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  • Summary: AO Tennis 2 is the only tennis experience designed for and by its community. Create your own players, stadiums and legendary matches. Enter the competition to reach the top of world tennis in Career Mode.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jan 27, 2020
    80
    Despite some minor frustrations with the jump between difficulty levels, and the apparent obsolete nature of injuries within games, AO Tennis 2 is a game that will keep tennis fans happy – not only during the Australian Open, but during the whole tennis season.
  2. Jan 16, 2020
    77
    AO Tennis 2 is a solid and comprehensive simulation. The lackluster role playing elements prevent a higher rating, though.
  3. Jan 21, 2020
    70
    Overall, AO Tennis 2 plays and runs really well - this being one of the few tennis games on PC that does - it's just a bit of a shame that it falls flat in a few ways. The missing major players are a downfall: not having Serena Williams or Novak Djokovic is a bit odd in a game that's all about the Australian Open but tennis is probably a licensing nightmare. Play ending with one bounce is also quite a bummer, but I'm sure that's something that will be fixed if people have even noticed that. I also tired to play multiplayer at the time of review and the game would crash and close itself so it still needs to be patched a few times. The single player career experience is where it's at though. AO Tennis 2's solo campaign is a thoroughly enjoyable time and it's here where I would say that is scores an ace.
  4. Jan 14, 2020
    60
    Not everyone will find AO Tennis 2 fun since it asks the player to adapt to its peculiar gameplay, and even after a dozen hours of practice and playing, you’ll keep missing the court because of its whimsical guides. But if you look past those frustrations, you can have a good experience, especially playing with friends.
  5. Jan 20, 2020
    60
    While AO Tennis 2 improves upon many features from its predecessor, but the unbalanced challenge and short tutorials make the game quite inaccessible. The mechanic of good and evil seems like a unique idea, but its implementation is superficial at best.
  6. Mar 16, 2020
    55
    AO Tennis 2 is a blatant rehash of AO International Tennis, posing as a false new game. It improves bits of gameplay and career by a really small margin, but still prevails in its weird and unrealistic gameplay that is neither arcadey nor simulation-based. It never tries to rise above it and just presents basic and lazy short-term tennis experience.
  7. Jan 21, 2020
    40
    It's hard to fault a game with so much love put into it, but AO Tennis 2 constantly feels like its missing something. A little extra oomph that would bring people back. Mario Tennis Aces has the cast of characters, the charm, and special moves. Wii Sports' Tennis had the motion, the so-easy-your-grandma-could-do-it gameplay. AO Tennis 2 is just tennis, made like a simulation complete with a headache inducing soft-rock soundtrack. Stripped of all its charm, the game doesn't offer anything except to the average Australian Open attendee. To everyone else... you might as well play Pong.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jan 13, 2020
    10
    This game gets me more riled up than Kyrgios during his hissy fits. Gameplay is crisp and cleaner than Agassi's head. The editor tools areThis game gets me more riled up than Kyrgios during his hissy fits. Gameplay is crisp and cleaner than Agassi's head. The editor tools are excellent and flexible, huge amount of fantastic community created content including players, venues and even logos. Every time i win a point after a long intense rally, the sense of accomplishment is astounding. A wave of satisfaction washing over me with every swing of the racquet. The sound and atmosphere adds to this oddly satisfactory and addicting feeling with every ball impact. I am truly ecstatic and hooked on the career mode. The reputation system definitely adds a little spiciness to every match. A truly pleasant sequel, much recommended. Expand
  2. Dec 13, 2020
    8
    I love this game. Of the many tennis games I've played this comes closest to capturing the ebb and flow of a real tennis match. I found itI love this game. Of the many tennis games I've played this comes closest to capturing the ebb and flow of a real tennis match. I found it incredibly frustrating to begin with, it's not an arcadey pick up and play, but once you get into it's groove, working out how to break a player's defences, testing the lines, changing shots, varying depths, and ultimately winning with a perfect shot is incredibly satisfying. I love is that you can't rely on any one tactic. Each opponent feels fresh, and even poor opponents are fun to play against because of this. My advice play with best player on rookie mode to begin with and work down. Upping the difficulty when those 6-0 6-0 games start happening. The career mode is great, has a whole heap of player created content, and great sound and presentation. Expand
  3. Jun 20, 2020
    7
    The gameplay is solid and feels satisfying. Getting a shot in a corner can be difficult, but very rewarding. The graphics feel very muchThe gameplay is solid and feels satisfying. Getting a shot in a corner can be difficult, but very rewarding. The graphics feel very much last-gen, making the players feel a little stiff at times in between serves. One of the best parts about this game is the customization, allowing you a lot of freedom with designing your outfits and rackets, allowing you to import logos to make the game feel more personal and immersive. My biggest issue is the optimization. More times than not, you will have massive frame drops to less than 10 fps in between serves, and fps seems to gradually get worse the longer a match is. This problem can be fixed with patches, so hopefully we better optimization in the future. Overall, I would not mind picking this game up for 30$, and I think it is a very good game. I look forward to seeing what this indie company does to improve on this installment. Expand
  4. Jan 26, 2020
    7
    While there are a few hiccups, AO Tennis 2 feels like a fairly good tennis game. There are still a couple of things the developers can improveWhile there are a few hiccups, AO Tennis 2 feels like a fairly good tennis game. There are still a couple of things the developers can improve on, like tightening up the controls to finally hit that perfect balance, but as is, it certainly scratches that itch for tennis. The other slightly glaring issue is how there aren’t really that many “real life” tennis players here.

    That isn’t to say the real-life Australian Open has any particular stipulations in registration and participation, but when you can have about 128 players in the virtual Open and only 25 of them are real life figures (12 men and 13 women), it feels like there isn’t much variety in actual real-life participants. But at least you have Rafael Nadal, so if you like watching him in action, you can enjoy using him.
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  5. Aug 25, 2020
    7
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