• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Oct 7, 2005
Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Fast, fluid and thoroughly absorbing, Virtua Tennis World Tour is not only as essential a purchase as "Lumines," "WipEout," "Ridge Racers" and Co., it’s a reason to buy the PSP itself.
  2. 100
    AI. Multiplayer is what really makes this game take off, so see if you can track down three friends who own a PSP and a copy of the game. That shouldn't be too hard.
  3. One of the most addictive and fun-going games you’ll ever play, and the simple elegance to the gameplay couldn’t have fit any better on the PSP.
  4. This is a must-have title on PSP. World Tour shows how to combine sporting simulation with easy arcade style and accessibility. The Roger Federer of tennis games. [PSM2]
  5. Minor quibbles aside, Virtua Tennis World Tour is close to a ten-out-of-ten game on the PSP, and in many respects it deserves top marks for being the best game on the system, and one of our most played games in 25 years of repetitive straining.
  6. Undoubtedly a showpiece for the PSP, Virtua Tennis: World Tour offers something for everyone - and, despite the laborious loading times, it's a tried-and-true SEGA title that everyone should have in their collection.
  7. The grace and speed of the animation coupled with the near-flawless controls make for a very engaging gameplay experience.
  8. The real jewel shining within Virtua Tennis: World Tour is the multiplayer, via a wireless connection. Remember coming home from the pub with 3 drunken mates, loading up the tennis on the PS2 and playing until you passed out? Just imagine sitting, well, anywhere really, drunk or sober, with 3 mates within a few metres of each other, playing tennis. Insane? Absolutely! Fun? Hell yeah!
  9. There's not even a tennis game on PS2 this good. [Dec 2005, p.116]
  10. Sega's VT World Tour takes not only intuitive control but reactive animation to the next level... [Nov p.98]
  11. 90
    Exceptionally satisfying handheld tennis action. It bottles the lightning of the bigger versions while losing nothing in the transition.
  12. 90
    The brief matches make this a great pick-up-and-play game, and the "deep career mode" has enough meat to keep your fingers busy on your morning commute for the next decade.
  13. Forget tennis elbow – the only tennis-related injury you’ll be complaining of from now on is Virtua Tennis thumb.
  14. when you've got a game this good, "just a port" is all you need. [Dec p.93]
  15. 88
    Virtua Tennis makes full use of the PSP's graphics capability and delivers perfect miniature replicas of today's tennis titans for you to mould and manipulate with your fingertips.
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. AlexA.
    Jul 5, 2008
    7
    Ok the gameplay and graphics are excellent the problem is the controls are faulty and the world tour mode gets boring very fast.
  2. SalB.
    Jul 16, 2007
    10
    I have played the game and it is great. the graphics are good and itts fun to play. right from the start from when you create your own character up t the part where you are rank 1 (king of players tournament). Full Review »
  3. Assimovlinux@q
    May 18, 2007
    7
    Ok, it's a good virtua tennis game. But it's not a good PSP game. Why? Because: 1. it don't use Game Sharing, letting who buy it to play with other PSP users than don't own the game. 2. Don't have online play. So you can't play with other game owners not near you. So, its difficult to find someone to play with. And that's what sport games are better for. And remember that PSP is a portable system designed with connectivity on mind from day one. After all , the game is OK, but play with the computer ever can be bored after some weeks. The graphics are Ok but could be better. I hope sometime we will have a tennis game with PSP players in mind, so give me the options to play easily with others. Full Review »