Tiger Woods PGA Tour DS

Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 21
  2. Negative: 4 out of 21
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  1. Tiger Woods takes good advantage of the capabilities of the DS, and it's easily the most technically accomplished handheld golf game to date.
  2. The concepts behind Tiger Woods DS are solid, and the controls follow the goal of innovative new ways to play games. Unfortunately, the controls that EA shoves at you are so inconsistent that the gameplay is greatly hampered.
  3. Cheat Code Central
    70
    Excuse another bad pun but the touch swing is touchy. You could make the exact same swing from the tee several times and the ball will take a different direction every time. It is not terrible, but you will have to take time to master this area.
  4. AceGamez
    70
    The portable gameplay experience is rewarding and the application of the stylus based control system is pure genius, but despite its merits, it suffers under weight of the first to market glitches and the obvious comparison to existing titles like "Mario Golf: Advance Tour."
  5. There’s a huge amount of content featured within the game with a wide variety of famous courses and licensed pros to compete against.
  6. Too bad they couldn’t clean up the putting engine and put some more thought into the touch pad sensitivity.
  7. Despite some putting issues that can be worked around and the fact that the “spin” system just doesn’t seem to work 90% of the time, the game holds up well and provides an involving experience that suits the system down to the ground.
  8. Some people will absolutely love what this game has to offer, but for the most part I think gamers will be more frustrated then thrilled.
  9. Weekly Famitsu
    65
    7 / 6 / 6 / 7 - 26 [Vol 845]
  10. 60
    The attempt to offer a unique touch-screen swing mechanic is definitely respectable, but the first-time solution doesn't work nearly as well or offer as much control as it could have.
  11. In the end, it's a golf game fundamentally redesigned to its detriment, shorn of many of the little things that made up the rest of its appeal, and now merely flawed but enjoyable.
  12. 55
    The whole touch-screen system needs to be reviewed, as there are plenty of better ideas out there that just aren’t being used in a lot of the third party Nintendo DS games.

Awards & Rankings

#5 Most Discussed DS Game of 2004
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Kitchen
    Aug 28, 2007
    10
    The most fun I've ever had playing a handheld game. Graphics are par (like the golf term... eh?) but the gameplay makes up for it ten The most fun I've ever had playing a handheld game. Graphics are par (like the golf term... eh?) but the gameplay makes up for it ten fold. Also, it's challenging, but not impossible, which makes it worth the money. Full Review »
  2. BerryN.
    Mar 13, 2005
    9
    The touch swing is fantastic, the graphics are OK but the game is most definitely fun. My pick for the best sports game on DS.
  3. TimL.
    Mar 3, 2005
    3
    I enjoyed the game until I made it to the professional level. For some reason, EASports decided that it would be more fun if you I enjoyed the game until I made it to the professional level. For some reason, EASports decided that it would be more fun if you couldn't win, and the whole thing became a game of frustration. To make sure you don't win, they give one of your opponents a -6 on the first hole, with a par of 5!! What a shame because up until that point it was incredible. Full Review »