Athens 2004 (video game)

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Athens 2004
Athens 2004.jpg
Developer(s)Eurocom
Publisher(s)Sony Computer Entertainment
Eidos Interactive (PC)
Platform(s)PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows
ReleasePlayStation 2
  • EU: 2 July 2004
  • NA: 14 July 2004
Microsoft Windows
  • NA: 5 October 2004
  • EU: 8 October 2004
Genre(s)Sports
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Athens 2004 is the official video game of the XXVIII Olympic Summer Games, hosted by Athens, Greece in 2004. Developed by Eurocom and published by Sony Computer Entertainment (Eidos Interactive for PC), it was released for the PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Windows.

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:

Playable nations[edit]

Playable countries

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

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
PCPS2
EdgeN/A6/10[1]
EGMN/A5.17/10[2]
EurogamerN/A7/10[3]
FamitsuN/A26/40[4]
Game InformerN/A6/10[5]
Game RevolutionN/AD[7]
GameProN/A3.5/5 stars[6]
GameSpot3.6/10[8]6.5/10[9]
GameSpyN/A4/5 stars[10]
GameZoneN/A9/10[11]
IGN4.5/10[12]4.5/10[13]
OPM (US)N/A2.5/5 stars[14]
PC Gamer (UK)9%[15]N/A
CiN WeeklyN/A40%[16]
The TimesN/A3/5 stars[17]
Aggregate score
Metacritic41/100[18]61/100[19]

The PlayStation 2 version of Athens 2004 received "mixed" reviews, while the PC version received "unfavorable" reviews, according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[18][19] In Japan, where the PS2 version was ported for release on 29 July 2004,[citation needed] Famitsu gave it a score of one seven, two sixes, and one seven for a total of 26 out of 40.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edge staff (August 2004). "Athens 2004 (PS2)". Edge. No. 139. Future plc. p. 106.
  2. ^ EGM staff (September 2004). "Athens 2004 (PS2)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 182. Ziff Davis. p. 102.
  3. ^ Reed, Kristan (30 June 2004). "Athens 2004 (PlayStation 2)". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  4. ^ a b "アセンズ 2004 (PS2)". Famitsu (in Japanese). Vol. 816. Enterbrain. 6 August 2004.
  5. ^ Kato, Matthew (August 2004). "Athens 2004 (PS2)". Game Informer. No. 136. GameStop. p. 100. Archived from the original on 12 February 2008. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  6. ^ Bones (13 July 2004). "Athens 2004 Review for PS2 on GamePro.com". GamePro. IDG Entertainment. Archived from the original on 6 February 2005. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  7. ^ Silverman, Ben (22 July 2004). "Athens 2004 Review (PS2)". Game Revolution. CraveOnline. Archived from the original on 29 September 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  8. ^ Davis, Ryan (11 November 2004). "Athens 2004 Review (PC)". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  9. ^ Davis, Ryan (26 July 2004). "Athens 2004 Review (PS2)". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  10. ^ Steinberg, Steve (11 July 2004). "GameSpy: Athens 2004 (PS2)". GameSpy. IGN Entertainment. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  11. ^ Lafferty, Michael (8 June 2004). "Athens 2004 - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 30 December 2008. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  12. ^ Sulic, Ivan (26 October 2004). "Athens 2004 (PC)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  13. ^ Sulic, Ivan (16 July 2004). "Athens 2004 (PS2)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  14. ^ "Athens 2004". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. Ziff Davis. August 2004. p. 93.
  15. ^ "Athens 2004". PC Gamer UK. Future plc. 25 December 2004.
  16. ^ Hruschak, PJ (1 September 2004). "This week: Athens 2004 (PS2)". CiN Weekly. Gannett Company. Archived from the original on 2004-10-12. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  17. ^ McNamara, John (10 July 2004). "Athens 2004 (PS2)". The Times. News UK. Retrieved 29 August 2018.(subscription required)
  18. ^ a b "Athens 2004 for PC Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  19. ^ a b "Athens 2004 for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 29 December 2017.

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