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  • Summary: Experience the thrill and adrenaline of the Olympic Winter Games of Vancouver 2010. Carve your way down the slopes and across the ice as you aim to reach the pinnacle of your sport and claim a gold medal for your country. Featuring only the fastest, highest and most spectacular events from the Olympic Winter Games, Vancouver 2010 immerses the player, first person, in the adrenaline, danger and glory of the world’s greatest winter multisport event. Feel the speed and adrenaline of the athletes at the Olympic Winter Games at each Olympic venue; hurtle down mountains, ice runs, over jumps and around ice rinks. 14 Premium events in which to earn gold - Including giant slalom, snowboard cross, downhill and bobsleigh, every event focused on speed or danger, and most on both. Fine tune your skills in a range of challenge modes. Such as 'Smashing the Snowmen' and 'Speed Bands' in a first for this kind of mode in an official Olympic title. Take your snow boots online. Set a new world record and see if anybody can knock you off the top of the leaderboard. Defeat your friends online or in the front room. Earn the ultimate bragging rights in up to 4 player split-screen action, or in online head-to-head competition. [Sega] Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 40
  2. Negative: 10 out of 40
  1. A challenging game that's easy to control, but Vancouver 2010 should have more events, a better single player mode and more settings options. Overall it feels more of a half-decent Olympic clone then something that deserves those rings on the cover.
  2. Vancouver 2010 is a decent sports game which lacks some of the Olympic disciplines.
  3. A solid effort that lacks excitement and star names.
  4. Someone behind the scenes worked really hard on Vancouver 2010, and it shows in some of the individual events. But the overall product gives so little of a damn that one wonders about the condition of the heart of the people that signed off on this being released.
  5. Bottom-line: This is a game for completionists, leaderboard junkies, and glory hounds, though it should be noted that there are much simpler ways to proclaim one's video game superiority.
  6. A collection of utterly shoddy Winter Olympics themed mini-games. Avoid. [Apr 2010, p.97]

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  1. MarkA
    Jan 13, 2010
    Excellecnt take on the winter olympics. Good events, and a great sense of speed! At the value price, its an ok game... easy achievement/trophies :)
  2. RyanW
    Jan 12, 2010
    Great fun game, wish they had included the Biathalon and of course Curling. But I will sit and play this game plenty as I prepare for the actual games. Expand
  3. BernieB
    Jan 17, 2010
    Ok, so it doesn't have a career mode, but all the events are solid and the game comes into its own online. My mates and I had an absolute blast. See you at the top of the leaderboards!!! (Yes you can consider this a challenge) Expand
  4. SageS
    Jan 20, 2010
    I loved this game, but it was just missing Curling, that would of been amazing online!
  5. DoosR.
    Jan 28, 2010
    Definitely doesn't deserve kudos of an 8, 9 or 10 score by any means as many key events are glaringly missing; ie. curling, biathlon, figure skating, snowboard halfpipe, etc. But seems they kept the scope within budget, and what they have delivered is pretty good quality really, despite lack of depth in gameplay modes. Plenty of value though if you wanna rise up the Online Leaderboards for each event and beat your personal records. Expand