Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
Buy On
  1. 70
    Hardcore golfing fans (and I do mean hardcore) will probably find this a contender for game of the year, but for everybody else there are more charming, accessible, and fun golfing games on the market.
  2. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    70
    In enhancing net features, it's forgotten those who want to swing solo. [Oct 2008, p.95]
  3. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    70
    Certainly the impact of this year's improvements is less significant than those showcased in Madden, NBA Live and even NHL. [Nov 2008, p.82]
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. BryanMatherly
    Jan 5, 2009
    3
    New courses are great....and the club tuning helps stand apart from other players online. However, fix the online play.!!! Thousands of usNew courses are great....and the club tuning helps stand apart from other players online. However, fix the online play.!!! Thousands of us faithful TW golfers get dropped from the servers left and right for no reason! There are tons of other online games that don't even have a fraction of the connection issues, so why does this one?!? Us "hardcore" players, don't care what courses you make available to us.....all we want, is a good, straight up game to play, without concerns of what glitches will hurt us!!!! Full Review »
  2. NateR.
    Oct 26, 2008
    9
    Dynamic player characteristics make the game challenging and keeps you playing for hours. One bad round can absolutely destroy your characterDynamic player characteristics make the game challenging and keeps you playing for hours. One bad round can absolutely destroy your character and force you to rebuild your attributes. Very well done.

    The overall game play is not very realistic, but this has always been a problem in EVERY golf videogame. Something needs to be done in future iterations of the game to account for the RIDICULOUSLY low scoring. Players routinely shoot scores in the low 50's, high 40's, which is simply unheard of the PGA tour. The 2010 version should place obstacles (shorter drives, more water, higher trees) designed to prevent scoring rounds in the 60's. Also, the team at EA should put serious consideration into allowing for user-generated courses in the 2010 version. But all of these requests are spices which would make an already great game perfect.

    The online game play is fun, the inclusion of a shot-clock was brilliant! The ability to post your best shots and scores online keeps you playing the game once you've achieved 100% game completion.
    If you're a Tiger die-hard like me (I've purchased the game every year since 2000), you'll love it; this is the best version they've developed so far. If you don't like other golf series, the online play and ability to fully-customize your character should keep you interested. If you're on the fence, it's definitely worth purchasing (or at least a rental). Enjoy!
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  3. BillC.
    Sep 7, 2008
    9
    It's a very good game and looks very good. The way you can fit your clubs to the way you play is great.I don't care for the bland It's a very good game and looks very good. The way you can fit your clubs to the way you play is great.I don't care for the bland announcers. Full Review »