We pick out some of the finest PlayStation games to capture the spirit of competition.
London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games
Step onto the stage of sporting history and take your shot at immortality by competing in events such as athletics, swimming, shooting, cycling, rowing and more. You can play using your PlayStation Move motion controller and invite up to seven players to share in the Olympic dream via PlayStation Network. Join the gold rush in London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games on PlayStation 3.
Watch out for: Your country's rise up the online leader board, thanks to National Pride points for every medal you win.
Call on an all-star team of sporting heroes to help you get into shape in adidas miCoach on PS3. The finest athletics, tennis, football, rugby and basketball performers are on hand to inspire you into action, including heptathlete Jessica Ennis, footballer Kaka and tennis player Ana Ivanovic. They'll put you through your paces using more than 4,000 specialised exercises.
Watch out for: The fitness regime tailored to your favourite sport, delivered to you by the top athletes who swear by it.
EA SPORTS UEFA EURO 2012
See if you can emulate Spain and win EURO 2012 in thrilling style by downloading this add-on pack for EA SPORTS FIFA 12 to your PS3 from PlayStation Store. EA SPORTS UEFA EURO 2012 features all the teams that contested the tournament, so you can guide your own team to glory in stunningly accurate recreations of the stadiums seen in Ukraine and Poland.
Watch out for: Challenge modes, which mirror some of the most dramatic scenarios from the championship and task you with overcoming them.
Survival is closely followed by style in SSX on PS3. Defy the laws of gravity along some of the world's most demanding mountain ranges, including the Himalayas and the Alps. Enjoy the freedom to hurtle down these mountains any way you choose – just remember that to be the best, you need to look good while you're doing it.
Watch out for: Your rivals' ghost riders appearing alongside you, giving you a target time to beat.
You've tried extreme snowboarding, you've aced the tennis courts. Now, how about turning your hand to bocce, the variant of bowls played on soil or sand? Or gladiator duels to determine the master of the arena? In Sports Champions, pick up your PlayStation Move motion controller and do just that. Try exotic sports from around the world to find out who deserves to be crowned overall champion on PS3.
Watch out for: The opportunity to duke it out among the whole family for the Champions Cup.
Step into your own personal gym with your PS Move motion controllers and Move Fitness on PS3. By picking up two motion controllers – one in each hand – and following personalised exercise programmes, you'll get fit and shape up in the comfort of your own living room. Shoot basketball hoops, pull off punch combos, play dodgeball and more on your way to peak fitness.
Watch out for: The option to design your own, unique exercise programme on Facebook with the Move Fitness: Workout Planner.
Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition
Take a break from a game of tennis in the park, find a comfy tree to lean up against and get a taste of professional sport on PS Vita in Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition. Enter glitzy international tournaments and dazzle the crowds with your stroke play, then use your fingers to add spin and swerve to your shots, as well as pull off unstoppable volleys and cross-court smashes.
Watch out for: You, on-court. Take a photo of your face using the front camera of the PS Vita system and easily add it to your own player.
Le Tour de France 2012
Strap on your helmet and get ready to chase down the yellow jersey as Le Tour de France 2012 comes to PS3. Take part in the world's most prestigious cycling competition by coaxing the best out of your fellow riders and forming alliances with other teams to close in on first place, stage by dramatic stage.
Watch out for: The thrill of co-ordinating your team to help protect your leading rider and squeeze out the competition.
Tee off for the quirkiest round of golf you'll ever play in Everybody's Golf on PS Vita. With every ball you sink, you gain credits to spend on even better equipment, costumes and characters. Smooth out your swing, perfect your putt and even play in your favourite real-world settings thanks to the front and rear cameras of PS Vita.
Watch out for: Skilful secret characters unlocked by winning tournaments in real style.
Cool off after working your way through this hectic list by taking a dip in Cliff Diving. An augmented reality experience on PS Vita, you'll join Diver Dan as he looks to scale the highest cliffs and make the biggest splash. Use your AR Play Cards and rear camera to make perilously high diving platforms appear from any flat surface – and then hold your nose and take the plunge.
Watch out for: Hidden hazards – if Diver Dan is injured, your prize money is spent on medical bills.
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