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Athens 2004

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Overall 5
5.0

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The Laser
2 November 2004
  • Summary: Bringing the Olympic games home for the PS2, Athens 2004 is the official game for this year's event. Developed by 989 Sports, Athens 2004 features more than 20 events ranging from standard track events to more obscure sports like archery, skeet shooting and horseback riding. The developers have tried to bring some variety to the controls as well, but many of the events in Athens 2004 rely too heavily on repetitive button mashing.
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Overall 6
6.0

Athens 2004

Operation Sports
8 August 2004
  • Excerpt: The Summer Olympics are now upon us, and all of a sudden sports fans start caring about athletic events that they only see every four years. As such, Olympic-styled games have a long and storied history in video gaming. The historically crazed, button-mashing titles have provided gamers with sore hands, smashed controllers, and oftentimes, a great deal of fun with friends.
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Overall 6
6.0

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TheStar.com
30 July 2004
  • Excerpt: From Sony's 989 Studio's comes the only official game of the 2004 Summer Olympics.
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Overall 6
6.0

Athens 2004

Evergeek
30 July 2004
  • Excerpt: From Sony's 989 Studio's comes the only official game of the 2004 Summer Olympics.
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Overall 6
6.0

Athens 2004

Evergeek
30 July 2004
  • Excerpt: From Sony's 989 Studio's comes the only official game of the 2004 Summer Olympics.
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Overall 7
6.5

Athens 2004 Review

GameSpot
26 July 2004
  • Summary: Athens 2004 doesn't improve much on the button mashing and timing-based gameplay that Konami built Track & Field on more than 20 years ago.
  • Pros: N/A
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Overall 6
6.0

Athens 2004

TotalPlayStation.com
25 July 2004
  • Excerpt: It's odd to sit here in a year where developers are crafting games that look damn near photo-realistic and have my wrists and forearms ache like they haven't in some 20 or so years. The fact that there's sweat beading on my brow too might lead you to think I was furiously mast--errrr, nevermind.
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Overall 6
6.0

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BigPond GameArena
24 May 2005
  • Conclusion: The trouble is, most of the games use the mash formula. Aquatics is an example of how terribly boring this approach can be in single player mode especially. It’s one thing when you have 3 mates pounding the bejeezus out of their controllers beside you, but trying to keep up with the machine-like AI swimmers is a very hard ask. It’s a lazy approach with the swimming events.
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Overall 5
5.0

Athens 2004 - PS2 review

Pocket Lint
27 July 2004
  • Pros: Lots of games, great retro finger action
  • Cons: Uninspired
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Overall 5
5.0
Gameplay 6
5.6
Graphics 9
9.2
Sound 7
6.8
Lastability 5
4.8
Originality 5
4.8

Athens 2004 Review

TVG
30 June 2004
  • Summary: The official videogame of the Olympic Games continues its love affair with button-bashing...
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