Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
Buy On
  1. Play Magazine
    100
    Players will spend most of their time in the new Play Now mode. Here, you're given 50 scenarios where you are immediately thrown into the heart of competition. [Dec 2002, p.90]
  2. Official Xbox Magazine
    92
    The best part of this game is the absolute depth and replay value that'll keep you coming back for more. [Dec 2002, p.128]
  3. The near-perfect control and competitive game dynamic makes this one of the most compulsive games I've played.
  4. It’s easy to pick up and play, it’s addictive, it’s chock full of bonuses to unlock. It is by far and away the best golf game we’ve played.
  5. One of the most enjoyable golf games on the market today – and the best overall on any console system.
  6. Golf videogaming has never been so fun.
  7. 90
    Not only is it the most attractive golf game ever to be released, it also features some revolutionary gameplay ideas that will likely be copied for years to come.
  8. 90
    Seemingly does the impossible: It gives serious golf fans a deep sim while offering casual fans an approachable, gorgeous game with tons of play modes.
  9. A near-flawless game of golf that somehow manages to appeal to every breed of golfer.
  10. Surprisingly, the game’s controls are not at all complicated to figure out, in fact, they‘re a dream come true.
  11. 85
    It's easily and without doubt the best golf videogame experience in years, and one deserving to be thought of in the same light that "Madden" is to football.
  12. Forget about all of the claims that Tiger Woods 2003 has realistic physics - it doesn't. But they aren't ridiculously bad and don't take away too much from the overall experience.
  13. Xbox Nation Magazine
    80
    One of the finest golf games around. [Winter 2002, p.107]
  14. In addition to playing on boring, traditional courses like Pebble Beach with the good ol’ boys, you can take on a quartet of kilt-wearing Scotsmen in the middle of the Amazon.

Awards & Rankings

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#38 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2002
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. LazyLewis
    Jul 7, 2003
    9
    Great graphics, awesome sound and the commentary is hilarious! I haven?t really done the single player mode justice, but if I ever want to Great graphics, awesome sound and the commentary is hilarious! I haven?t really done the single player mode justice, but if I ever want to play someone in a multiplayer game, then this is the first disc in the tray! The fact that you can chuck on your own soundtrack on your cd player, then turn down the game volume and just chill out gives this game a easy, play late at night kind of feel! A really chilled out game! Full Review »
  2. Colin
    Jun 3, 2003
    10
    Simply, in my view the best Xbox game yet. Better than splinter cell, champ manager, panzar dragoon, even halo. The highest form of gaming Simply, in my view the best Xbox game yet. Better than splinter cell, champ manager, panzar dragoon, even halo. The highest form of gaming fun yet published. Absolutely unmissable. Full Review »
  3. MikeL.
    Feb 8, 2003
    10
    Perfect.