Torino 2006 - The Official Video Game of the XX Olympic Winter Games Image
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  • Summary: Featuring eight winter disciplines, 15 events, extraordinary wintry landscapes and authentic commentator analysis, Torino 2006 gives gamers the chance to participate in one of the most exciting sporting events of 2006. With a multiplayer mode for up to four players, gamers can competeFeaturing eight winter disciplines, 15 events, extraordinary wintry landscapes and authentic commentator analysis, Torino 2006 gives gamers the chance to participate in one of the most exciting sporting events of 2006. With a multiplayer mode for up to four players, gamers can compete head-to-head or in turnbased play that simulates the global stage of one of the most exciting sporting events in 2006. Features 8 disciplines with 15 different events including; Skiing, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Luge, Speed Skating, Ski Jumping, Cross-Country Skiing, and Nordic Combined. Challenge your skills with 3 difficulty levels in each sport. [2K Sports] Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 11 out of 11
  1. With no opening or closing ceremonies, or otherwise flashy presentation, the game is as boring to look at as it is to play.
  2. The bottom line is that these events, while fairly dreary in reality, simply have no place in a game. For all its production values and official licence, ultimately you'd have a more interactive experience playing with a yoyo while watching the Winter Olympics on the telly.
  3. 44
    An essential failure in almost every way. At best it's a collection of rather boring events. At worst, putting the Olympic symbol on the box is a mockery of the games' excellent now bi-yearly presentation.
  4. The result in single-player mode is a messy, unresponsive mass of button-pushing and frantic joystick-twiddling that evolves from impossible to challenging to repetitive and dull in less than an hour.
  5. It's not as if the Olympics, be it summer or winter, has had anything special to call its own when it comes to video game adaptations over the years, but Torino 2006 is especially egregious in that it pares down the number of included events to a fairly measly number, manages to make every single one of them completely uninteresting, and skimps entirely on the presentation.
  6. This official "game of the Games", however, makes it about as exciting as lying in an empty bath and pretending it's the luge, or sticking your head in the freezer and singing Advance Australia Fair.
  7. A game more excruciating than an evening of ice-dancing preliminaries.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. JoeK.
    May 22, 2006
    10
    GREAT GAME!
  2. Feb 27, 2013
    10
    This is the best one for the Winter Olympics!!!! Controls, graphics, sounds, very good!! I LIKEThis is the best one for the Winter Olympics!!!! Controls, graphics, sounds, very good!! I LIKE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  3. BatM.
    Jan 31, 2006
    4
    the sking has to be the worst part of this game. there are no directions to the courses no arrows before the jump from a steap section so you the sking has to be the worst part of this game. there are no directions to the courses no arrows before the jump from a steap section so you dont know if the next flag is left or right and quite frankly its too boaring to learn. i remember back to the NAGANO olympics on the N64 it was fantastic you couls use the slight touch of the control to keep you level in the ski jump and slide gentely down the slopes but this!....HOW ABOUT A CONTROLER OPTION!!!! (if there is i cant get mine to work with it) and then on to the next pain is the speed skating its just sooooooooo ZZZZzzzzzzzz please if you are going to make an olypics/sports game make it A. More interesting B. control enabled so the gental touches can help more than pressing left or right which make slight movements impossible C. the graphics are last gen and have no life i just cant explane how bad this is. Its like having sausages,beans and mashed potato followed by Chocolate pudding and custard.. all the perfect ingredience for the ideal meal and then throwing the whole lot in a blender and expecting it to taste right Next time leave the sports games to EA! Expand