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London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games

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London 2012 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games Review

8 September 2012
  • Excerpt: London 2012 is pretty good for an Olympics brand extension video game . As unfair as it sounds to qualify any compliment I may be about to bestow on SEGA's officially licensed tie-in for the London Olympics, the game's subgenre is a yardstick all prospective punters should bear in mind before they take the plunge.
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Review: London 2012: The Official Game of the Olympic Games (Sony PS3)

Diehard GameFAN
4 September 2012
  • Summary: London 2012 may be the official video game of the Olympics, but it’s definitely not going to be a contender for a gold medal. It is vastly improved over Beijing 2008 , so that’s something to celebrate, but there’s still room for improvement. It’s a decent enough little game that will make fans of Olympic video games happy, but the more you play the more you realize the A.I. is so completely scripted that it will make the same exact choices every time.
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Overall 8

London 2012: The Official Video Game Of The Olympics Review

PlayStation Universe
1 August 2012
  • Summary: A nice mix of events with different control schemes makes London 2012 a solid accompaniment to this year's Olympic Games.
  • Pros: 20 different events means there's something for everyone, Decent presentation and audio captures vibrancy of the Games, The ability to set-up custom play-lists and compete with real players
  • Cons: Some disciplines aren't well executed, Tacked-on customisation options for player appearance, Trouble finding online matches
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Overall 4

London 2012 Olympics Review: A Below Average Performance

27 July 2012
  • Summary: The video game tie-in for the Summer Olympics is stuck in an infinite game design paradox.
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London 2012 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games

20 July 2012
  • Conclusion: London 2012 doesn't scrimp on quantity when it comes to the main, controller-compatible games it offers, but some of the 30-odd games are worse than others. Trampoline, vault and diving are nothing more than quicktime events, and scoring can be infuriating, as the judge's temperament seems to vary from round to round. On the other hand, track and field events offer more enjoyment.
  • Pros: Some fun, well-thought-out minigames, Encapsulates the excitement of the Games.
  • Cons: No lasting appeal, Dull solo campaign, No practice mode.
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Overall 6

London 2012 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games

Operation Sports
6 July 2012
  • Excerpt: It's one of the most elusive concepts in sports videogames — an Olympic Games product that is actually worth caring about. I've actually had some guilty pleasure Olympic titles in the past that have provided some fun —
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Overall 7
Value for money 7
Gameplay 7
Graphics 8
Sound 8

London 2012 – The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games

1 July 2012
  • Excerpt: London 2012 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games Ironically, this is not the first video game to celebrate the 2012 London Olympic Games as SEGA also released Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, however this incarnation for the PC, PS3 and XBox 360 is far more realistic and ironically plays better in our professional opinion.
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Overall 5
Gameplay 4
Graphics 5
Sound 6
Multiplayer 5
Longevity 3

London 2012 - The Official Video Game Of The Olympic Games Review

28 June 2012
  • Summary: The London 2012 Olympics is here, but is this companion game worth playing? Find out in our review.
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Overall 8

Review - London 2012

27 June 2012
  • Summary: Ah the Olympics! It’s that time again where the finest athletes in the world square up against each other in a race for the gold medal across a series of track, field, pool and gym based events and, unsurprisingly, there’s a tie-in game to go along with it. Those of you of a certain age will no doubt have fond memories of joystick waggling days gone by, wasting countless hours trying to beat your personal best across each event, and it’s you who’ll most enjoy what’s on...
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London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games – review

22 September 2012
  • Excerpt: It should come as no surprise that the Games have their own game. Every major and minor competition (yes, even darts) throws up a spin-off, but London 2012 , like the Olympics itself, has a much richer heritage than most – from the beloved track and field titles through to the repopularised sports games on Wii and Kinect. Much of which is here, in the variety of events on offer: from the aforementioned track and field, to gymnastics, swimming, shooting and weightlifting.
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