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6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 28
  2. Negative: 6 out of 28
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  1. Feb 25, 2014
    7
    For some reason, I enjoy this game. The kayaking is terrible. Almost two years after the release, (of a game specific to it's release date) I still find myself occasionally playing this game.
  2. Jun 28, 2012
    6
    Its another somewhat disappointing Olympics based videogame. One in a long line of average button precision/mashing games who fails to deliver anything new or extraordinary, and just does enough to masquerade as a legit enjoyable multiplayer game. I wonder why over the last 2 decades of olympic games across all console why some company hasnt poured the type of effort in a game like thisIts another somewhat disappointing Olympics based videogame. One in a long line of average button precision/mashing games who fails to deliver anything new or extraordinary, and just does enough to masquerade as a legit enjoyable multiplayer game. I wonder why over the last 2 decades of olympic games across all console why some company hasnt poured the type of effort in a game like this the way its been done better in other party games. The presentation is good in some events, barely passable in others and the gameplay in the majority of the events feels generic. You might find a few events pleasing depending on your preferences, but even the ones you'll prefer have low replay value. Expand
  3. Jul 4, 2012
    8
    If your a big time Olympics fan and can't wait every 4 years for the Summer Olympics than look no further you can have it anytime with London 2012 the game. For the first time the Summer Games actually has an interesting number of events to play. About 40 plus events and over 30 countries you can choose from. You also can customize athletes and unlock bonus uniforms for each country. ThereIf your a big time Olympics fan and can't wait every 4 years for the Summer Olympics than look no further you can have it anytime with London 2012 the game. For the first time the Summer Games actually has an interesting number of events to play. About 40 plus events and over 30 countries you can choose from. You also can customize athletes and unlock bonus uniforms for each country. There are 3 levels of difficulties with the main campaign and single events to choose from and multi-player of course. And if you care some events enable XBOX Kinect and PS3 Move (I haven't tested this out). The best part of the game is the presentation with the music and sounds of the London 2012 games. The game play works well with each event nothing to hard to understand. You'll have your strong events and weak ones to go with too. Trying to beat the world records or beating your best personal time and ranking your name on the multi-player standings is always satisfying. If your a Olympics fan you should go out and buy this one. For those not sure if you want to take the risk, ill say one thing, where else can you play multiple sporting events in one game that have a realistic feel to it. Collapse
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64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Aug 18, 2012
    70
    A very solid performance. [Issue#88, p.78]
  2. Jul 31, 2012
    55
    Slightly better than its quadriennial predecessors, London 2012 suffers from an highly unbalanced difficulty, short longevity and the absence of real-world athletes. Mostly enjoyable in multiplayer.
  3. Jul 31, 2012
    70
    London 2012 is the first official Olympic Games videogame without button mashing gameplay, and it is also a good attempt to give back the feelings of this spectacular event.