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XboxThe Video Game Critic (Feb 21, 2010)
Torino lacks the fanfare of opening or closing ceremonies, but its bright white scenery look great and the lighted night events look especially good. The athletes are realistically animated, but I find it a bit odd how about half of the athletes are black! Up to four players can participate, but having to share the same controller is a pain. All in all, Torino 2006 offers a pretty solid all-around Olympic experience.
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WindowsPC Powerplay (Feb, 2006)
Die Olympischen Winterspiele in Turin sind ein sportlicher Höhepunkt in diesem Jahr. Die offizielle PC-Umsetzung ist die bisher beste ihrer Art.
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WindowsPC Action (Jan 18, 2006)
Bei Torino 2006 habe ich schnell mehr Gold als Gangster-Rapper 50 Cent um den Hals hängen - Übung macht eben den Meister und nicht idiotische Tastaturprügelei wie bei früher üblichen Titeln. Auch wenn Solospieler dank dreier Schwierigkeitsgrade und fairer PC-Sportler gut gefordert werden, entfaltet Torino 2006 erst im Mehrspieler-Modus seine Stärke. Mit Freunden um Medaillen und Rekorde zu kämpfen rockt wie Metallica. Schade nur, dass ein Online-Modus fehlt.
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WindowsPC Games (Germany) (Jan 23, 2006)
Nach 13 Testläufen war sich das Sportressort einig: Torino 2006 sticht mit den abwechslungsreichen Disziplinen und der hervorragenden Steuerung die Konkurrenz von Winterspiele klar aus. Obwohl das Spiel pro Disziplin mit maximal zwei Kursen aufwartet, motiviert das gelungene Streckendesign, die Bestzeit erneut zu knacken. Warum die Entwickler keinen Internet- und LAN-Modus integrierten, bleibt uns ein Rätsel. Der Spielrunde bleibt nichts anderes übrig, als sich vor einem PC zu drängen. Da man keinen Controller benutzen kann, muss man häufiger die Plätze wechseln. Besonders beeindruckend finden wir die Umsetzung von Langlauf und Biathlon. Hier kann man dank der eingängigen Steuerung sehr taktisch vorgehen, die Konkurrenz bluffen und mit plötzlichen Sprinteinlagen glänzen. Wer nicht alle Disziplinen der Reihe nach absolvieren möchte, bastelt sich eine Privat-Olympiade aus seinen Lieblingswettkämpfen zusammen. Insgesamt ein liebevoll gestalteter Titel für alle Wintersportfreunde.
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PlayStation 2The Video Game Critic (Feb 28, 2006)
The bottom line is that my friends and I had a great time competing against each other in Torino 2006. The games are easy to learn but their subtle nuances are tough to master. If you have any interest whatsoever in winter sports, you should definitely pick up this game.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany) (Jan, 2006)
Winterspiele? Pah, das ist mir zu langweilig! So dachte ich noch vor ein paar Monaten. Jetzt ist alles anders, und schuld daran ist Torino 2006. Für mich als Wintersport-Einsteiger bietet der Titel genau das Richtige: kinderleichte Steuerung, arcadelastiges Fahrverhalten und massig Abwechslung. Zudem kommt bei den kniffligen Sonderaufgaben das Trackmania- typische »muss doch zu schaffen sein«-Gefühl auf. Simulationsfans hingegen können nur darauf hoffen, dass es zu den Olympischen Spielen 2010 eine realistischere Umsetzung gibt.
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com (Jan 30, 2006)
Bien réalisé et respectueux des disciplines représentées, Torino 2006 séduira à coup sûr les joueurs en quête d'un jeu simple d'accès et suffisamment fun pour y revenir régulièrement. Le mode multijoueur n'enlève rien à sa convivialité.
70
Its a fairly solid game that knows what its doing, isn't hard and doesn't hurt the ol' checkbook. So it's not that bad at all.
