game language: English
game release date for PS2:
RTL Ski Jumping 2005 (also known as Ski Jump Challenge 2005)is another part of a very popular series of sports games. Of course, we are dealing here with a product presenting a very popular sport in Poland, namely ski jumping. This game was released on both personal computers and PS2. The Sony console version presents a slightly weaker graphics. In terms of gameplay quality, however, the two editions of the game are identical. The German studio 49Games is responsible for the preparation of this skillfulness game, which also developed an official game based on the Winter Olympics in Turin, which took place in 2006.
Even before the start of the actual game, we can do a few other things. For beginners there is an opportunity to join an exceptionally complex tutorial, which allows you to learn the basic rules of jumping. In addition, a gradual level of difficulty (3 different settings) has been taken care of. The player also has the ability to create their own character. This player is then successively developed. The main point of the programme is, of course, the extended career mode. What is interesting, we start here in three different leagues. We start the game in the beginner's league, then we jump to the amateur and finally to the professional league. Skipping to the next league of course requires success. As has already been said, the controlled jumper gradually gains experience. The player must not forget about the options to organize training and buy new equipment, such as more modern skis.
Unlike the previous versions of the game, in which we took part only in winter competitions, this time the summer championships, played on the needleite, were also prepared. In the game there are about 40 real hills as well as a number of fictional ones. In addition to a career, we can participate in individual competitions, train at selected facilities, or face other people. Unfortunately, Multiplayer does not include the option to play online. Noteworthy is the quiz, thanks to which we can test our knowledge about ski jumping. The manufacturer has prepared about 500 different questions. Visually RTL Ski Jumping 2005 presents a quite high level of performance, especially when one takes into account the animation of the jumper's behaviour.
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Game score 7.0 / 10 calculated out of 46 players' votes.
Sony PlayStation 2
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