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London 2012 Olympics

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GF Rating
6.3

289 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

Better than the Previous Attempts

posted by egmhookem (JAY, OK) Jun 30, 2012

Member since Nov 2010

5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

In the past Olympic games have fallen short of being good games and have felt rushed and basically sent out to make a quick buck. London is much better than previous attempts and plays like they really put forth the time and effort to make a good game. The graphics are good not great and the gameplay is simple (maybe at times to simple). The ability to change characters names and looks lacks a little but I was still happy that they gave you an option.

All that said the game still lacks depth and imagination. The replay value is not good and although there are a ton of games to choose from it didn't feel personal and you could never get into any kind of groove. It would have been nice to have all of those games and have an option of training someone and going through one event to make it more personal not just 2 rounds of the same event.

Overall it is a rent and not a buy. If you like sports games give it a shot through GameFly keep it for a couple of days then send it back.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Simple and fun for a while, but not replayable

posted by dtigertron (YOUNGSTOWN, OH) Jun 28, 2012

Member since Jun 2009

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Some of the events were entertaining a couple of times, but this is NOT a deep game by any stretch of the imagination. Most events are one button (x) for ps3 and the L stick. Some, like swimming, used both L and R sticks. The main thing to do was timing, you wanted to press the buttons at specific times. This was the most fun for me while swimming and Table tennis. Volley Ball was very poorly done, as the AI of your teammate will not go after the ball when not even needing to take a step. Also they will try to set you every time, even if you are on the ground after a dive.

Overall some of the games were fun for a few plays, as much as button mashers can be fun for a while, but it has very little replay value.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Really entertaining

posted by MiniDragon (MILWAUKEE, WI) Jun 25, 2013

Member since Jul 2010

This game would not have received such a high rating from me if it weren't the first Olympics game that was actually worth trying (why are Olympics games historically so terrible?). A lot of the events became tedious after a while, but the party play area of the game was fun with friends, and it was generally fun to go through at least a couple olympic campaigns. Probably not worth becomming a permanant fixture in your game catelog, but more than worth a rental.

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