Excerpt: Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis. No, that’s not a joke. The creators of such controversial properties as Grand Theft Auto, Manhunt and the upcoming schoolyard beat ‘em up, Bully, have chosen to serve up a game of Ping Pong in their inaugural Xbox 360 offering. It’s an odd couple to say the least but damnit if it isn’t a whole lot of fun. So grab a paddle and get ready to return service as we check out Rockstar’s Table Tennis.
Excerpt: There are very few sports that I could really describe myself as "good at." But table tennis is one I am particularly awful at. So perhaps it is with twisted masochistic desire that I never pass up a chance to play the game.
Summary: This game is outstanding, and is a good amount cheaper than
most third party Xbox 360 titles. This is an excellent exclusive title from
Rockstar and shows that Table Tennis can be a widely appreciated sport. The
graphics are outstanding, and really show the power of the system already
utilizing, bringing outstanding character models to the Xbox 360.
Summary: Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis may be a bit of a surprise release from Rockstar but it's one that doesn't fail to meet the high quality we've come to expect from them, the price may seem a little steep at first sight for a Table Tennis game without a create a player or a career mode and without support for more than two players in the offline and online multiplayer modes, but with the price being as low as £25 when shopping around it's actually a budget price for...
Summary: Table Tennis is a well-constructed budget title with a tangible addictive element, pretty graphics and an amazing dedication to the virtual portrayal of the sport – with the exception of crucial character movement issues. If not for this fact, the title may have been the truest conversion of a sport to a video game yet; as it is, it still definitely falls short, and despite Rockstar’s small-budget overachievement the title can’t be recommended to all.
Pros: It's ping-pong!
Cons: Controls become unresponsive later in the game
Summary: Rockstar Games comes through with one of the best playing sports games of the year. It may seem unconventional, but Rockstar's Table Tennis is easily one of the most fun two-player games since the original Street Fighter II! This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on. However, that does not always apply to classic/retro games.