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Virtua Athlete 2000 was SEGA's contribution to the list of track & field based games released to tie-in with the Sydney 2000 summer Olympic games. The game itself is presented as a 3D sports simulation where the ability to repeatedly mash your pad buttons is essential if you want to take home the gold.

The game features seven events in which you must demonstrate that you are the best. The 100-meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump, 110-meter hurdles, javelin throw, and 1500-meter run are all that stand between you and gold medal glory.

There is a choice of 10 athletes to compete with however a character editor is available to personalise the name, face and clothing of your chosen competitor.

Virtua Athlete 2000 also supports simultaneous four-player participation and a now defunct on-line internet leader board.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Virtua Athlete 2K" -- European/Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

GameSpot Sep 12, 2000 7.7 out of 10 77
neXGam 2002 7.2 out of 10 72
Mega Fun Sep, 2000 62 out of 100 62
Super Play (Sweden) Sep, 2000 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic Jul 12, 2001 C+ 58
Sports Gaming Network Nov 07, 2000 58 out of 100 58 Sep 11, 2000 10 out of 20 50
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Aug 08, 2001 4 out of 10 40
Joypad Sep, 2000 3 out of 10 30
Defunct Games Sep 11, 2004 9 out of 100 9


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Kohler 86 (7967) added Virtua Athlete 2000 (Dreamcast) on Dec 12, 2004