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: 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: 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 !
Excerpt: Athens 2004 was the game released to accompany the arrival of the olympic games in Athens '04. It's been four years since then but I still have this game tucked away in my closet. As a very basic overview it has the vast majority of olympic events, like running, swimming, various throwing, shooting etc etc. So was it going for gold or a shameful last place? My personal opinion is that it's closest to silver or bronze to be honest.
A great effort with plenty hours of gaming involved.
21 May 2008
Excerpt: From the year 2004 , We are brought the Olympic games from Athens, only this time it's in Video game form. The Playstation 2 is the format and the game itself promises to be a button bashing extravaganza. Previous to this one the last Olympic game I had played was Track and Field on the old PSX and that was over 10 years ago now. Surely this would have no trouble living up to that.
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. The game supports up to 8 players at a time, so if you get some mates round and want some competitive fun this is the perfect game, to enhance your experience why not compete against each ...
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. The events selected provide different challanges so its not always the fastest but sometimes the most skillfull that wins in the end. The only let down in ...
Summary: Athens offers an array of sports to try - athletics, swimming, equine sports, weight lifting, shooting and archery. As one reviewer writes, the downside of the game is that so many of the events require hard core button tapping and for me the swimming is a no go as I feel like my hand will fall off after a single lap. It's the only game I've played on the PS2 where you can pick up an injury in reality.