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6.1 out of 10

Athens 2004

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Overall 8
8.0

One of the best Olympic games to date!

C-87, amazon.co.uk
11 June 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Definitely worth a penny punt!

Puzzle crazy, amazon.co.uk
20 September 2011
  • 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!
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Overall 8
8.0
Sound quality 8
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Gameplay 10
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Graphics 8
8.0

A great PS2 game!

shamis4, Ciao
14 July 2008
  • 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 !
  • Cons: Not as fun on your own
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Overall 8
8.0
Sound quality 6
6.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0

Athens 2004 Review

halstead1..., Ciao
25 January 2007
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0
Sound quality 6
6.0
Gameplay 10
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Graphics 8
8.0

Athens 2004

ChrisorRi..., Ciao
6 July 2006
  • 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 ...
  • Pros: Good MulitPlayer, Graphics
  • Cons: Its Button Bashing Less Skill
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Overall 8
8.0

A must have !

mollynew442, amazon.co.uk
25 June 2006
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
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Graphics 10
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It's like an update of Daly Thompson Decathlon!!!

goatfood, Ciao
3 June 2006
  • 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 getting bored. You can either play the events one by one and try to get Gold, Silver or Bronze in each event or you can play every event in one big ...
  • Pros: Lots of events to try
  • Cons: A bit too easy in places
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Overall 8
8.0

athens is cool

your guide to stuff "crash8", amazon.co.uk
3 April 2006
  • Summary: athens is aticttive but for only the first 2 weeks because there are no unlockibles or hidden secrets so it really is a game with a missing objective but it is a thing which you really shoudn't regret on because there is nearly every event and you will find yourself one event which you are good at, the event revolve around different methods of playing from button bashing (100m, 200m, 400m, long jump, and 105KG Mens clean and jerk) to sheer luck (shot put and archery)...
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent range of sports to play

Iceni Peasant, amazon.co.uk
13 September 2005
  • Summary: I was late getting this game, waiting for the Platinum version at a cheaper price. On the whole this is a very good game, great graphics and variety of sports to play, from swimming and all the athletics disciplines to gymnastics and archery. Particular good graphics are playing the 800m or 1500m track, feels like you're really running in the race. The equestrian show jumping is good fun also, and is not as easy as it looks.
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Overall 8
8.0
Sound quality 6
6.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 10
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Have You Got What It Takes?

blueblood..., Ciao
1 September 2005
  • Excerpt: "...much more to boot. In Athens 2004 you play as an athlete from one of 64 countries around the world and can compete in any of 25 recognised events, which range from the 100m sprint to the Equestrian event. The graphics on Athens 2004 are superb. The stadia are brilliantly modelled and the smoothness of the athletes' movements is also excellent. The flight of the javelin and discus etc. are also marvellous, whilst you even create a puff of sand ...
  • Pros: Smooth graphics, pick - up and play, wide range of events
  • Cons: Repetitive, and eventually painful
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