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Vancouver 2010 (Windows)

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Vancouver 2010 is the officially licensed game based on the Winter Olympics 2010. It offers 14 disciplines: Alpine Skiing (four variants), bobsled, freestyle-skiing (two variants), luge, speed skating (two variants), skeleton, ski jumping and snowboard (two variants). These disciplines can be played only individually (training or championship); there is no linking element. The player has also no ways to individualize his athlete besides choosing between one of about 20 nationalities; his look and gender is set for the disciplines, e.g. the luge is only for men.

The controls depend on rhythmical movements with the input device, e.g. during the bobsled championship the player has to mimic the movements of the both men. Besides these disciplines there are also 30 challenges where the player has to solve certain tasks, e.g. keeping a certain speed or skiing around snowmen.

The license only apples to the game's name: there are no real athletes or voice commentary. There is one course per discipline.

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PC Games (Germany) Jan 20, 2010 73 out of 100 73
Worth Playing Jan 30, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Gamereactor (Sweden) Jan 18, 2010 6 out of 10 60
Eurogamer.de Feb 12, 2010 6 out of 10 60
Looki Jan 20, 2010 59 out of 100 59
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Mar 31, 2010 57 out of 100 57
GamingExcellence Mar 15, 2010 5.7 out of 10 57
Gamona Jan 20, 2010 55 out of 100 55
GBase - The Gamer's Base Jan 20, 2010 5.5 out of 10 55
Gamereactor (Denmark) Jan 22, 2010 5 out of 10 50

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Patrick Bregger (110087) added Vancouver 2010 (Windows) on May 28, 2010
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