London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games - PC

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London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games (PC)
Requires: Joystick, Mouse
Also for: PS3, Xbox 360
Viewed: 3D Third-person, over the shoulder Genre:
Sport: Athletics
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: SEGA Ozisoft Australia Soft. Co.: ISM
Publishers: SEGA (GB)
Released: 29 Jun 2012 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 3+


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London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games brings the excitement of the once-in-a-generation, home country event to UK gamers. Featuring party and individual play, motion control for some activities and traditional games controls for all, the game from SEGA also has a strong soundtrack including Adele, Gorillaz, Justin Bieber and Buckcherry.

The game has more than 40 official Olympic events – some of which have never been seen in the context of a video game before. Events and activities include:

3m Springboard Diving
10m Platform Diving
10m Synchronised Platform Diving
Swimming 100m Freestyle
Gymnastics: Trampoline
Gymnastics: Vault
Gymnastics: Rings
Gymnastics: Beam
Gymnastics: Uneven Bars
Gymnastics: Parallel Bars
25m Rapid Fire Pistol
Skeet Shooting
100m Sprint
Running 200m
Running 400m
Running 110m Hurdles
Track & Field: High Jump
Track & Field: Long Jump
Track & Field: Triple Jump
Track & Field: Shot Put
Track & Field: Javelin
Beach Volleyball
Cycling: Keirin

Each of these is played out in authentically recreated and official Olympic arenas with London's skyline looming in the distance. The arenas include the new Aquatics Centre and the Trampoline at North Greenwich Arena as well as the main stadium in Stratford East London.

Game modes include single player Olympic Games mode, online and offline multiplayer and party play. Then the action can be taken online as gamers compete for the highest scores on global leaderboards that track personal medals gained whilst playing online. Because it's the Olympics though, each personal medal won is added to that nation’s medal table. All of this is played out with reactive commentary using realistic graphics and TV style presentation.