Summary: The Tiger Woods series has always been my favorite of EA's annual sports games. Ever since I performed my first virtual swing with the analog sticks, I became hooked. I don't like it enough to even think about paying every single year, but it's the only one I keep tabs on and check out every so often. It's hard to add enough new content to a yearly sports game to really make it worth paying $60 every time.
Excerpt: I looked over my review for Tiger Woods ’13 and the first sentence started out like this: “It’s somewhat fitting that Tiger Woods would win his 72nd PGA tour event a mere 48 hours before his new game hit the shelves, isn’t it?” Well as of this writing, Tiger Woods has just nailed the door shut on his 77th win, once again coming at Bay Hill. Tiger regained the #1 spot in the world, something he hasn’t had attached to his name since October 2010.
Excerpt: If you like golf at all, then it’s time to upgrade. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 is not just a good golf game – it’s a good game, period. Wide variety of courses, fun online modes, and the new Legends of the Majors mode make for a game that everybody at EA should be proud of.
Pros: Course variety is great, Connected Tournaments are a fun new concept
Cons: Purchasable coins turned into experience cheapen the experience for all involved
Excerpt: Despite recent controversies from both parties EA and Tiger Woods are back for another year with Tiger Woods PGA Tour ’14. It’s another year for the franchise and once again there is quite a beefy list of additions and alterations included, but do they make playing a round of golf from your couch that much different than last year’s?
Conclusion: The most damning thing to say about Tiger Woods 2014 is that it gives you no reason to upgrade from prior versions. With a bevy of overpriced DLC and scaled back modes there isn't a whole lot to recommend in this entry compared to earlier ones.
Summary: If you’re a fan of golf, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 is for you. The game includes most of the major historical events, all of the major tournaments, the LGPA, and more. It captures nearly every aspect of the sport with a devotion that is admirable.