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Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
Buy On
  1. 67
    Sure the game may not be the prettiest on the market, and while there isn't a lot of competition it does have some major hang-ups, but for what it is it is quite enjoyable.
  2. Summer Athletics gets off to a good start with a generally competent control system. It's a shame that its lack of features means that it can't quite go the distance, and ultimately ends up coughing, wheezing and spluttering after just four or five hours of gameplay.
  3. 360 Gamer Magazine UK
    60
    The difficulty of events varies wildly and it’s hard to accept that inconsistency, but if you absolutely must know if you can ‘virtually’ run faster than your mates it can prove a reasonable diversion, and a fair way of spending a few summer evenings slumped on the couch.
  4. 52
    Summer Athletics doesn't have a lot going for it. Some of the events can be fun on some level, but there are better competition games on the market. It also has some pretty big presentation issues, which is unfortunate.
  5. The quality and overall consistency is better than Beijing 2008, although it lacks visual flair and presentation, but once you factor in the crippling absence of online play, it becomes harder to make a call the better of the two.
  6. Official Xbox Magazine
    50
    A rental at best. [July 2009, p.81]
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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 »