Torino 2006 (video game)

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Torino 2006
Torino 2006.jpg
Cover art
Developer(s) 49Games
Publisher(s) 2K Sports
Distributor(s) Take-Two Interactive
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Release
  • NA: January 24, 2006
  • NA: January 26, 2006 (PC)
  • EU: January 27, 2006
Genre(s) Sports game/winter sports
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Torino 2006 is a video game about the 2006 Winter Olympics from Turin, Italy. Its sports are: luge, bobsleigh, biathlon, speed skating, ski jumping, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing and Nordic combined.

Venues[edit]

In the video game, the venues are based on the real life. They are:

Playable nations[edit]

There is a total of 24 playable countries in the game. They are:

Specials[edit]

These are teams which represent other regions, and in some cases, are the same as the aforementioned nations, simply with different costumes. They can be unlocked by completing certain challenges. They are:

Competitions[edit]

In Torino 2006, you can play in a single event, 9-event competition or a 15-event competition. Alternatively, you can make your own by selecting "Customise Competition" from the main menu.

Commentators[edit]

In Torino 2006, there are five languages to choose from, and each has two commentators. They are:

  • English - Jeff Caster, West Westbrook
  • German - Hans Joachim Peters, Volker Bogdan
  • Spanish - Alejandro Gonzalez, E. Garcia
  • Italian - Emilio de Marchi, Dario de Muro
  • French - Jacky Nonnon, Guillaume Boullay

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (PC) 45.86%[1]
(PS2) 44.68%[2]
(Xbox) 39.97%[3]
Metacritic (PS2) 39/100[4]
(PC) 37/100[5]
(Xbox) 36/100[6]

Torino 2006 has received generally negative reviews from critics. Aggregating review websites GameRankings and Metacritic gave the PC version a 45.86% and 37/100,[1][5] the PlayStation 2 version a 44.68% and 39/100[2][4] and the Xbox version a 39.97% and 36/100.[3][6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
Salt Lake 2002
Official video game of the Winter Olympics
2006
Succeeded by
Vancouver 2010
Preceded by
Athens 2004
Official video game of the Olympics
2006
Succeeded by
Beijing 2008