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  • Summary: Photo Game Face is a new feature of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 that lets you use photos of your face to create an ultra-realistic likeness of yourself in the game. Your photo-based face can be used with any custom golfer profile you make. Customize your Photo Game Face just like any standard character using the tools in "My Appearance". For the first time ever, find out who truly is the world’s greatest golfer. In Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08, all of your golf game is recorded: from the first tee box in Play Now mode, to your final putt in a FedExCup tournament. Post your most amazing--and unthinkable--performances on EA SPORTS GamerNet, a revolutionary interactive gaming hub that hosts user-created content online. Set the bar high by sharing your top moments, or take on challenges set by others. Whether you’re uploading an unbeatable round or the craziest shot you’ve ever sunk, take on the golfing world with GamerNet and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08. A Shot of ConfidenceAll-new Shot Confidence tracks your performance on every hole, round, and golf course. Based on key factors, including club selection, hole, lie, and more, dig into past performances with the Confidence Meter to identify strengths and weaknesses before every shot. The Most Golf Courses EverExperience the all-new FedExCup championship format by playing a dream round of golf at Westchester Country Club, TPC Boston, Cog Hill, and East Lake. Take On PGA And LPGA Tour ProsChallenge the greatest PGA Tour pros, including Tiger Woods, John Daly, and Vijay Singh, plus LPGA Tour pros such as Annika Sorenstam, Natalie Gulbis, Christie Kerr, and Morgan Pressel. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. 90
    GamerNet is a game within the game, but it ends up being so overwhelming in your mind when you play that you start looking for unique opportunities to come up with shots that maybe nobody else has ever thought of.
  2. 89
    Plays the best round of golf available at the moment and comes wrapped in an impressive Golf-RPG package that contains more game modes and options than you could shake a 5 iron at. It may not be a hole in one, but it's a bloody impressive birdie.
  3. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 is the best Tiger Woods yet but really feels like an incremental upgrade over last year’s game.
  4. 80
    Tiger Woods 08 is a remarkable golf game.
  5. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 would have been without doubt the best game in the series for years had it not been for the high number of bugs and uneven graphical presentation.
  6. 75
    But looming over everything is the fact that the most fundamental gameplay element of Tiger Woods 08 -- the swing -- is essentially flawed. And so in spite of the solid competence of most of the rest of the game, I'd recommend you rent the game before purchasing. Just to make sure you've got the patience for it.
  7. 60
    The new courses, modes and features can't make us forget one simple fact: EA screwed with the gameplay. It's not our fault we were getting really damn good at your game. Don't send it back into the Stone Age with inaccurate swing mechanics and busted-up putting as punishment.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. lLeroyR.
    Aug 30, 2007
    I love the feel of this game it feel much more authentic then the rest. When I hit a good wedge shot I know it, as soon as it comes off the clubface.
  2. DavidW.
    Sep 12, 2007
    Man, I don't know what the other user reviews are complaining about regarding bugs. I had heard that there was some problem with the tiger challenge uploading, but it seems to work for me. In fact, the game seems to be pretty solid. I like that they've included the Fed Ex Cup tournament thing. You wouldn't think that EA would incorporate something like that so soon. Expand
  3. KevinVanden
    Sep 24, 2007
    I want to play a role playing game, I want to play Tiger. Play a round of golf! Tiger Woods is a golf simulation. Period. It is an arcade golf experience with a bunch of role playing elements tossed in. I want to go to a Pro Shop to buy a hat that gives me more power, but they model the actual equipment instead. It's a thing of beauty. I'm tired of wasting my time with the Links franchise garbage. I gave it a 10 because the putting in this game is actually pretty good, and I would have given it a 12 if they didn't dumb that aspect down with the putt preview feature. Expand
  4. OshiA.
    Aug 29, 2007
    Excellent graphics, especially on the new courses. The 3-click is a bit too sensitive, but you get use to it. Photoface isn't flawless, but I can make my own face with the default face maker. The interface seems pretty slick. Overall, the best golf game I've seen. Expand
  5. SeanB.
    Aug 31, 2007
    What happened to my Tiger? Something changed for the worse in the last year, I cant hit a ball anymore and the skill progression is messed up. The game still looks very nice and I love the amount of courses (which seem cleaner and more polished), but it feels like certain areas of the game were completely neglected - and those are the areas I play! Sheesh, the thing crashed on me three times during the challenges. Not only that but I cant get the photoface feature to work and cant get through an online game at all. This game feels hurried out the door and in comparison, there are many less gameplay features from years past. I think they underestimate their audience and think throwing more courses at us will make up for downgraded gameplay and features. Putting is too easy and I grow so tired of the un-funny dialog. The commentators are tired and I think I cant stand them anymore. The dialog is wrong more often than not. While this is the best golf game out there, that doesnt say much and will stick to last years game if I can find someone to play it with. I expected more out of the madden guys, but then again, they did also make the Superman turdball. Expand
  6. MatC.
    Sep 4, 2007
    This game defines mediocrity, and the problem of having too many features. For every step forward, there's a big step back. Putting is easy, and they made it easier. The CPU takes drops for no particular reason. They spend too much time on their photo stuff, but then it doesn't work because their servers are crashed and the game won't accept photos via USB. There are bad camera angles, but there doesn't have to be, since it's selecting poor angles when good ones exist. Commentary is very 5 years ago, and I have to turn it off immediately. More courses are locked than not on start. Why lock courses at all? They have lots of new equipment, but no hybrids. You have to carry a 56* wedge, and there's no emphasis on major differences like shaft flexibility. This game doesn't have to be a sim all the time; we use Tiger Woods! That's hardly a sim. But the reality is that there is more emphasis on skin spots than having a reliable play between 50-90 yards. Wedges under 30 yds are a crap shoot rather than a realistic short play, and the sickening part is that there's no real reason for it. Too much unrealized potential... this game should be called Sergio Garcia '08. Expand
  7. DonM.
    Sep 8, 2007
    You may think this score is harsh but a game that will not even let me hit a ball deserves a very big ZERO!!! My friend and I had been eagerly awaiting this release for some time as 07 was also very prone to crashing and we rushed out and got a copy as soon as it was released. It played fine for a week and is now unplayable as it freezes/crashes on the first hole of most game types!!! DO NOT BUY THIS GAME, HEED MY WARNING EA Sports, ripped off again! Expand

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