Tiger Woods PGA Tour PSP

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
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  1. I totally love this game. I could rate it higher if not for some terribly slow load times and putting problems.
  2. The best handheld golf game to date. Though it lacks the online play and a few other details found in "Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005," it's actually a better game in some ways, as it takes the sport a little more seriously.
  3. 76
    True Tiger fans will probably be a little frustrated with the less sensitive analog stick swing. It would probably be sacrilege to suggest Tiger Woods PGA Tour would have been better with a three-click swing system, but the fact is that it really would have.
  4. Tiger PSP is one of those games that you need to buy on this handheld whether you like sports games or not, as it showcases what possibilities lay within the PSP.
  5. The load times are pretty bad, but once the game is loaded it's a pretty good time.
  6. It's got it's small issues, like the figity analog stick, and lack of anything other than ad-hoc multiplayer gaming. But in the grand scheme of things, this is definitely the best handheld version of Tiger Woods yet!
  7. Despite a few rough edges (blurred textures, loading pauses galore, etc.) this is easily the best licensed golf simulation ever released on a portable console.
  8. Play Magazine
    85
    Nothing short of brilliant. [May 2005, p.71]
  9. It's a toss up between this and Hot Shots Golf for supremacy on the PSP, but if realistic presentation takes precedence over quirky anime-inspired design, Tiger is the game, load times or not.
  10. As long as you have a spare battery or a power outlet handy Tiger Woods PGA Tour is still a fantastic game, and easily the most realistic simulation of the sport you can play on a handheld. It manages to capture and bring over just about every element from the console version and pack it into the palm of your hand.
  11. Game Informer
    80
    This PSP title gives you a full feature set. [May 2005, p.136]
  12. Only four things hold Tiger Woods PGA Tour back from true gaming greatness: the abysmal load times, the slightly off-kilter analog nub swing system, better multiplayer capability, and true online... er, "Infrastructure" play.
  13. The only problems are the excessive load times and some of the control issues that don't quite mesh with the new handheld.
  14. Not as good as the PS2 version, sadly, but still just the sort of game you'll love on lengthy coach trips. It could do with a bit more polishing next time out, though. [PSM2]
  15. PSM Magazine
    75
    There is, however, one triple bogey: heinous load times, including waits of around 30 seconds between each individual hole. [June 2005, p.82]
  16. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    75
    The analog nub is too sensitive for the series' signature swing system. [May 2005, p.98]
  17. 75
    Seeing as how Tiger is one of the launch titles for the PSP, the game's atrocious load times are understandable, but entirely inexcusable.
  18. 70
    It has the players, the courses, the intuitive control system, the amusing commentary and loads and loads and loads of options. But, to put it in simple terms, "Hot Shots Golf" is better.
  19. It’s simply too frustrating to lose a match because of imprecise controls and a lousy putting system.
  20. 60
    Whilst this game would have been fairly recommendable six months ago, purchasing it now would be a death knell as the sequel is out next week and features more of everything.
  21. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    80
    An extremely solid - if uninspired - port of the Tiger franchise that's every bit as addictive as its PS2 counterparts. [June 2005, p.99]
  22. 80
    If they want to ensure that they'll stay on top for good, they'll need to fix the analog swing system and work hard on cutting down on the frequent load times.
  23. 80
    It's not perfect, as it lacks a little bit in some areas and could use a little boosting on the loading time, but it's still the most comprehensive and enjoyable handheld version of the game yet.
  24. 60
    If you can get past the long loading times and come to grips with the busted controls, Tiger Woods offers so much.
  25. Pelaaja (Finland)
    60
    Tiger Woods on the PSP suffers from the same problem as the rest of EA’s first batch of PSP games: long-ass loading times. You don’t get a good feeling for the swings using the PSP’s analog pad, which just isn’t accurate enough. Still, the PSP version has almost all the game modes from the home console versions and the new Legend Tour is quite fun as is equipping and upgrading your golfer. One of the EA’s best games in their first batch of games on the PSP. [Sept 2005, p.61]

Awards & Rankings

#40 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2005
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Jul 14, 2014
    3
    I was pretty hyped up about getting this game. Unfortunately, after about an hour put into it, I got frustrated because it was really hard andI was pretty hyped up about getting this game. Unfortunately, after about an hour put into it, I got frustrated because it was really hard and never played it since. Wouldn't recommend it to the casual gamer. Full Review »
  2. IanC.
    Jul 14, 2005
    4
    I think the interface and graphics are great - they hold up well to the XBox, but while the XBox is wayyy too easy, this is insanely I think the interface and graphics are great - they hold up well to the XBox, but while the XBox is wayyy too easy, this is insanely difficult. I can't even beat the second golfer (who's not supposed to be that great) because he rarely messes up - unlike the past few console versions. I'll never play this game again unfortunately. Full Review »
  3. JohnnyA.
    Jul 2, 2005
    10
    Perfect in everyway! This game is super fun and never gets old everytime you play it!!