Excerpt: I got this game for my birthday and i was ressonably happy with it to begin with. I enjoyed playing through the olympic games competting in the various events but i do think that the actual olympic games mode could be alot longer as it does not take long to complete it.
Not a great game, no addictiveness but ok to play for a while
1 July 2009
Excerpt: Does what it says on the tin really, it is a game that you would expect to get when coming up to a major event such as the olympics. The single player game was enjoyable but was frustrating at times as you had to achieve a lot on most of the events to get to the next stage which was sometimes near...
Excerpt: Beijing Olympics 2008, for xbox 360, is a waste of money. On the 100m, you have to press A and B alternatively. However even how quick you do it, the game doesn't seem to actually know your doing it. Therefore you're really far behind the other opponents at the end of the race.
Overall a pretty poor game...but they only come every 4 years!
24 January 2009
Excerpt: Remember 'Track and Field'? Probably the first game to be released in the genre known as 'button bashing', surprisingly it set the template for athletics games for years to come. Beijing 2008 is of course based on last years Olympic games, and is a selection of 38 mini games... cough...
gamers crave little bit more than sore thumbs and cramp in todays gaming world
9 November 2008
Excerpt: Everyone has a few fond memories from some of these button bashing sporting titles over the years. From that sub-8 second time in the 100 metre sprint, through to a horrifically long 120 metre thrown in the javelin, these incredible feats of button prodding are ones that last long in the memory.
Excerpt: Beijing Olympics 2008 is the new game from Sega, which marks this years Olympic Games. The game offers 38 events covering a huge range of sports from traditional track and field events, Gymnastics, Shooting, Aquatics, and other's such as Judo and archery. so a really good range of sports to play.
Great presentation, but a pain to play and incoherent.
Mr. A. T. Whitaker, Amazon
18 August 2008
Summary: It had been quite a while since I tried an olympic-style game on a home format, mainly because I was getting cheesed off with joystick-waggling and button-mashing in earlier titles, mainly because both put a drain on the life expectancy of controllers and made me have to replace my joystick every...
Summary: This is a classic old school athletics game. In essence it's not really changed since the old Daily Thompson game on the Spectrum. There's a whole lot of waggling and button mashing. There's nearly 40 events, but a lot of them are very similar.
Beijing Olympics - If only i was as good as team GB!!
M. Royce, Amazon
17 August 2008
Summary: I brought this game expecting a classic button mashing sports fest. The game as a whole has some very good aspects but i find the control system to be a little too complex. The idea of using the control sticks instead of the buttons is a nice idea but i found too often that this was slower than...
Beijing 2008 The Official Video Game Of The Olympi
unknown, Boomerang Video Game Rental Online
16 August 2008
Excerpt: Not good, know anyone who can repeatedly mash buttons at very (and I mean very) high speeds for long periods of time? then this might be for them. I seriously believe that the violent stick wiggling that this game requires has a detremental affect on your control pad if played long enough.