Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - The Official Video Game

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Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - The Official Video Game is ranked in the 38th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 45 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

69

Top Critic Average

30%

Critics Recommend

Based on 45 critic reviews

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Vamers
Recommended
Recommended
Jul 2, 2021

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game is, in all honesty, quite fun. While there are a few depressing omissions, the disciplines featured are all fun and easy to play and enjoy. The game leaves enough space for more to be added in the future, while having just enough variation in gameplay to keep the included sports from feeling too similar. The stylised approach to the games aesthetic is quirky and fun, and it removes the pressure photorealistic designs often put on sports titles. The way it mimics the real-life Olympics, complete with roster and schedule, is a nice touch that will incentivise players to return to see if they can be the best in the world, while the solo modes ensure players have something to do while they wait. The game is by no means sophisticated and nuanced, and it is as far removed from a simulation title as the astronaut outfit you can wear while doing a Hammer Throw; but it is quite a bit of fun. The sheer accessibility in the title is a breath of fresh air among the dozens of sports games trying to simulate every facet of their focused disciplines; making the game a good experience for even the most inexperienced of players.

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Echo Boomer
Mixed
Echo Boomer
Guilherme Teixeira
Mixed
Jul 26, 2021

It's clearly a simple, familiar and intuitive approach to the Olympic Games, being a perfect complement to follow our favorite athletes and sports. Don't expect nothing as complex as FIFA, PES or the NBA for example, but rather a title to be played in fast rounds with friends or family. And in that it's quite competent.

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Operation Sports
Unscored
Unscored
Jul 8, 2021

Whether your idea of fun comes in the form of single player, co-op, or multiplayer, Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 does have you covered there. At times, Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is everything I hoped it would be, but in the end it comes up a bit short of gold or even silver. But hey, a bronze medal is still a medal.

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Rice Digital
Unscored
Unscored
Jun 25, 2021

With that caveat in mind, Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – The Official Video Game is a fun way to while away a few hours. Its straightforward pick-up-and-play nature makes it ideal for when you just fancy a bit of arcade-style fun — or a bit of friendly competition. Its distinctive Sega polish means that it looks, sounds and plays great, too.

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Scored Reviews

Battle4play.com
86 / 100
86 / 100
Jun 26, 2021

Some Olympic competitions are missing but it is a lot of fun to play in company

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Press Start
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 28, 2021

Fun at face-value with significant underlying depth, Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – The Official Video Game bursts off the blocks at lightning speed and doesn't break stride, pushing for gold and delivering a fun experience along the way. With clean and crisp visuals and gameplay that's easy to learn and more intense to master, the only jarring thing about it is seeing crowds of people huddled together in the audience – but that could be the 2020 shellshock speaking.

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jun 22, 2021

In an era where arcade titles are few and far between, Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game serves as a reminder that SEGA is still the champion of effervescent sports games. A varied selection of events, each with their own addictive gameplay mechanics, makes for an entertaining package with plenty to see and do. Pair this with a vibrant artstyle and some decent online options, and you've got the gold standard in athletics right here.

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TechRaptor
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2021

With an enjoyable selection of arcade sports minigames, the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: Official Video Game is a gold medal effort.

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Digitally Downloaded
Jun 22, 2021

As everyone knows, I love Japan. I'm also a die hard fan of the Olympics, and a person that sets up four or five screens as the Olympics runs in order to watch as many different events as possible. I've been looking forward to both Tokyo 2020 Olympics ever since the country won the opportunity to host the event, and this game more than satisfies me as a fan of all of the above. Once again, import it, as it is fully localised in English, and if you ever see a green, twin-tailed girl setting records while looking awesome in a school uniform, be sure to send me a digital wave.

