Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Aug 14, 2011
    71
    SEGA could have used its money and influence to elevate Virtua Tennis to the level of EA's FIFA franchise, but, judging by the lack of tangible progress in this installment, I guess SEGA just doesn't care.
  2. Jul 12, 2011
    75
    Virtua Tennis 4 comes as a spectacular mix of strengths and weaknesses, a title that Dreamcast nostalgics will surely enjoy. The fact is it doesn't have what it takes to compete with Top Spin 4, which has brought the genre to new levels, especially in terms of realism and depth. A good fourth episode, definitely, but the series desperately needs some major improvements.
  3. Jul 4, 2011
    74
    The right game for beginners: uncomplicated and remarkably entertaining tennis. Just press start, lean back and have fun.
  4. 50
    Virtua Tennis keeps its arcade style but unfortunately it soon turns into a spiritless stereotype play. [Issue#207]
  5. Aug 29, 2011
    70
    It's nothing close to a serious tennis simulator, but it's packed with so much fun that you simply don't care. [Sept 2011, p.91]
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jan 15, 2013
    7
    Fun game as every Virtua Tennis, yet this one has one weird change, it's harder to return the ball when you are in a bad position or too farFun game as every Virtua Tennis, yet this one has one weird change, it's harder to return the ball when you are in a bad position or too far from the ball, as your player moves are slower. Now position is much more important which is a good point, but sometimes it's weird when you can't volley a ball that passes 3 cm from you cause it was a "bit too fast" and your player doesn't even react to block the ball. Full Review »
  2. Oct 8, 2012
    7
    it's a good game but is too arcade. The graphics are good. the gameplay is a defect because the ball never go outside the court. the sound isit's a good game but is too arcade. The graphics are good. the gameplay is a defect because the ball never go outside the court. the sound is regular. graphics: 8
    Gameplay: 6
    Sound:7

    Final note: 7
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  3. Apr 7, 2012
    7
    A very good game and that is fascinating in the PC version!