Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10

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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10
Tiger Woods 10 xbox360.jpg
Developer(s) EA Tiburon, EA Mobile, HB Studios (PSP, PS2)
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Series PGA Tour
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, Xbox 360
Release date(s)
  • EU July 3, 2009
  • KO August 17, 2009 (Wii)
Genre(s) Sports (Golf)
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 is a golfing simulation video game in the PGA Tour series developed by EA Tiburon and published by Electronic Arts. It was released in North America on June 8, 2009 for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, and Xbox 360, home and portable consoles.[2] It is also the final entry into the series to be compatible with the PS2.

The servers that supported the online mode for this game, and many others, were permanently shut down by the publishers on August 11, 2011. Users who attempt to log on see a message that says "The EA servers are not available at this time. Please try again later." [3]

Features[edit]

A player (playing as Tiger Woods) attempting a putt in the game.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2010 features the U.S. Open, the USGA Championship and the USGA's Rules of Golf for the first time in the franchise's history.[4] The Weather Channel provides dynamic weather data for the game (the forecast channel on the Wii).[5] The new "Tournament Challenge" mode allows players to replicate famous shots and moments from the PGA Tour's history.[6]

There are several new courses available for this version of the game, including Bethpage Black, Pinehurst (Course 2), Torrey Pines, Oakmont, Hazeltine National, Banff Springs, and Turnberry, with all those listed courses having hosted major championships before. There are also many golfers featured in the game that are listed below. There are also fictitious golfers who are present in the game.

The Wii version of the game features support for the Wii MotionPlus, allowing for a more authentic sports motion to the golf swing, including the ability to draw and fade.[7] In Europe and North America, the Wii version was available in a bundle with a Wii MotionPlus accessory for limited time at launch.[8] Along with the use of the Wii MotionPlus there is a Disc Golf option in the game as well that adds a new mode to the game.

Courses[edit]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (Wii) 89.11%[9]
(X360) 82.80%[10]
(PS3) 81.54%[11]
(PSP) 70.33%[12]
(PS2) 50%[13]
Metacritic (Wii) 88/100[14]
(PS3) 81/100[15]
(X360) 80/100[16]
(PSP) 70/100[17]
(PS2) 50/100[18]
Review scores
Publication Score
Destructoid 9/10[19]
Eurogamer 7/10[20]
Game Informer 8.5/10[21]
GamePro 4.5/5 stars[22]
Game Revolution B[23]
GameSpot (Wii) 9/10[24]
8/10[25]
GameSpy (Wii) 5/5 stars[26]
4/5 stars[27]
GameTrailers (Wii) 9/10[28]
7.9/10[29]
GameZone 8.5/10[30][31][32]
IGN (Wii) 9/10[33]
8.3/10[34]
(PSP) 8.1/10[35]
(PS2) 5/10[36]
Nintendo Power 9/10[37]
OXM 8/10[38]
PSM 3.5/5 stars[39]
The Daily Telegraph 8/10[40]

The game was met with positive to very mixed reception upon release. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 89.11% and 88 out of 100 for the Wii version;[9][14] 82.80% and 80 out of 100 for the Xbox 360 version;[10][16] 81.54% and 81 out of 100 for the PlayStation 3 version;[11][15] 70.33% and 70 out of 100 for the PSP version;[12][17] and 50% and 50 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version.[13][18]

Many critics praised the Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3 versions for impressive graphics and smart gameplay. The experience and upgrade system, however, led Tycho of Penny Arcade to say "Tournaments that don't normalize player statistics aren't skill competitions... they're time competitions, measuring not the quality of your leisure hours but the volume",[41] and Gabe, "You can not compete unless you put the time in."[42]

According to NPD for the month of June, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 for Wii sold 272,400 units in North America, outselling Wii Fit in its debut month, putting it in fourth place for the month in overall sales.[43] The game did not make the top 10 positions for other platforms according to NPD June sales.

References[edit]

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