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XboxJeuxvideo.com (Jan 30, 2006)
Bien réalisé et respectueux des disciplines représentées, Torino 2006 séduira à coup sûr les joueurs en quête d'un jeu simple d'accès et suffisamment fun pour y revenir régulièrement. Le mode multijoueur n'enlève rien à sa convivialité.
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WindowsGameplay (Benelux) (Feb 27, 2006)
Als makkelijk entertainment lang niet slecht, maar de concurrentie met de echt sterke sportgames kan Torino totaal niet aan.
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WindowsGamesFire (Feb 16, 2006)
Insgesamt macht Torino 2006 einen guten Eindruck. Die Sportarten sind gut umgesetzt und bergen einiges an Suchtpotenzial in sich. Doch aktuelle Sportspiele sollten über die eigentliche Sportart hinaus noch etwas mehr bieten. So hätte man einen Karrieremodus mit Olympiavorbereitung oder ordentlich individualisierbare Sportler einbauen können. Da man das verpasst hat, wird man mit Torino 2006 nicht mehr als 10-20 Stunden verbringen. Doch gerade für Anfänger bietet Torino 2006 einen leichten Einstieg in den Wintersport. Realismusfans sollten dagegen die Finger von Torino 2006 lassen, denn es bietet ausschließlich schnelle Arcade-Action.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com (Jan 30, 2006)
Niveau réalisation, Torino 2006 s'en tire aussi plutôt pas mal avec des graphismes situés dans la bonne moyenne et des effets de vitesse franchement bien rendus, notamment dans les épreuves de luge et de bobsleigh. En fait, il n'y a qu'au niveau des animations du public et des quelques mouvements de nos sportifs que ça coince. En effet, les uns comme les autres sont programmés pour répéter inlassablement la même gestuelle en cas de victoire ou de défaite. Leurs réactions sont du coup toujours les mêmes, et bien trop stéréotypées pour faire "vrai". Qu'à cela ne tienne. Le principal attrait de Torino 2006 tient dans son gameplay propice aux compétitions entre amis (jusqu'à 4 joueurs).
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WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru) (Feb 26, 2006)
Полтора десятка дисциплин и похорошевший дизайн не перевешивают недостатки Torino 2006. Деталей, способных заставить биться за победу, наплевав на желание поспать, поесть и т. д., тут тоже не найти. Олимпиада закончилась, а вы еще не нажали кнопку Uninstall? Мне все-таки кажется, что есть более увлекательные игры.
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Xbox4Players.de (Feb 18, 2006)
Zwar kredenzt uns 2K Sports hier das offizielle Spiel zu den diesjährigen Winterspielen, doch abgesehen von dem olympischen Symbol hier und da lässt Torino 2006 sämtliche Atmosphäre vermissen, die man mit dem internationalen Kräftemessen verbindet. Unspektakuläre Medaillenvergaben, keinerlei Eröffnungs- oder Abschlussfeiern lassen wehmütige Erinnerungen an C64-Zeiten wach werden, in denen Winter Games-User mit Hymnen, fliegenden Tauben usw. verwöhnt wurden. Abgesehen davon liefert das Team von 49 Games saubere Auftragsarbeit ab, die jedoch in keinem Punkt wirklich herausragend ist. Hinter 15 Disziplinen verbergen sich im Kern nur fünf, deren Steuerung jedoch im Großen und Ganzen gelungen ist. Sowieso dürfte das Spiel zu den Spielen nur die Multiplayer-Fraktion interessieren, da man alleine sehr schnell ans Spielspaßlimit im unteren Drehzahlbereich stößt.
