Universal acclaim - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. The courses are stunningly handsome and the golfing action and ball physics are true to life. The game has an almost limitless replay value.
  2. 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.
  3. 100
    If anything, the PC version skews towards golf fans because it's more of a simulation, but that doesn't change the fact Tiger 2005 is one of the best PC games of the year, and one of the deepest, most completely realized sports games you could ever hope to play.
  4. 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]
  5. 90
    Comes with plenty of new options but there's nothing here to make last year's version obsolete. Nevertheless, hardcore fans will definitely profit from the additions made here and gamers new to the series will find that 2005 will likely last them a long, long time.
  6. A great edition of a wonderful series, it's definitely worth getting, even if players already have the 2004 edition, just for the Game Face II's added features and the new course editor.
  7. The player might not be number one any more, but the game reigns supreme. [Nov 2004]
  8. Those who've never played a computer golf sim may discover that this is one of their favorite games of the year in any genre. [Holiday 2004, p.84]
  9. 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.
  10. A great game of golf with enough depth to please simulation fans while making things accessible to newcomers to the series. The game’s Game Face II feature is quite fun and will take up a few hours of players’ time on its own.
  11. With eight new courses and three returning ones (plus the option to import courses from "Tigers 2002-2004"), this is simply a beautiful day at the links. [Dec 2004, p.88]
  12. This spectacular golf sim has plenty of the just-one-more-hole mojo that helped classics like "Links 386" turn everyone into insomniacs. [Dec 2004, p.86]
  13. Certainly more straight-up fun than any version of "Links," and it is more involving than last year's Tiger 2004.
  14. The inclusion of GameFace II, Tour Difficulty mode and Tiger Proofing provides plenty of player customization options that fans of the sport will enjoy. Plus, the inclusion of Tiger Vision allows people who've never picked up a club to feel like a golf pro.
  15. It might be a whole lot of fun and it might be the best golf game you can buy, but unless you create your own courses, there's very little challenge here.
  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]
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. VictorB.
    Mar 25, 2006
    I think the game is a challenge.with the wind and the bunkers in play it is as real as it can be. putting is definately a challenge in the game.
  2. NickiT.
    Dec 15, 2004
    Love, love, love this game. It is truly addicting and you feel like a pro the first time you hit a double eagle or a Ace in the hole. Fun and Love, love, love this game. It is truly addicting and you feel like a pro the first time you hit a double eagle or a Ace in the hole. Fun and challenging. Full Review »
  3. MarcusL.
    Oct 1, 2004
    Muito bom (Brasil) ótimo exelente.