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  • Summary: Top Spin 4 is the latest iteration in the tennis sim, bringing 25 playable pros as well as the ability to create your own star.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Apr 13, 2011
    70
    Whether your knowledge of tennis is limited to Wii Sports or you're a seasoned vet, Top Spin 4's action is satisfying. [April 2011, p.85]
  2. Neat career mode, but controls are vital in tennis games and this is disappointing. [Apr 2011, p.101]
  3. Apr 6, 2011
    58
    Having pros from different eras is a good idea, too bad that the game just isn't fun at all due to its bad controls.
  4. Mar 24, 2011
    50
    While on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 the 2K Sports series became over the years a landmark for tennis fans, the Wii version embarked on an opposite course. On the Nintendo console, Top Spin 4 comes with some disappointing "gestural" controls, ugly graphics, a small number of modes and no online multiplayer.
  5. Mar 28, 2011
    50
    Top Spin 4 is almost unplayable, and its terrible control scheme is only the worst of a long list of flaws. There's only one reference for those who want to play real tennis on Wii, and it's still Grand Slam Tennis.
  6. Mar 23, 2011
    40
    Terrible motion controls and poor visuals sap all the fun out of this poor excuse for a tennis game.
  7. Mar 22, 2011
    30
    Quotation forthcoming.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. May 23, 2012
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I think that this game is good considering that it is for wii. The graphics are mainly good but some players are hard to tell who they are actually supposed to be (Andy Murray & Pete Sampras) the gameplay can be slow and the choice of controls could be better as some of the motion controls decide to work of their own accord. The reason why I took 2 marks from this game is because it is glitchy sometimes when you hit a serve the opposing player just stands there and the ball stops in mid-aid and then comes hurtling back to you. Having said that it is a great game and if you are looking for something with graphics better than grand slam tennis and that is not as quick as virtua tennis 4 for the wii then you should check it out. Expand
  2. Apr 26, 2011
    7
    Would have given game a 9 but:

    Controls sometimes are either non responsive or too responsive.
    Lack of Motion-Plus (could have made game
    control more realistic)
    Needed online mode.

    Unless you a die-hard tennis game fan. I would wait for VT4.
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  3. Dec 27, 2012
    7
    Top Spin 4 is a solid pick up for tennis fans. You can play single matches, minigames, tutorials and career mode. Career mode is a fun mode where you create your own pro and play challenges and tournaments. The courts also look quite realistic and the minigames are great with friends. You can play a variety of games that each have a different set of rules. But the biggest complaint about this game are the controls. The game can't pick up what shot you're playing some of the time, so this leads to a sometimes frustrating tennis game. But otherwise Top Spin 4 is a fun game for any tennis fan. Collapse