Conclusion: If you're a golf fan, you've got to buy Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 All Play. It's the definitive game of golf this year, and the yearly iterations to come will surely improve upon an already-great game. Even if you're not a huge golf fan, this game is definitely worth checking out. Between the beefy career mode, distracting mini-games, and insanely addictive multiplayer mode, All Play is well worth the money you'll spend on it.
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a golf simulation game. There's no controversial content, but you can play online. Common Sense Media doesn't recommend kids under the age of 12 playing online unsupervised. Both women and men golfers are represented in the game.
Summary: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 will feature dynamic, personalized gameplay via Tiger Woods' personal coach, Hank Haney, a more intuitive and customized EA Sports GamerNet++ experience as well as an all-new game engine powering online play.
Conclusion: If you're looking for a good golf game for the Wii, then Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 All Play is the one to get. The modes are lengthy and enjoyable, the online play can be addictive, and the controls are utilized better than most. This is way better by far than 2008's version, but even so it's not a perfect experience. There are still some frustrating loose ends to tie up here and there, though I suppose no game ever achieves perfection.
Excerpt: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 All-Play is the best golf game available on the Wii, but it still has a number of flaws that will leave most players anxiously awaiting the Wii Motion Plus enabled 2010 edition. While the controls are so far the best imitation of real golf available on any video game system, there are still problems with swing recognition that will negatively affect the performance of the player.
Conclusion: This game is great. Not just in terms of a golf game but in general I really enjoyed playing this as did the rest of my family. EA have really done well on the title and my congratulations go out to the team who made it, but it isn’t without fault. The accuracy of the swing, especially in putting, is definitely off, no online play, lag and inconsistent guidance make the game difficult to enjoy at times.
Pros: Great multiplayer options, Good single player depth, Excellent character customisation
Cons: No online Mode, Occasional Lag, Swing detection is poor
Excerpt: "The key to playing a solid round of golf in this game is to master the controls." These are the game's first words which is fair enough if they bloody work and fortunately, unlike last year's effort, they do.