Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 DS

Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
Buy On
  1. This game is outstanding. I would even recommend it above some of the console versions of Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf, for the simple fact that it's tailored so perfectly for a handheld system.
  2. A superb game and the best golf game on any handheld. Period.
  3. Nintendo Power
    85
    I'd give it a green jacket. [Nov 2007, p.104]
  4. 83
    I'm just incredibly impressed with the leap the series has made on the dual-screen handheld. If it's done right, golf makes for a great handheld experience due to its pick-up-and-play style - play a hole, put the system away, pick it up again, play another hole, put it away again.
  5. There’s a fantastic amount of gameplay in Tiger Woods ’08 for the DS, and the most satisfying set of golf mechanics on the console to date.
  6. After a two-year hiatus, the Tiger Woods franchise makes a triumphant return to the DS with this exceptionally entertaining golf simulator.
  7. Don't let the understated presentation fool you: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 is a great portable golf game.
  8. Nintendo Gamer
    80
    Good, this. [Dec 2007, p.70]

Awards & Rankings

#65 Most Discussed DS Game of 2007
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. JimF
    Feb 25, 2008
    9
    While the graphics don't blow the door off... the control certainly does. After getting used to the stylus and specifically getting theWhile the graphics don't blow the door off... the control certainly does. After getting used to the stylus and specifically getting the hang of putting, the game offers quite a bit of challange but not too much and not too little. The Wifi multiply feature alone is worth the price. Full Review »
  2. DarrenZ.
    Sep 27, 2007
    8
    Up until now, True Swing Golf was probably the best golf game for the DS, but Tiger has finally caught up. Is Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 a Up until now, True Swing Golf was probably the best golf game for the DS, but Tiger has finally caught up. Is Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 a better game than True Swing Golf? I'd say no, nor is it worse. What TW has over TSG is better production values, real world courses (including my favorite, St. Andrews!), and the names and likenesses of actual PGA pros. What keeps TW from definitively taking the top spot, however, is a fiddly putting game that can often get frustrating. Sometimes a full power putt will have the ball drift well past the hole, and other times it'll come up just a hair short, and I've not really been able to figure out why. It's also not uncommon to see the ball roll straight over the hole and keep going. I don't know if this intended, but it makes the putting game more frustrating than it needs to be. I recommend leaving "Auto Tap-ins" enabled since all you need to do is get the ball close (within a couple of feet), and the computer will take over and putt it in for you. But even as frustrating as the putting game can be, it's surprisingly not a game breaker. Another niggle is that you can't determine the point of impact before taking your swing. You can only apply spin to the ball after it has already left your club, which brings in the temptation to apply spin after the fact to try and salvage an errant shot. To be fair, the mechanic seems to work as intended, but it just feels wrong since you should not be able to interact with the ball in any way after hitting it. Other nice features include the ability to play a quick game on the course of your choice, either front 9, back 9, random 5, or random 3; and there's a few dozen golf-related mini-games that offer nice diversion. If EA were to tighten up the putting game and change the way spin is applied, this would easily be a perfect 10 game as I really see nothing else to complain about. Maybe they'll put that on their "To Do" list for Tiger Woods 09. Full Review »
  3. Blademaster
    Sep 15, 2007
    9
    Best golf game on a hand held without a doubt.. easily my favorite DS game and probbaly will be for a while... no complaints... nice Best golf game on a hand held without a doubt.. easily my favorite DS game and probbaly will be for a while... no complaints... nice graphics.. great controls. good physics.. great use of the stylus... and adding wifi play just makes it that much better.. great job on this game.... i say to definitely give it a try.. even if your not into golf (like myself) it still makes a great game! Full Review »