Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 40
  2. Negative: 10 out of 40
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  1. 73
    If only this game had some semblance of a career mode or anything that felt slightly like the real Olympics, then perhaps SEGA would have had a real winner on its hands.
  2. Vancouver 2010 might be more than button mashing, but the sporting events are too few in number and with no tournament holding them together it’s the spirit of the Olympic Games that doesn’t make the cut.
  3. Although Vancouver 2010 doesn’t excel in any real way, it proves to be a good game, superior to any other Olympic simulation out there. In other words, if you’re looking for the ultimate Olympic experience, look no further.
  4. Vancouver 2010 isn't a perfect Olympic video game. There aren't too many events packed in the disc, and the events that are present feel too similar to each other
  5. Once again a video game dedicated to the Olympic Games is nothing more than a shallow attempt to put several sports disciplines into one single box and make it fun at the same time. Impossible! Yet Vancouver 2010 can be surprisingly enjoyable if played with friends.
  6. Vancouver 2010 is a decent sports game which lacks some of the Olympic disciplines.
  7. Vancouver 2010 the video game isn't a bad game as it does capture the essence of the winter Olympics. However, a lack of variety with the events makes for a game that's not going to hold interest for too long, especially once mastered.
  8. This game is fun for a short while but has a real dearth of long term appeal. The events are too few and far between, and are over all too soon, not to mention that once you have mastered them there is zero impetus to go back and play them again.
  9. A solid effort that lacks excitement and star names.
  10. The core foundation of what they built is excellent, but after you run the events a few times, Vancouver 2010 lack of variety and depth will put this one on the shelf.
  11. Despite decent graphics and some funny game modes, Vancouver 2010 suffers from the complete lack of a career mode, which makes it feel like a mere succession of events, without any progression to be had. Fans of this kind of production will find some good gameplay elements, while players used to bigger and better game dedicated to the single sports should stick to those.
  12. 60
    This is a game recommended for those who feel passion for the genre and enjoy going downhill at top speed, alone or through the Internet.
  13. Sega took some steps in the right direction with Vancouver 2010, but the overall absence of that intangible feeling that The Olympics ignites within most people is still vividly obvious.
  14. X-ONE Magazine UK
    60
    A worthy rental if you're in the Olympic mood but there's simply not enough here to warrant a full-price purchase. [Issue#56, p.91]
  15. Only mildly entertaining, and even with up to four players being able to compete both online and off, the fun factor is very limited. Even more limited are the repetitive events, and you’ll probably have played all of them in under an hour.
  16. Vancouver 2010 is not a horrible game by any means, it's just the sum of the parts add together to present a lessen than desirable package.
  17. 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.
  18. The limited selection of events leaves these Olympic Games out in the cold.
  19. Fans of the Winter Games in search of a good game will have to wait a least another four years.
  20. In the end, like Salt Lake, Athens, Torino and Beijing before it, Vancouver 2010 fails to reach the podium.
  21. Official Xbox Magazine
    55
    Just can't match the splendor and great variety of the real-world games. [Mar 2010, p.81]
  22. AceGamez
    54
    Vancouver 2010 isn’t a bad game, what little it does, it does very well, but what we have here is a skeletal frame, lacking even the slightest morsel of gristle with which to fill up our fun bellies.
  23. Vancouver 2010 has the same problems as most other Olympic Games. There isn’t enough variation, the gameplay elements are boring and there isn’t a big overall competition.
  24. 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.
  25. Overall, the lack of variety in terms of events and lack of any single player modes apart from the challenge mode makes this a well presented package but ultimately a disappointing one!
  26. 50
    Despite having its high points, ultimately Vancouver 2010 is nothing but a generic mini-game compilation.
  27. A disappointing game, ruined by a too short longevity and the complete lack of charm.
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Negative: 5 out of 18
  1. DoosR.
    Jan 28, 2010
    7
    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, 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. Full Review »
  2. SageS
    Jan 20, 2010
    8
    I loved this game, but it was just missing Curling, that would of been amazing online!
  3. BernieB
    Jan 17, 2010
    9
    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 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) Full Review »