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  • Summary: For the first time in franchise history, players will be able to step onto the grounds of Augusta National and begin their own journey to capture the most sought-after prize in professional golf - the Green Jacket.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. Apr 5, 2011
    100
    If you have a passion for golf and want the best representation of what the video game world has to offer, this is it. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters is golfing's greatest video game masterpiece.
  2. 90
    Coming up with the best golf game took a while, but EA Tiburon's Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 is undoubtedly the pinnacle of the series. With a new caddie system, a revamped career mode, and the superb Augusta course, 'The Masters' is masterful on many levels.
  3. Apr 28, 2011
    83
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters is really not that much different from years past but the additions this year really have you thinking, "What else can they really do to make this game any better?" I love the new caddie system and how he has your name on his back. The Move is a great switch up and will really test how good you are at swinging a virtual club rather than flicking a stick. The fact that everything leads up to the most revered tournament in golf history definitely brings you back to finish round after round with anticipation.
  4. Apr 5, 2011
    80
    PGA 12 features the same kind of gradual evolution found in all EA Sports titles. The big-name improvements, such as Move support and the Masters content are welcome, and will no doubt inspire many to part company with the funds required to participate.
  5. Apr 8, 2011
    80
    A must-have for golf fans, but it will be too of a simulation for novice players, as it doesn't include a comprehensive tutorial for those who have no experience in previous games.
  6. Apr 7, 2011
    75
    A solid game, but lacks of some great additions. This game is starting to feel too old and static.
  7. Apr 21, 2011
    65
    To all but the most fragile newcomer the caddy's inclusion is the opposite of empowering. [Issue#204, p.86]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Oct 22, 2011
    10
    Progression is awesome, comparative stats is cool too. Gameplay is really smooth and the level of control is great.
    Game is awesome on the
    PS3's Move. It's the only way I play the game. One of the coolest Move titles I've had a crack at. Expand
  2. Apr 1, 2011
    9
    I tend to purchase TW games every other year or every two years because the developers do not usually improve the graphics are make changes enough to justify purchase. TW 2012 however, has noticeable improvements in graphics and game play is more realistic. Putting now is much harder. I purchased the game via Amazon and got it for 47.00 so the price was reasonable. I rated this game a 9 instead of 10 because now the game requires purchase of more games as DLC. But I cannot punish developers for creative maneuvers to make money. I really like the new courses and the game is much more pleasing in course graphics (models are still looking lame however.) Expand
  3. May 14, 2011
    9
    It's a great golf game , very enjoyable.....But like all EA's sport titles they are only really good value if you havent bought an incarnation for a year or two. If your the type of person who buys one or two games a year you'd be hard done by to buy this or indeed any of the NBA/NHL or Madden games. EA never fail to add new elements to the games & indeed improve the graphics but the upgrade is often minimal. Luckily I havent played a Tiger Woods game since 2002 and the last time I was really hooked was PGA tour gold 2 on the Mega Drive. Because of this I approached Tiger Woods as a noob. First the controls. Ok call me old fashioned but I dont like the stick swing system, it seems to vague and random so I opted for the 3 click swing. My theory 'if it aint broke dont fix it'....yes a clichet but one that works for me. Initially I found it hard to match up but then I realised it was hinged on not going over 100% power. Essentially if you control the power the speed bar and chance for precision is increased. The graphics are nice but not as beautiful as I expected to be honest. I guess I've been playing too much Hot pursuit and expect all EA's graphics to be of an equal standard. The sound effects are generic yet relaxing as is the new theme tune. Gone are the thumping 'cool' tracks and in are seemingly an in house chilled out tunes by Rob Warren and co. Ambient tunes for me were always a better choice , but I am becoming an old fogey and would choose this even when NOT whiling the hours away on the virtual tee with a pint of London Pride. The new caddy system is very helpful to newvies and even offers some good advice to more experienced players. He can be a tad repetitive and it does feel like cheating sometimes expecially when mates rely on him 100% of the time.....not that I'm bitter. I havent been online due to the PSN being down but I can say multiplayer with mates is a whole lot of fun. The gameplay itself is very fluid and there are plenty shot options to use. The Career mode is a great idea and actual makes you work toward a goal instead of throwing you in against Tiger Woods from day 1...a lesson Virtua Tennis could learn from. The game also embraces the much hyped PS Move! Alas I can't comment on how it works given as I havent got it , but I have heard through friends it is fun. Another pundit commented on how DLC is needed to play all the tournaments , indeed I agree this is outragous , but to me a casual gamer it's no biggie tbh. Overall its fun, relaxing, nice to look at and above all addictive. Call me old fashioned but even without the PSN its a great title to play with real mates and a couple of beers. I cant count how many days I've lloked forward after work to having a pint of bitter and playing a few rounds of this game. I'm not sure I'd recommend it if I had 2011 , but If you havent played a PGA game in a while it is recommended for sure. Expand
  4. Apr 5, 2011
    7
    I'm disappointed by the clumsy PS Move support, it had more potential given how fun previous versions were on the Wii but its controls are no where as well implemented. I will be trading this in for the Wii version soon. The graphics and courses are beautifully designed and if it didn't say it could support PS Move controls I would be scoring it higher because it's a good game and works great with the Dual-Shock controller and it that is your preferred control method you won't be disappointed. Though if you were hoping for a polished PS Move game this is a poor attempt. Expand
  5. Apr 19, 2011
    7
    Not much to say. It's pretty much every other Tiger Wood's game but it does play very well in my opinion. If you have one from the last few years then the real reason to have this one is because of the inclusion of the Master's course. Otherwise it's hard to justify what is about $90 by the time you buy the DLC courses on a very similar game. Expand
  6. Apr 7, 2011
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. That's not a bad game, there's not a lot of new features but if you bought it, you are good for a couple years.....Boycott the DLC, expensive and useless Expand
  7. Sep 13, 2011
    0
    EA just love to tinker - don't they understand 'if it aint broke then don't fix it!'

    Online is so uninspiring and boring. What happened to
    the 10 second timer? What happened to the online points awarded/deducted for wins/losses? What happened to penalising players who quit?

    Bring back Tiger Woods 10 (unfortunately, online services for TW10 was terminated and shutdown on 11 August 2011).

    Luckily, I managed to play/trial this version for a month (activating and using the one-off one-time online access code which is another annoying feature rendering the game worthless to anyone else) before returning the game for a full money-back refund.

    My advice to lovers of Tiger Woods series (TW10 and previous releases) is like Tiger Woods and his professional career/ranking, this game is rapidly going one way - that is down and further down!
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