Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 7 out of 15
Buy On
  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. Some things in this game will hold your attention, but so many of the games, like Bob Sledding, are just plain not. The game as a whole just lacks pizzazz.
  5. 60
    Despite the dull window dressing, Winter Sports does have lots of game modes. There are more good events than bad ones. The good ones actually show some pretty well thought out ways to use the Wii controls to good effect - a solid effort.
  6. 55
    The graphics aren’t nearly as polished as official screens would have you believe, and the game – while better than every other Conspiracy effort thus far – grows dull fast. Unless you can find this one extremely cheap, skip it.
  7. This title isn’t altogether terrible, but gives you no incentive to make you want to keep playing.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. If the wait for the 2010 Winter Olympics is killing you, this ho-hum collection won't make time go by any quicker.
  11. There's enough shovelware on the Wii already, so don't encourage any more, and skip this one at all costs.
  12. Just keep your expectations for it measured and with the understanding that it ultimately peaks with the skiing and loses its luster from there.
  13. At 30 bucks Winter Sports isn’t remotely worth the money. You could get a decent rental out of it - get some friends together, laugh at each other while doing the crap events once each, then play the skiing parts until Lost is on.
  14. 30
    Given its control troubles, bargain basement production values, and overly expensive price tag of $30, there is really nothing worth recommending in Winter Sports: The Ultimate Challenge.
  15. Unlike most other mini-game collections, multiplayer seems like an afterthought instead of a primary focus.

Awards & Rankings

#92 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2007
#24 Most Shared Wii Game of 2007
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. JamesG.
    Jul 1, 2008
    1
    This game was a major waste of money. The controls are weird and the game experience is purely frustrating.
  2. AndrewD.
    Jan 22, 2008
    8
    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 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? Full Review »
  3. LucL.
    Jan 13, 2008
    8
    Great game in the Wii Sports genre, but somehow less intuitive (longer learning curve). I'm wondering why nobody asn't yet reviewed 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. Full Review »