the game probably at your new years eve parties with your friends.
  3. Dec 8, 2011
    76
    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.
  4. Nov 27, 2011
    75
    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.
  5. Nov 25, 2011
    80
    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.
  6. Nov 23, 2011
    75
    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.
  7. Nov 21, 2011
    84
    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.
  8. Nov 18, 2011
    75
    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.
  9. Nov 16, 2011
    80
    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.
  10. Jan 10, 2012
    80
    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]
  11. Dec 16, 2011
    85
    Won't convert the Anti-Mini-gamers, but for the busier household it's highly recommended. [Jan 2012, p.84]
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 »