Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10
The 2010 version of PGA Tour features a tweaked "Tournament Challenge" mode that focuses on specific moments culled from the golfers' careers
- The best next-gen golf game I've played so far
- Live Tournament scoring can be unrealistic, some features are gimmicky
This year's version of Tiger Woods PGA Tour is as sweet as a 350 yard tee shot down the middle of the fairway. It will challenge experienced players while still providing enough teaching and lessons to acclimate even the newest of players. If this game is not in the running for "Sports Game of the Year" awards, I will be really surprised.
Price$ 99.95 (AUD)
Since returning from injury Tiger Woods has reasserted himself as the best golfer in the world. Being "the best" means high expectations — expectations that Woods has been living up to, but what about his video game equivalent? The short answer is that Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 is the best golf game around. It has a plethora of new features that build upon the foundation laid down by last year's highly acclaimed version and dominates the (digital) greens much like the golfer it's named after.
Right Down The Fairway
It's always a mystery who will get the call to join Tiger's gang in the latest version of PGA Tour but this year, that decision was made easy by the performance of Anthony Kim and Rocco Mediate who both proved themselves more than worthy of getting digitised. Along with the upgraded roster, the courses got a massive face-lift as well; especially impressive are the expanded spectator groups who follow you around.
Dynamic Weather conditions, powered by the Weather Channel, also influence your performance and while it's a nice addition, it's ultimately nothing more than a fancy gimmick. There's also the useful yet somewhat fickle "Precision Putting." Instead of five putters that go a variety of distances, you get one putter that stretches all the way from one inch to 100 feet. The new putting stroke is frustrating at first, as it is a significant change from last year's putting style but after a couple of rounds you should get a feel for it and making putts should become less difficult. If putting isn't your speciality and the learning curve is too steep for you can switch to a traditional three-click system.
Making the Cut
The 2010 version also features a tweaked "Tournament Challenge" mode that focuses on specific moments culled from the golfers' careers. The emphasis, as always, is on Tiger and you get a chance to hear exactly how each signature moment played out from his point of view. It is really a sweet feature that adds to the overall enjoyment.
Multiplayer modes also abound thanks to the Daily, Weekly and Play the Pros tourneys. Play the Pros is probably the most satisfying but all three add value to an already solid golfing experience. I also appreciated the solid play-by-play, provided by ESPN anchor Scott Van Pelt. He blends a superfluous knowledge of sports with a level of humour that neither insults nor bores. And because this is an EA title, the USGA is fully represented, making every round an authentic experience.
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