Top Spin 4

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Top Spin 4
European cover art
European cover art (exc. UK) featuring Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams respectively
Developer(s)2K Czech
Publisher(s)2K Sports
EnginePAM Engine
Platform(s)PlayStation 3
Wii
Xbox 360
Release
  • NA: March 15, 2011
  • EU: March 18, 2011
Genre(s)Sports

Top Spin 4 is a tennis video game[1] developed by 2K Czech and published by 2K Sports released on the PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360 consoles. The game features licensed professional players, venues and equipment with professional players like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi.[2] The game was released on March 15, 2011 in America, and was released on March 18 in UK/Europe. A downloadable demo was released on March 1 for the PS3 and Xbox 360. The PS3 version supports the PlayStation Move[3] and is also compatible in 3D. The Xbox 360 version does not support the Kinect but is 3D compatible.[4]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
AggregatorScore
GameRankings(PS3) 79.24%[5]
(X360) 84.06[6]
(Wii) 59.40%[7]
Metacritic(PS3) 82/100[8]
(X360) 84/100[8]
(Wii) 54/100[9]
Review scores
PublicationScore
Eurogamer8/10[10]
Game Informer8.5/10[11]
GameSpot(X360) 9/10[12]
(Wii) 4/10[13]
GamesRadar+4.5/5 stars[14]
IGN8.5/10[15]
OXM (US)8/10[16]

Reviews for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Top Spin 4 have been positive, including a 9/10 and an Editor's Choice award from GameSpot, and an 8.5/10 from IGN, as well as a positive 84 on Metacritic. GameZone gave the game an 8/10, stating "Top Spin 4 offers tennis lovers plenty all on its own, and it presents itself in beautiful form. Its great depth of gameplay, packaged in an approachable and fun format, elevates it to the upper echelon of tennis titles. Buy the game, not the 3D spectacle."[17]

The game was also gained an Award in a Booom Competition for being the best Czech video game of the year.[18]

Reviews for the Wii version have been lackluster, highlighted by a 4/10 from GameSpot and a 56 on Metacritic.

The game has also been criticized for inaccurate player specific animations despite heavily advertising "2K's award winning Signature Style".

Influence[edit]

The game inspired the development of a spiritual successor titled Tennis World Tour which was released in 2018.[19][20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-05. Retrieved 2012-05-06. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2018-05-29.
  3. ^ "Demos for MLB 2K11 and Top Spin 4 Set to Arrive Tomorrow | pastapadre.com". www.pastapadre.com. Retrieved 2018-05-29.
  4. ^ "Strategy Informer Previews Top Spin 4". Retrieved 2011-01-20.
  5. ^ http://www.gamerankings.com/ps3/605746-top-spin-4/
  6. ^ http://www.gamerankings.com/xbox360/605747-top-spin-4/index.html
  7. ^ http://www.gamerankings.com/wii/605748-top-spin-4/index.html
  8. ^ a b http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/top-spin-4
  9. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/game/wii/top-spin-4
  10. ^ Kristan Reed (2011-03-17). "Top Spin 4 review". Eurogamer.net. Retrieved 2014-09-21.
  11. ^ Matt Helgeson (2011-03-15). "Top Spin 4 Perfects The Fundamentals And Delivers A Compelling Career Mode". Game Informer. Retrieved 2014-09-21.
  12. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/top-spin-4/critic-reviews
  13. ^ Mark Walton (2011-03-23). "Top Spin 4 review". Gamespot. Retrieved 2014-09-21.
  14. ^ Sam Bishop (2011-04-07). "Top Spin 4 review". Gamesradar. Retrieved 2014-09-21.
  15. ^ Joe Utichi (2011-03-31). "Top Spin 4 review". IGN. Retrieved 2014-09-21.
  16. ^ Matt Lees (2011-04-03). "Top Spin 4 review". Official Xbox Magazine. Retrieved 2014-09-21.
  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-29. Retrieved 2011-06-24. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  18. ^ "Booom 2011: nej PC hrou je podle novinářů Zaklínač 2".
  19. ^ "Tennis World Tour announced (2018, Breakpoint Studio, OMG!)". NeoGAF. Retrieved 2018-05-29.
  20. ^ "r/tennis - New tennis video game announced: Tennis World Tour". reddit. Retrieved 2018-05-29.

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