Beijing 2008 (video game)

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Beijing 2008
Beijing 2008 boxshot.jpg
Amanda Beard, Tyson Gay, Nastia Liukin and Reese Hoffa appear on the U.S. cover art for the game.[1]
Developer(s) Eurocom
Publisher(s) Sega
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Release PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360
  • AU: June 26, 2008
  • EU: June ??, 2008
  • NA: July 8, 2008
  • JP: July 31, 2008
Microsoft Windows
  • NA: August 4, 2008
  • AU: August 7, 2008
  • EU: August 8, 2008
Genre(s) Sports (Olympic)
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

Beijing 2008 is the official Olympic video game of the 2008 Summer Olympics held in Beijing. Developed by Eurocom and published by Sega, the game was the second video game based on the 2008 Summer Olympics to be released, the first being the fantasy-based Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games which appeared in late 2007; however, Beijing 2008 is a realistic sports simulation.[1]

Beijing 2008 features 32 national teams and 38 events.[2] In addition, a career mode similar to that seen in Sydney 2000 returned, and for the first time in Olympic video games, an online mode is included.


The following events are in the game:[3]

In addition, the game supports competition in the male decathlon or the female heptathlon, 5, 10 or 20 random events, or all of the events. It is possible to take part in all male and female events individually.[4]

Nations represented[edit]

Playable countries


Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (PS3) 59.11%[5]
(X360) 59.06%[6]
(PC) 49.50%[7]
Metacritic (X360) 60/100[8]
(PS3) 58/100[9]
(PC) 52/100[10]
Review score
Publication Score
GameSpot 3/10[11]

Beijing 2008 has received generally mixed reviews from critics. Aggregating review websites GameRankings and Metacritic gave the PlayStation 3 version a 59.11% and 58/100,[5][9] the Xbox 360 version a 59.06% and 60/100[6][8] and the PC version a 49.50% and 52/100.[7][10] GameSpot gave the game a 3/10, stating that "rapidly pushing buttons is not fun", and pointing to excessive difficulty.[11]

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Preceded by
Athens 2004
Official video game of the Summer Olympics
Succeeded by
London 2012
Preceded by
Torino 2006
Official video game of the Olympics
Succeeded by
Vancouver 2010