Excerpt: As a series, Tiger Woods tends to increment with gentle putts rather than hefty swings - and it has become even more apparent with the last few iterations. As the series' little Wii sibling continues to dazzle with progressively fancier MotionPlus controls, the 360/PS3 version is starting to feel a little old hat by comparison.
Conclusion: All of the problems are irksome rather than game-breaking, and don't have a significant impact on what is a surprisingly deep and engaging rendition of Mark Twain's “good walk spoiled”. It isn't likely to set the world alight, but if you're a fan of golf and looking to get in on the game without getting the hem of your trousers damp, you'll be more than happy with this.
Review: Tiger Woods PGA Tour '11 (Sony Playstation 3)
15 December 2010
Summary: For fans of the PGA Tour and golf that isn’t heavily slanted towards arcade gameplay such as Hot Shots Golf , you have two choices: either purchase Tiger Woods PGA Tour ’11 , or go forth and multiply. I really wish the choices weren’t so limited. As it is, anyone who purchases this game is getting a serious time drain and the ability to play online, and surprisingly little else. I would recommend this game only to fans of the Ryder Cup.
Excerpt: Despite the endless amount of pointless conjecture about Tiger�s personal life and how it�s affecting his grasp on the game of golf, it just wouldn�t be fitting to roll out another golfer for this massive EA Sports franchise. Going for the last 12 years, Tiger Woods PGA Tour is a staple in the EA Sports lineup and generally in the gaming industry.
Conclusion: Big steps forward for the franchise and a return to form for a series that, like its titular sports personality, was starting to stumble down a rocky road. It will certainly be interesting to see what Kinect brings to this franchise.