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  • Summary: Virtua Tennis 4 with the PlayStation Move is more than just hitting the ball; it's about the angle of the racquet, the spin and speed of the ball and the power of the shot. The advanced motion sensors of PlayStation Move precisely track both the fast and subtle movements of the controller allowing for pinpoint accurate shots as players improve their racquet skills. Virtua Tennis 4 will also support 3D technology delivering unprecedented realism to the tennis experience, bringing you closer than ever to being out on the court. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 26 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Feb 27, 2012
    89
    Virtua Tennis as we've come to know and love it... with very well-implemented touch controls. A must have for Vita owners with a passion for tennis.
  2. Feb 16, 2012
    82
    Advantage, Sega! If you like tennis and can live with some arcady style gameplay components you can experience a really well cooked PS Vita meal with special controls for the new handheld as well as some delicious minigames.
  3. Feb 20, 2012
    80
    Virtua Tennis: World Tour Edition on the debut of PlayStation Vita is a luxury. The bottom line is even if VT4 isn't the best company on the home console versions, this portable version fits like a glove.
  4. Mar 6, 2012
    80
    Purists will still lament some of the key problems with Virtua Tennis 4's gameplay – the overemphasis on netplay can result in some repetitive rallies – but without Top Spin to compete with it, this is currently the best option available for handheld tennis.
  5. Feb 14, 2012
    76
    Dip in and out, go deep and follow a career, knock about with friends online or in the same room - the Vita version has its sense of fun back. And that's just 'ace'. [March 2012, p.90]
  6. Feb 21, 2012
    75
    The Vita version of Virtua Tennis 4 offers the same modes and options as its console brothers. But there lies the problem, there aren't many new concepts that can be enjoyed. However, Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition is still a lot of fun.
  7. Feb 20, 2012
    53
    The mobile centre court offers all the playable modes, the full career and the same visual experience as the "big" versions. But that also means it's still stuck somewhere between arcade and simulation while adding a totally useless online mode.

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  1. Apr 2, 2012
    10
    Once you've figured out the nuances of the game and how to utilize your concentration gauge during game play, this game is a lot of fun and addictive. The World Tour mode is competitive and allows you to build up your player ratings through training sessions, mini games and matches. Of course, you ultimately build up to play in the major tournaments, but it keeps you very engaged. I really like this game. Expand
  2. May 17, 2012
    10
    Best tennis simulator around. Im personally not a fan of the sport tennis but I love this game! It looks gorgeous and it plays gorgeous. Theres a lengthy world tour career mode to sink ur teeth into it as well as competitive online multiplayer. I have no complaints, 10/10. Expand
  3. Jun 9, 2012
    10
    Tough Virtua Tennis 4 in PSVita didn't change much from the PS3 or XBOX360 version in the mode, it's still a nice game worth playing. The graphic of characters looks gorgeous and more clear and sharp than other versions. Gameplay is nice and fun. You can pick up your Vita while you feel bored and quickly match a tennis game. Don't hesitate whether to buy this game or not now, go to buy it and enjoy your show. Expand
  4. Feb 8, 2013
    9
    Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition for Vita really took me by surprise following an impulse buy a few weeks back. If I'm absolutely honest, I hadn't any real interest in playing playing the game, much less buying it. However, I happened to spot a brand new copy (not pre-owned) in my local GAME store for just £5.99 so I grabbed it there and then. Now that's a bargain in anyone's book, but it's particularly attractive when there's a pre-owned copy sitting right next to it on the shelf for £24.99. I know right?!! Once I popped the tiny cartridge in and fired my Vita up, I was immediately greeted with some truly stunning graphics and bucket loads of sheer quality. Better yet, the gameplay turned out to be even better, serving (sorry, couldn't resist) up some utterly enthralling and super addictive tennis in the process. It was a full three hours later before I put my Vita down, and I still couldn't wait to get back onto centre court to take on the likes of Messrs Federer, Nadal and Murray once again. And I strongly recommend that you do the same. If you like tennis games and/or sports sims, Virtua Tennis 4 is an utterly essential addition to your Vita library. Hunt yourself down a bargain, and enjoy. Expand
  5. Mar 29, 2012
    8
    This tennis game is great but there are a few problems. The players jump very rarely for a far ball and they hardly ever hit it in. Can get a bit respective and net play can be stupid most of the time. Besides that the game is great and would advise it to anyone who loves tennis! Expand
  6. Sep 2, 2013
    8
    A lot more realistic than previous Virtua Tennis games, but still retains that arcade "pick up and play" feel. A brilliant game, and perfect for the Vita Expand
  7. Jun 15, 2012
    7
    Good game if you want a tennis game on your Vita but otherwise pick another game. I have this game cause I love tennis. but it gets repetitive. Visuals are good, gameplay is good. Expand

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