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  • Summary: The newest version of the best-selling golf simulator of all-time features improved graphics, six brand-new championship courses, high-resolution 3D characters, a Dynamic Camera that lets you to see your shot from different perspectives, and improved putting with a new 3D Green Analyzer. Links 2003 also brings improvements to the powerful Arnold Palmer Course Designer - the same 3D course architecture tool used by the Links team to create course graphics in stunning photorealistic detail. [Microsoft] Expand
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  1. Superb. The game has more than enough features for a golfer to keep interest in this game without ever playing on the internet.
  2. A sports classic. [Holiday 2002, p.106]
  3. The Real-Time Swing adds a completely new (and welcome) dimension to Links 2003. [Jan 2003, p.114]
  4. It may not have the gusto and domineering presence as it did before but a little competition has undeniably sharpened this golf game.
  5. I was amazed at the strength of the gameplay. With the tremendous online abilities and the multiple options for each player, the game has great depth.
  6. 60
    Remains the best of its genre, with its ball physics, ease of play, and wonderful online community. However, aside from the fantastic new control method and character models, not much has changed in the series in five years.

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  1. UncleVin
    Oct 16, 2002
    Links remains the undisputed heavyweight champion of the golf genre in PC Gaming. Nothing else comes close and now with additional soundtrack, you cannot help but become fully involved in this great game. Expand
  2. MattR.
    Feb 8, 2003
    Links is dead, long live Tiger Woods! I used to love this series, but the lack of stability (esp. with newer drivers), the static and plain backgrounds and the average sound make this a mediocre game at best. The new swing is great, but guess what--Tiger Woods has had it for years! Expand