Excerpt: 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: 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.
Excerpt: 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.
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.
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: 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...
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.
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.
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.
Summary: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 once again provides fans the opportunity to play on the hallowed grounds of Augusta National Golf Club and features all-new experiences around Tiger Woods’ memorable golf accomplishments throughout his lifetime.