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  • Summary: ALL-NEW PGA TOUR CAREER MODE:Prove you’ve got what it takes to become FedExCup Champion. Take on PGA TOUR Pros during your very own career, earning rewards and gear along the way.
    PGA TOUR PROS AND NEW COURSES: Play against Justin Thomas and 11 top pros on stunning, real-life courses
    ALL-NEW PGA TOUR CAREER MODE:Prove you’ve got what it takes to become FedExCup Champion. Take on PGA TOUR Pros during your very own career, earning rewards and gear along the way.
    PGA TOUR PROS AND NEW COURSES: Play against Justin Thomas and 11 top pros on stunning, real-life courses including TPC Sawgrass, East Lake Golf Club, and more.
    BUILD YOUR MYPLAYER & DREAM COURSE: Create and personalize your MyPLAYER with equipment and apparel from brands you love. Design your ultimate course with 1,000s of custom options.
    DOMINATE THE GREEN AT ANY SKILL LEVEL: Rookies can take advantage of real-time tutorials, tips and shot suggestions. Already a pro? Master your game with Pro Vision, Distance Control, Putt Preview, and other innovations.
    GET THE PARTY STARTED: Hit the links with friends by playing local and online matches, including Alt-Shot, Stroke Play, Skins and 4-Player Scramble.
    MAKE YOUR OWN RULES: Command your Clubhouse with Online Societies. Run full seasons and tournaments and earn bragging rights on the course. Create entry rules and requirements as well as handicap and event settings.
    THE MOST REALISTIC COURSES EVER: Real-world scanning brings the fairway, green, bunkers, trees, lakes and ponds to life! True-to-form PGA TOUR broadcast presentation features slick graphics, dynamic cut-scenes and a seamless replay system, all anchored by the play-by-play commentary of Luke Elvy and Rich Beem.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Sep 1, 2020
    90
    If you're looking for a golf game to play, there is only one title you should be bothering with - PGA TOUR 2K21. As a golf simulation there is nothing else on the market to beat it, and much of that is down to the power of The Golf Club.
  2. Aug 20, 2020
    88
    While it doesn’t have every official golfer, course and tournament, PGA Tour 2K21 a great start to the series that should no doubt keep your interest until the next iteration. The Golf Club series was a decent golf game in its own rights, but HB Studios and 2K’s new partnership seems to be off to a great start, laying solid groundwork for the series and creating an addictive and entertaining golf experience that anyone of any skill level can enjoy. It’s time to hit the links once again and win that FedEx Cup. Fore!
  3. Aug 26, 2020
    83
    Even if you’re not a fan of the sport, PGA Tour 2K21 is still just a really fun video game. It’s easy enough to pick up and play, and yet there’s a lot to learn for those that want to take things more seriously. The online Societies mode could prove a great reason to keep coming back, and the custom editor is there for those that love to tinker and craft their own courses. The visual presentation is a bit of a letdown, but to be fair it’s also not a deal breaker by any means.
  4. Aug 20, 2020
    80
    Great fun, a solid golf game that should provide hours of enjoyment to those wanting to climb the Tour ladder or merely get out for a hit.
  5. Aug 30, 2020
    75
    PGA Tour 2K21 is a solid golf simulation with good customization features and good multiplayer, but graphics are just fine and golfers aren't too differentiated.
  6. Sep 29, 2020
    74
    PGA Tour 2K21 scratches the itch for the hardcore golf fans out there, but casual players are going to find a game that is lacking deeper options even though the game itself is beautiful. It's a good entry that hopefully is built upon in the future.
  7. Aug 20, 2020
    70
    PGA Tour 2K21 is the most flexible and enjoyable golf game since EA’s Tiger Woods series was at its peak. While its career mode could have done with some spit and polish to its presentation and featured more meaningful rewards, it nonetheless serves as a solid 20-hour straightaway to what could prove to be the most thriving part of PGA Tour 2K21’s dance floor in the long term; the online societies. As far as establishing a new sports franchise goes (on the shoulders of the three Golf Club games that came before) this might not be the strongest shot off the tee, but it’s ended up in a very playable lie.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 6 out of 14
  1. Aug 30, 2020
    10
    Juste parfait pour cette génération en attendant PGA Tour 2k23 sur Xbox series X.
  2. Aug 24, 2020
    9
    I have to say, PGA Tour 2K21 is a great game. It's far from elite, but it is very fun!
  3. Sep 4, 2020
    9
    If you like your golf game to be on the realistic side rather than arcadey (tiger / rory) then pga 2k21 is the best golf game there's everIf you like your golf game to be on the realistic side rather than arcadey (tiger / rory) then pga 2k21 is the best golf game there's ever been.
    I've played the majority of golf games since the amiga times and play golf irl. This game captures the roller coaster of emotions of real golf like never before and to get good you have to practice. Again just like the real thing.
    The closet to it would be the previous game in the series "the golf club 2019". This updated version improves on tgc2019 in every way. Backspin is now possible, the presentation has been updated and the course designer has been updated so users creations are unbelievable. Real life creations look fantastic now.
    Constant user courses being created, combined with weekly society online tournaments like tgctours and you have unlimited content.

