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  • Summary: The market-leading tennis game is back. Play as the world's top players, master each surface, perfect your game and strive to dominate the world circuit. Choose from multiple game modes, with singles and doubles games, local and online.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. Oct 31, 2020
    80
    Tennis World Tour 2 has some good ideas on paper, but never gels into a cohesive whole.
  2. Sep 27, 2020
    75
    Tennis World Tour 2 shows huge improvements over the original game, with satisfying gameplay and game modes. Some features, like the card system, might be debatable and it could have had better graphics, but this is definitely the right (re)start for a series aiming to become the new Top Spin.
  3. Sep 22, 2020
    71
    Tennis World Tour 2 has changed the formula of the fist game, going somewhat more realistic, and it feels better. But it couldn't be enough. Graphics or the lack of game modes are below the rest of the concept. In the same way, some options, like cards, doesn't feel accurate, or valid, when it is trying to be more realistic. It could be enough for now, but the fans of tennis still remember games like Top Spin or Virtua Tennis, as the best games in this discipline. Maybe they deserve something better, perhaps for the next time.
  4. Sep 23, 2020
    50
    TWT2 feels unfinished, underdeveloped and somewhat soulless in some aspects. The swing mechanic might be a good idea conceptually, but it falls short of supplying that satisfaction that is transferred from simply hitting the ball in a tennis video game. Couple that with the malnourished feature set and you have one of the most disappointing tennis video games in a long while.
  5. Sep 30, 2020
    50
    The old glory days of TopSpin offered some of the best tennis we’ve ever had the joy of trying. Many have attempted to emulate its success but none have succeeded. Whilst the original Tennis World Tour had some good points and focused on some nice areas, it fell flat instantly with janky controls and just a general carelessness. Its follow-up, Tennis World Tour 2, attempts to fix this, but fails in many of the same areas.
  6. Sep 24, 2020
    50
    Tennis World Tour 2 is a frustrating experience that will leave players feeling like John McEnroe after a missed line call far too often.
  7. Sep 22, 2020
    40
    Ultimately, Tennis World Tour 2‘s new timing-based shot system ruins what could have been a decent or even good tennis game. It makes gameplay so unpredictable, and not in a good way. If you plan on buying Tennis World Tour 2 just to play exhibition matches as your favourite professional players, you might get some fun out of it thanks to their boosted stats making things more lenient. But career mode will be unbearable for most, requiring either an obscene amount of skill or an inhuman amount of patience. AO Tennis 2 remains the best tennis game available right now, so just stick to that.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Sep 25, 2020
    7
    Tennis World Tour 2 is a tennis video game developed by Breakpoint Studio and published by Bigben Interactive and Maximum Games. Tennis WorldTennis World Tour 2 is a tennis video game developed by Breakpoint Studio and published by Bigben Interactive and Maximum Games. Tennis World Tour 2 is now the best tennis game of the generation; a large improvement over the embarrassment of its predecessor that still had many issues after its launch patch. The best tennis video games offer addictive gameplay, and solid control and brilliant graphics.
    At the genre’s best, there’s something about executing the shots that excites you and encourages you to play this time around. Tennis World Tour 2 doesn’t quite have that quality, but it’s not the worst gameplay experience your encounter either. I have many fond memories of my time with my arcade version of Sega's Virtua Tennis 2 so I am a bit of a tough critic on Tennis titles as a fan of the game and genre. The good section is a bit sparse, but there are some aspects of the game that pop because of good lighting. These bright spots are more prevalent for night matches. Those who have played AO Tennis 2 will find this system familiar. For the most part it is, although there is one crucial difference and it’s a change that almost ruins the experience for rookie players. This time around, there is no indicator to tell the player when to release the button and little consistency in regards to hitting a perfect shot. At the end of the day, I could go through all of the modes and talk about some of the other areas the game struggles but the core gameplay of Tennis World Tour 2 is just up to par with where it needs to be to be a solid Tennis title for your Xbox One. The mechanics and the animation feel a bit dated and somewhat bland but if your a seasoned player of the genre there is something here for you. If you aren't a traditional player of Tennis titles you may want to approach with a bit of caution from the changes made to the new version while improvements are apparent it can be a bit cumbersome for newer players in the end. As a fan I recommend it for your Xbox One library if you are a fan of the genre.
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  2. Sep 23, 2020
    6
    My believe is that the game feels a bit off to me. For the gameplay, I like the skill based improved gameplay and and the online play is aMy believe is that the game feels a bit off to me. For the gameplay, I like the skill based improved gameplay and and the online play is a positive. But career mode is boring, the animations seem inconsistent and the physics look awkward. However, the main positive is that the game is an improvement to Tennis World Tour 1. Even with it's shortcomings, Tennis World Tour 2 may compete with AO Tennis 2. Expand
  3. Sep 24, 2020
    4
    There's some potential but overall it's a mess... again.

