Summary: Parents need to know Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 is golf simulation game that is appropriate for players of all ages. However, parents of younger players might want to keep kids from playing online with strangers since that chat is unsupervised and not moderated. Playing online might lead to exposure of inappropriate language.
Summary: Tiger 13’s improvements to the gameplay are great, even if the tutorials for the new mechanics are worse than useless. However, the additions to the content are less than stellar, with a too-hard, and rather dull legacy mode, and lots of nasty paid-DLC traps that neither reward progress or patience.
Excerpt: EA Sports’ yearly releases of their games constantly manage to bring new and fresh ideas to the plate and even with a ropey few years both on and off the green for Tiger himself, EA’s effort manages to go from strength to strength. For solo golfers there is a wealth of gameplay modes including a very in depth career mode allowing you to create and customise your character by winning sponsorship deals and performing well on the courses and also the chance to play as Tiger...
Excerpt: I'm a bogey golfer (at best), but I know enough about golf to know when to use a closed stance versus an open one, and where to try and hit on the ball to achieve different spins. My problem on the course lies in execution. Golfers everywhere are nodding right now. We all know it's hard enough to hit the ball straight, let alone shape shots.
Conclusion: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 offers a decent game of golf, with a new swing system that works, and works well. The rest, however, is underdeveloped and the use of downloadable content is downright offensive. Wait until next year.
Excerpt: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 review Game Over Online - http://www.game-over.com Despite the ups and downs in both his personal and professional life, Tiger Woods can at least rest easy knowing that the video game bearing his moniker has been pretty consistent. Last year's version was a highlight since the stuffed shirts at Augusta finally allowed us to play along at home.
Excerpt: franchise brings with it a reliable simulation, but the developers have also experimented with a couple of key features. A few of these new modes and features don't quite hit the mark — and there's a mean-spirited setup to some of the unlockable courses — but the core gameplay is very strong, with lots of value to be found in the offline and online areas.
Excerpt: Shortly following Tiger Woods’ first PGA Tour event win in more than two years, the newest installment of Tiger Woods PGA Tour was released. The past few years of this franchise has brought with it some of the best innovation in sports gaming. A sentiment that many hope stays true in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 and beyond.
Conclusion: There is room for improvement, such as a stronger putting system and a better tutorial. Putting relies on how well you can control the thumb stick, and leaves little room for mistakes, while explaining game modes and different ways of scoring would be beneficial to newcomers and non-golfers alike. Since a printed manual was not part of the retail offering, users will have to find it in the menu of notifications of the game.