Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Other than the sound, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 does everything needed to help give the franchise a breath of fresh air. It's nice to see that EA Sports can do more than just throw in one new play or change one part of a game.
  2. It looks and sounds better than ever, with a host of real and fantasy modes and characters, a mix that offers a lot of variety for both casual and hardcore gamers. As always, it's a game that's easy to pick up and very difficult to put down.
  3. Putting cheat Tiger Vision and advice from your caddy are gone, forcing you to read the greens. [Nov 2005, p.118]
  4. A superior golfing system and good presentation, largely because of the detailed create-a-player tool make Tiger Woords PGA Tour 06 an easy recommendation.
  5. 90
    This year's Tiger feels more complex and sophisticated than ever. Putting is more challenging (e.g., total bitch)... Yet, the game is still accessible to armchair golfers, thanks to those welcome arcade-y touches.
  6. The gameplay could have been more challenging, and the course in the Rivals mode could have been real courses from the past, but these are small quibbles. It's a great game, as always.
  7. 85
    Generally, this game is a flawless knock-out.
  8. 83
    The mechanics feel better and I recommend it for fans of the series who have to get their fix every year. However, if you're looking for something new, you may want to hold off to see if EA makes a bigger leap with the next generation or next year's version.
  9. It's not a revolution, but it's an improvement. [Nov 2005, p.140]
  10. For years I've been saying that the only significant problem with the Tiger games is the putting interface. So what did they do this year? They made putting harder by removing caddy tips and employing the same analog swing interface as tee shots.
  11. 82
    What remains to be seen is whether EA can reintroduce a suitable element of difficulty to knock the series back in the right direction without forcing an unintentional bogie.
  12. Tiger's undeniable quality has survived the tweaks. As impressive as ever but no great leap forward in evolution. [NGC]
  13. A great game, but telling you this is a must have title is just silly. While the game is extremely well done, there is just not enough here to warrant adding another Tiger game to your collection.
  14. 80
    Putting is harder, but much more rewarding--an Ideal Putt Camera helps with gauging potential break on difficult putts.
  15. 80
    Despite the knocks against rivals mode and the fact that the new controls are mostly borrowed from what many consider to be a more simple golf franchise, Tiger Woods 06 is still a solid game. Where rivals fails, the more realistic PGA Tour mode is still fun, as is skills 18, a set of target-based minigames.
  16. You will find success early and often in Tiger 06, and though that may not sound like such a bad thing, it isn't necessarily true to the spirit of the sport, where triumphs--however minor--need to be earned, not simply offered to you for the taking.
  17. It's just a shame that what it has in excellent gameplay, it lacks in just about every other aspect.
  18. This year they tried to futz with the gameplay, but the changes are so minute that most veterans will seamlessly transition from last year's game to this one. Whether or not it's worth the green fees depends a great deal on your love of the game, but chances are you've already aced this course.
  19. I'm surprised and saddened that this was outdone by a two-year-old game. EA's trying some new things here, but they don't quite work yet.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Matt
    Feb 2, 2006
    good game, gamebreaker is a little cheesy though.
  2. Ken
    Dec 27, 2005
    I think 05 was better I liked the caddy tips on the green,you dont get this in 06. I can do without tiger vision. but it was nice when you needed a hard put. This game is a step in the wrong direction, Im not used to that from EA sports Full Review »
  3. Sean
    Sep 29, 2005
    What was EA Sports thinking? Tiger Woods 06 is by far inferior to Tiger Woods 04/05 in numerous ways, how is that possible? Long time fan of the series, but if they dont get back to TW 05/04 graphics, playability, & putting theyve lost my vote. I'm returning the game the day after I bought it. They had it right on the money with TW 05 all they had to do to improve for 06 is add new courses, new players and increase the difficulty. Unbelievable that they would downgrade in graphics for useless/mostly unlikable new features. Guess i'll continue to play 05 another year. Full Review »