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  • Summary: Break world records in diverse single player modes and challenge your friends and family to taxing multiplayer matches. Captivating sports such as Figure skating or Skeleton demand high skills and fast reactions. Experience the fascination of Winter Sports: The Ultimate Challenge with stun-ning graphics and an exciting soundtrack. Multiplayer matches for up to 4 players (2 players in split screen mode). Brand new campaign and career mode promises weeks of fun playing. Compete for record times in the 9 most popular winter sports in 15 disciplines. [Conspiracy Entertainment] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 7 out of 15
  1. Serves up a lot of gameplay for your $30 dollars. None of the events come quite close enough to holding their own as stand-alone games, yet they succeed as a part of a substantive sports package.
  2. Winter Sports pulls off the omnibus sports game effortlessly, with intuitive, responsive controls and effective, distinctive design for each sport.
  3. It’s an evolution, for sure, but not an entirely exciting one.
  4. Nevertheless, the usually timed Winter Sports: The Ultimate Challenge is an okay rental choice if you’re looking for brief, sporty mini-games based on Olympic events and aren’t keen on Mario & Sonic lighting your torch.
  5. With awkward control schemes, modes that don’t differentiate from one another, and a bleak overall look, it pales in comparison to similar games in the genre.
  6. If the wait for the 2010 Winter Olympics is killing you, this ho-hum collection won't make time go by any quicker.
  7. Unlike most other mini-game collections, multiplayer seems like an afterthought instead of a primary focus.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. AndrewD.
    Jan 22, 2008
    It is a shame that one of the best games on the Wii is the hardest to find. This game gives you everything you would expect from an olympic game collection and overall it is better than the Mario and Sonic Olympic game. One reason is because winter sports lend themselves to the Wii. In other words the controls make sense and work well. Downhill sking is by far the most fun and is worth the price alone. Cross Country skiing is also surprisingly fun. Why can't they just make these games online enabled? Expand
  2. LucL.
    Jan 13, 2008
    Great game in the Wii Sports genre, but somehow less intuitive (longer learning curve). I'm wondering why nobody asn't yet reviewed this game. Expand
  3. JamesG.
    Jul 1, 2008
    This game was a major waste of money. The controls are weird and the game experience is purely frustrating.