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Checkpoint Gaming
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 6, 2021

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is a game whose only real sin is having been beaten to the punch by Mario and Sonic. Each event plays well and is backed up with solid presentation, tight controls and AI that offers a proper challenge when against you, while having your back when on your team. Add to that a soundtrack that feels properly encouraging and some solid reasons to keep trudging at the elusive medals and you have a solid title that clearly wasn’t rushed by any stretch. That said, if you prefer your sports to be on the realistic side, or you want things even wackier with a touch of spiky hedgehog, this probably isn’t the game for you. For everyone else – go for gold!

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PlayStation Universe
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2021

An extremely entertaining handful of sports themed mini games with just a few duffers to be found amongst their number, Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - The Official Video Game distils the longest running athletic spectacle on the planet into a great party game with charming visuals and immediate accessibility. Right now, Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - The Official Video Game is one of the better party games of the year.

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M3
M3

Top Critic

Jul 12, 2021

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game is a collection of sport games that perfectly capture the essence of the old Track ‘n Field series, mixed with the easygoing sport games from 20 years ago. The game is not perfect by any means, and the lack of depth does make it an ill-fit for lone players. But if you are looking for a fun and competitive yet easy to play sports game for both family and friends – this is it.

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Impulsegamer
3.9 / 5.0
3.9 / 5.0
Jul 2, 2021

I say this is a great game to have in your collection and I'd even recommend it for party game night or to just invite an online friend to so friendly competition. Create your own play by play and enjoy your time at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo 2020.

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MondoXbox
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 4, 2021

An undoubtedly satisfying game, even if it is not free of flaws and, at times, can be too arcade-y. Many different and compelling disciplines are accompanied by some AI and control issues that somewhat undermine the playability of some of them. Nonetheless, SEGA's new Olympic game can provide many hours of healthy fun, especially if played with friends.

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XGN.nl
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 11, 2021

The official game to the biggest sports event in the world offers an interesting variety of events to compete in, both online and offline. The controls are surprisingly varied and easy to pick up. The cartoony style might not be to anyone's taste, but the many customizations and wild outfits are a fun note.

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Everyeye.it
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2021

We loved SEGA's Olympic proposal: Tokyo 2020 Olympics - The official video game is fun and enjoyable to play. We would have liked some more discipline and above all some whole new game modes (maybe a "historical" to relive some legendary records). Overall, SEGA's multi-event title works and will give decidedly pleasant afternoons and evenings to live in the family in pursuit of the Olympic dream. See you in Paris 2024!

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Video Chums
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2021

As one of the better Olympic Video Games, Tokyo 2020 provides a lot of fun whether you prefer playing solo, with a friend, or with folks online. Also, not all of its events may be gold medal worthy but its charming presentation certainly is.

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IGN Italy
7.2 / 10.0
7.2 / 10.0
Jun 27, 2021

SEGA tried to give a fresh spin to the classic multievent Olympics game and mostly did. The mix of arcade vibes and quite unusual choices in terms of disciplines works well and the game is fun, but its structure is pretty lacklustre and multiplayer is too much limited to shine properly.

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Generación Xbox
7.1 / 10.0
7.1 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2021

‎The variety of disciplines is good enough for all of us to find more than one option that we like, and some like table tennis or judo have advanced controls that will take us quite a few hours to master if we want to win (forget only to club buttons). Of course the game has limitations, especially if we focus on the single-player experience, plus some sports are far below in fun, which will make them ostracize probably. Despite this, it is ‎‎a sports game for the whole family that I recommend especially if you like to compete with friends.‎

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Hobby Consolas
70 / 100
70 / 100
Jun 22, 2021

Olyimpic Games Tokyo 2020 - The Official Videogame doesn't have many sports, but has enough gameplay variety to keep you entertained with the multiplayer, smashing buttons in atletism or playing arcade versions of football, basketball or baseball. If you're playing solo, it won't last you long.

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God is a Geek
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 28, 2021

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 goes for a family-friendly approach that works, but can't compete with the fun of the Mario & Sonic titles.

