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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 55
  2. Negative: 8 out of 55

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  1. RobertH
    Jun 20, 2009
    6
    Since there isn't that much Wii tennis games, this is pretty good except for recalibration. I agree that it struggles with forehand and backhand shots that it gets to be very frustrating.
  2. TreyH
    Jun 22, 2009
    5
    Lots of modes and features and more adult than wii sports, but the motionplus controller just isn't solid. 3/10 times its fantastic, but then 2/10 its entirely lost. It seems to work better in practice mode, but in real games where unpredictable response is required, its just too inconsistent.
  3. FreddeX
    Jun 12, 2009
    6
    I (and others) probably expected too much from motion plus aided controls in this game. Sadly, this feels disappointing. The main problem is that the controls fails too many times. Training with the ball machine for 3 hours, helped figure some things out. 60% of the time it works perfectly fine, but then you have 20% of the time when motion tracking is totally lost and another 20% of the I (and others) probably expected too much from motion plus aided controls in this game. Sadly, this feels disappointing. The main problem is that the controls fails too many times. Training with the ball machine for 3 hours, helped figure some things out. 60% of the time it works perfectly fine, but then you have 20% of the time when motion tracking is totally lost and another 20% of the time when ball placement/spin/etc seems wrong. Briefly trying to play without motion plus, it seemed it would be easier to play that way (and win), which is very unfortunate. My rating reflects only the controls in this game (with motion plus), 6 for working 60% of the time. Expand
  4. MG
    Jun 12, 2009
    5
    I can't understand how this game is getting high ratings. This game is Broken. It does not work at all on any level. The controls are not responsive, its difficult to control, and the graphics are just plain bad (its Wii so i didn't expect much). Not much better than Wii Sports Tennis. Wait for Sports Resort in July or buy Tiger Woods (which comes Wii motion bundled). Its a much I can't understand how this game is getting high ratings. This game is Broken. It does not work at all on any level. The controls are not responsive, its difficult to control, and the graphics are just plain bad (its Wii so i didn't expect much). Not much better than Wii Sports Tennis. Wait for Sports Resort in July or buy Tiger Woods (which comes Wii motion bundled). Its a much better game that demonstrates the Wii Motion's capabilities. Expand
  5. KeithL
    Jun 14, 2009
    5
    It's actually quite a good game but the MotionPlus needs recalibrating all the time!! The game really struggles interpreting forehand or backhands signals and ending up playing backhand shots for clearly forehand situations etc. When that happens, apart from being really annoying, I have to hold the Wiimote still for a few seconds to recalibrate it. I can live with this in Easy mode It's actually quite a good game but the MotionPlus needs recalibrating all the time!! The game really struggles interpreting forehand or backhands signals and ending up playing backhand shots for clearly forehand situations etc. When that happens, apart from being really annoying, I have to hold the Wiimote still for a few seconds to recalibrate it. I can live with this in Easy mode because it's very easy indeed but in Medium mode, losing points because of the Motion Plus flaws is just plain frustrating. My aim is to finish the game without breaking the damn motion plus thing....good luck gamers!!! Expand
  6. Wiirdo
    Jun 21, 2009
    7
    Having played both Virtua Tennis 2009 and Grand Slam Tennis, I thought I'd weigh in with my take on which game to get. The answer? Grand Slam Tennis. Even though GST interrupts motion control with button presses for drop shots and lobs, the end result is superior to VT2009's scheme, which is plagued by dodgy swing recognition. In VT, if you swing just a *bit* too quickly, you Having played both Virtua Tennis 2009 and Grand Slam Tennis, I thought I'd weigh in with my take on which game to get. The answer? Grand Slam Tennis. Even though GST interrupts motion control with button presses for drop shots and lobs, the end result is superior to VT2009's scheme, which is plagued by dodgy swing recognition. In VT, if you swing just a *bit* too quickly, you hit a normal slice instead of a drop. Swing just a *bit* too slowly, and your motion doesn't register at all. The ball sails harmlessly by, and you lose the point. Maddening. While buttons aren't optimal, they're a better solution. GST's graphics are also *much* more polished than VT2009. The players look better, animations are smoother, the frame rate is more stable. Created characters look significantly better in GST, also. Skill development may not be as good in GST as it is in VT2009, but then not every skill minigame in VT works. Some (blockbreaker) are waaay too easy. Some (pirate ship) are insanely difficult with WM+. I kind of like the pre-tournament challenges in GST - winning abilities of defeated opponents. In either game, there's going to be a *ton* of grinding to get your created character to where you want him/her to be. It's tough to compare online play between the two games because, after a week of VT2009, I was only able to play two matches. There just aren't that many people online. This may change after the game is released in Europe, but it's still frustrating. GST fares *much* better in this regard. Both games play smoothly, with little to no lag. There are two things that VT2009 does better than GST, and I'd be remiss not to mention them. I find VT2009 to be much more fun when playing without a WM+. As another user review mentioned, without WM+, VT2009 is like a really, really good version of Top Spin 3. The second thing that VT2009 does better than GST is keep the wm+ calibrated. After a week of VT2009, I can count on one hand the number of times that points were ruined by poor wm+ calibration. It happens much more frequently in GST, unfortunately. 3-5 times per match is not uncommon. And that's ultimately what keeps GST from being a first-rate title. If we could combine EA's control scheme and Sega's ability to keep wm+ from fritzing out, we'd have one heck of a game on our hands. But we can't, which leaves us with a choice. Arcade tennis (VT 2009) that's just as good (if not better) without wm+. Or a deeper, more "sim"-type game (GST) that will have you fighting back urges to fling your wm+ across the room, a la John McEnroe. Final score: GST with the narrow victory. Grand Slam Tennis: 7.5 Virtua Tennis 7.2 Expand
  7. Aug 15, 2013
    6
    Grand Slam Tennis is a very great sports tennis game though some of the design of the players do not seem like you're really in the tennis opens. The game has great controls but the other background characters are basically stick people and they stay there forever
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78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 59 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 59
  2. Negative: 0 out of 59
  1. To sum it up, EA Sport’s Grand Slam Tennis is definitely one of the best sport games that we have played on the console, thanks to Wii MotionPlus.
  2. Grand Slam Tennis is fun, but it’s hard to master for beginners. Wii MotionPlus works very good and gives the game an extra touch.
  3. Grand Slam Tennis is a great tennis simulation. Probably the Wii Motion plus does not shows its real potential, but this product is perfect for tennis lovers, thanks to the big variety of shots, the large number of game modes and a perfect online support.