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Review: London 2012 (Playstation 3/Xbox 360/PC)

Format: Playstation 3 (Reviewed), Xbox 360, PC

Publisher: Sega

As the greatest year in British sporting history comes to an end, it is only inevitable that we begin reflecting on what has been a truly magnificent twelve months for sport in this country and the legacy of the biggest event of them all – The London 2012 Olympic Games.

The lasting impact of the Olympics is still being debated and determined, but its official video game might well have delivered a legacy of how developers treat multi-sport events in the future. It’s no classic, but it’s arguably the best attempt that anyone has made to create a game worthy of such a major license.

The emphasis of Sega’s effort is inevitably on the core Olympic sports of athletics and swimming, but diving, archery, shooting and gymnastics are also heavily featured. A number of other events such as table tennis, rowing, shooting, kayaking, weightlifting and women’s beach volleyball are also part of the package.