Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
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  1. 91
    The online mode which is exclusive to the PS2 version is absolutely fantastic. I couldn't gush enough about it. Buy a modem or broadband adapter and get online with this game. It's free and it rocks -- the replay value is through the roof if you go online.
  2. Even if EA Sports had left every other aspect of the game identical to "Tiger Woods 2003," the staggering number of new, playable courses alone makes 2004 worthwhile.
  3. Game Informer
    Tiger just owns it in every category: graphics, unlockables, golfers, courses, modes, and everything else. This is hands-down the best golf game ever, and easily one of the best sports games in general. [Oct 2003, p.114]
  4. The Game Face feature is almost worth the price alone.
  5. Cheat Code Central
    EA needs to be commended for turning videogame golf into it's own sport, completely separate from the real thing...If you want the most advanced golf game available you'll want this one.
  6. Technically it's better than either of the previous two, which means it's better than any other golf game we've played...For those of us with Tiger pedigree though, the lack of online play and niggling flaws overshadow an otherwise generous update.
  7. More than anything, Tiger Woods is an addictive game. The immense single-player experience will have you staring at the set for hours, just trying to win more money, unlock more gear and establish yourself as a legend.
  8. 90
    The mix of true physics, newbie approachability, gameplay depth, and even a sly sense of humor makes Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 thoroughly enjoyable.
  9. Edge Magazine
    This relaxed, arcade-like approach makes for something that's not so much about simulation, but more emulation; letting you thwack the ball with all the verve of an expert, without the worry of any homework. Fun, then, and lots of it. [Nov 2003, p.107]
  10. 80
    From the moment DMX's "Party Up" plays in the background, you'll realize this is not your father's golf game. The action is fast, the commentary is rife with dry humor, and the desire to personalize your character is too good to pass up.
  11. Play Magazine
    The level of customization is simply astounding. In addition to the typical options like face, hair color, eye color and facial hair, players can change the structure of their cheek, chin and jaws. And not just the appearance, but the width, height and length too. [Oct 2003, p.84]
  12. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    EA's improved everything in this game, from graphics to putting to new arcade modes that help pass the time. There's just no better golf game out there. [Oct 2003, p.136]
  13. This is still the best choice for gamers wanting to batter a hard white ball around a park but anyone returning to the series will be disappointed with the slender changes.
  14. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    Unlike last year's game, Tiger 2004's minor additions make more of a major difference than it would seem at first glance. [Oct 2003, p.124]
  15. PSM Magazine
    Game Face is the most comprehensive and powerful character creation tool found in a game, period...Our sole gripe is that we wish the game were a little more difficult. [Nov 2003, p.42]
  16. With all of the new features added to Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004, it is by far the best golf game to date on any console. From addictive online play to the in-depth EA Sports Game Face mode, this game will have you coming back for more day after day.
  17. The licensed rap music has got to go for "Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005," please! Other than this licensing snafu by EA’s music department the 2004 edition of the prettiest, fun, complete (online play rules!) and user-friendly golf sim on the face of the planet is well worth the $50.
  18. GMR Magazine
    Does both fun and realistic very well with below par results (in golfese, that's good). [Nov 2003, p.74]
  19. Hands down the most playable, enjoyable golf game released to date.
  20. 95
    With spot on control and more courses than you could have hoped for, fantastic options and great presentation purchasing this game is a “no brainer” for anyone with a love for video game golf.
  21. EA Sports has put considerable effort into improving this franchise by adding more game modes, an intuitive swing mechanism, online play, lifelike graphics, plus more depth, options and customizability. No other golf game is on par.
  22. It has a lot going for it if you're really into golf, want to play new courses and fancy getting caught up in the whole 'being there' feeling that Game Face, the preponderance of pro shop kit, career sponsorship and online play.

Awards & Rankings

#52 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 41
  2. Negative: 3 out of 41
  1. Nov 23, 2017
    Thumbs up. Played da ship outa dis game.Thumbs up. Played da ship outa dis game. 999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999ggg Full Review »
  2. JesseM.
    Aug 19, 2004
    This game is great from all the courses to designing your own character. The only thing i would like to see is more in depth club selection This game is great from all the courses to designing your own character. The only thing i would like to see is more in depth club selection compared to the type of swing you chose, and less ea games suplies and more brand name clubs and clothes and other aperal and accesories. OVERALL WICKED! Full Review »
  3. PeterF.
    Jun 25, 2004
    The most immersive golf video game ever produced.