Athens 2004 (video game)

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Athens 2004
Athens 2004.jpg
Developer(s) Eurocom
Publisher(s) PlayStation 2
SCE
PC
Eidos Interactive
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, PC
Release date(s) PlayStation 2
EU 20040702July 2, 2004
NA 20040714July 14, 2004
JP 20040729July 29, 2004
PC
  • NA October 5, 2004
  • EU October 8, 2004
Genre(s) Sports (Olympic)
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Distribution DVD-ROM, CD

Athens 2004 is the official video game of the 2004 Summer Olympics, featuring various track and field events, as well as others.

List of events[edit]

Following is a list of events in the game. By default, all events are available for both sexes unless otherwise noted:

Countries[edit]

Playable countries

A record 64 countries were able to be played on the game.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (PS2) 65.27%[1]
(PC) 37.50%[2]
Metacritic (PS2) 61/100[3]
(PC) 41/100[4]
Review scores
Publication Score
GameSpy 4/5 stars[5]
IGN 4.5/10[6]

Athens 2004 has received generally mixed to negative reviews from critics. Aggregating review websites GameRankings and Metacritic gave the PlayStation 2 version a 65.27% and 61/100[1][3] and the PC version a 37.50% and 41/100.[2][4] IGN gave the game a 4.5/10, criticising the game's ever-repeating button mashing and overall easiness of the game.[6] GameSpy gave the game 4 out of 5 starts, praising the game's varying gameplay.[5]

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Preceded by
Sydney 2000
Official video game of the Summer Olympics
2004
Succeeded by
Beijing 2008
Preceded by
Salt Lake City 2002
Official video game of the Olympics
2004
Succeeded by
Torino 2006