PLAY review: Beijing 2008

You've arrived home at around midnight. You've just downed vast quantities of fermented man-fuel. And now, having successfully convinced Daz, Gaz and Kev that, after witnessing British athletes fall over their shoelaces, urinate mid-race, and/or accidentally brain/maim/impale themselves on various pieces of field sport equipment, it's time to get some virtual payback.

Marginally better than imagining Britain winning gold in a post-Redgrave era, is Beijing 2008: The Official Video Game Of The Olympic Games (TOVGOTOG – catchy). You can, of course, play any event you wish from the get-go, from various running distances, through field sports such as javelin, hammer, long jump, high jump, triple jump and so on, and even take part in more niche events such as table tennis, diving, archery and judo. In fact, there are 38 events and that sounds like rather a lot of fun, don't you think?

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