Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 100
    I am a changed man after playing this game and I think anybody who hasn't bothered to play golf games before should really give this a try; you'll be surprised, I promise.
  2. Together with a deep career mode, eight new courses (14 total) and, of course, online gameplay, this latest Tiger Woods is as good as it gets. [Oct 2004, p.88]
  3. An addictively fun game of golf that is certain to appeal to new and old fans alike. It doesn’t raise the bar in terms of gameplay but with all its game modes and new features, you’ll have a hard time finding a golf simulator that matches up to PGA Tour 2005.
  4. Even though the overall look and presentation has not received a glowing amount of attention, it is what EA has done as far as tweaking the controls, A.I. and adding a monster amount of modes and options that will keep fans of the links playing for another year to come.
  5. 90
    This is one of GameCube's best games this year, so don't overlook it, despite its lack of online.
  6. 90
    How exactly did they manage to make Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005 a better game? By making it more varied, and thus, more replayable. By far, the biggest upgrade to the game is the new GameFace II system, which allows you to create a player who looks like just about anyone you could possibly imagine.
  7. Tiger Woods 2005 is a birdie to "2004's" eagle, but that doesn't change the fact that it's one of the best sports games out there.
  8. A great game of golf with enough depth to please simulation fans while making things accessible to newcomers to the series.
  9. This year it's so big, most players with full-time jobs and social lives will never see more than half of it. You almost need a map to find your way through the menu options. [NGC]
  10. The foliage resembles that found in a pop-up book, the mingames are growing old, and though "2004" revolutionized the game, 2005 is mostly spit and polish. [Nov 2004, p.138]
  11. After last year's revolutionary success, this game - like "Madden" - is slowing down with age. [Oct 2004, p.125]
  12. While it doesn't break any seriously new ground, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005 is still the best golf title around.
  13. The game seems dead set on making new players comfortable--but this inadvertently sucks out a lot of the challenge.
  14. The Game Face II interface allows you to sculpt your duffer to minute detail. [Dec 2004, p.146]
  15. The new features are generally welcomed but don’t change the fact that this is largely the same game you probably spent way too much time with last year.
  16. It’s debatable whether or not this is worth buying if you own last year’s game…it comes down to how rich you are and how much you like golf. [Nov 2004, p.118]
  17. 80
    Though it’s easy to knock the game for not radically altering its presentation, it’s hard to criticize the sheer amount of playability (and fun) offered here.
  18. 79
    If, however, you already own one of the previous versions, then the reasons to consider an upgrade are negligible.

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