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London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games

by Sega
 Ages 3 and Over
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

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Platform: PLAYSTATION 3
PLAYSTATION 3
Edition: Standard Edition
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  • Go for Gold: Compete in over 45 events, including all the blue ribbon events plus some all-new events to Olympic video games offering the ultimate depth and variety (Includes Motion Control and Party Play events)
  • More ways to play: Compete in a wide range of challenges and game modes including Olympic Games, Events Mode, Online Mode and Party Play
  • Feel the Burn: For the first time ever in an Olympic Games video game, play using Motion Control with a dozen different events enabled for PlayStation Move and Kinect for Xbox 360
  • Compete for Global Glory: Take the competition online with leader boards tracking personal medal counts, and earn National Pride points with each medal you win for your country - keep playing and improve your nations standing!
  • The Ultimate Olympic Games Experience: Get closer than ever to the experience of the Olympic Games with reactive commentary, super-realistic graphics and TV style presentation

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  • Platform:   PlayStation 3
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Platform: PLAYSTATION 3 | Edition: Standard Edition
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  • ASIN: B0073PP5BE
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.5 x 17 cm ; 100 g
  • Release Date: 29 Jun 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,297 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PLAYSTATION 3 | Edition: Standard Edition

Manufacturer's Description

The Olympic Games are responsible for some of the most memorable scenes in sporting history.

It’s the global stage where dreams are realised, heroes are made, and moments that will be remembered for years happen right before your eyes. Now you too can create your own moments with London 2012 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games.

With new sports, new events and new gameplay modes, London 2012™ brings the worlds ultimate sporting event to life bigger and better than ever before. Take to the track, negotiate the Velodrome and dive into the deep end in stunning HD while you compete for the pride of your nation. Hone your skills in the Olympic Games mode, and play with or against your friends and family in a variety of multiplayer modes. Create your own golden moments, only with London 2012 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games.

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London 2012 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games (PS3) [PlayStation 3]

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny game, just some minor flaws 31 Oct 2012
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
My wife and I have played London 2012 for a few days and, having gone through all events, we can say that it's a really nice Olympics game. We liked the variety of available sports (we haven't played Beijing or Athens to compare), and having things like shooting, keirin cycling, weightlifting, kayak and trampoline was a very nice thing. We also appreciated a lot the effort put in more "complex" sports like beach volleyball and table tennis.

We grew up used to the button-mashing system and were happy to see that London 2012 dropped it almost entirely (only weightlifting requires the "classic" button-mashing). In the rest of the sports, most of the instructions are designed to replicate the body movements of the athlete. As a previous reviewer said, some sports are easy to learn and hard to master. Some other ones are easier (I broke the high jump world record in my first attempt playing it), but to me it looks like one may never reach the point of being able to repeat the perfect movement every time.

Athletes names and faces aren't the real ones, but you can fix it through customization. It will take a lot of your time, but if you want to run against Bolt, swim against Phelps and play volleyball against May and Walsh, you can do so. We are customizing our game slowly.

We also appreciate the chance of competing in sports where everyone plays together, and not only the "only one player per turn" system seen in most Winter sports. And we understand that it limits the number of players to 4, since it works with a split screen and splitting it in 6 or 8 parts would create a very small image.

In the end, London 2012 seems to be a nice game to call your friends and play at home (even better if you have 4 controllers to allow more competition).
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun 3 Aug 2012
By ChrisR
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Most of the events are easy to learn, but difficult to master. I find myself playing this game a lot more than I did with Beijing 2008, which in my opinion was more difficult. I think the graphics were better in Beijing, but my biggest disappointment is the realism (or lack of) with the scoring system. Only 36 nations compete, and it's always roughly the same 8 nations competing in each final. With only 2 events allowed per day, you soon find 2 nations pulling way ahead of the pack, while the remaining 34 nations finish the Games with only 2 or 3 medals, it takes away a lot of the sense of competition. There should be an option to select the number of events played each day, up to 10 would make the medal table look a bit more realistic.

