Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 34
  2. Negative: 5 out of 34
Buy On
  1. Pelit (Finland)
    88
    A decent enough Track'n Field -clone. It looks nice and there's a lot of events. Too bad there's way too much waiting on one at a time -multiplayer events. [Aug 2008]
  2. Sega brings the genre of sporting games back to the top. A must have for Fans, but newcomers will also have a lot of fun, thanks the adjustable level of difficulty. However, it’s most enjoyable when played with friends.
  3. With the many events available to you, in both male and female types, along with the lengthy and challenging Competition mode, there will be plenty on offer here to keep you coming back to tackle your personal best.
  4. 77
    Beijing 2008 isn't perfect by any means, but it's certainly fun. It takes a fair number of risks, and more of them pay off than fail. Some of the events aren't fun, but most of them are entertaining in at least some manner, and a handful are great fun.
  5. 75
    So, sure--Beijing may not be gold-quality throughout, but it's the best Olympics game we've had since, well...probably ever.
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 3
  2. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. May 20, 2014
    7
    A solid satisfying sports simulation that continuous to improve each Olympic year. The introduction of campaign mood is not worth your time,A solid satisfying sports simulation that continuous to improve each Olympic year. The introduction of campaign mood is not worth your time, although I found the game really shins in its athletics events. At its core you will find a lot of fun especially on multiplier where players are still kicking! Overall this game will appeal to many sports fans and is differently worth you'r time! Full Review »
  2. Mar 19, 2011
    1
    i really love sports games but this has to be the most frustrating out of the lot and i have to agree with shayneG that you will destroy ai really love sports games but this has to be the most frustrating out of the lot and i have to agree with shayneG that you will destroy a controller playing this game. you will give this game five mins and never return to it, its that bad. thankfully i only paid £3 for it Full Review »
  3. Jan 26, 2011
    1
    Possibly the worst game I have ever played. You basically have to wreck your controller in order to get anywhere in the events. For example, IPossibly the worst game I have ever played. You basically have to wreck your controller in order to get anywhere in the events. For example, I spent 5 minutes spinning the right thumbstick of my controller as fast as I could for one of the cycling events only to come last. Full Review »