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PlayStation 24Players.de (Feb 01, 2006)
Zwar kredenzt uns 2K Sports hier das offizielle Spiel zu den diesjährigen Winterspielen, doch abgesehen von dem olympischen Symbol hier und da lässt Torino 2006 sämtliche Atmosphäre vermissen, die man mit dem internationalen Kräftemessen verbindet. Unspektakuläre Medaillenvergaben, keinerlei Eröffnungs- oder Abschlussfeiern lassen wehmütige Erinnerungen an C64-Zeiten wach werden, in denen Winter Games-User mit Hymnen, fliegenden Tauben usw. verwöhnt wurden. Abgesehen davon liefert das Team von 49 Games saubere Auftragsarbeit ab, die jedoch in keinem Punkt wirklich herausragend ist. Hinter 15 Disziplinen verbergen sich im Kern nur fünf, deren Steuerung jedoch im Großen und Ganzen gelungen ist. Sowieso dürfte das Spiel zu den Spielen nur die Multiplayer-Fraktion interessieren, da man alleine sehr schnell ans Spielspaßlimit im unteren Drehzahlbereich stößt.
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Windows4Players.de (Feb 18, 2006)
Zwar kredenzt uns 2K Sports hier das offizielle Spiel zu den diesjährigen Winterspielen, doch abgesehen von dem olympischen Symbol hier und da lässt Torino 2006 sämtliche Atmosphäre vermissen, die man mit dem internationalen Kräftemessen verbindet. Unspektakuläre Medaillenvergaben, keinerlei Eröffnungs- oder Abschlussfeiern lassen wehmütige Erinnerungen an C64-Zeiten wach werden, in denen Winter Games-User mit Hymnen, fliegenden Tauben usw. verwöhnt wurden. Abgesehen davon liefert das Team von 49 Games saubere Auftragsarbeit ab, die jedoch in keinem Punkt wirklich herausragend ist. Hinter 15 Disziplinen verbergen sich im Kern nur fünf, deren Steuerung jedoch im Großen und Ganzen gelungen ist. Sowieso dürfte das Spiel zu den Spielen nur die Multiplayer-Fraktion interessieren, da man alleine sehr schnell ans Spielspaßlimit im unteren Drehzahlbereich stößt.
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XboxGame Chronicles (Feb 13, 2006)
49Games and 2K Sports might have stumbled a few steps in the right direction, but this ensemble of winter-related mini-games is hardly an Olympic contender. If you live and breath Olympic coverage then check this out for a day or two, but casual fans should save their money and hope for something better in 2008.
50
A thrill on the alpine slopes. A complete bore everywhere else. The power bar gaming destroys the experience.
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PlayStation 2TTGamer (Feb 20, 2006)
Overall Torino 2006 is not just a cash in but it’s also not a game that you should buy. A rental during the Olympics is the best you're going to get out of this but once the Olympic Flame goes out, you will find yourself with a rather expensive doorstop, or something which gathers dust. If any publisher wants success with Beijing 2008, they really have to start work on it now because as has been proven time and time again, rushing Olympic games does not work.
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PlayStation 23DAvenue (Feb 20, 2006)
Overall Torino 2006 is not just a cash in but it’s also not a game that you should buy. A rental during the Olympics is the best you're going to get out of this but once the Olympic Flame goes out, you will find yourself with a rather expensive doorstop, or something which gathers dust. If any publisher wants success with Beijing 2008, they really have to start work on it now because as has been proven time and time again, rushing Olympic games does not work.
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XboxCheat Code Central (Jan 30, 2006)
Up to four players can take part in this virtual Winter Olympics but they all have to be in the same room since there is no online play. Pulling out a copy of Torino 2006 is a great way to get your friends to leave your house at the end of a day.
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WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) (Feb 13, 2006)
Het is een beetje moeilijk om Torino 2006 zwaar te bekritiseren omdat het er niet in slaagt de Olympische Gedachte te vervatten in het game, aangezien er in het verleden al heel wat pogingen zijn geweest die onvermijdelijk op hun bek zijn gegaan. Desondanks moeten we zeggen dat het een slecht game is dat snel in elkaar geknutseld werd, wetende dat er toch mensen zullen zijn die het kopen naar aanleiding van de echte Olympische Winterspelen. Volgens ons kan je veel beter je C64 bovenhalen een spelletje Winter Games spelen, want dat was toch veel leuker. Een zoveelste gemiste kans dus.
