Joe Robinson reports:
''Beijing 2008 is the official videogame to this year's Summer Olympic Games being held in China. Carrying on a tradition that started back in the 80s, Eurocom have teamed up with Sega to bring us this sports-heavy title. Unlike the Sonic & Mario spin-off released last year, this title is a serious sports simulation, boasting 32 national teams, along with 35 events across a range of disciplines.
Beijing also carries on the tradition of previous 'Olympic' games by including the same old button mashing system for most of the events. It is very reminiscent to the classic Track & Field title by Konami, which went a long way to set the pace for the genre. This is not necessarily a good thing though…''