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  • Summary: Virtua Tennis World Tour features three core gameplay modes: World Tour, in which players travel the globe using a custom-created character to win cash; Exhibition, where players can take control of a pro tennis all-star for one-off matches; and Tournament, which puts players in knockout sessions where only the best will see victory. Play up against the best in the world or play as a star and challenge fellow professional players, including Roger Federer, Andy Roddick, Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams, Lindsay Davenport and Tim Henman, among others. Four unique court surfaces to play on. Play around the world on hard court, clay, grass and carpet. Multiplayer Wi-Fi function: Competition with other PSP system owners for up to four players. Three different play modes: World Tour, Exhibition and Tournament. Create your own player: Accessorise your character with the virtual cash you win in tournaments. [Sega] Expand
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  1. Positive: 36 out of 38
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  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. There's not even a tennis game on PS2 this good. [Dec 2005, p.116]
  3. 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.
  4. Virtua Tennis isn’t quite the killer app for the PSP but it earns itself the honor of being one of the first definitive sports title for Sony’s handheld.
  5. Despite the relative age of the source material and the number of times Sega has trotted it out already, the gameplay is still zippy and fun, and the whole package generally feels pretty fresh, thanks to some subtle tweaks.
  6. This PS2 tennis game port plays superbly on the handheld, with all the current players and tons of game modes. Online play would have been perfect, but not a cause for complaints.
  7. Though its stellar looks and innately satisfying play (especially in multiplayer) continue to serve aces, World Tour’s rallying skills leave something to be desired. [Oct 2005, p.96]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22