London 2012: The Official video game of the Olympic Games
Third party DRM: SteamThis game requires a free Steam account to play.
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.
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.
More ways to play
- Compete in a wide range of challenges and game modes including Olympic Games, Events Mode, Online Mode and Party Play.
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 nation’s 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.
Better than the average Olympic videogamesbackslashio | Jan. 21, 2013 | See all backslashio's reviews »
Its true that this might be the best Olympic version ever but that doesn't stop your attention span from fading. Some of the mini-games are good but most aren't which result in spamming a single button, particularly the running & weightlifting events. A 360 controller is a must for this unless you like destroying your keyboard!
Visually, the presentation is amongst Virtua Tennis with even fabric clothing detail and realistic water effects. However unless you play this in multiplayer the fun is shortlived and the career mode requires constant replays if you want to witness all of the events or play the events separately in the additional menu option. Only recommended for the most passionate fans or some party fun
Mini-game CompilationIganX | July 23, 2012 | See all IganX's reviews »
This game is nothing more than a series of mini-games put together, targeted at people who aim at playing it multiplayer. Dont expect much of it, for it is what it is, a game made to make money of the olympics, just as the rest of olympic event-based games. Fun for a while, just dont get high hopes.
Not that good a console port, but a pretty good game.jeyko | July 1, 2012 | See all jeyko's reviews »
London 2012 is pretty good for an Olympics-brand game. Bear in mind whom it's aimed at and do not raise your expectations. If you are going to play this solo, you may have fun, but it is definitely aimed at (and better) co-op. The controls are made easy to pick up and play, although better with motion controls.
So the core game is split up in 31 Olympic disciplines, all in the form of minigames. Some are easy, some are insanely hard. For example, you can go through the jumping evens without even looking, but the javelin is a pain in the backside. But here is the thing - the game is fun. May not be the best of its genre, but it stands out when playing with friends.
I would recommend London 2012 to casual gamers and fanatics of the Olympics. Other people may consider it, but I would not recommend it to everyone.