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  • Summary: Join Mario and Sonic and the rest of your favorite characters as they team up and compete in events at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 39
  2. Negative: 8 out of 39
  1. Dec 23, 2013
    70
    Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games isn’t all that bad, but it’s not great either. The controls for a lot of the events are iffy at best, but there are events that are still enjoyable, especially the Dream Events. This is one where I’d check out the demo or rent it first to see if you like it before plunking down $50 for it.
  2. Nov 4, 2013
    70
    Mario and Sonic 2014 certainly has its issues, but it’s definitely a step above previous titles in terms of event design and overall enjoyment. It’s a more complex and engaging than the usual minigame menagerie, and the distinct franchise twists in the Dream Events are a welcome bit of fanservice. It’s not a gold medal winner just yet, but Mario and Sonic 2014 is a stronger contender than it’s ever been before.
  3. Nov 5, 2013
    65
    Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014 is very similar to its predecessors, managing to entertain and persuade only party games enthusiasts.
  4. Nov 4, 2013
    60
    Mario and Sonic 2014 feels like a minor progression, and not the huge leap you might be expecting.
  5. Nov 4, 2013
    55
    Liberally recycled events and poor GamePad implementation make this stylised collection of winter sports utterly mediocre.
  6. The controls are too tricky, the action too dull, and the time spent preparing and waiting to actually play is too long.
  7. 30
    The worst Mario & Sonic game yet and not just a waste of a crossover but a genuinely poor mini-game compilation, and one that makes both the Wii U and the GamePad look bad.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
  1. Nov 10, 2021
    10
    i love this game, i used to play it all of the time when i was a kid, the graphics for a 2013 game are really good, the sports were reallyi love this game, i used to play it all of the time when i was a kid, the graphics for a 2013 game are really good, the sports were really fun, loved playing this game with friends, if you haven't played this game give it a shot. Expand
  2. Nov 17, 2013
    9
    Mario and Sonic have returned in Russia! Although the game is quite similar to Vancouver 2010, the graphics are better and the gamepad isMario and Sonic have returned in Russia! Although the game is quite similar to Vancouver 2010, the graphics are better and the gamepad is nicely integrated into gameplay, although it lacks a certain depth that could have made the game better. Great for occupying kids for hours though. Expand
  3. Aug 23, 2014
    8
    I wii review proboly the most underrated game of all time mario and sonic at the sochi 2014 olympic winter games the events and dream eventsI wii review proboly the most underrated game of all time mario and sonic at the sochi 2014 olympic winter games the events and dream events are great with exceptions being a skiing minigame and curling and some control issues prevent it from getting a 9 Expand
  4. Jan 5, 2020
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Mario and Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games wins in the "World's longest title department" but is sadly disappointing compared to the Wii entries and is less enjoyable than the previous winter Olympic experience in Vancouver 2010.

    The event selection is wide and expansive, from skiing, snowboarding and curling to the excellent dream events. The dream events are (as always in the series) the highlight of the game with lots of fan service to celebrate both Mario and Sonic as a franchise. I love how you can play Ice Hockey in Delfino Plaza from Super Mario Sunshine (my 2nd favourite game ever) but unfortunately, the dream events aren't as enjoyable as they were in Vancouver 2010 and London 2012.

    The character models are excellent as the HD capabilities of the Wii U are used very well. As always, there are some great remixes in the music department to provide further fan service to these fantastic franchises and these are definitely appreciated but there is nothing new here.

    Mario and Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games is a decent game but is probably the weakest entry of the franchise. Still good for multiplayer but there are better experiences on the Wii U.
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  5. Apr 12, 2015
    5
    I got this game on Christmas of 2013, I was hoping for it to be as good as the previous Mario & Sonic Olympics, but unfortunately it was aI got this game on Christmas of 2013, I was hoping for it to be as good as the previous Mario & Sonic Olympics, but unfortunately it was a giant MEH to me for being boring with unresponsive controls and extremely limited amount of events to choose, and even the online mode was weird for having very few people and always alone, this should be changed for the next installment! Expand
  6. Nov 29, 2013
    4
    Probably the worst Mario game made for Wii U so far. After you play it for a while, it gets so boring! Just like all other Mario and SonicProbably the worst Mario game made for Wii U so far. After you play it for a while, it gets so boring! Just like all other Mario and Sonic games! but this one is probably the worst, scoring a 4 out of 10 from me. Expand
  7. Nov 16, 2014
    0
    This game may seem cool at first, cause your like "Ohmy god! Mario and Sonic together in the same game!" but actually the game is reallyThis game may seem cool at first, cause your like "Ohmy god! Mario and Sonic together in the same game!" but actually the game is really boring. There is not that much to do and the controls don't work that well. I would say to buy Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric instead. The game does not have any fun moments. Expand

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