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  • Summary: Virtua Tennis 4 with the PlayStation Move is more than just hitting the ball; it's about the angle of the racquet, the spin and speed of the ball and the power of the shot. The advanced motion sensors of PlayStation Move precisely track both the fast and subtle movements of the controller allowing for pinpoint accurate shots as players improve their racquet skills. Virtua Tennis 4 will also support 3D technology delivering unprecedented realism to the tennis experience, bringing you closer than ever to being out on the court. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
  1. 90
    Kinect aside, it's genuinely smashing.
  2. Apr 29, 2011
    The core strength of the experience ensures Virtua Tennis 4 is best in class where it matters, on the court. Likewise, a well-structured World Tour mode, while slightly anachronistic in its straight Japanese presentation, provides a sense of journey and progression that is wholly engaging. But the motion controls, core selling points for many buyers, are woefully implemented and provide little interest or value.
  3. May 25, 2011
    Virtua Tennis doesn't take itself so seriously and that's great because gaming should be all about fun. The Kinect and Move support is pretty lame so it's best to stick with the classic controllers.
  4. May 26, 2011
    Both Top Spin 4 and Virtua Tennis 4 are good games that have a lot to offer tennis fans. Part of me wishes there could be an amalgamation of the two, but as it stands I'll end with this: Top Spin 4 is a better game overall, but Virtua Tennis 4 would definitely be more fun to play for the casual fan. It's almost as if it's striving not to be taken seriously, what with the over-the-top mini-games and fancy dress events. Is that necessarily a bad thing? Absolutely not. Depending on what sort of experience you want, the choice is really up to you.
  5. May 11, 2011
    A fun tennis game, after you dig through all the fluff: Mini-games and a needlessly complex career mode.
  6. Jun 15, 2011
    Given such a large gap between Virtua Tennis 3 and this entry, you would hope that we'd see considerable improvements and a nearly flawless experience. Instead, we have yet another mediocre sports game with a bit of squandered potential.
  7. May 16, 2011
    Quick exhibition matches, both locally and online, as well as a few memorable minigames are enough for a quick fix. The odd career mode, however, is more frustrating than fun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. May 11, 2011
    This is why people that actually play the sports of these games should only do the reviewing. Top Spin 4 may be a better game experience, but it feels nothing like the tennis I played in college and futures. It's forced and nobody moves like that on a tennis court. Mini games aside virtua tennis 4 just feels far more like real tennis, and in the end, that's what it's all about in my book. Shrug. Expand
  2. May 10, 2011
    Good family entertainment, pick up and play, no huge amounts of skill required, the kinect feature is a joke and the only real way to play is with the controller...disappointing as my kids wanted it for the kinect feature.
    online is a bit hit and miss, can be very laggy and unresponsive in comparison to arcade/exhibition/sp mode, overall though it's fun to play which is the most important thing, ohh and it looks nice graphically.
  3. May 10, 2011
    It's a massive improvement over VT3, but not a patch on the latest Top Spin 3. The "career" mode feels tacked on at the last minute, however it is really easy to pick up and play, but does get devilishly harder on you as you progress. Expand
  4. Feb 28, 2014
    I sincerely hope that whoever decided that fancy animations should have priority over responsive controls never works in the game industry again. The number of times I have lost matches because the game felt the need to play a fancy windup is far too large, and that's not counting the times the game waits a full second before even registering a button press, if it bothers to register it at all. Even attempting the special move performed by filling your meter simply does nothing more than half the time. Even ignoring the fact that World Tour is based solely on your luck with the RNG, this game is basically unplayable because every time you try to do anything you have to cross your fingers and hope the game is going to bother to register it. Expand
  5. Sep 3, 2013
    stupid game,career mode is teribble,players don't look spin game is a lot better.
    gameplay is teribble,the 4 grandslams don't look
    so good as in top spin Expand
  6. Jul 28, 2013
    Virtua Tennis 4 is the worst tennis game around. The career mode is terrible. It plays like a board game, requires luck rather than skill, and can only be played once, before you lose all of your progress and start again from scratch. The tennis itself is poor also. No sports game can be taken seriously if it has power-ups.
    On the plus-side, it doesn't look completely terrible. But the other flaws cancel that our massively. This is abysmal.