    Its fantastic.
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  4. Aug 22, 2020
    5
    I played a lot of The Golf Club 2019 and really enjoyed how that game played. The menus were a disaster but it played great. This game is aI played a lot of The Golf Club 2019 and really enjoyed how that game played. The menus were a disaster but it played great. This game is a lot different and so far I'm not enjoying it nearly as much. They made a lot of changes to the controls that I don't think were necessary and are imo just annoying. Be prepared to learn how to putt all over again if you played TGC. I'm going to try to power through and give it some more play time and I'll update my score accordingly. Not impressed so far. Expand
  5. Sep 13, 2020
    4
    Love the game, love everything about it, except for the fact that you have to be online in order to play career mode. For a person who isLove the game, love everything about it, except for the fact that you have to be online in order to play career mode. For a person who is deployed overseas. That is a big ruining factor 95 percent of the time. Because I dont have internet 95 percent of the time. Thanks 2k for making your game unplayable for anyone who doesnt have internet Expand
  6. Sep 2, 2020
    2
    Save your money and buy it when it goes on sale. It improves upon TGC 2019 but finds other ways to negate those improvements. Let me break itSave your money and buy it when it goes on sale. It improves upon TGC 2019 but finds other ways to negate those improvements. Let me break it down:

    Pros: Societies and golf course creation are still a thing. This is probably the best part of the game. The number of user created courses is immense and there are plenty of competitive societies to play in. There are a load of options for customizing your character. The ball physics is much improved upon the previous version of HB Studios games. The bounce and spin of the ball is much more realistic.