On the positive side, there's a good selection of events and each one feels very different which gives the overall game more longevity. There isn't very much 'button-bashing' which I used to hate in these type of games. This version is more about timing your button presses rather than bashing away until you break the controller. It's a good game and I would recommend it to anyone. Maybe the price will drop after the real Games have ended.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
London 2012 is undoubtedly the best Olympic game to emerge as yet, but there are some issues that prevent it being an astounding game in its own right.

Good things: Graphics are brilliant, the water looks very realistic and the athletes look great. Game play is generally very good. Playing with friends as always with these games is addictive. Nice touches like customising athletes and changing names.

Bad things: Having now experienced the real Olympics in London, the game could have gone further to emerge us in the atmosphere. Not enough countries are playable. Game-play can be frustrating for example, the 100m sprint does not simply allow you to bash the X button, punishing you if you press it too quickly, ITS A SPRINT!!! There are so many events missing that could have made this game, simple track events that were great on Beijing are gone, and I loved the gymnastic events on the previous game but they sadly too are missing.

Overall, a good game that has tantalisingly nice stuff, but ultimately let down by lack of choice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game 26 Mar 2014
By Suzanne
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3| Edition:Standard Edition|Verified Purchase
Fantastic game, so much fun and excellent quality. I really like that same games can be played via both the move control and normal controlled. Great fun to play when friends are round.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good game 31 Dec 2013
By Dipesh
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3| Edition:Standard Edition|Verified Purchase
dont have anything bad to say about this game. played it a lot when i first bough it. archery is my fave event.
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5.0 out of 5 stars London 2012 (PS3) 26 Oct 2013
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3| Edition:Standard Edition|Verified Purchase
Not having a game with the different sports attached to it I went for this. I was not disappointed. Some of the games are hard, but none of them are boring, especially the hardest to tackle the Kayak racing. Easiest choice to recommend that I have made this year!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars wot no pole vault ? 27 Aug 2013
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought this today and I reckon playing as 2-4 players will be more fun than just on your own
There are some really good events like the swimming and the track events ....
I managed to get a bronze on the men's kierin (cycling) in medium level and about six 4th places after one day.
I'm gonna need practice in the volleyball ,table tennis,canoeing and gymnastics as I'm hopeless at them.
All in all its a fairly decent game but no pole vaulting which is a shock actually .....
Once you've got the rhythm of the buttons in tuturial lesson before each event it should come easier
On easy level I managed 8 gold medals and a silver and two Olympic records
So id say start on easy first just to get used to the controls then work your way up
I'm still loving the archery event
Not played a track and field game for about 8 -10 years ......last one I played had fencing on and only had about 23 events I think including horse jumping too ......about 6 of us had fun playing that on ps2.
Obviously you can't have every event on here as some would take hours to complete but 50 would have been nice with added ones like ...judo,fencing,pole vault,show jumping and the bike race that goes round a tiny course shaped like a letter M that lasts about 30 seconds those ones would be great too ........
Now I gotta get back and practice some more
Buy this and play with your mates ......its a pretty decent game well worth the 14.99 I payed for it
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
Great game, and just as described
Published 27 days ago by Sauharda Darshan Acharya
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great game and we have had hours of fun
Published 1 month ago by jennifer
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
What a great game... Have already had hours of fun playing it with friends. The game arrived on time and in good order.
Published 10 months ago by Alexander Bentley
4.0 out of 5 stars ps3
got this for the family great game good graphics even better if you have 4 ps3 controllers and have a game with 4
Published 12 months ago by shakey
5.0 out of 5 stars Great family game
My son bought this game for himself, however it has become the families favourite game to play together. great fun and a good laugh for all the family.
Published 12 months ago by gary craig
3.0 out of 5 stars Medium game
Was expecting a better move capabilities, difficult to understand. Better in the part that just use the regular features. Probablu I was exoecting to much.
Published 13 months ago by Eduardo Monteiro
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Game
Reason why i got this, Was simply because, of the olympic games last year, The graphics looks awesome, and game play is easy as well. Read more
Published 13 months ago by john
5.0 out of 5 stars My fav sport game
Good game for the London olympic games of 2012.
Compete for your country online and servers works. Read more
Published 13 months ago by JB
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Xmas Gift
My grandson delighted with this gift. His grandad is not so impressed because he has yet to win any of the
ganes.
Published 13 months ago by Trevor Hooley
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