Olympics action, in your living room

Jul 13, 2012, 09:52 IST | The Guide Team

Can't make it for the London Olympics? Fret not. Follow The Guide's action package of the best, most interesting games for your consoles, to get a glimpse of the adrenaline rush, virtually!

London 2012
BY Sega, For Rs 2,499
This one’s the real deal. The official video game of the Summer Olympics this year, London 2012, has an online feature where you can play with challengers worldwide and even collect medals for your country. It includes rounds on several sports that are played at the Olympics and has a great HD resolution too.

Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
By Sega, available online
This version lets you take on the characters of Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog, and be part of various sporting events. Different games that one can compete in are table tennis, equestrian sports, football and athletics. The game includes many characters from the previous versions of Mario and Sonic series too.

Fight Night Champion
By EA Sports, For Rs 2499
India’s hopes for a medal at the Olympics this year rest on the boxing squad. Get in the spirit by playing the latest version of Fight Night. Create your own boxing character and take part in international matches with a full online feature. With better controls and graphics than the previous versions including player damage views, this one helps you get close to real punches without bleeding it out.

Motion Sports
By Ubisoft, For Rs 1,299
Burn some calories while playing this one. Motion Sports includes six games to choose from including football, boxing and horseback riding. It supports Kinect you can jump around as much as you want without bothering about attachments. Using the Kinects’ camera the game has an in-game broadcast system where live commentators accompany your performance.

Virtua Tennis
BY Sega, For Rs 299
We don’t know if the Indian Olympic committee sends our country’s tennis team to the Olympics, but you can be one player yourself through Virtua Tennis by taking on the character of top tennis stars such as Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer. Through the online challenging you can take on contestants all over the world and be a tennis star by just moving around in your own room. 

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