Conclusion: Is Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 the premiere golfing game of 2009? The answer is a resounding yes, but only because the sport doesn’t have many options in the simulation genre. If you’re still playing Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 and want an upgrade in the online options, Tiger Woods 10 is a viable option due to the amount of replay value presented.
Summary: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 takes golf fans inside-the-ropes to experience the drama and emotion of tournament golf. In addition, the U.S. Open, a USGA championship, and the USGA’s Rules of Golf will be available for the first time in the franchise's history.
Excerpt: Tiger Woods PGA Tour '10 for PS3 brings some pretty cool new features to the Tiger Woods series, plus most of the goodies you've seen before. Even some extra goodies if you're sucker enough to pay for them.
Excerpt: It's been a craptastic month for golfers and fans of the US Open, as the Bethpage, NY venue was getting rained out each and every day all thanks to the amazingly awful weather this wonderful state, and the Northern East overall, has been enduring. So what do you do when you can't even go outside and you can't even practice your swing? Why, you fire up your PlayStation 3 and insert a copy of your favorite golf game.
Summary: Mark Twain once described golf as "a good walk ruined." Perhaps he'd have been a little more forgiving of the sport if he'd had an opportunity to spend some time with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10. EA Sports' latest hit-the-ball-at-the-hole simulator doesn't reinvent the genre, nor does it represent a huge leap forward over its predecessor, but there are plenty of new features and refinements on its scorecard to make it a winner for newcomers and veterans alike.
Pros: Features 16 of the world's best golf courses, Four difficulty levels that cater to everyone, Lots of different online and offline modes, Great controls, especially the new precision putting
Cons: Commentary is so bad you'll almost certainly mute it, Not all difficulty levels are supported online
Summary: Another year and another stake in what is the golfing franchise from EA. Tiger Woods 10 is a game that's difficult to get enthused about when looking at it as simply the next release in the series. It's questionable as to why anyone would purchase this title if they own previous iterations. Other than the dynamic weather system, which is actually more irritating than fun, there's very little here that warrants a purchase should you own Tiger 09, or even Tiger 08.
Pros: A fantastic round of golf, A lot to keep a newbie to the series entertained