Summary: Fun game even though its old I orderd it as it was so fun back in yhrbdays it brought back good memories will never get old always fun to play and kerp you busy can play multiplayer or on your own and choose dofferent events to do or pick set days that are already set up to do.
Summary: Up until 2012, I considered this the best Olympic button bashing game ever!! Only topped by London 2012 which has blown it out of the water. Still fun to play but it is a tad too easy, doesn't take long to break world records and put in the fastest possible time or longest throw, jump etc until you can't possibly go any faster or further.
Summary: Come on-this game is only a penny on Amazon! I took a punt and it was well worth it. I got a varied game with great (if not a little creepy) graphics and superb gameplay, which really comes into its own when playing against friends and family. The controls are simple button bashers, which haven't changed much since the days of Hyper sports on the old ZX spectrum. Classic sport gaming at its finest! The athletes do look like the walking dead though!
Excerpt: My 10 year old son has been an avid fan of the athletics recently on TV, but he realised that although he has quite a few sports games on his PS2, he hadn't got any athletics games. Since the PS3 has been out for some time now, PS2 games are dirt cheap at the moment, some being available for a mere penny plus postage from Amazon. after a quick search on Amazon, I came across this game, based on the 2004 Athens Olympics.
Excerpt: What a great game. This is button tapping at its best. I brought this game on the cheap a few years ago, and the wife and I have spend hours upon hours on it. It is the old classic formula rebranded and re-packaged but it is quite brilliant! What we really love about this one is that different players (humans) seem to have different strength and weakness. Whilst the game involves much high speed tapping, there is more to it than that, and this is where the beauty lies.
Excerpt: The Athens 2004 Olympic Games may seem a long time ago now, and with the introduction of Beijing 2008. The playstation game may now seem like an unecessary and old product. However, I disagree. The Beijing 2008 game is not available on the playstation 2 yet and the Athens 2004 game is just as challenging and fun as the new, just without the more superior graphics. The game itself covers a variety of sports from athletics to swimming and archery to gymnastics.
Excerpt: Awsome game! i would still play it now if i knew where it was. Athens 2004 was obviously released in 2004 and if you think about graphics have recently got a lot better, this game has as good graphics as any other PS2 game made. All the competitors are very realistic and the way they move and go about the sporting activities is just like real life in the sense of techniques and professionalism.
Excerpt: The first Olympic style, button bashing game was released over 20 years ago and was the famous Track and Field made by Konami. It is great to still see these kind of games still being made in which you have to have 'super human' abilities in order to beat all your friends at this type of game. Athens 2004 of course was the accompanying game for the Athens Olympics which was taking place four years ago now, and it certainly lived up to its potential.
Excerpt: "...the accompanying game for the Athens Olympics which was taking place four years ago now, and it certainly lived up to its potential. In the game there are two main modes to choose from: Arcade which is designed to be more fun in which world records and medals are not important, just enjoy yourself. The second mode is competition in which glory is what matters and you can become a hero in many Olympic events. Arcade mode: - Practice: Here ...
Pros: Great fun with friends and really good price - get into the olympic spirit !