DescriptionSummer 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.
- "Summer Athletics" -- European and Australian title
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The Press Says
|Gamesmania||Windows||Jul 11, 2008||70 out of 100||70|
|Gamesmania||Xbox 360||Jul 11, 2008||70 out of 100||70|
|Gameswelt||Xbox 360||Jul 17, 2008||68 out of 100||68|
|GamingXP||Wii||Aug 30, 2008||67 out of 100||67|
|Gamers' Temple, The||Wii||2008||59 out of 100||59|
|Jeuxvideo.com||PlayStation 2||Jul 30, 2008||11 out of 20||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|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Wii||Aug 14, 2008||5 out of 10||50|
|The Video Game Critic||Wii||Aug 15, 2008||D-||16|
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Related Web Sites
- Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge (Official website)
- X360A Achievement Guide (X360A's achievement guide for Summer Athletics.)