• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Sep 7, 2010
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  • Summary: Sports Champions Sports Champions will let you and your friends physically engage in an array of competitive sporting activities as you go head to head in six events. Use your motion controller as a racket in table tennis as you conduct high speed exchanges against your challenger; or igniteSports Champions Sports Champions will let you and your friends physically engage in an array of competitive sporting activities as you go head to head in six events. Use your motion controller as a racket in table tennis as you conduct high speed exchanges against your challenger; or ignite the arena as your motion controller becomes a sword and swing your arm forward to battle your opponent. Expand
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  1. Positive: 43 out of 64
  2. Negative: 0 out of 64
  1. I honestly wasn't expecting much, but the precise, enjoyably implemented motion controls and event variety totally sold me.
  2. At the end of the day, Sports Champions is a must have release game for the PlayStation Move that captures the potential of this new control system perfectly for the PlayStation 3.
  3. Sports Champions is a good opening effort for the PlayStation Move. It's not going to capture the attention of the world the way Wii Sports did, but it has put to rest any speculation that Sony's technology isn't up to snuff.
  4. This eclectic sports collection is fun with friends and does a good job of showing what the PlayStation Move hardware is capable of.
  5. Right now it's the best demonstration of what PlayStation Move is capable of.
  6. The game true weakness : only six different sports, and all of them aren't unforgettable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. Sep 20, 2011
    10
    The responsiveness of the motion controller was just fantastic for the game, and it runs so smoothly. I must've played it for 4 hrs straightThe responsiveness of the motion controller was just fantastic for the game, and it runs so smoothly. I must've played it for 4 hrs straight when I first got it. Expand
  2. Nov 27, 2010
    9
    This is not a game for your grandmother. You actually have to MOVE and do accurate, precise actions (not just flick your wrist around or flapThis is not a game for your grandmother. You actually have to MOVE and do accurate, precise actions (not just flick your wrist around or flap your arms around wildly!). I am completely blown away by the performance of the Move system; lag free and amazingly accurate. The move hardware and system is the real deal. The games have to catch up. Sports Champions is a great start tho. A very good, serious sports game. I play ping pong very good in real life, and I play this ping pong video game with the same moves and strategies and it TRANSLATES into the game perfectly .. I am totally impressed. Archery, Disc Golf, Ping Pong, and Gladiator Dual are all very good. Two controllers really make some of the games come to life. Anyway ... very good start/into to PS Move. Can't wait for more titles. Anyway ... signed up just to write this review. PS Move is the real thing!! Expand
  3. Sep 18, 2010
    9
    I bought a second controller at the time of purchase. difficulty ramps up nicely, and i enjoyed 5 of the six ( haven't really tried bocce yet)I bought a second controller at the time of purchase. difficulty ramps up nicely, and i enjoyed 5 of the six ( haven't really tried bocce yet) alone and multiplayer. It will be interesting to see if they implement the sports which the characters seem most focused on. such as some form of baseball, basketball, football karate. Favorite games are archery and volleyball. I don't bother watching for the green circle in VB and i consistently toss up the fire ball. Camera above TV seems to work better then below. Look forward to new sports. Expand
  4. Sep 28, 2010
    8
    This is a fun game. I'm not into sports games but this one has managed to keep me in front of the screen for over 15 hours so far! GladiatorThis is a fun game. I'm not into sports games but this one has managed to keep me in front of the screen for over 15 hours so far! Gladiator and Archery are excellent with 2 controllers, single or multi-player. Table tennis is good and accurate but it get's a bit confusing in 2-player mode (you get used to it, tho). Beach Volleyball is OK; nothing to write home about but easy enough for my games-illiterate friends to learn within a few minutes. Bocce and Disc Golf seem OK but they are not my type of games. I can see the appeal and understand that the technology is impresivelly accurate but these two games seem a bit too "turn-based" for my taste. Overall, this is a good compilation of sport games and an excellent showcase of what the Playstation Move can do. Even if you only enjoy half of the games, it's still worth the money as you will be spending quite a long time going through all the champions and challenges and the multiplayer modes are very good. Expand
  5. Oct 23, 2010
    8
    This is definitely the best game to show off the PS Move. The fluidity of the controls are way better than anything on Wii. Bocce Ball is aThis is definitely the best game to show off the PS Move. The fluidity of the controls are way better than anything on Wii. Bocce Ball is a favorite with me and my friends. Disc Golf is also spectacular for multiplayer. For single players, archery is top-notch. It is a workout though, sometimes I can't even lift my left-arm after shooting arrows for 30 minutes (this is a good thing for me, because I like/need the exercise). I found gladiator duel just alright, but some of my friends love it. I am not a big fan of the table tennis, but that might change if I practice it more. Volley ball seems good, but I have not played it enough to either like or dislike it. Another great thing about this game is that you can play music from your ps3 hard-drive in game. There is a lot of of apparel and equipment to unlock, but unfortunately most of the unlockables are nothing special (like a green shirt instead of an orange shirt). There is no character creation, which would have been nice. Also it would have been nice if each player could create their own profile so stats could be compared between friends. I was also annoyed by the lack of practice modes for each sport. For example, it would be nice to shoot the bow with no time limit or opponent just for fun. As it is, in order to practice your shooting technique you have to do it within the 1-2 minute matches against opponents or a friend, waiting another minute or more between matches. No practice mode for each sport seems like a huge oversight, and I hope a patch will be released to fix. Heck, I would even pay for an add-on in order to be able to target practice as long as I want. In conclusion, it is an overall solid game that nicely demonstrates the Move's capabilities, but more features could have made the game perfect. Expand
  6. Mar 23, 2019
    8
    A fun game that uses the move controller, which is a great idea. And it's pretty damn good! The only problem with this game is that sometimesA fun game that uses the move controller, which is a great idea. And it's pretty damn good! The only problem with this game is that sometimes the calibration doesn't work very well, and that your furniture is at risk of being demolished. We actually broke the aquarium in the livingroom playing this game. Expand
  7. Dec 14, 2020
    1
    Move is totally inaccurate in this game. 0 fun we uninstalled instantly. Wouldn’t recommend even if it’s free.

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