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  • Summary: Top Spin 4 is the latest iteration in the tennis sim, bringing 25 playable pros as well as the ability to create your own star.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. Mar 17, 2011
    92
    Surely there will be better tennis simulators in coming years, but after many hours with Top Spin 4, we can't imagine how to improve the recreation of the sport with such fun.
  2. 90
    2K Czech serves up an ace with Top Spin 4 through authentic gameplay and animations, plus a new streamlined approach throughout the entire game.
  3. May 24, 2011
    88
    Top Spin 4 offers a lot of emotion on the court. The controls are very good but you will need a lot of time to master timing in every situation.
  4. Mar 31, 2011
    83
    Even if you don't have a 3D telly (and who does?) and despite the issues with the career mode, you still get a game that's enjoyable looks fantastic and plays great.
  5. Apr 17, 2011
    80
    A tennis game with focus on realism with great carreer mode and nice feel to the gameplay. Some small problems but overall a great game.
  6. Mar 23, 2011
    80
    Top Spin 4 lacks the polish of a truly fantastic game, but does have a potent balance between accessibility and depth. This fourth instalment is on all fronts better than its predecessor and works especially well online. It's a nice overture for the new tennis season.
  7. Mar 21, 2011
    60
    Action is tactically deep, yet ultimately staccato. [Issue#203, p.87]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Mar 19, 2011
    10
    This is the best game I've been waiting for! The biggest roster ever! The only thing I don't like is that they removed Sharapova, if she's inThis is the best game I've been waiting for! The biggest roster ever! The only thing I don't like is that they removed Sharapova, if she's in the WTA Roster of this game, the WTA Roster kicks ass! You could make the classic Sharapova vs Serena Williams. The controls are very responsive and great. The My Player Mode and the World Tour Gameplay is a big improvement for the game. A must buy game for Xbox 360 and PS3 but for Wii, just go get Grand Slam Tennis for Wii because you might get frustrated with the graphics of TS4 on Wii but on PS3 and 360, this game kicks ass! This game is worth buying for! Expand
  2. May 13, 2011
    9
    The game all tennis fans have been waiting for. Top Spin 4 is the most authentic tennis game to grace the PS3 and is head and shoulders aboveThe game all tennis fans have been waiting for. Top Spin 4 is the most authentic tennis game to grace the PS3 and is head and shoulders above its competition. Considering how average previous installments of the Top Spin series have been the improvements this game has made are incredible. Gameplay has never been more fun and realisitc. You find yourself getting absorbed in endless rallys back and forth. Like its predacessors the shot sytem is same as ever but this time feels a lot smoother especially when you master the different kind of shots. The powerful shots can leave you in awe or sheer frustration at going inches wide out of play. And its this and the precision shots that leave you engrossed and wanting more. Career mode is great fun and TS's best to date as you create your own player and take him a journey to become the number 1 tennis player. Visually its superb! It encapsulates each individual tremendously well meaning that the player likeness is amazing! From Nadal's reaction to winning a mammoth point to Murray shouting "C'mon" after taking a crucial point it really is fantastic. It has most licensed arena's apart from Wimbledon and from what I could tell they seemed pretty much on the mark with the crowds creating a good atmosphere given the fact the game still lacks commentary which sets it back rather than pushing it forward. Online it works really well and is very entertaining. Top Spin 4 really is the pinnacle of all tennis games and leaves its challengers massively adrift as Virtua Tennis is slowly but surely becoming stale but this game revitalizes Top Spin and with everything this game offers as an all round package it really is impressive and addictive making it unmissable for tennis fans and all gamers its certainly worth a look! Expand
  3. Nov 19, 2013
    9
    El mejor juego de Tenis con mucha diferencia, es espectacular, lo recomiendo para los fans del tenis, jugando con playstation move es unaEl mejor juego de Tenis con mucha diferencia, es espectacular, lo recomiendo para los fans del tenis, jugando con playstation move es una pasada, nunca sera como el tenis real, pero te engancha de principio a fin, no quedras parar de jugar, sus modos son muy buenos y te hacen querer jugar mas y mas, el online es bastante...pasable, pero eso a mi me da igual, lo que engancha es su modo carrera, con torneos guapisimos y partidas entusiasmantes, juego muy recomendable. Expand
  4. Mar 22, 2011
    8
    Best tennis game on current gen, but thats hardly the biggest compliment that can be bestowed on the game. The game is very solid, and plays aBest tennis game on current gen, but thats hardly the biggest compliment that can be bestowed on the game. The game is very solid, and plays a great game at times. The music is limited and pretty generic, even though its got a licensed soundtrack.
    There aren't enough game modes, and only has 25 licensed tennis players.
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  5. May 1, 2011
    8
    Excelente juego de tenis, el mejor a la fecha. Es la mejor alternativa y la mejor opcion, seas un fan o no del tenis. Carrer mode es extenso yExcelente juego de tenis, el mejor a la fecha. Es la mejor alternativa y la mejor opcion, seas un fan o no del tenis. Carrer mode es extenso y entretenido, muchas dificultades, excelente curva de aprendisaje. Expand
  6. Apr 14, 2011
    7
    The game play is really nice a lovely feel to it ,controls are much simpler than version 3 but at the same time still require good timingThe game play is really nice a lovely feel to it ,controls are much simpler than version 3 but at the same time still require good timing which is what tennis requires. It looks and moves beautifully , character animations are very smooth and lifelike. The core of the game is the career mode which is brilliant, nice and deep , giving you a chance to develop your character in a way that suits your playing style. It does have few faults , a few sound issues on court sometimes, there is no commentary , which i think it badly needs, and it can be WAY too easy on the normal difficulty, Winning sets 6-0 all the time when your playing players that are several ranks above you is boring..ramping it up to hard provides a much better challenge. The problem is it becomes too easy on normal and TOO hard on hard when you face the likes of Nadal you'll be lucky to win a game. The developers didnt get the difficulty right, so after a while you'll put this game down and prob wont play it until you get challenged by a family member. Rent at best. Expand
  7. May 21, 2011
    4
    This is a chance game. There is a draw every time you hit the ball. Whoever wins it's not the best player but the luckiest.

    Graphics are
    This is a chance game. There is a draw every time you hit the ball. Whoever wins it's not the best player but the luckiest.

    Graphics are great, sound is great, general features are great. But these mean nothing without a good gameplay, which this game lacks.

    I miss the first two Virtua Tennis games, also Top Spin 1 & 2 are better games than this one.
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