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  • Summary: The season starts now – grab your racket and become the world’s next tennis champion! Your opponent is on the court and the crowd waits for a promising challenger for the grand finale… Are you ready for Matchpoint?
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
  1. Jul 7, 2022
    It emulates really well how you feel in a real tennis experience, so you won't be disappointed if you love this sport. Unfortunately, the graphics feel terribly outdated and Career mode becomes repetitive eventually.
  2. Jul 7, 2022
    Does Matchpoint: Tennis Championships do anything particularly noteworthy? Not really. It’s not overly impressive in any way, being perfectly honest. But by simply providing a fun and fairly authentic game of tennis it manages to outshine its rivals. And because of that, whether you’re buying it to get stuck into its single-player career mode or take on all-comers in online multiplayer, chances are you won’t be disappointed.
  3. Jul 13, 2022
    Graphically expandable tennis with few options and a lame career - but this sports game has its strong moments on the court.
  4. Jul 6, 2022
    Matchpoint: Tennis Championships gives you the tools to play realistic tennis rallies, and it feels pretty good on the pad overall. The problem is that a real lack of enthusiasm on court pairs with a stodgy career mode to sap your enthusiasm. There’s fun to be had here, and a large animation library allows the gameplay to look relatively realistic from afar, but tennis fans will still have to wait for a real winner to topple the legendary Top Spin 4.
  5. Jul 13, 2022
    If you’re looking for an hour or two of simple, easy to win tennis, grab Matchpoint Tennis Championships when it goes on sale. Otherwise, give this one a miss.
  6. 40
    If Matchpoint Tennis had just thrown the occasional loss at me, or even let me fight back from behind at times, I would have spent so much more time playing the game. It’s unfortunate to think that here we have a tennis game that developers should be paying close attention to, because it gets so much right, and we know that won’t happen because one critical error means I have no choice but to score it the way I have. If, down the track, there’s a patch to improve the difficulty in an interesting way, then Matchpoint would be the best tennis game currently available, purely because the on-court gameplay actually gets it.
  7. Jul 7, 2022
    It's a shame, but Matchpoint Tennis Championships just didn't quite get there on most aspects of its tennis simulation. A lack of licenced players and UI bugs only compound the core issues with the controls being far too simplistic and repetition setting in extremely quickly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 9, 2022
    Cool game. I love it. Best tennis game for PS4. xoxoxooxoxoxoxoxox xoxoxooxoxoxoxoxox xoxoxooxoxoxoxoxox
  2. Jul 8, 2022
    Simple but effective control scheme. The strengths and weakness system is implemented well
    Bad- Barebones game modes. A small
    Simple but effective control scheme. The strengths and weakness system is implemented well

    Barebones game modes. A small roster of players. No support for the doubles. Can't play championships and tournaments without career mode. Flat graphics

    In conclusion, Matchpoint Tennis Championships ends up feeling like a game of two halves. On one hand, the on-court experience of trading a flurry of shots with your opponent is great – all thanks to a simple but effective control scheme and formidable opponents that will test your understanding of these mechanics. On the other hand though, everything supporting that basic structure like the career mode and training mini-games and player roster- all end up feeling barebones. Topping it all off is a lack of support for additional game modes like doubles tennis alongside a visual and audio presentation that leaves a lot to be desired. In its current state, Matchpoint Tennis Championships is a decent game but not one that you’d want to really sink your teeth into.