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Initial release date  June 2012

Publisher  Sega
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Genre  Sports game (Olympic video games)
Developers  Sega Studios Australia, Creative Assembly
Platforms  PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows
Modes  Single-player video game, Multiplayer video game
Similar  Track and field athletics games, Other games

London 2012: The Official Video Game is the official Olympic video game of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. It was published by Sega and developed by Sega Studios Australia, making this the first Olympics title to be developed in-house by Sega.

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It is also the second official video game based on the 2012 Olympics, the other being Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

London 2012 (video game) London 2012 The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games

The game features an online mode for players wishing to compete with other challengers worldwide. The "national pride" is a ranking system in the online mode, where the players have the possibility to collect medals for their favorite country.

London 2012 (video game) London 2012 The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games

It is compatible with PlayStation Move and Xbox Kinect for certain events in the party mode.

London 2012 is the first olympic video game that includes cooperative events in the local multiplayer mode.

Disciplines

These events are in the game:

Reception

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London 2012 has received average reviews from critics. Aggregating review websites GameRankings and Metacritic gave the PlayStation 3 version a 66.77% and 66/100 and the Xbox 360 version a 65.26% and 64/100.

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Chris Schilling from IGN gave the game a 7/10 rating, mentioning in the review that "Sega's celebration of the year's biggest sporting event is better than you might expect." In his opinion, the events of the game would not hold up too well in the long term, but that is not really what an Olympics game is about. He praised the online and offline multiplayer mode.

The German PC game magazine GameStar scored the game with 64/100. They criticized the gameplay, because it is almost impossible to play it with the mouse and the keyboard, so the player is forced to get a gamepad to play London 2012. They also mentioned that the gameplay of the events would not be different from each other and that the AI of the computer opponents is not balanced.

The game held the top spot of the UK All Format chart for three weeks following its release.

As of May 2013, the game has sold 680,000 copies in the US and Europe.

Soundtrack

  • Flipsyde – "Someday (Olympic version)" (played during the closing credits after completing Olympic Games mode on the hardest setting)
  • Skrillex – "Ruffneck (Full Flex)" (PS3/XB360 version only)

  • London 2012 (video game)

    References

    London 2012 (video game) Wikipedia


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