    - Shots frequently still don't match the input. You'll get a slice shot when
    There's some potential but overall it's a mess... again.

    - Shots frequently still don't match the input. You'll get a slice shot when you've press for top spin or a flat shot when you want a slice etc. and this happens even when you've supposedly timed the shot as "good" or "perfect".

    - Pro players seemingly have no identity or specific animations other than Nadal. Even Federer has a generic serve and swings, and NO ONE has realistic or personalised celebrations. For a game that wants to present itself as a tennis "sim" this is simply unforgivable. You want to feel like you are these players and the character model just looking (a bit) like them isn't enough. Federer with a massive, cheesy (and terrifying) smile after winning a point just looks so, so wrong.

    - Net play is completely broken. If you go to the net you will be passed, regardless of the difficulty level or who you're playing against, because the game simply does not respond to input at the net whatsoever. I've played just under 4 hours and haven't been able hit one volley at the net, nor has an animation even been initiated to lunge for the ball as it passes.

    - Similar to above, all too often your player will simply refuse to respond to a ball when moving side to side at the baseline that falls close enough that you realistically should be able to at least lunge for it and make some sort of play. Completely unresponsive.

    - The AI seems incapable of getting above 40% first serves in, regardless of who you're playing against or what difficulty the game is on. Fault after fault.

    - Impossible to hit aces even using the best players. I haven't yet managed a single one on my time with the game.

    - Single handed backhand animations are honestly beyond abysmal. Similar to my first point, you'll try and play a top spin backhand and it'll hit some bizarre looking, dodgy slice that looks completely unnatural and unrealistic.

    - Ball physics at times are completely nonsensical in terms of trajectory and velocity. One minute you'll hit a top spin forehand that looks great, the next you're playing a strange, lunging volley that somehow goes into super speed with heavy top spin despite the animation not matching this at all.

    - They may have "doubled" the animations, but it's still nowhere near enough and the game still completely lacks any real fluidity. You'll see the same animations over and over again (as well as ones that make literally no sense considering the button you've pressed, as above) and players will awkwardly transition from one shot/position to the next in an unrealistic way.

    - The sound is still sub-par. Crowds don't react to some winners and generally are still underwhelming and, seriously, how hard/expensive could it be to just pay some decent, professional umpires and line judges to record for the game? Because they still sound AWFUL. Again, it ruins the immersion of it all.

    - Zero customisation. It's 2020 and yet we can't create and share courts/arenas/tournaments/players and we can't edit pro players stats and overall ratings to our liking. AO Tennis manages it, so why can't Tennis World Tour? It completely takes away from the realism and how replayable the game is, especially considering the base game without DLC has ZERO official tournaments and a number of huge omissions in the roster such as Djokovic, Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka etc.

    Overall I'd give the game 4/10 so far, at a push. Unless there's huge improvements to the responsiveness, animations and content via patches (here we go again) then it's yet another failed tennis game.
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  4. Sep 25, 2020
    0
    This game is so bad every mechanic is messed up except the serves. If you charge a shot at all ypure highly likely to hit it into the standsThis game is so bad every mechanic is messed up except the serves. If you charge a shot at all ypure highly likely to hit it into the stands and even when hitying an accurate shot the ball has a mind of its own. Dont pay the 40$ for this game get the original one its still boring but at least it works Expand