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WindowsIGN (Jan 26, 2006)
Torino 2006 is an essential failure in almost every way. At best it's a collection of rather boring events. At worst, putting the Olympic symbol on the box is a mockery of the games' excellent now bi-yearly presentation. Unless you really, really love competition games, pass on Torino 2006.
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XboxIGN (Jan 23, 2006)
California Games. Track & Field. Caveman Ugh-lympics. Those were some sweet competition games, highlighting great and creative design elements and gameplay mechanics during gaming's classic days of yesteryear. Unfortunately, with very few exceptions, these sorts of games have gone straight downhill since then. Torino 2006 is not one of those exceptions.
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XboxTeamXbox (Jan 27, 2006)
With Torino 2006, the official game of these Olympic Games, 2K Games hopes to shine new light on the tired “button masher” moniker that Olympic videogames have been plagued by in the past. While it’s obvious that a few of the fifteen events have been reinvented, at least from a control standpoint, there’s just too much of the old Olympic stench lingering around the gameplay to be all that much fun.
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XboxGame Informer Magazine (Apr, 2006)
Events are boring at best and frustratingly inconsistent at worst. Four player options, multiple difficulty settings, and offline leaderboards for each sport are universally handled in the least ambitious (and least fun) manner, Torino 2006 just sucks.
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PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine (Apr, 2006)
Events are boring at best and frustratingly inconsistent at worst. Four player options, multiple difficulty settings, and offline leaderboards for each sport are universally handled in the least ambitious (and least fun) manner, Torino 2006 just sucks.
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XboxAll Game Guide (2006)
While the lack of diversity is disappointing, none of the existing events stand out as anything more than a simplistic mini-game. Both the bobsleigh and luge events offer little interaction other than nudging left or right, the biathlon is more an exercise in patience than skill, and speed skating doesn't even allow players the option to steer. Even more puzzling are the omissions of both opening and closing ceremonies, the inability to edit names, and missing online support. Torino 2006 is yet another slapdash entry in what has traditionally been a disappointing genre. Instead of going for the gold, the developers have served up some lead.
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XboxOperation Sports (Feb 17, 2006)
In the end, Torino 2006 is a sad attempt by 2K Sports and 49Games to cash in on the Winter Olympic craze. The lack of gameplay options, presentation, and the simplistic gameplay are just too much to look past. Even with a $20 price tag stamped on the cover, it's hard to recommend this game as anything more than a rental.
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PlayStation 2Yahoo! Games (Jan 31, 2006)
It's probably too much to ask that a single game capture all the nuances of a huge event like the Winter Olympics. But there isn't even the fun and spirit of gameplay that imbued the original Track and Field, and that was on the Atari-bloody-2600! When a modern game is getting lapped by an 8-bit wonder, something is really rotten in... well, Torino isn't in Denmark, but you get the point.
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XboxGame Over Online (2006)
Torino 2006 is really a novel souvenir. It’s something you’ll play for a little while but you’ll soon realize that watching the real thing is far more exciting. It sounds better. It feels faster. And you’ll get to see the podium and hear the anthem of the victor’s nation. I hear China is working feverishly before the spotlight shines on Beijing in 2008. I’d recommend they do their own Olympic videogame with homegrown talent if this is all we can muster between 2002 and 2006.
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XboxGameZone (Feb 03, 2006)
First off there are really eight events - or disciplines, if you want to get technical - in Torino 2006 that have been stretched out (thanks to some different rules) into 15 events. While the game does claim to be the official game of the 2006 Olympic Winter Games, the events in question are not the most interesting games you’ll get to play. In fact, other “winter” themed games on the Xbox (such as the recent SSX game) do a better job of making skiing actually fun.
