Metascore
48

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. Very few redeeming features can pull SA back from the brink of feeling more like a half finished game with unforgiving controls. It will leave you with blisters, but not the good kind.
  2. 40
    Overall the game smacks of rushed development. 49gamers obviously decided that they would speed the game out for the Olympic tie-in, regardless of whether they had the license or not. Unfortunately, the gameplay isn't anything particularly exciting and is in some places completely devoid of entertainment.
  3. Summer Athletics offers us a number of track and field challenges that in almost every case fails to be interesting, or work especially well for that matter. A lackluster career mode and the absence of online play via Live is just another nail in the coffin for this game. If this game had been released in conjunction with the summer Olympics of 2004 it might have come off as a decent experience. Today it's just another poor attempt of recreating track and field in a videogame.
  4. Summer Athletics captures none of the passion and excitement of summer athletics.
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  1. Nico
    Oct 16, 2008
    2
    With the olympics just gone, Beijing did a wonderful job of recreating the track and field game. this though, is a half-arsed attempt to milkWith the olympics just gone, Beijing did a wonderful job of recreating the track and field game. this though, is a half-arsed attempt to milk it. some of the events such as the 100/200m are straight forward (how can they not be). but others such as swimming, the jumping events are extremely poorly implemented and irritating. also lack of live features and such others show that its a rushed game and not worthy of being released, titles like this should be pulled of the shelves. Full Review »