• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Nov 13, 2012
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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

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  • Summary: Play on your own, team up in co-op to experience new gameplay possibilities, or compete in multiplayer to take full advantage of Nintendo’s New Controller. Play six of the most popular sports: soccer, football, baseball, tennis, golf, and karting. Use the New Controller to control a blitz inPlay on your own, team up in co-op to experience new gameplay possibilities, or compete in multiplayer to take full advantage of Nintendo’s New Controller. Play six of the most popular sports: soccer, football, baseball, tennis, golf, and karting. Use the New Controller to control a blitz in football to sack the quarterback or score a curled free kick in soccer. Play with Wii MotionPlus using real sports gestures! Swing with precision in golf or hit a home run in baseball. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 13 out of 13
  1. Games Master UK
    Jan 15, 2013
    40
    Insanely long loading times. [Feb 2013, p.76]
  2. Dec 10, 2012
    40
    Not the evolution we expected.
  3. Jan 8, 2013
    40
    Sports Connection tries to ride the Wii Sports-esque wave of success. It fails horribly at doing so, it isn't even fun. Graphics and sound are weak, loading times are too long, the handling simply isn't accurate ... in short: This isn't the party game you're looking for.
  4. Dec 3, 2012
    30
    Everything ESPN Sports Connection does has been achieved already. Older sports games - including the original Wii's pack-in, Wii Sports - accomplished the same goals better and without embarrassing technical issues.
  5. Dec 3, 2012
    30
    Overall, ESPN Sports Connection was a frustrating experience from every angle. It's sad, but it feels like the game tries to fill a void that simply isn't there.
  6. Dec 9, 2012
    27
    Even the most casual gamers will find little in the way of redeeming qualities with this mish-mash of mini-games.
  7. Dec 12, 2012
    13
    Sports Connection fails from start to finish: Controls are sloppy, visuals are boring, fun is absent.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. Jul 14, 2015
    8
    I don't understand the hate. Done. Word said.                                                          I don't understand the hate. Done. Word said.                                                          
  2. Apr 6, 2018
    5
    I will admit that the game is rather clunky, and has slow loads. But, it is so satisfying to score a goal in Football (sorry, "Soccer", evenI will admit that the game is rather clunky, and has slow loads. But, it is so satisfying to score a goal in Football (sorry, "Soccer", even in the European release) with the goalkeeper, from his hands. 10/10 would play again. But, would take Wii Sports over it any day. I mean, the rest of the games are... alright, I guess, and have at least some replay value, but what replay value they have is debatable. Expand
  3. Dec 17, 2013
    2
    they really should have scraped using the Wii u and just used the Wii then it would have been at least a little more use able but hay if itsthey really should have scraped using the Wii u and just used the Wii then it would have been at least a little more use able but hay if its in a dollar bin you may get 30 minutes of entertainment Expand
  4. Jan 1, 2018
    0
    Not good. This is the worst sports game I´ve ever played. Play Wii Sports not this.
  5. Apr 18, 2015
    0
    Total failure. Wii Sports is WAY better. The graphics look bad. The characters look craptastic. Also, WHY ARE Miis LEFT OUT?!?!?! This is aTotal failure. Wii Sports is WAY better. The graphics look bad. The characters look craptastic. Also, WHY ARE Miis LEFT OUT?!?!?! This is a very crappy sports game and I recommend you stay away from it at all costs. Buy Mario Party 8 instead. Expand

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