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  • Summary: Experience the intensity of international winter competition by Konami, the makers of the classic Track & Field series. With greater variety and more events than any other winter sports game, International Winter Sports 2002 is like getting ten games in one!
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 20
  2. Negative: 8 out of 20
  1. 87
    It's not a game style that many can master; in fact it's downright frustrating and not always satisfying. Tapping two buttons like a madman will never feel like Skating, and neither will the twitch puzzle used for Figure Skating performance. But there isn't a better way.
  2. 80
    One of those "universally fun" titles that gaming fans of all genres can take to instantly.
  3. Perfect release timing and the least complicated control set possible. They've slightly erred on both this time out.
  4. 55
    Playing single-player gets old fast, though. I had to call IGN Overlord Peer Schneider over for a round of curling to break up the single-player monotony.
  5. Unfortunately, none of the events are done particularly well.
  6. I played this game for several days and noticed that I was forcing myself to play it just so I could do the review. This is not a good sign for any game.
  7. 30
    The leader in sports [ESPN] and the company behind "Metal Gear Solid" should just go their separate ways. [Mar 2002, p.85]

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  1. Uter
    Jul 31, 2004
    3
    The graphics are ugly, which is surprising considering how little you actually control them. You'd think they could have just taken a The graphics are ugly, which is surprising considering how little you actually control them. You'd think they could have just taken a video tape and moved it faster and slower given the limited control in some events. Expand