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GamingTrend
70 / 100
70 / 100
Jul 21, 2021

Unfortunately, I would give a higher score to this game had I played it on any other platform. The online component has the potential to make this a wonderful sports addition, with ranked matches following a streaming schedule (mimicking the around-the-clock nature of the Olympic Games), but unfortunately the Stadia userbase was so barren that I wasn’t able to test this out. I hope that there can be some sort of cross-platform compatibility in a future update, because I’d love to test my mettle against human opponents around the world. As it stands, I feel like I’m the only person playing this game on Stadia, and as such it’s pretty lonely. If you plan on getting this game on Stadia, I strongly recommend getting another local player with you; you’ll have an immensely better time with someone in local multiplayer.

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COGconnected
70 / 100
70 / 100
Jun 26, 2021

Although not the deepest diving pool, Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is still entertaining enough to splash around in for a while. Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is considerably better than just a cash grab game tied to a singular cultural event, but it’s not the gold medal winner of sports sims either. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with going home wearing a bronze medal.

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Gaming Nexus
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 2, 2021

Summer Olympics Tokyo 2020 is fun with a group of friends and family, but there is very little reason to pick up the controller if you are going to be playing alone. Fun customization options allow a great deal of weirdness, and the wide variety of minigames offer breezy fun without a ton of depth. Lower your expectations, invite some buddies over, and you'll likely have a good time.

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Digital Chumps
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 12, 2020

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is a good game that features a variety of good-to-decent events and a wonderful ability to play alongside friends. The inconsistency of the game's design with controls and the difficulty arc that spikes hurt the game but aren't dealbreakers.

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GamingBolt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2021

Taken for what it is, Tokyo 2020 works well enough to carve a niche for itself as a surprisingly fun and easy to pick-up multiplayer game for families and parties.

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Pure Xbox
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jul 23, 2021

It's easy to see how a fan of past Olympics games could be put off by Tokyo 2020, but if you're willing to lean into its arcade tendencies, you can have a lot of fun with it. The games are enjoyable for the most part, the presentation is great, and there's enough depth to keep you playing longer than just a few rounds of each sport. It certainly won't be for everyone, but SEGA's willingness to be bold and divert away from the simulation-heavy focus of previous Olympics games makes Tokyo 2020 a refreshingly memorable competitor that deserves some attention.

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Worth Playing
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2021

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game is fine. It would've been nice to get some of the events from the Mario & Sonic series ported over to make this feel more robust compared to Sega's older Olympics titles, but what's here plays well enough if you don't mind some quirks - especially with the team games. The focus on multiplayer is warranted, since that's how the general public will approach it, but it would've been nice if there were more for the solo player to do. If you're looking for a party game and not a serious multi-discipline sports simulation, this isn't a bad choice.

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GameSpew
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 28, 2021

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – The Official Video Game is fun, especially when played with a friend. While some events aren’t as engaging as others, there’s enough variety here that everyone will find something they can enjoy or excel at. The huge range of outfits available to unlock gives completionists a reason to keep going back, but most players will find this best enjoyed in short bursts.

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BaziCenter
7 / 10
BaziCenter
Amin Bala Zadeh

Top Critic

7 / 10
Jul 5, 2021

You can feel Sega's spirit everywhere in this arcade Olympics simulator, and even though the 18 different included sports doesn not offer much gameplay depth, it's still super fun to play especially if you can hook up with some other players online.

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Bazimag
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2021

Although it looks low budget and the events are about half of what they were in the last Official Video Game of the Olympics around a decade ago, this is still a fun experience specially in co-op.

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Cultured Vultures
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 25, 2021

Ditching the simulation-heavy gameplay of previous Olympic games is a smart move that creates a more enjoyable experience, especially in multiplayer, but there's still a lack of lasting replay value.

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TheGamer
Jun 25, 2021

All things considered, Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is a great sports game but only a decent Olympics game. Nearly all of the 20 (or is it 16?) events offer an enjoyable enough time and only a few are bogged down by mechanics, but once you’ve played them all a couple of times, you’re done. If you dabble in the two player mode regularly or find a game online, it could be a deeper experience, but it just feels like the trimmings aren’t quite there. I won the boxing gold medal as a bunny rabbit maid with blue hair though, so there’s that.

