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London 2012 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games (Xbox 360)
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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: Xbox 360
- PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
- Media: Video Game
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Platform: Xbox 360 | Edition: Standard Edition
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London 2012 The Official Video Game Of The Olympic Games will allow gamers to create their own moments of sporting history and fame by experiencing the thrill and adrenaline rush of the events and disciplines that will be a part of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Over 30 Olympic events have been authentically recreated in their official Olympic arenas against the capital's iconic skyline, with a host of new disciplines making their debut in London 2012. Keirin (Cycling) at the Velodrome, 10m Synchronised Platform (Diving) at the Aquatics Centre and Trampoline at North Greenwich Arena are just some of the new sports that will bring the atmosphere of the Olympic venues to life. Take yourself from the spectator seat, to the race track, swimming pool, gymnastics arena and more and feel the adrenaline of the athletes whilst you compete for that coveted gold medal for your country.
For the first time in an officially licensed Olympic video game, London 2012 will support motion control in a number of different events, bringing you even closer to the Olympic Games. Budding sports heroes will have an even more realistic way of competing in a number of events that are compatible with PlayStation Move and Kinect including 110m Hurdles, Beach Volleyball (Kinect only) and 25m Rapid Fire Pistol (Move only). London 2012 also contains a number of game modes including single player Olympic Games mode, online and offline multiplayer and party play.
In another first for this iteration of the video game, London 2012 will take the world's biggest sporting event online in the form of global leaderboards. The leaderboards will track personal medals gained whilst playing online, with each personal medal won added to that nation's medal table. Every medal won will help to improve a nation's standing in the leaderboards, creating even more moments of sporting glory and fame across the globe.
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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There are 30 EVENTS to choose from by far the most any Olympic or Track and Field game has ever offered. Each event has it's own controls, own required skill and you have to use the full amount of brain power to be master every single event, although being the best at 1 event will mean you can gloat to your friend as you sit top of the leaderboards.
I have composed a list of all the events starting with the most standard then the most entertaining and diverse:
Track and field:
100m (men only)
110m hurdles (men only)
200m (men only)
Discus throw (men only)
Javelin throw (men only)
Long jump (men only)
Shot put (men only)
Triple jump (men only)
Beach volleyball (women only)[N 2]
Canoe slalom - K1 Kayak (men only)
Cycling - Keirin (men only)[N 2]
Rowing - Single sculls (men only)[N 2]
Table tennis (men only)
Weightlifting over 105kg (men only)
3m springboard diving
3m synchronised springboard diving[N 2][N 1]
10m platform diving
10m synchronised platform diving[N 2][N 1]
Swimming - 50m freestyle
Swimming - 100m backstroke
Swimming - 100m breaststroke
Swimming - 100m butterfly
Swimming - 100m freestyle
Trampoline (men only)[N 2]
25 metre rapid fire pistol (men only)
The game is a must have. Online/Party games are usually reserved only for the Nintendo Wii but now Xbox, PS3 and PC owners can all have the most fun EVER with this ambitious game. I personally think the Beach Volleyball and Table Tennis could easily have been seperate games so the money for value here is astounding.
RATING - A+ - TRIPLE STAR RATING
If you don't have Kinect then I would only give this game 2 or 3 stars as playing the games with a controller becomes boring quite quickly and there isn't much to the game other than maybe trying to get world records.
It came quickly, which is always nice.
Graphically the game looks good, the events are enjoyable and there is much to do in the game.
However, the Kinect aspect of it seems a little limited and we have had no end of problems trying to get the kinect to follow our actions so that the game copies what we want it to do. We have a few kinect games and haven't encountered this problem before, but what should have been a fun, active and enjoyable game turned out to be quite stressful and annoying.
On a plus side the 3D quality looked quite good, it added a nice degree of depth to the events.
I hate just button mashing for sporty stuff but the controls and variations in this are nicely done - very simple to pick up and play right away - but not always so easy to master even with practise. But sure enough, if you do practise, you learn more and more about the marginal things you can do to excel at the harder events and eventually break a world record - and being able to break a world record is something you'll need to aim towards if you plan on playing the game online against other people and actually want to get a medal. Playing against people online is where it's at, and although you do encounter ninjas who are just amazing at every event, if you do practise and put in the effort and learn the events you can certainly be in with a chance of a medal if you do good in the moment. The National Pride online leaderboard is pretty cool as then the medals you earn for whoever you're representing online all count towards that, so getting a medal means more.
With a little more depth and scope, and with better online stats to record and remember the highlights of what you've done, this game could have been absolutely awesome and had a lot more longevity. But overall it is still a very cool game - good looking, fun to play, and challenging if you plan on winning gold online.