Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge (Windows)

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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.

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Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge Windows Title screen (demo version)
Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge Windows ...and fails (demo version)
Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge Windows Intro for the jumping event (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 Jul 20, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Gamezone (Germany) Jul 10, 2008 7.7 out of 10 77
Game Captain Jul 27, 2008 77 out of 100 77
GameStar (Germany) Jul, 2008 72 out of 100 72
PC Games (Germany) Aug 01, 2009 72 out of 100 72
Gamesmania.de Jul 11, 2008 70 out of 100 70
Looki Jul 19, 2008 64 out of 100 64
PC Zone Sep 02, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Jeuxvideo.com Jul 30, 2008 11 out of 20 55
Eurogamer.net (UK) Aug 14, 2008 5 out of 10 50

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Patrick Bregger (148149) added Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge (Windows) on Jan 14, 2010
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