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  • Summary: The new standard developed by veterans of tennis simulations: play as one of 30 professional tennis players, learn all the shots, master each type of surface and experience a realistic career mode. Define your style of play and tactics to become n°1 in the world!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 22
  2. Negative: 13 out of 22
  1. May 25, 2018
    68
    Despite being very improvable in all its aspects, Tennis World Tour is today the best realistic actual tennis game today. That doesn't mean that is better than Top Spin 4 (2011).
  2. May 27, 2018
    60
    This game has a quite solid foundation, although it’s clearly a game in progress. We believe it can be a great simulator, but at the moment it needs some work.
  3. Jun 26, 2018
    50
    After all these years of waiting, tennis fans deserved something better than this shallow and buggy pseudo-realistic sport experience.
  4. May 29, 2018
    45
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Jun 11, 2018
    40
    The career mode is pretty entertaining but that's about the only quality of this game. Controlling your player leaves a lot to be desired for one. The lack of other modes, horrible commentary and the lack of an online option further put a final nail in the coffin; Tennis World Tour feels like an unfinished, rushed product. A shame.
  6. Jun 4, 2018
    40
    You could reductively describe tennis as a sport where you hit the ball back and forth. That would be unfair, since it strips away the strategy and physical feats – which is exactly what Tennis World Tour does to the sport. In real-life tennis, when you're so frustrated that you yell and throw your racket like a brat, it's decorous for your opponent to ignore you and tighten the strings on their racket. At least the A.I. in this game mutely shares a sense of embarrassment, hoping that the moment passes.
  7. Jun 12, 2018
    30
    I understand that release windows are a big thing that helps boost sales maximizes exposure. I’m sure that’s the reasoning behind Tennis World Tour’s release in this state because I can’t think of any other reason a developer would willingly release such a debacle.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 27
  2. Negative: 16 out of 27
  1. Jul 3, 2020
    10
    It's very good games. I play this game every day. This is the best game for tennis.
  2. Jun 4, 2018
    8
    This is a game that is rough around the edges but with time and more polishing it an become the game we all excpeted, the core mechanicas areThis is a game that is rough around the edges but with time and more polishing it an become the game we all excpeted, the core mechanicas are good and fun, the AI is unprediacble and offers varied playstyles and outcomes - I never "expect" the ai to do this or that.. I have to react as it comes, which to me is a breath of fresh air ... (except Legendary Federer needs a bit of tweaking) It is often said a game should be easy to learn and difficult to master.. Tennis world tour makes its first mistake in being difficult to understand through lackluster skill games that dont explain the mechanics enough(although the good players dont want them revealing the very fine details which will give us the slight edge in a game of tennis, but this game rewards the diligent that are willing to learn how to actually master it

    This game IS the true successor to Topspin, It feels like topspin except with the above mentioned improved AI.

    The negatives
    - some additional shot animations needed, need more backhand and forehand styles.
    - Atmosphere and commentary - need more lines and improvment
    - Ball sounds, should be fixed in a patch theyre a bit flat
    - I think the Fatigue mechanic in the game should be reworked if not removed.
    - More pro players and legends
    - Immersive online ranking system and tournaments ( Apparently this is coming.. so holding judgement)

    If you can look past its flaws - which is has AT THE MOMENT, this game has promise and potential even if it has not yet fully delivered yet. I recommend BUY: for the patient, WAIT, for the impatient.
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  3. May 22, 2018
    7
    Finally a tennis game for PS4. Does this feel like a complete game, no. Does it need a number of patches, yes. Are the ground strokes there,Finally a tennis game for PS4. Does this feel like a complete game, no. Does it need a number of patches, yes. Are the ground strokes there, yes. I want more of everything, but there is a basis to build on. It is a solid first try and could be a great game given time and resources. Lots of them. Expand
  4. May 22, 2018
    2
    A preemptive tl;dr: Do not buy this game. This is no Top Spin 4, or even Top Spin 2, or even Virtua Tennis.

    After waiting 7 years for a
    A preemptive tl;dr: Do not buy this game. This is no Top Spin 4, or even Top Spin 2, or even Virtua Tennis.

