Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 51 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 51
  2. Negative: 0 out of 51
Buy On
  1. But is it justifiable now to release a yearly installment or would they be better off releasing premium updates to current versions of the game? Only EA can answer that question, but they better start thinking fast because the series could become a little stale too soon.
  2. Crucially, however, the game itself remains almost completely unchanged, the creative inertia all the more noticeable given the radical overhaul the series enjoyed over the course of its 2008 and 2009 incarnations.
  3. If you utterly exhausted last year's effort and are waiting for the revolution the series now sorely needs, keep on walking.
  4. 70
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 improves just enough over its predecessor to keep it interesting. The new online features are a nice addition, but the rest of the game is almost the same as last year's edition.
  5. games(TM)
    70
    After more than a decade at the top of its field, this may well be the best golf game released this year, but it isn't appreciably better than 09 or even 08. [Aug 2009, p.131]
  6. Overall this is another highly impressive gaming package from the seasoned professionals in the golf game trade, which is enjoyable if you’re not put off by the tough learning curve to begin with.
  7. X-ONE Magazine UK
    70
    Save yourself some money and pick up an older one. [Issue#48, p.86]
  8. The continued concentration on stat-grinding rather than creating a game where player skill matters and the lack of real change in the sport really does make me believe that the Tiger Woods franchise needs to take a vacation next year while the whole basis of the franchise is rethought.
  9. Just like the sibling franchises of NHL and FIFA there are constant strides made forward in EA:s golfing series Tiger Woods PGA Tour. Putting has been improved, the realtime weather does improve the overall realism and there are more things to do online. Unfortunately there are still too many things in here that are downright bad for us too really enjoy the experience to it's fullest. If you're not that much into online play you'll do fine with last years edition, otherwise this is a great game for golf fans everywhere.
  10. There is a lot to like about this year's "Tiger Woods" but, unfortunately, there is also a lot wrong as well. For those who haven't picked up a golf game before this will be a welcome surprise. For hardcore fans, though, it is likely to leave you wondering where all the new features are.
  11. Good quality game but no innovations at all. EA Sports' work has been oriented on refining more than putting in new stuff but if you already own PGA Tour 09 you'll not find a good reason to buy the new chapter that anyway stays as the best option for a golfer.
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. CodyB.
    Jun 25, 2009
    10
    I love this game. Granted I haven't played it since the 07 version, but I really like the way you increase your player's stats and I love this game. Granted I haven't played it since the 07 version, but I really like the way you increase your player's stats and online is addicting. Look out for Geezer McGee on the course!! Full Review »
  2. BlueFalcon
    Jun 18, 2009
    3
    My score may look cruel, but it's deserved. There are very few improvements from the mediocre showing last year. The graphics are really My score may look cruel, but it's deserved. There are very few improvements from the mediocre showing last year. The graphics are really starting to show their age. The main change is to putting, but it's not an improvement on the previous system. It feels like change for the sake of change. Quite frankly, I'm also sick of all the EA items and icons everywhere. All that does is make us feel like we're playing a game from an evil corporation (which may or may not be true). Really this could have been some dl content for tw09. It's far from worth it's asking price. Full Review »
  3. TobiasB.
    Jun 17, 2009
    10
    This Game is Sweet, I got this and the wii version, and I play this version when I don't feel like getting off the couch. Real This Game is Sweet, I got this and the wii version, and I play this version when I don't feel like getting off the couch. Real tournaments rock, I'll be playing in the U.S. open this week! Full Review »