Winter Sports 2: The Next Challenge

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Developer(s)49 Games
Publisher(s)
Platform(s)Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, Wii, Nintendo DS
Release
  • NA: November 18, 2008
  • NA: November 25, 2008 (Wii)
  • EU: November 27, 2008
  • EU: November 28, 2008 (PS2)
Genre(s)Sports
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Winter Sports 2: The Next Challenge, known in Europe as Winter Sports 2009: The Next Challenge, is a multi-sport simulation released in 2008 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, Wii, and Nintendo DS. It was developed by German studio 49 Games and is the sequel to Winter Sports: The Ultimate Challenge. The game features 16 winter sports events in 10 different disciplines with 16 countries represented.

Sports and events[edit]

Nations represented[edit]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
DSPS2WiiXbox 360
FamitsuN/AN/A24/40[1]N/A
GamesMaster54%[2]N/AN/AN/A
GameZoneN/AN/A4/10[3]N/A
IGN4.1/10[4]4/10[5]N/A4.5/10[6]
NGamer58%[7]N/A58%[8]N/A
ONMN/AN/A59%[9]N/A
OXM (UK)N/AN/AN/A5/10[11]
OXM (US)N/AN/AN/A4/10[10]
Aggregate score
Metacritic51/100[12]47/100[13]52/100[14]41/100[15]

The DS and Wii versions received "mixed" reviews, while the PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360 versions received "generally unfavorable reviews", according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[12][13][14][15] In Japan, where the Wii version was ported and published by Arc System Works on March 19, 2009,[citation needed] Famitsu gave it a score of all four sixes for a total of 24 out of 40.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brian (March 11, 2009). "Famitsu review scores". Nintendo Everything. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  2. ^ "Winter Sports 2009: The Next Challenge (DS)". GamesMaster. Future plc. May 2009. p. 84.
  3. ^ Buck, Derek (January 30, 2009). "Winter Sports 2: The Next Challenge - WII - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 1, 2009. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  4. ^ Thornton, Aaron (January 12, 2009). "Winter Sports 2: The Next Challenge Review (NDS)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  5. ^ Haynes, Jeff (December 2, 2008). "Winter Sports 2 [The Next Challenge] Review (PS2)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  6. ^ Haynes, Jeff (December 18, 2008). "Winter Sports 2 [The Next Challenge] Review (X360)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  7. ^ "Winter Sports 2009: The Next Challenge (DS)". NGamer. Future plc. May 2009. p. 79.
  8. ^ "Winter Sports 2009: The Next Challenge (Wii)". NGamer. Future plc. May 2009. p. 64.
  9. ^ "Winter Sports 2009: The Next Challenge (Wii)". Official Nintendo Magazine. Future plc. April 2009. p. 86.
  10. ^ "Winter Sports 2: The Next Challenge". Official Xbox Magazine. Future US. July 2009. p. 81.
  11. ^ "Winter Sports 2009: The Next Challenge". Official Xbox Magazine UK. Future plc. April 2009. p. 91.
  12. ^ a b "Winter Sports 2: The Next Challenge for DS Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Winter Sports 2: The Next Challenge for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
  14. ^ a b "Winter Sports 2: The Next Challenge for Wii Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  15. ^ a b "Winter Sports 2: The Next Challenge for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 8, 2018.

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