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

Alternate Titles

  • "Summer Athletics" -- European and Australian title

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Gamezone (Germany) Jul 10, 2008 7.7 out of 10 77
Game Captain Jul 27, 2008 77 out of 100 77
Gamesmania.de Jul 11, 2008 70 out of 100 70
spieletipps Jul 12, 2008 68 out of 100 68
ZTGameDomain 2008 6.7 out of 10 67
Jeuxvideo.com Jul 30, 2008 11 out of 20 55
4Players.de Jul 29, 2008 53 out of 100 53
IGN Aug 11, 2008 5.2 out of 10 52
Eurogamer.net (UK) Aug 14, 2008 5 out of 10 50
Play.tm Sep 22, 2008 40 out of 100 40


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Patrick Bregger (160412) added Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge (Xbox 360) on Jan 14, 2010
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