Does it deserve a spot on the podium?
Vancouver 2010 is a fun experience for a short while that is aided slightly by challenges and online competition. If only this game had some semblance of a career mode or anything that felt slightly like the real Olympics, then perhaps SEGA would have had a real winner on its hands. As it stands Vancouver 2010 is a worthy addition to the long line of Olympic games and does a bit to advance the series in terms of gameplay.
Cool menu designs do a good job of presenting all the information you’ll need and the new first-person camera angle is cool.
Environments are very small so there’s some nice detail to be found. Textures could be better and the snow could be more reactive.
Decent soundtrack and sound effects that aren’t aided by any in-game commentary or vocals from the athletes.
Some cool innovations that were in Beijing make their way here, but the experience can still feel empty.
Lasting Appeal (7/10)
A mode that actually felt like the Olympics would have gone a long way to keep this disc in your system. Challenges and online play helps.