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XboxEra
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Aug 1, 2021

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - The Official Video Game, like most titles focusing on so many completely different gameplay loops and styles, falls short on truly delivering in any of them. The sheer variety of the twenty different sports presented, the rush of adrenaline of some of the shorter modes, solid online performance, and good presentation makes it a pleasant enough title for fans of the world's most famous torch.

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33bits
65 / 100
65 / 100
Jun 30, 2021

A pesar de incluir pocas modalidades y ser un juego ciertamente repetitivo sin alicientes, el juego oficial de las olimpiadas de Tokio 2020 logra divertir de buena manera, permitiendo al usuario personalizar como quiera a su personaje y tratar de obtener el máximo número de medallas para su país. Un título donde no hay crossplay y puede jugar una mala pasada a la hora de buscar partida pero que es muy divertido y ampliamente recomendable con una rebaja sustancial.

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PPE.pl
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jul 7, 2021

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game is a good game for partying or co-op fun, but loners can quickly get bored with it.

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The Games Machine
6.1 / 10.0
6.1 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2021

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games fails to revive the glories of the multi-event classics of the past. The development team's surprising choice in disciplines didn't pay off, with so many events lacking in appeal and quickly becoming boring. There are definitely successful moments (athletics, swimming) and with friends you can spend some pleasant hours, but in the long run there are no real reasons to keep playing and winning gold medals.

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Spaziogames
6 / 10.0
Spaziogames

Top Critic

6 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2021

It can be fun with friends, but the lack of depth makes the game feel dull and boring way sooner than it should.

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Screen Rant
Jun 22, 2021

That's really the biggest failing of Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - it can't stand up to its own Mario-themed competition. It's difficult to see why anyone with a Nintendo Switch would lean towards this official game over its mascot-filled counterpart. Both games accomplish their goals as fun party games featuring arcade-y recreations of a handful of sports. Outside of loading it up with friends, the biggest fun in this particular game comes in exploring the character creator and seeing someone's uncle win the Gold in the hammer throw. It's a toss-up whether that's more enjoyable than watching Mario and his frenemy Wario's perfect equestrian jumps on a real horse, but there's definitely something here for people who fall into the former camp.

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SomosXbox
5.8 / 10.0
5.8 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2021

‎Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: The official video game does its homework half-heartedly: it deprives us of some essential Olympic sports and others do not have the necessary quality.‎

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Noisy Pixel
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2021

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game is a functional and serviceable sports video game at best. While it features various events, the play mechanics and controls are too basic, so there isn’t much long-term replay value. The biggest problem here is that the experience sits somewhere between a sports simulator and an arcade game, and it doesn’t succeed with either approach. If you own a Nintendo Switch, pick up Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 instead.

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Destructoid
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2021

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: The Official Video Game doesn’t have a lot going on. Progression boils down to earning points to unlocking costumes, different titles, earning medals, and not much else. That progression can be kind of a slog, though, when a lot of the gameplay mechanics are too shallow to be fun for more than a few minutes (especially when playing alone). It’s at its absolute best when it’s over-the-top and absurd while competing in sports that are more than just button mashing.

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New Game Network
50 / 100
50 / 100
Jun 30, 2021

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - The Official Video Game is comprised of a very watered down collection of minigames that offer just a few fleeting moments of fun. Fans looking for something casual might as well pick up the Mario & Sonic spinoff instead - and even so, temper your expectations.

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Saudi Gamer
5 / 10
Saudi Gamer

Top Critic

5 / 10
Jul 2, 2021

A good arcade option for sports, but it's shallow and quickly loses its coolness.

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SECTOR.sk
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Jul 2, 2021

Tokyo 2020 is one of the worst Olympic video games.

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