Sega's exclusive rights to the Olympic Games continues with Beijing 2008, which includes 38 events held in official Chinese venues. Players will compete in such locales as the Beijing National Stadium and the National Aquatics Centre as they engage in track-and-field, aquatics, gymnastics, equestrian, weightlifting, and other indoor and outdoor competitions for both men and women. Motion-captured animation and multiple camera angles offer a broadcast-style presentation.

Online support with voice chat is included for international players to represent their country and attempt to shatter world records. The main aspect of play involves following the 15-day Olympic schedule with a custom team. After each qualifying event, players can develop their team's statistics and attributes to improve their medal chances in the finals. UK developer Eurocom's previous experience in the genre was with the multi-platform release of Athens 2004. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide