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Mixed or average reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 36
  2. Negative: 2 out of 36
  1. A nice addition to any 360 library, but probably not worth upgrading to if you already own the current-gen edition of Tiger 06. [Jan 2006, p.149]
  2. It's graphically below par (shouldn't they be over par?), but the gameplay is so smartly evolved that it's $60 well spent. [Jan 2006, p.81]
  3. The game’s visuals aren’t as drastically improved as other EA Sports titles but there are enough graphical nuances and tweaks to make it worthwhile.
  4. I am extremely happy with the direction that EA is taking this series, and if EA brings back the real time calendar, course creator, and adds many more courses and options, this may tie up my gaming time between rounds of real golf.
  5. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 on Xbox 360 makes a couple of sacrifices - okay, it makes quite a lot. But we gain from those sacrifices; more challenges, the game is a lot harder and more rewarding for it, while the graphics are out of this world.
  6. The level of detail in the courses is outstanding, as are most of the player models, but it only features half the number of courses and a less involved career mode.
  7. While Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 for Xbox 360 is missing many of the features that round out the game on current-gen platforms and the PC, what remains is a challenging, enjoyable game of golf that, in some ways, exceeds the more fleshed-out versions.
  8. A better looking and a smarter, more serious golfing experience than any other console title to date.
  9. While it is a lot prettier than the other console versions, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 for the Xbox 360 feels like a rushed production that plays well enough but still not up to the standards of the new console.
  10. 76
    While not a breathtaking golf presentation, Tiger Woods 06 does a good job of establishing it’s dominance on the 360.
  11. Golf fans will eat the title up and love doing it, but for the casual player, it may be too lacking in its final product.
  12. Proves to fall a bit flat due to its lack of depth and its lack of improvement from the Xbox version. The visuals and physics have been enhanced, but those are the only areas where significant changes have been made.
  13. While Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 isn't without its flaws -- I would have appreciated more courses and it does take a long time to "master" -- it is probably the best of EA's launch sports titles for the 360.
  14. I really like Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 despite the troublesome controls. The graphics are gorgeous, especially on a widescreen HDTV in all their panoramic glory, which only makes you wish for more than the six included courses.
  15. It’s really a shame that EA pushed this one out the door to make launch because it truly shows. The lack of courses is pitiful and the game will get old quickly.
  16. Ultimately, the first golf game on 360 is an admirable sign of things to come. But considering its emaciated course selection and the fact that it runs ten bucks more than the current-gen version, we'd think long and hard about which version is best for you.
  17. It's a fairly lazy conclusion to say that Tiger Woods is the 360's best golf game...That's true. [Issue #2]
  18. Tiger Woods PGA Tour has gone from a throwaway golf-like substance on a disc to a surprisingly challenging and fun simulation with loads of promise for the future.
  19. There aren't enough courses - six feels more like an appetizer than a gourmet feast - and no obvious expectation of future additions via Xbox Live.
  20. It may not be the next-gen golfing revolution we were hoping for, but it's still a hugely enjoyable round that captures the ambience of the sport better than any other current-gen game. Just don't expect it to knock your plus-fours off. [Official UK Xbox Magazine]
  21. A mere shadow of its current-generation brethren. Improved graphics are always great, but at the cost of features and fun, it just isn't worth it.
  22. Anyone who's played Tiger in the past, or even "Links 2004" for that matter, will find this an unnecessary addition to their library. It's not a bad game, it's just not a fantastic show-stopper of one either.
  23. The ability to change and edit the voice of your customized character is a wonderful feature that really adds for a very unique game experience for each player.
  24. 70
    No one can deny the Tiger Woods PGA Tour franchise the rank of golf sim head honcho, but sometimes even the best needs to change - and soon. [Jan 2006, p.48]
  25. The next-gen graphics were exponentially more impressive when fired up side-by-side with the normal Xbox version -- which has so little detail by comparison it's shocking.
  26. Playing the Xbox version of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 is kinda like playing against a hot blonde who has the best golf advice in the world. Playing the Xbox 360 version is like playing the same blonde who'll give you advice on where to get your car washed.
  27. For fans of Tiger-style golf, you’ll probably be tied between which versions of the game to play; the Xbox version is more feature-rich, but the 360 version looks worlds better.
  28. 68
    Tiger is still a good golfing game, but there's no ambition here on 360. Visuals take center stage, and the features are only a promise of the future. Where's the value?
  29. 62
    The lack of courses really hurts this title and their usual 'next gen' approach of upgrading the graphics and presentation slightly from the current gen versions and skimping on the content is hard to swallow considering the price tag.
  30. It'll soak up plenty of your time, but it's a real trudge, and rarely presents anything new or exciting - you've experienced most of the good by the time you've qualified for the PGA Tour itself, and indeed most of us will have experienced it all by, er, well, had experienced it all by 2003.
  31. 60
    If you're a true fan of golf looking to get more out of your money (a lot more) and didn't already pick this up on the Xbox, PS2 or PC, I suggest that you back up, go out and find a copy of this for a current system and come back next year when EA will have its act together.
  32. 60
    Tiger Wood's PGA Tour 2006 is an average title that doesn't even match up to the current generation equivalents.
  33. The fact is, if you already own a Tiger game for a current-gen machine, you own a better one than this. Numbers don’t lie, and neither do we.
  34. I think this title is a disaster. It would be one thing if this were the first of the Tiger Woods PGA Tour franchise, but this franchise has been around for a long time, and there is no excuse to take things away from the game, throw in a few catchy animations to "wow" people, and then wrap it up and charge more than previous installments.
  35. A major disappointment. It’s another game where you can see the potential for the console but instead you’re stuck with a game that was rushed out to stores.
  36. 40
    While an online mode does help alleviate some of the issues found in the single-player game, the severe lack of content makes it really hard to justify a purchase.

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