Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis Wii

Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
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  1. While the controls help to show a continuing evolution of how we use the Wii’s motion sensor technology, it falls far short of excellence thanks to an annoying timing glitch. All in all, you’ll have a good time with either version of this game that you pick up, but the 360 will present a more robust, challenging and rewarding experience.
  2. Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis on the Wii feels like some kind of parable for developers porting existing games to the Wii. Even if your game seems tailor-made for the platform and the genre in question has seen previous success there, as was the case with Table Tennis, it's never a sure thing.
  3. 55
    If you don't own an Xbox 360 and you're bored to death with Wii Sports' Tennis, then Table Tennis is worth a look, but the lack of any personality or features -- most notably the missing online support of its predecessor -- just doesn't give it enough gameplay to last much longer than a one-week rental.
  4. Table Tennis is infinitely enjoyable in multiplayer, but there is little to do for single players.
  5. It’s a fun game and the new ways to control the game are nice, but Table Tennis on the Wii has an air of missed opportunity about it, and the game fails to set itself apart or improve on the 360 version.
  6. It boldly straddles the line between pick-up-and-play and hardcore simulation in a way that's nothing short of refreshing on a system that's currently caught under an avalanche of mind numbingly simplistic "casual" games.
  7. As a multiplayer game it's an incredible amount of fun, but lone players will suffer from the lack of online gameplay.
  8. It's hard to enjoy a game that offers up so little to let you enjoy it. If you don't understand what I mean, there are only a few modes in this game, none of which carry a great deal of depth.
  9. While it contains some cool features in the form of three unique play styles and finely tuned audio, the game's timing is almost completely off, even with such simplicities as a serve or a ball return. The visuals also took a step backward.
  10. It is worth re-emphasising that the core game is still intact, and is still better than you might expect had you not played it before. It’s just such a crying shame that the control system, as functional as it is, does absolutely nothing for the gameplay.
  11. 70
    A decent effort by Rockstar. More could have been done, and it doesn't have the tangible appeal of Wii Sports in the control department, but for a more traditional sports release with some motion based bells and whistles, it's not too bad.
  12. If you think of it as a kind of a spin on Wii Sports Tennis, then you might enjoy elements of this. Unfortunately, with the disappointing controls you should probably give it a miss.
  13. If you don’t have any friends to play with steer clear, but if you live with a group of buddies or have a lot of siblings it can become incredibly addictive.
  14. If the controls had worked slightly better and there had been some more play modes, especially online multiplayer, this could have been an exceptional title. As it stands now, it feels incredibly short and somewhat unfinished.
  15. The jettison of online play significantly hurts this game. Playing multiplayer with a friend can be hours of fun, but if you don’t have that friend, the replay value on this game plummets.
  16. The controls are functional, but they don’t nearly take full advantage of the Wii’s motion sensing technology, and without online multiplayer the shortcomings of the single player game are that much more evident.
  17. I don’t feel this game is the best Rockstar has to offer.
  18. If not for the tragically lackluster presentation, the limited replay incentives, and the fact that it costs more than twenty dollars, it could have been a must-own. It’s an entertaining distraction, but unless you’re a fanatical collector, this one’s strictly a rental.
  19. While it’s still a passably good time, it’s not even close to the fast and precise feel that this title achieved on the 360.
  20. Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis is a real mixed bag; on one hand the game's sound and structure is sound, but it's hard to get over the poor play mechanics and the disappointing graphics.
  21. 55
    Multiplayer is definitely the drawcard of the game and could offer some fun knockout type sessions with a group of friends.
  22. The thing that really shakes me about Table Tennis, though, is that Rockstar did virtually nothing to spice up the sport. Like I said before, there are no actual players or Career-type mode. There are no power-ups, and no stat improvements. The closest thing to "technique" you’ll find is in putting spin on the ball and using your focus meter, which actually doesn’t help very much. In all, Table Tennis is a game that just screams "lack of effort."
  23. 60
    If you hadn't played or owned the Xbox 360 previously, you're getting a rather short, mostly entertaining table tennis game. However, for those of you who've played the 360 game, double-dipping would be a mistake. You're paying the same price the 360 version released for to get a graphically downgraded and stripped version of what was a rather exceptional 360 game.
  24. All in all, Table Tennis is just too quick, and too cheap port to really get into.
  25. 60
    My initial enthusiasm for the game quickly waned and was snuffed out as I realized that there wasn't much content to the game as the game is limited to just two modes: Tournament and Exhibition.

Awards & Rankings

#54 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2007
#46 Most Shared Wii Game of 2007
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 6 out of 11
  1. Aug 6, 2013
    7
    I know everyone was expecting a violent and gruesome game filled with profanity and sexual acts, but at the time, Rockstar was getting inI know everyone was expecting a violent and gruesome game filled with profanity and sexual acts, but at the time, Rockstar was getting in trouble because people were finding extremely inappropriate sexual mini games in Grand Theft Auto 3. So in the next game Rockstar was going to make. Everyone was ready for more mature content, though Rockstar surprised everyone with a very mellow game that came out for the Wii console. If you look at it compared to other table tennis games, it is quite good. Full Review »
  2. S.P.
    May 2, 2008
    0
    Awful. I still regret the spontaneous move of grabbing it when I saw it in the shop. Wiimote + table tannis + Rockstar - it should be great.Awful. I still regret the spontaneous move of grabbing it when I saw it in the shop. Wiimote + table tannis + Rockstar - it should be great.

    Well, it isn't. The load times are long but I can live with them. But the control are horrible and have no relation to the on screen action. The point of the Wiimote is to mimick a realistick move, not assign butto presses to random gestures. Apart from the poor model, the delay between the move and the on screen action ruin what's left of the gameplay.

    The worst Wii purchase I've ever done.
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  3. StevieJ
    Mar 23, 2008
    10
    Totally awesome game - especially against another human player. We have been playing it 24 hours solid and are risking RSI ! The controls takeTotally awesome game - especially against another human player. We have been playing it 24 hours solid and are risking RSI ! The controls take some getting used to, but once you get the hang of focus mode, the game transforms itself into a contest that you cannot put down. Full Review »