Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
Buy On
  1. 71
    Tennis feeling, the physical feedback of the shots, the animations, everything is in place but the responsiveness that allows to move with more agility on the field is still missing. AO Tennis 2 remains a little rough, but its talent is crystal clear.
  2. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Feb 9, 2020
    70
    Less polished than PS4’s big-money sporting contingent, AO2 nonetheless pleases thanks to user-friendly controls, cute details and a clever creation-sharing mechanic. [Issue#172, p.92]
  3. Jan 23, 2020
    70
    While the previous game in the series was a mess, its successor turns out to be a huge improvement. It’s not quite top-of-the-bill yet, but decent (if at times a bit clunky) gameplay and a huge amount of content will keep you playing.
  4. 70
    As a complete package, AO Tennis 2 builds on the first game quite well. The customisation allows for licensing to be circumvented whilst the on-court action is tactical, if a little clunky. It lacks a fluidity and the assisted movement can be unreliable, but there's definite steps taken in the right direction. Presentation lacks some punch but the career mode does offer plenty of reasons to come back. It's a fine effort, if a little compromised.
  5. Jan 9, 2020
    70
    AO Tennis 2 is definitely not a revolutionary title in the videogame tennis scene, but it largely fulfills its duty, that is to entertain tennis fans who want more than just the usual games on TV.
  6. Jan 9, 2020
    70
    AO Tennis 2 is most certainly a great step in the right direction, with large improvements to animations, physics and general gameplay. In addition to these improvements, the career mode here is one of the more personal and engaging career modes you'll find in a sports title, up there with any other sports title, especially thanks to the extensive character customisation which lets you create just the person you want. AO Tennis 2 isn't perfect though, there are still some issues with the general feel of the fall and some game mechanics like movement being tied to the aiming of your shots, causing an overlap, but the improvements are there and there's no doubt that Big Ant Studios are making large strides.
  7. Jan 9, 2020
    70
    AO Tennis 2 is a better-looking, smoother-playing and more fully-featured follow-up to the original.
  8. Jan 9, 2020
    70
    As expected from Big Ant, AO Tennis 2 looks more like a big update of the previous version than a brand new episode, and once again largely relies on the community to complete the content. While still lacking some tennis expertise, the australian studio managed to optimize the gameplay, that finally shows its potential full of delicacy - in every sense of the word. The main additions focused on immersion emphasize this laudable quest for authenticity, although their rather limited impacts tend to exhibit the superficial side of this production, yet unfinished, but built on solid bases.
  9. Jan 9, 2020
    70
    AO Tennis 2 is a winner, raising the baseline for all tennis titles on PS4. There are still minor quirks to its gameplay, but it’s well-presented and fun, making its enriched Career mode dangerously addictive. Flourishes such as a basic morality system add identity to the package, while a strong focus on user generated content lessens the impact on missing licenses. While the game doesn’t have the budget to go toe-to-toe with the top sports title FIFA 20 and NBA 2K20, this is an overall polished package that comes recommended to tennis fans – and we’ve been waiting a while to write that sentence.
  10. Jan 20, 2020
    65
    AO Tennis 2 is one of those games that is neither good enough to deserve an applause nor bad enough to deserve harsh criticism. It's a tennis simulation with good gameplay, deep career mode, solid editor mode, weak animations, and not so good visuals, and some famous tennis players are not licensed as well. So in the end, it's hard to either recommend or not recommend it, as it really comes down to personal preferences rather the quality of the game.
  11. Jan 16, 2020
    65
    Gameplay is good and technical and sometimes can recreate the thrill of the sport, but it is not easy to pick and play and AI can be really cheap. Content is rich and varied, but the game is missing stars like the Swiss maestro.
  12. Jan 13, 2020
    65
    AO Tennis 2 is a big step forward. This game isn't an ace yet, but it isn't the double fault AO International Tennis was. With lots of content and a decent gameplay core, AO Tennis 2 can be even funny for tennis fans.
  13. Jan 9, 2020
    65
    Quotation forthcoming.
  14. Jan 9, 2020
    63
    With stiff animations and a ball physics that is not so realistic, AO Tennis 2 fails to represent a good simulation of this noble sport. Top Spin 4 remains the king even after nine years from its debut.
  15. Jan 9, 2020
    59
    While the presentation of the Australian Open is quite entertaining, the overall experience with its limited freedom of movement and strong focus on automatisms is mediocre at best.
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 30
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 30
  3. Negative: 6 out of 30
  1. Feb 11, 2020
    2
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. The game is SO SO disappointing. Do not buy. First I will start with the good. The community downloads for players and area as is cool. The hawk eye challenge system is cool. It ends there everything else is so faulty. The general movement is so unrealistic and doesn’t feel authentic to the players despite the fact they said it is . Very robotic . The sounds don’t help either, u can never hear slides on clay(because the game is so basic it doesn’t have slides ) but even on hard court you can’t hear the sound of squeaking on the surface like top spin 4(made in 2011 Full Review »