    Cons:
    They made the swing punish you twice. Since in the inclusion of a power meter (something lacking in previous versions of TGC) your swing will now punish you twice. Should you not hit the power meter target correctly your ball will either fly past the hole or be severely under hit. If I miss the power target by 1-2% there is no reason for my ball to fly 40 yards further or shorter. The down swing timing is now much harder to figure out than in previous versions. What makes it worse is that calibrating your swing seems to have no effect when the difficulty for the swing setting is changed which makes being competitive in multiple societies who's setting are all custom to that specific group. These simple changes ruined putting. If I hit the ball in previous versions a little too hard the ball rolls to the equivalent of how hard a hit it based on the power of the strike. In this game the ball is blasted past the hole or rather left well short if the target it missed. Putting is no longer based on feel and now based on aligning both the grid and your distance marker. The skill gap between each swing setting is massive. While the game does a good job of showing you where each ball will land and the flight of the ball based on your difficulty setting it does a poor job of scaling difficulty between settings. If I play on the Pro-Am swing setting I can easily shoot -10 or more. Move that up to Pro and I'm now closer to even par. Anything beyond that (there are two other settings, Master and Legend) is near impossible at this point. While leaving my swing setting at Pro-Am would be ideal I want to play in societies against other people and with societies determining their own difficulty, it makes it a massive headache to bounce from one to the other.
    The addition of clubs with different stats was initially a nice move. Other games have had this feature and it was a welcomed idea. However, the clubs you start out with essentially are the best balanced ones in the game. There is no benefit to take a different set other than aesthetics if you want to play your best making this inclusion worthless.
    You still can't turn off the announcers. While their lines are much better, I would still like to play a round with out their chiming in on every single shot, especially when the game gets it wrong like announcing I'm headed for the rough but hit the fairway.
    The graphics are dated but that's the least of my concerns with this game. Career mode requires an internet connection which is absolutely asinine. If you don't have a good internet connection, sorry, you aren't playing anything.
    There are plenty of assets that have been recycled from TGC 2019 which is how they were probably able to pump out a game for 2K in such a short time.
    You want to play as a pro? Nope. You can't. Only your customizable character.

    Overall there were a lot of good ideas that went into this game initially that made an improvement upon previous TGC games by HB studios but to many options in skill settings along with inconsistent leveling of skill between setting makes this a waste of time. If you want to play on your own in career mode (provided you have internet) or casually with friends, throw the game on the easiest setting and have at it. If you want to play in online events and at higher difficulties, well, get ready to be frustrated by a publisher who decided to slap the PGA name on a game they gave to a small studio who went in over their heads even though the recycled most of their assets from previous TGC games.

    The only reason this game seems to be getting decent reviews is that we've been starved of a good golf game for a long time. However, don't mistake this for a good game. It's not even OK. If it weren't for the fact that you can play with others and this game has the best course builder there is it would have warranted a 0/10. However, those few features alone aren't worth $60. Save your money and grab it on sale during the holidays. Trust me, it'll be worth the wait.
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  7. Aug 31, 2020
    0
    id give it a 2 but theres some fakes in the rating department so im giving it a 0. "which it deserves btw, but im generous" Ive played aid give it a 2 but theres some fakes in the rating department so im giving it a 0. "which it deserves btw, but im generous" Ive played a loooooooot of golf games in my day. and a lot in real life as well. Anything you learned about golf you can just throw away. Cause the consistency is just terrible.
    The consistency is the game is the worst ive seen in any video game to date. The whole game is just hope and pray. so let me get this straight. i half to hold back on the analog stick and get it to the white marker. Then press up on the analog stick to make my character hit the ball. why in the hell does it say im too slow when i go as fast as possible?? its a 50/50 whether i hit it too slow or fast. Getting the up and down perfect, which i do every time, Matters none.. The curve the ball has when you slightly hit it to fast or slow is absurd. To top it all off. THAT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE.
    SINCE WHEN HAS HITTING THE BALL TOO SLOW OR FAST = HOOK AND CURVE. If you can hit the ball fast and still hit it straight good for you. You shouldnt be punished for terrible reasons.

    The greens are another thing. The consistency is terrible. ACTUALLY TERRIBLE. ive never seen a ball NOT role sometimes and then role a TON. like when you chip the ball the ball doesnt NOT act like a ball putting on the green. why cant the ball have the same effect as putting?? idk ask the idiotic devs.

    Notice anything Consistent about my review. YAH THE CONSISTENCY!! My review has more consistency then this trash Heep of a game.

    CHEATERS. Ive already experienced a cheater in my game as well. He got 1 hole in one. He hit the ball perfectly everytime. And then drained every single put. Didnt miss ONE. One was out probobly about 50 feet as well on a par 5. There was NO Put preview on as well. There was also about id say 4-5 30 footers and the rest just cause of his perfect swings landing almost 2 inches from the hole.

    GET THIS TRASH OFF MY XBOX PLZ.
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