• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Oct 7, 2005
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  • Summary: Virtua Tennis World Tour features three core gameplay modes: World Tour, in which players travel the globe using a custom-created character to win cash; Exhibition, where players can take control of a pro tennis all-star for one-off matches; and Tournament, which puts players in knockoutVirtua Tennis World Tour features three core gameplay modes: World Tour, in which players travel the globe using a custom-created character to win cash; Exhibition, where players can take control of a pro tennis all-star for one-off matches; and Tournament, which puts players in knockout sessions where only the best will see victory. Play up against the best in the world or play as a star and challenge fellow professional players, including Roger Federer, Andy Roddick, Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams, Lindsay Davenport and Tim Henman, among others. Four unique court surfaces to play on. Play around the world on hard court, clay, grass and carpet. Multiplayer Wi-Fi function: Competition with other PSP system owners for up to four players. Three different play modes: World Tour, Exhibition and Tournament. Create your own player: Accessorise your character with the virtual cash you win in tournaments. [Sega] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Fast, fluid and thoroughly absorbing, Virtua Tennis World Tour is not only as essential a purchase as "Lumines," "WipEout," "Ridge Racers" and Co., it’s a reason to buy the PSP itself.
  2. 90
    The brief matches make this a great pick-up-and-play game, and the "deep career mode" has enough meat to keep your fingers busy on your morning commute for the next decade.
  3. Minor quibbles aside, Virtua Tennis World Tour is close to a ten-out-of-ten game on the PSP, and in many respects it deserves top marks for being the best game on the system, and one of our most played games in 25 years of repetitive straining.
  4. Virtua Tennis isn’t quite the killer app for the PSP but it earns itself the honor of being one of the first definitive sports title for Sony’s handheld.
  5. Despite the relative age of the source material and the number of times Sega has trotted it out already, the gameplay is still zippy and fun, and the whole package generally feels pretty fresh, thanks to some subtle tweaks.
  6. 80
    The best bit of tennis software the PSP is going to get. [Nov 2005, p.130]
  7. Edge Magazine
    70
    Though its stellar looks and innately satisfying play (especially in multiplayer) continue to serve aces, World Tour’s rallying skills leave something to be desired. [Oct 2005, p.96]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. SalB.
    Jul 16, 2007
    10
    I have played the game and it is great. the graphics are good and itts fun to play. right from the start from when you create your own I have played the game and it is great. the graphics are good and itts fun to play. right from the start from when you create your own character up t the part where you are rank 1 (king of players tournament). Expand
  2. JonT.
    Oct 25, 2005
    10
    I'm sorry, but this game blows GTA out of the f-ing water with a rocket launcher...simply stunning. Do NOT waste your time with GTA LCS I'm sorry, but this game blows GTA out of the f-ing water with a rocket launcher...simply stunning. Do NOT waste your time with GTA LCS - the two games just do not compare. Expand
  3. [Anonymous]
    Aug 25, 2005
    10
    This is a must-have title on PSP. World Tour shows how to combine sporting simulation with easy arcade style and accessibility. The Roger This is a must-have title on PSP. World Tour shows how to combine sporting simulation with easy arcade style and accessibility. The Roger Federer of tennis games. Expand
  4. BrentP.
    Jan 2, 2006
    10
    I stopped playing games some time ago, then, I decided to buy a PSP. I couldn't figure out what game to buy on it, so, I checked out the I stopped playing games some time ago, then, I decided to buy a PSP. I couldn't figure out what game to buy on it, so, I checked out the ratings for different games. So, I decided to buy VT and I'm not much of a tennis game fan, but, this game is highly underrated! I bought the game a few days ago and can't put it down. The great things about it are: the aiming ability, the graphics, the real life characteristics of the tennis pros, and the ease of learning how to play. The down side is, it takes forever to load. Other than that, it's a great game, beyond my expectations! Expand
  5. ManicM.
    Sep 4, 2005
    9
    Top notch gaming fun, this is the first game i've bought for my import psp from my own teritory. It seems to have lots of replay value toTop notch gaming fun, this is the first game i've bought for my import psp from my own teritory. It seems to have lots of replay value to it. now i've got used to the controls and getting better at the putting spin on the ball its showing it not all just trying to hit wide of the opponent. Expand
  6. MartinR.
    Jul 20, 2006
    9
    Absolutey flawless conversion in gameplay and graphics. There is so much in there you will never tire of this title.
  7. MattB.
    Dec 30, 2005
    5
    What is all this about comparing. GTA is a brilliant game and I was really shocked by how well rockstar have made it. But back to the point. What is all this about comparing. GTA is a brilliant game and I was really shocked by how well rockstar have made it. But back to the point. Virtua Tennis is resonable, the gameplay is quite good, excluding short tournaments, however the graphics let the game down. Graphics play quite a large part in this type of game and i was not impressed. Player choice is also disappointing. Why do they keep on putting Tim Henman and Hass in? At the end of the day i would put ur money elsewhere, you will get much more gamplay out of GTA and wont be bored easily. Expand

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