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  • Summary: "Our goal was to create a game that is perfectly addictive in its focused simplicity, a game that showcases the true possibilities of a next gen experience, not just in looks but in feel and pace," stated Sam Houser, Founder and Executive Producer of Rockstar Games. "We wanted to use the"Our goal was to create a game that is perfectly addictive in its focused simplicity, a game that showcases the true possibilities of a next gen experience, not just in looks but in feel and pace," stated Sam Houser, Founder and Executive Producer of Rockstar Games. "We wanted to use the power of the new hardware and the resolution of new televisions to give the game an immediacy, an intensity and a sense of physicality and reality, resulting in a purer, more visceral experience that simply was not possible previously." Houser continued, "It is a distillation of game design philosophy, focusing on removing the traditional areas of compromise inherent in managing size and scope and concentrating the hardware's entire power on one activity, with the aim of doing that better than it's ever been done before." [Rockstar Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 65 out of 75
  2. Negative: 0 out of 75
  1. There isn't an annoying or bewildering array of modes because Rockstar had a single-minded ambition to create a game you play with your mates. Play the training modules if you like, but you won't need them. It's that good.
  2. 90
    It’s the perfect zone game, with matches ebbing and flowing as you or your opponent get ‘in the zone’, and the more you play the better you will become. Rockstar Games presents Table Tennisis a perfect example of how a sport should be digitally replicated.
  3. Though it might be lacking in game modes, what is there is done so well that it will keep you playing despite the lack of a drawn out Career Mode.
  4. Table Tennis offers surprising depth. Games against accomplished opponents are intensely gripping.
  5. Executing killer spins, tricky drop shots and monster rallies makes Table Tennis a cult-worthy game that breeds unhealthy competition.
  6. Its well put together, well finished and is lifelike.
  7. With good mechanics and delivery, Table Tennis will certainly keep you and your impoverished frat buddies entranced for a bit, but the profound lack of depth makes it a decidedly hard pledge.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Jan 27, 2011
    10
    If you love Table Tennis, you have to play this game, plain and simple. This game is perfect to play against mates both competitively and forIf you love Table Tennis, you have to play this game, plain and simple. This game is perfect to play against mates both competitively and for fun. 10/10 from me. Expand
  2. MatC.
    Jun 1, 2006
    9
    It's a game. It's a pure, simple game. It's fun to play online. It's fun to learn, and to play against CPU opponents. It's a game. It's a pure, simple game. It's fun to play online. It's fun to learn, and to play against CPU opponents. What drives me nuts is all the so-called professional critics that complain about how there's no "career-mode", and all of that. It's a discounted game, and it's meant to be a simple, but addictively fun experience. It does keep stats, and pretty good ones at that. You have lots of unlockables. It's $39. You get every dollar's worth. Had this been a $59 title, yes, there's not as much value. This game is somewhere between an arcade title, and a full game. It's priced right, it plays well, and it's fun. The novelty is that it's a game that delivers, and isn't all hype. Nice going R*! Expand
  3. JayM.
    May 23, 2006
    9
    Not two bad Rockstar.. Unlike other offerings where police, grandmas, and hookers get rough treatment, only a ping pong ball get hurt here. Not two bad Rockstar.. Unlike other offerings where police, grandmas, and hookers get rough treatment, only a ping pong ball get hurt here. Great job, fun as heck! Expand
  4. Mr.Review
    Aug 30, 2006
    9
    Table Tennis is wicked fun. I respect Rockstar for offering us a title unlike anything they normally publish. If it to rebound from the Table Tennis is wicked fun. I respect Rockstar for offering us a title unlike anything they normally publish. If it to rebound from the controversy surrounding them, so be it. Table Tennis is insanely addictive. And I know what your thinking. Table Tennis seems like something "I" may enjoy, but it looks to simple and repetitive. Repetitve, maybe so. For I must say after a good amount of tournaments you become finished for a while. But it does not mean you will not come back, craving more of the addictive gameplay style which TT has to offer. A simple spin and smack of virtually any key will return your ball to the other court, for rallies going on for what seems like forever. The difficulty is fantastic, as beginners can jump right in and move up the ladder of succes to rival the all-star cup. for single players, do not expect much replay value after obtaining the host of unlockables, as the only true advantage is containing that little gen we called Xbox Live. TT is fun as hell, and can be enjoyed for years, as it seems. Though the enjoyment is only temporary for single plays, multiplayer excels and makes this an almost must buy for sports fans and multiplayer fans alike. So simplistic even grandma can enjoy in a match. it is the next gen Pong, and we should all adore it. Expand
  5. [Anonymous]
    Jun 2, 2006
    8
    Good: best graphics in any game...EVER; only $40; Seriously intense; good party game; simple controlls; character facial expressions and Good: best graphics in any game...EVER; only $40; Seriously intense; good party game; simple controlls; character facial expressions and actions make you actually love or hate some of them. Bad: only $40 of game; very short; no character creator; can sometimes be frustrating. Suggestion: Worth buying. Expand
  6. VickyJ.
    Jun 6, 2006
    7
    Hmm its difficult to give a fair review of this game as i haven't really played many sports games. As a table tennis game it does Hmm its difficult to give a fair review of this game as i haven't really played many sports games. As a table tennis game it does exactly what it says on the tin but the lack of career mode does make the game a little limited. Even with the live options it only held my attention for a few games which isnt necessarily the result of a poor game its down to the people on live itself that limit its online potential. Basically there wasnt a game i actually wanted over June and id rather spend £30 on a game i dont want than £50, if its only for passing the time till something better comes out. Expand
  7. SuperDave
    May 26, 2006
    3
    Sometimes I think Rockstar could put out a game called Colon Explosion: Sticky Log Edition and people would rate it highly. This gameSometimes I think Rockstar could put out a game called Colon Explosion: Sticky Log Edition and people would rate it highly. This game isn't even on par with Pong, due to the lack of a Paddle Controller. More than that, table tennis is something you play when you're a dirt-poor college student, not pay $39 for. Avoid this garbage, unless you're related to Forrest Gump. Expand

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