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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 Title screen (demo version)
Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge Windows The athlete starts his jump... (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 Before every event the game gives a short explanation of the controls (demo version)

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Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge Screenshot
Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge Screenshot
Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge Screenshot
Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Летние игры 2008" -- Russian spelling
  • "Summer Athletics" -- European and Australian title

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Splashgames PlayStation 2 Jul 20, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Splashgames Windows Jul 20, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Game Captain Windows Jul 27, 2008 77 out of 100 77
Eurogamer.de Wii Aug 06, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Gamesmania.de Windows Jul 11, 2008 70 out of 100 70
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Jul 30, 2008 11 out of 20 55
4Players.de Windows Jul 29, 2008 53 out of 100 53
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Aug 14, 2008 5 out of 10 50
Jeuxvideo.com Wii Aug 04, 2008 9 out of 20 45
Play.tm Xbox 360 Sep 22, 2008 40 out of 100 40

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