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  • Summary: Links, the golf franchise for the PC, has been rebuilt--from the ground up--exclusively for the Xbox. Links 2004 delivers one of the most realistic and competitive golf experiences. Through Xbox Live, golf fans worldwide can compete in friendly matches against old golfing buddies or in tournaments against the best golfers in the world. Links 2004 also features top championship courses from around the world and top professionals, including Sergio Garcia. Expand
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  1. If Links 2004 isn't the finest golf game on the planet, I'll wear golf shoes to next year's E3... The curvature of terrain is truly exquisite, and the detail and lighting is utter perfection. [Nov 2003, p.108]
  2. The game's real genius is in its presentation - mega options and a clean interface are backed up by mostly cool and occasionally superb, graphics. [Dec 2003, p.146]
  3. "Tiger Woods" will remain the top golf game on the Playstation 2. But on the Xbox, Links is the way to go. Presentation and gameplay are very much equal between the two, but online gameplay is what sets Links apart. It deserves to be your golf game this year on the Xbox.
  4. Offers an experience that will entertain those looking for an easy to pick up golf game but lacks the depth Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 offers.
  5. A highly addictive simulation that should please good and bad golfers alike.
  6. So long as you don't mind that it's not quite the stellar production that's emerged from EA's stables, you'll have a great time with Links 2004, especially online. It's just not a hole in one.
  7. After getting used to the motion, it became too easy to hit straight/long shots. However, I will say that the short-iron part of the game (especially wedges) left me guessing how to gauge distance. This added a certain difficulty to the game, especially at higher levels when the game didn't kibitz.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
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  1. JudeS.
    Nov 13, 2003
    10
    This game is awesome. And it absolutely ROCKS if you have XBOX Live. In fact, it is more addictive than CRACK! I got my tail whooped tonight, but you can bet I'll be improving my skills over the next few days and weeks to come. Buy it NOW if you have XBOX Live and enjoy golf! It's a no-brainer... Expand
  2. JoeT.
    Nov 17, 2003
    10
    This game is outstanding if you are after a golf sim. The game is well made.
  3. DaveR.
    Dec 5, 2003
    9
    I have played both Tiger Woods 2004 and Links 2004 for the Xbox. The crown definitely goes to Links 2004 for creating a truly beautiful picturesque game that airs on the side of simulation. This game has better graphics, gameplay, audio, and computer AI. This is the hands down the best golf game on the market. Expand
  4. BobL.
    Nov 17, 2003
    8
    If you have xbox live then this is the game to play.Very smooth with no lag. Hopefully there will be lots of courses for download.
  5. AlB.
    Nov 13, 2003
    5
    I'm rather disappointed in this title, which may be due to my expectations having been too high for console golf. As a long time player of "Links" on the PC, I would simply say that the Xbox version seems to have derived more - much more, if not most - of it's heritage from EA Sports' Tiger Woods series than it has from it's own legacy. So why call it "Links" then, if it's not faithful to the franchise? Hopefully the game's only real advantage over its competition - Xbox Live / XSN Sports online play - will make up for some of the disappointment I am feeling. Expand