    After waiting 7 years for a follow-up to the standard-bearing Top Spin 4, I had very high hopes for this game. I quickly discovered it is an all-around disappointment in every way. I could go into the glaringly poor audio, the lack of licensed events and tournament sites, the stilted commentary...and I didn't even bother with the career mode, not to mention the LACK OF ONLINE PLAY UPON RELEASE. But by far the biggest problem is the gameplay, the most critical component of the game.

    This game represents huge leaps backward on every aspect of Top Spin 4. The animations are clunky and drawn out, and not particularly specific to the unique players. This leads to difficult, awkward movement, both along the baseline and to the net. A HUGE pet peeve: if you stretch to hit a flat shot or a topspin shot, the game repeatedly defaults to sliced shots, or little chip shots. By far, most shots struck, regardless of the button you select, result in chips down the middle. This is wildly unrealistic and in direct opposition to the user's control and wishes. The spin varieties end up becoming meaningless, as everyone simply chips the ball back and forth repeatedly (and the spins don't seem to impact the opposing player's reply shot). The rallies are repetitive and boring.

    The AI player wanders into "no man's land" (the large rectangle behind the service boxes) to return all shots consistently--another massive no-no in tennis, and another thing that most people would notice after watching a pro match for ten minutes. This means that timing seems irrelevant--you have no idea where to go to get the best strike on the ball. Sometimes players rip a shot into the corner with the tiniest racket movement right off the bounce, other times they don't swing at all.

    The players may as well all be the same, as they all play the same. You don't get a feel for Federer's silky movement and forehand, the weight of Wawrinka's shots, McEnroe's impeccable volley, etc. etc. They might as well all be the same avatar. Top Spin 4's brilliant combination of precision shots (made with a simple tap of the button) and power shots (made by holding the button), which equipped players with full control of their avatar and allowed them to maximize the unique strengths of their selected players, are ditched in favor of a confusing mix of the two--again, with little measurable feedback to know what shot you hit and when it is best.

    Serving is sensitive and it seems users have little control over power and placement.

    Some of the animations are downright embarrassing; at least one Twitter user posted an image of a ball fully one to two feet behind a player, followed by another frame of the ball being returned, without *at all* being struck by the avatar. There are also framerate issues--unacceptable for a game that isn't exactly too sophisticated visually.

    Dear 2K/Sony: Please port Top Spin 4!!!
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  5. May 25, 2018
    1
    1 point because it helps stabilize my bed. Despite that, i don't see anything good about this game, graphics are bad, animations are bad,1 point because it helps stabilize my bed. Despite that, i don't see anything good about this game, graphics are bad, animations are bad, gameplay is bad, variety of players is bad, ia is bad. Please 2K revive Top Spin license or port top spin 4 on current gen console, no more of this awful wanabe games. Expand
  6. May 30, 2018
    1
    I am deleting the game. The game is no longer challenging and fun. To be honest, the game is an absolute mess. We all deserve a refund for anI am deleting the game. The game is no longer challenging and fun. To be honest, the game is an absolute mess. We all deserve a refund for an inferior beta product. The presentation is almost non existence and was an obvious afterthought. There needs to be serious upgrades and updates to volley the game to an elite gaming status. I will adjust and update the review based on the developer response, if possible. Please hold off on buying it unless you can live with an uncompleted game. The online was omitted until a later date. The update changed absolutely nothing. We shall see. Sony, please port Top Spin 4 for the PS4. Expand
  7. Sep 8, 2019
    0
    I just played this game after months of not playing and I was quickly reminded why I don't play it. I absolutely HATE THIS GAME!!!! Why isI just played this game after months of not playing and I was quickly reminded why I don't play it. I absolutely HATE THIS GAME!!!! Why is it that the AI can basically return every ball making the rallies unusually long? Why is it that my character stops going for the ball causing me to lose the point ? Why is it that this game is newer than top spin tennis 4 but yet top spin is better in every way? Don't water your money on this game it completely sucks. Not to mention it wasn't complete when it first released and in my opinion it's still not done. Expand

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