Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge

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Windows
66
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Wii
58
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PlayStation 2
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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 The athlete starts his jump... (demo version)
Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge Windows ...and fails (demo version)
Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge Windows The player has a few basic options to customize his athlete (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

Gamezone (Germany) Wii Jul 25, 2008 7.9 out of 10 79
Looki Wii Jul 30, 2008 67 out of 100 67
Gamers' Temple, The Wii 2008 59 out of 100 59
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox 360 Jul 30, 2008 11 out of 20 55
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Jul 30, 2008 11 out of 20 55
Eurogamer.net (UK) PlayStation 2 Aug 14, 2008 5 out of 10 50
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Aug 14, 2008 5 out of 10 50
Jeuxvideo.com Wii Aug 04, 2008 9 out of 20 45
PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Oct 11, 2008 3 out of 10 30
GameSpot Xbox 360 Sep 10, 2008 3 out of 10 30

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