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WindowsGameSpot (Jan 26, 2006)
It's hard to really criticize Torino 2006 for not capturing the magic of the Olympics, since there's hardly been a game in history to actually do the Olympics right. But Torino 2006 is an especially bad case, as it is easily one of the most half-hearted and uninspired examples of developers quickly trying to cash in on the event in a timely fashion. If you're not big into the winter games, then there's no single reason on Earth to pay $20 for what's essentially a lousy collection of short, Olympic-themed minigames. And if you are one of those people who glue themselves to the TV every couple of years to watch some downhill skiing, you'll still be disappointed by how little justice this game does its license.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot (Jan 26, 2006)
It's hard to really criticize Torino 2006 for not capturing the magic of the Olympics, since there's hardly been a game in history to actually do the Olympics right. But Torino 2006 is an especially bad case, as it is easily one of the most half-hearted and uninspired examples of developers quickly trying to cash in on the event in a timely fashion. If you're not big into the winter games, then there's no single reason on Earth to pay $20 for what's essentially a lousy collection of short, Olympic-themed minigames. And if you are one of those people who glue themselves to the TV every couple of years to watch some downhill skiing, you'll still be disappointed by how little justice this game does its license.
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XboxGameSpot (Jan 26, 2006)
Torino 2006 - the Official Video Game of the XX Olympic Winter Games is one of the longest and most unnecessary titles in video game history. And it also happens to be a pretty lousy game, to boot. It's not as if the Olympics, be it summer or winter, has had anything special to call its own when it comes to video game adaptations over the years, but Torino 2006 is especially egregious in that it pares down the number of included events to a fairly measly number, manages to make every single one of them completely uninteresting, and skimps entirely on the presentation. Yes, it's only a $20 game, but that $20 would be better spent practically any other conceivable way.
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PlayStation 2PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) (Feb 17, 2006)
Torino 2006 just isn't up to scratch. The events are boring, the multiplayer is severely under exploited and the game is unlikely to last you more than an hour.
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Xboxvideogamer.com (Feb 09, 2006)
This only goes to prove that there is very little value in Torino 2006. Very few games have left me wanting to do the washing-up rather than play, and Torino 2006 only avoids an even lower score, because it does at least work without any noticeable bugs. Avoid.
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PlayStation 2Wham! gaming (Feb 19, 2006)
Apparently movies aren't the only victims of quickie video game tie-ins. Turn off the game console and watch the Olympics on TV instead.
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XboxGameDaily (Jan 31, 2006)
2K Sports thought they had instant gold picking up the official video game rights to the 2006 Winter Olympic events, and, indeed, it seems rather timely to go after a license that includes such thrilling events as luging and skiing, but actual effort would be awful nice. You'd think that 2K would have learned from Olympic mistakes in the past, such as Sony's Sydney 2004. Shyeah, right.
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PlayStation 2GameSpy (Feb 06, 2006)
There are absolutely no differences between the Xbox and PS2 versions, but it doesn't matter anyway: they're both destined for the $3.99 bin at your local game retailer. As congenial as it is, there's absolutely nothing to enjoy in Torino 2006. The events are short and dull, the in-game commentary is dreadful and broken, and the atmosphere possesses the exhilaration of a Yanni concert. Your twenty bucks are better spent elsewhere.
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WindowsG4 TV: X-Play (Mar 08, 2006)
You can play through a 15-event smorgasbord of boredom in about an hour, and then bury Torino 2006 in yellow snow forever. Unique challenges attempt to inspire replay, but when the rewards are things like hyper difficulty, we'd rather boycott. You want to give us replay, 2K Games? How about online multiplayer? How about international leaderboards? All we hear are crickets. This is the most low-rent sports game this side of NRA Varmint Hunter. Its performance is along the lines of the Jamaican bobsled team's, without the humor. If you actually throw down two Hamiltons for this baby, you'll be doing anything but laughing.
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WindowsWham! gaming (Feb 15, 2006)
'Super Skiing 2006' is all style and no substance. It looks and sounds superb but the overall gameplay is about as attention grabbing as watching dust collect on your keyboard. All that is needed to sink this game further in mediocrity is if there was a figure skating option as well. Where's the fun in using the "arrow keys" to constantly balance yourself or pressing them back and forth to maintain a skating rhythm? 2K could have opted to do something truly revolutionary but instead they opted to time travel back to 1983 and give us another 'Hyper Olympic' clone. That approach just really doesn't cut it in 2006.
