Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge

Critic Score User Score
Wii
58
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Windows
66
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PlayStation 2
53
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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 Intro for the jumping event (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 The athlete starts his jump... (demo version)
Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge Windows Before every event the game gives a short explanation of the controls (demo version)

Alternate Titles

  • "Summer Athletics" -- European and Australian title

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Critic Reviews

Splashgames Wii Jul 20, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Splashgames Windows Jul 20, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Gamesmania.de Xbox 360 Jul 11, 2008 70 out of 100 70
Atomic Gamer Wii Sep 09, 2008 65 out of 100 65
GBase - The Gamer's Base Wii Aug 29, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Gamers' Temple, The Wii 2008 59 out of 100 59
4Players.de Wii Jul 29, 2008 55 out of 100 55
IGN Xbox 360 Aug 11, 2008 5.2 out of 10 52
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Aug 14, 2008 5 out of 10 50
GameSpot Wii Sep 10, 2008 3 out of 10 30

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