Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 22 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 22
  2. Negative: 13 out of 22
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  1. May 25, 2018
    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. Jun 4, 2018
    Still the best tennis video game of the season, but need to focus in future entries of the series. Tennis World Tour has a great career mode and it’s fun in the highest levels of difficulty, but needs to improve sound and visuals to try to fight against the great games of the last generation.
  3. May 27, 2018
    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.
  4. Jun 3, 2018
    In 2018 it should be unthinkable, for example, to publish a game with the multiplayer mode not implemented (even today it is hidden behind a little reassuring sign "Coming soon") or without the chance to play a double, neither against the AI, nor in multiplayer.
  5. Jun 26, 2018
    After all these years of waiting, tennis fans deserved something better than this shallow and buggy pseudo-realistic sport experience.
  6. Jun 24, 2018
    Tennis World Tour is simply a game not yet ready to go out on the market and it still really has too many gaps, flaws and uncertainties.
  7. Jun 7, 2018
    In Tennis World Tour it seems you're watching a tennis match, more than playing it. Making good shots is far too easy, and the players' movements are too automated.
  8. May 31, 2018
    Unimpressive tennis game that doesn't live up to its own expectations. While some core foundations seem nice, they are terribly overshadowed by poor controls and some terrible technical issues. It's officially launched but it definitely looks like it's still in beta.
  9. May 28, 2018
    Claiming Top Spin's heritage probably put too much pressure on Breakpoint to begin with, even more so considering the studio's obvious resource limitations comparatively. Despite some wise compromises and interesting gameplay concepts, Tennis World Tour fails to develop, or even emulate its model's formula, due to an overall lack of expertise. A thorough imitation nevertheless, yet not sufficiently polished, deep, and authentic to fulfill realistic eSports ambitions.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 106 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 106
  2. Negative: 69 out of 106
  1. May 22, 2018
    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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  2. May 22, 2018

    This is embarrassing given what was expected and promised during development. I paid for the legend edition on PSN i'd say at

    This is embarrassing given what was expected and promised during development. I paid for the legend edition on PSN i'd say at the moment this is more of a PSN title than fully fledged game.


    The game is lifeless both in it's delivery from commentary to umpire down to the overall look of the courts and crowd engagements. The ball kids don't move to retrieve the ball and no matter where the event is the umpire and crowd reactions are appalling even in exhibition mode playing at their version of Wimbledon.

    We see big Eurosport signs but this has no enhancement to the games feel or delivery it's purely aesthetic which when having a major global broadcaster of Tennis you would of expected to feel like you're there! However in career thus far I've been nothing short of feeling like I'm down a local park not a tournament.


    The mechanics are very clunky. The control is feel totally unresponsive and prone to bring caught in animations which prevent you from returning an easy shot. If you approach the net (running on to the ball) the players seem all to often to stumble and this seems unavoidable and like the game is built for baselines only.

    Serving is very difficult. With no knowledge of arch system to detect where the ball is being placed it's impossible to attack or place serve without committing a fault. Simerily with in game shots, I can feel as though I've put the ball in a corner with my analogue stick and the ball not go anywhere near. As for some training drills I don't think they're possible with the control system being how it is coupled with the mechanics of player movement.

    The events structure in career is also confusing. Only allowing players to partake in one event per month is baffling when we know players have to juggle multiple events and practice sessions.

    You're advised to rest but then the only way to develop in career is to play and win events (rankings) so I feel although it's our career we're dictated to by the linearity of the season's structuring.


    There is no online, I know the game has been delayed till June first but for US and PSN users this should have been delayed also to endure the title is fully completed.

    It's very basic with only tournaments and exhibitions and career. No challenge moments no historical challenges.

    In career you're advised to use coaches and agents to develop your player although I feel they've been put there to feed trophies via unlocks and level ups instead of actually enhancing a players career.


    At present I would advise against the purchase of Tennis World Tour. Having seen reviews for AO tennis I expected a great deal from this title under the impression that Top Spin 4 members were in the development. In my opinion unless things change via patches or the price decreases if you want to experience tennis on console play Top Spin 4. For 2018 this game lags severely behind the expectations of today's era of console games in the sports genre!
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  3. May 25, 2018
    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. Full Review »