Virtua Tennis 4 PlayStation 3

Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 49 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 49
  2. Negative: 1 out of 49
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  1. Jul 25, 2011
    88
    SEGA keeps the Virtua Tennis series alive with its 4th entry into mix, bringing along a bundle of upgrades and fresh game modes to keep us swinging away.
  2. May 24, 2011
    84
    Virtua Tennis 4 is offering a lot more than Virtua Tennis 2009. A nice career mode is making a simulation out of Virtua Tennis 4.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Oct 6, 2011
    80
    As with the rest of Virtua Tennis' shtick it's a simple system that hides its complexity well. Along with an addictive, board game-style World Tour mode,it's hard not to recommend Virtua Tennis 4. Perhaps the stellar motion controls are relegated to throwaway mini-game, rather than being fully integrated. [June 2011 p 79]
  4. 80
    Virtua Tennis 4 does not offer anything new to anyone who has traveled the previous games, but this is not a series that releases annually.
  5. May 25, 2011
    80
    Virtua Tennis doesn't take itself so seriously and that's great because gaming should be all about fun. The Kinect and Move support is pretty lame so it's best to stick with the classic controllers.
  6. May 17, 2011
    80
    Sega has produced a better game with Virtua Tennis 4. With the added depth to the career mode and solid motion control support, you're getting a good tennis title. While it's not perfect, Sega appears to be guiding this tennis franchise in the right direction now.
  7. May 4, 2011
    80
    As an arcade game, Virtua Tennis 4 is great and has no major flaws. It's just a shame that Top Spin 4 is better in almost everything, making SEGA's effort almost incidental.
  8. May 3, 2011
    80
    For every person who hates the board game World Tour concept, there will be someone who loves it and will be cursing this review.
  9. Apr 29, 2011
    80
    The core strength of the experience ensures Virtua Tennis 4 is best in class where it matters, on the court. Likewise, a well-structured World Tour mode, while slightly anachronistic in its straight Japanese presentation, provides a sense of journey and progression that is wholly engaging. But the motion controls, core selling points for many buyers, are woefully implemented and provide little interest or value.
  10. Apr 27, 2011
    80
    With some good gameplay additions and a new twist on the career mode, Virtua Tennis 4 still manages to play a great game of arcade tennis.
  11. Apr 26, 2011
    80
    Finally, Virtua Tennis comes back from hell with a new and noteworthy chapter of this long-running series. Like "Rafa" Nadal, Top Spin 4 remains #1 in the world rankings, but Virtua 4 could be seen as it's Djokovic or Federer.
  12. Play UK
    May 17, 2011
    79
    Still a fantastic multiplayer game. [Issue#205, p.88]
  13. May 24, 2011
    76
    Despite all of this nonsense, Virtua Tennis 4 still packs in plenty of authentic traditional tennis.
  14. May 20, 2011
    75
    Not a bad game then by any stretch, but hopefully the last small iteration before Sega's inaugural next-next-gen outing.
  15. May 11, 2011
    75
    It's a bit sad they were not able to improve or expand the original idea. At least, this team what they call the "supershot", a special shot that is almost unstoppable. You can use it whenever you fill it playing in your own style and we find this system really interesting, as it allows to have different type of players and more variety regarding CPU players.
  16. May 10, 2011
    75
    Virtua Tennis 4 is great fun for newbies and hardcore players alike, a good arcade experience, but Top Spin 4 is surely the best choice available among the tennis simulations.
  17. May 2, 2011
    75
    Virtua Tennis 4 makes some steps forward with a good career mode, but fails in delivering real changes inside the gameplay. While it still represents a good arcade experience, Top Spin 4 is surely the best choice available among the tennis simulations.
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Nov 9, 2011
    9
    I really enjoy this tennis game and its fun to play with others.. especially locally. Sure its not a true Tennis Simulation, but its the mostI really enjoy this tennis game and its fun to play with others.. especially locally. Sure its not a true Tennis Simulation, but its the most fun tennis game I have played in a long time and well worth its budget price. I do not have Move so I have no idea on the motion gimic stuff, but I see no reason to own a PS Move yet.. motion gaming is just lame.

    Anyway, Virtua Tennis 4 is a very fun Tennis game
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  2. May 21, 2011
    4
    Too arcade, gameplay lacks depth. Definitely the worst Virtua Tennis game to date. The best are the first two on Sega Dreamcast. Top Spin 4 isToo arcade, gameplay lacks depth. Definitely the worst Virtua Tennis game to date. The best are the first two on Sega Dreamcast. Top Spin 4 is also a bad game (it tries so hard to be realistic, but it becomes a game of chance). So, this year's tennis games are really bad, we should stick to the old ones. Full Review »
  3. Aug 13, 2015
    10
    Jogo fantástico que mescla a jogabilidade herdada do arcade com inovações que visam trazer mais realismo a serie uma pena que existem tantosJogo fantástico que mescla a jogabilidade herdada do arcade com inovações que visam trazer mais realismo a serie uma pena que existem tantos baba ovos da EA que depreciaram um jogaço desse nos reviews. Full Review »