Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge

Critic Score User Score
Windows
66
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Xbox 360
59
2.0
Wii
58
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Description

Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge is a collection of sports events based on the Olympic Summer Games. It features 26 sports divided into seven disciplines: Swimming, jumping, throwing, cycling, running, platform diving and archery. The handling is similar for all of them: rhythmic motions to keep the athlete moving and quick time events (pressing a button when it gets displayed on the screen) for performing certain actions. The mentioned rhythmic motions depend on the input device the player uses, e.g. at the swimming event the player needs to press two buttons alternately when using a keyboard and rotate the analog sticks when using a gamepad.

The game features a basic career mode where the player gains a fixed amount of experience points after every event which an be reinvested into improved stats. There is also a optional arcade mode where the players have so-called boosts to their disposal to improve their athlete's performance for a short time.

Screenshots

Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge Windows Before every event the game gives a short explanation of the controls (demo version)
Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge Windows ...and fails (demo version)
Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge Windows The athlete starts his jump... (demo version)
Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge Windows Intro for the jumping event (demo version)

Alternate Titles

  • "Summer Athletics" -- European and Australian title

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Critic Reviews

Splashgames Windows Jul 20, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Splashgames Wii Jul 20, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Game Captain Windows Jul 27, 2008 77 out of 100 77
PC Games (Germany) Windows Aug 01, 2009 72 out of 100 72
Gameswelt Wii Jul 17, 2008 68 out of 100 68
GBase - The Gamer's Base Windows Jul 13, 2008 5.5 out of 10 55
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Jul 29, 2008 53 out of 100 53
IGN PlayStation 2 Aug 12, 2008 5.2 out of 10 52
IGN Xbox 360 Aug 11, 2008 5.2 out of 10 52
Eurogamer.net (UK) PlayStation 2 Aug 14, 2008 5 out of 10 50

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