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WindowsGamerDad (Feb 16, 2006)
Just about everything in Torino 2006 seems lifeless and poorly implemented. The menu and games use an inconsistent mix of controls, the sound and commentary are terrible, and the graphics are inconsistent. Worst of all, though, is that the overall feel of the events leave you looking for the ムreal' game. You'll be waiting for some feeling of challenge and accomplishment, something to meet the grandeur of the Olympics, but that moment never arrives.
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XboxG4 TV: X-Play (Mar 22, 2006)
This is the most low-rent sports game this side of NRA Varmint Hunter. Its performance is along the lines of the Jamaican bobsled team's, without the humor. If you actually throw down two Hamiltons for this baby, you'll be doing anything but laughing.
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PlayStation 2G4 TV: X-Play (Mar 22, 2006)
You can play through a 15-event smorgasbord of boredom in about an hour, and then bury Torino 2006 in yellow snow forever. Unique challenges attempt to inspire replay, but when the rewards are things like hyper difficulty, we'd rather boycott. You want to give us replay, 2K Games? How about online multiplayer? How about international leaderboards? All we hear are crickets. This is the most low-rent sports game this side of NRA Varmint Hunter. Its performance is along the lines of the Jamaican bobsled team's, without the humor. If you actually throw down two Hamiltons for this baby, you'll be doing anything but laughing.
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Xbox1UP (Feb 14, 2006)
Reality: There are paintings mounted over beds at Holiday Inns chainwide that are richer, deeper, and more real than any environments in this game. The only indication that you are actually in a place that exists is found on the intro screen to each event, which displays the name of the particular venue. After that, the hollow, soulless snowscapes could be anywhere. The game doesn't even bother to give you any of your opponents' names. How much tension is someone going to feel when they lose to "Computer 6"?
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XboxGameSpy (Feb 06, 2006)
It's like going to see an Uwe Boll film: you don't expect much, but are still flabbergasted at how bad it turned out anyway. The track record of Olympics-themed games is nothing to write home about, but we're amazed at just how well 49Games managed to strip the Winter Olympic games of any thrill whatsoever. Only fifteen events are represented, and they are all completely devoid of fun in any shape or form. Reading the instructions on the back of a shampoo bottle is infinitely more exciting—and washing your hair requires more hand-eye coordination than 's brain-dead game mechanics.
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XboxGame Revolution (Feb 01, 2006)
Keep the kids indoors and start sucking down Vitamin C - Winter Olympics fever is in the air! That's right, the world is buzzing with interest as hundreds of athletes from tens of countries like descend upon Torino, Switzerland, uh, Norway, er, Denmark, aha, ITALY in an effort to realize their Olympic dreams. It's such a big deal this year, it might actually be on TV!
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XboxStuff Magazine / stuff.tv (Jan 26, 2006)
Button-mash your way through 15 epic Winter Olympic events in your quest for the crap. Er, we meant "gold." Did we say "crap?" Silly us.
 
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW) (Apr, 2006)
As a quickie family entertainment tool, Torino 2006’s tour-person multiplayer mode acts as an engaging time-waster. But If you carry a torch for the real Winter Olympics, you’d best save up for Vancouver In 2010.
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XboxGame Shark (Feb 10, 2006)
Seriously, I've seen shockwave games that had more excitement than this. For $20, do not buy this under any circumstances and instead pick up a one month subscription to GameTap . You'll have $5 left over, the ability to play 349 other games, and you can play the original Winter Games and have a lot more fun than this. Just stay away from the figure skating.
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XboxThe A.V. Club (Feb 08, 2006)
You know you're in trouble when an Olympics game immediately inspires you to bring the most shame possible to your country.
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PlayStation 2The A.V. Club (Feb 08, 2006)
Torino 2006 could stand a little more nuance, but then again, the more buttons and power meters are added to each event, the more maddeningly counterintuitive they become, until operating the controls is like simultaneously patting your head and rubbing your stomach.