Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 Wii

Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
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  1. 74
    The minor quibbles on control and visuals keep this game from becoming the defining golf game on the system. With that being said, the potential is still enormous.
  2. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 brings a fairly deep, albeit slightly flawed, control scheme to the table. When combined with the large quantity of game modes and unlockables, the game's replay value remains high. The graphics are somewhat disappointing, there are a number of bugs, and the title lacks online play, but it still provides the best golf experience on the Wii thus far.
  3. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    73
    As for Tiger's mechanics, arthritics beware. If my backswing was jittery, I swung before I intended to--which is frustrating, as the maddening result is a dink instead of a dive. [Apr 2007, p.83]
  4. Golf seems like a sport that would be easy to replicate with the Wii remote, but apparently it's not. Where swing mechanics are concerned, Wii Sports Golf is far superior as it actually replicates what you're doing with the remote on-screen.
  5. While many might argue that their “free” golf game controls better, there is no denying it lacks the structure and gameplay modes that Tiger delivers in full.
  6. 70
    Overflowing with gameplay modes and options, but missing some control nuances. If you liked Wii Sports golf, but always wished you could do more with it, Tiger is your game.
  7. Perfecting a true-to-life golf swing resembles an experiment in OCD, akin to trying to tie your shoes while turning the stove off six times. But it's nothing short of a tragedy that it doesn't live up, both visually and in approach, to what came packed in with the Wii at no charge.
  8. Graphic flaws aside, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 serves up an adequate game of golf. The course selection, respectable number of modes and solid game play make it worth a rental.
  9. Frankly, Tecmo's "Super Swing Golf" has Tiger beaten, something I'm sure irritates the hell out of EA...and myself. I want a realistic golf game, and the Wii is the gateway to that goal. Well, I guess there's always next year.
  10. 70
    Tiger for the Wii is a lot like the real sport of golf: wonderfully fun and tremendously frustrating. But unlike the real deal, it just isn't always worth the aggravation.
  11. Persevere with Nintendo's prodigious little joy-stick, and you'll be richly rewarded, because there's a good game in here.
  12. There's no delicate way to put it - this game is ugly. I feel awful saying so, but I've got to come clean - it looks like a first-generation PS2 game, not a game released for a four-month old system.
  13. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 offers everything players should expect from the series, but the developers at EA Redwood Studios need to take the motion controls to the woodshed for next year's release.
  14. For the most part however, the control works great. Once you align your backswing with the power gauge on-screen, it's really simple to drive accurate distances and directions.
  15. The Wii version breathes some new life into the series, but doesn't quite nail the controls, at times feeling a little hit and miss.
  16. 66
    And while the title's misgivings are obstacles that anyone interested enough in the sport will learn over time to overcome, as a beacon towards accessibility to gaming for non-games players, they'll no doubt serve to hinder rather than endear their experiences.
  17. Lagging well behind the series’ standards, the Wii remote has a hard time detecting your backswing. Thus, it’s harder to control. There were even times the game putted for me by accident.
  18. Games Master UK
    63
    A decent quality package, but the controls need a rethink. [May 2007, p.65]
  19. Nintendo Gamer
    60
    No matter how well-crafted these features are, they all boil down to gameplay based on a swinging club - the one thing the game can't do. To misquote Twain: "PGA Tour 07 is a good franchise spoilt." [Apr 2007, p.46]
  20. From the junior golfers of the world, to even some of the self-proclaimed pros, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 for the Wii will help with a couple of things, the power of your swing and mastering the frustration of a true golfer all without breaking your clubs, well at least the expensive ones.
  21. Too many nitpicky annoyances combined with not-quite-ready for prime time controls make this a good game only for the most forgiving player.
  22. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    55
    A massive disappointment. Play with the analogue stick and it's a great golf game, but try to use the Remote and you're in for a rough ride. [Apr 2007, p.83]
  23. The world’s laziest sport just got a whole lot lazier. Aside from the one-handed approach and a lack of online play, this game isn’t any better or worse than last year’s Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 for the PS2.

Awards & Rankings

#20 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2007
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 31
  2. Negative: 10 out of 31
  1. May 27, 2013
    2
    This is an all around poor game that's just boring to play. The controls are what will cause even the most dedicated golf fan to give up onThis is an all around poor game that's just boring to play. The controls are what will cause even the most dedicated golf fan to give up on this game. The Wii remote doesn't always respond to your commands, and may even hit the ball for you even though you have yet to swing. There are a lot of different modes but your just doing the same thing throughout all of them. I don't even know why they bothered including the "arcade" minigames if the gameplay is exactly the same across the board. There is a lot of content, and the thought of swinging the Wii mote as a golf club does sound cool, but it doesn't work. Why bother putting yourself through this torture when you can just go out and play golf for real. Full Review »
  2. BrendanRobinson
    Jun 7, 2008
    3
    This game is absolutely terrible. How can you play a game when the controls don't even work properly? Terrible game. Wii Golf on WiiThis game is absolutely terrible. How can you play a game when the controls don't even work properly? Terrible game. Wii Golf on Wii sports is way more responsive and enjoyable than this p.o.s. Honestly, when a Golf game is both more frustrating and boring than actual golf, then something is seriously wrong. Too bad Tiger put his name out on this piece of shit. Full Review »
  3. RobL.
    Nov 21, 2007
    5
    I had similar problems with the controls, for the people saying were just not doing it right I have to disagree. I am also having the problem I had similar problems with the controls, for the people saying were just not doing it right I have to disagree. I am also having the problem with hitting hte ball while still in my backswing. I found the problem was I was swinging too much like a real golfer, left hip facing the screen keep your head down, golf club hold on the control etc. When I used only one hand and faced the screen instead of being in a proper golf stance it worked better (still happened just not as much) Unfortunatly that takes most of the fun of doing a 'real' golf swing away from the game. Full Review »