NowGamer writes: "Sadly, the opportunity to dispense totally with a range of dials and switches synonymous with athletics titles hasn't been taken, forcing players to set jump angles and the like via obtrusive blue boxes. While it's certainly the most visually striking winter Olympics title we've yet seen, that's about as backhanded a compliment as its own press release. Besides, we're yet to be convinced that concentrating on different very specific areas of the screen during play will add anything to what's ultimately a very dated mechanic. More important still, when we get mischievous and decide to see how bloody a turn our Olympian's career can take, the viewpoint's going to ruin all our fun. The comic timing of an athlete wriggling down a pole vault fall is one of our childhood's highlights".