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.
Pros: Great fun with friends and really good price - get into the olympic spirit !
Excerpt: Even tho this game was made in 2004 it still has all the qualites of a seventh generation game. It hosts the 100 metres, 200 metres and 400 metres,800 metres and 1500 metres,100 metres hurdles for women and 110 metres hurdles for men,Long jump, triple jump, high jump and pole vault ,Discus throw,...
Pros: Lots of events to do and lots of difficultys to do them on .
Excerpt: This games represents the olympics, it has a wide variation of sports from the common 100m sprint to the horse riding, all very enjoyable. You can any country you wish to be from the USA to Gambia, so beating your friends with an unknown coutry is all the more fun.
Pros: fun, easy to pick up, great to play with mates
Cons: difficult to continually play, boring on your own
Excerpt: This is a superb game for a party, get your friends round and have a competative few hours. The game takes a selection of events from the olympics and pits you against either other players or the computer. You use a mixture of button bashing and skill to achive faster, longer and more accuracy.
Excerpt: Way back in the 80's i was addicted to Daly's Decathlon on the old Sinclair Speccy - this is just like it only much better as you would expect on a console like the PS2. The graphics are great, there are loads of different events, and the controls for each event are varied - which prevents you from...
Excerpt: Athens 2004 is by far the best game in its genre, though this is no surprise as it's probably the only game of its type. The game puts you in the 2004 Olympic Games, as a country of your choice.
Pros: Multi - player mode & good range of events & Countries to compete with
Cons: Difficulty of Some events, no licences & the Russians don't win the gymnastics??
Excerpt: Athens 2004 is a game in which you can try and live out your olympic dream and go for gold in a huge number of sports. You can chhose to represent a large selection of countries including USA, Sweden, Trinidad & Tobago, Cuba and of cours Great Britain.
Excerpt: The Olympics. A gathering of the world's greatest athletes into one arena, gathered on one stage, to complete to see who really is the best in the world. It involves everything, physical strength, mental strength and passion, amongst other things.
Pros: Smooth graphics, pick - up and play, wide range of events
Excerpt: This game has lots of good good things about it, but many cons aswell. It can be picked up for a cheap price from any good games emporium, and is really fun with a few friends over. The single player is, however, limited.
Summary: If you are a 30's something then this game is for you. It brings back memories of the old 'Track and Field' game that we would spend hours on down the local amusement arcade. But for the younger generation, I'm afraid that the novelity value will soon wear off.