- Publisher: Kalypso
- Release Date: Jul 7, 2022
- Also On: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Switch, Xbox One
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? Matchpoint – Tennis Championships is a modern take on tennis, featuring aThe 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? Matchpoint – Tennis Championships is a modern take on tennis, featuring a true-to-life on-court experience supported by a deep career mode and unique rivalry system. The game places a strong focus on tactical realism, positioning and aiming, allowing the player to move their superstar in exactly the right way to get the most out of their shots. Matchpoint – Tennis Championships combines slick character animations, authentic ball physics and enhanced player control to replicate the realistic rhythm of the game - every swing and hit feeling unique and satisfying.
- Developer: Torus Games
- Genre(s): Sports, Individual, Tennis
- # of players: 2
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Positive: 1 out of 9
Mixed: 8 out of 9
Negative: 0 out of 9
Jul 7, 2022While I don’t think Matchpoint will dethrone Top Spin, it’s without a doubt the best Tennis game since with its unique control scheme that allows for some serious skill play. Smooth animations and ball physics feels great and authentic, though the lack of Doubles seems like a serious miss as does not having many of the top stars of the sport. Not quite an Ace, Matchpoint is far from giving Tennis Elbow as well and a great first showing from Torus Games.
Jul 7, 2022Matchpoint: Tennis Championships is a good tennis game accessible to all audiences, although it lacks depth, difficulty and a closer perspective to the simulation to reach greatness.
Jul 15, 2022Matchpoint - Tennis Championships is a simulation that goes through ups and downs. The graphics feel a bit dated and the ball physics don't feel fully convincing, but once you master the control system you'll get some decent satisfaction out of it. Too bad, also, for the lack of content both in terms of modes and prominent tennis players.
Jul 7, 2022Matchpoint: Tennis Championships deserves your attention on Xbox Game Pass, as it's genuinely one of the better Xbox tennis games we've seen in years. It has its drawbacks, particularly in the presentation department, but it's also good fun when you get out on the court. Unfortunately, some of that enjoyment has been taken away for us because even on the highest difficulty, the game just feels far too easy at launch, rendering a lot of the strategic elements and Career Mode's features somewhat useless for now. It's still a pretty good game regardless, but definitely in need of a couple of balancing tweaks over the coming weeks and months.
Jul 12, 2022To ensure the sufficiency of the title of Torus Games there is the game system that remains well-grounded in concepts and sufficiently malleable to let you play. All the rest, however, is a series of stumbles and falls of style that find very little explanation. Not only an unjustifiable lack of content, but above all a little attention to detail that displaces those who are in front of it.
Jul 11, 2022Matchpoint Tennis Championships is a simulation with ups and downs: we expected more from Torus Games. As a tennis game itself, once you have metabolized the control system and passed over a number of gaps, it's not bad at all. Unfortunately, there is a lack of content: the career becomes boring after a couple of hours of play and there is nothing else to do but beat your own records with minigames or challenge a friend on the sofa at home. The inability to play doubles (it should arrive soon) is a big limitation, while online offers - for now - too little. Torus Games aims to make a series, but the start is really all uphill. For those who have a Game Pass subscription we recommend downloading it (PC or Xbox Series S / X), while for those who want to buy it we suggest waiting for some price reduction instead.
Jul 7, 2022Matchpoint Tennis Championships serves up a smooth-playing game of tennis, but saddles it with a sub-par career mode and under-featured multiplayer.
Positive: 2 out of 5
Mixed: 1 out of 5
Negative: 2 out of 5
Jul 8, 2022One of the best in the sports genre. Good mechanics and balance between the player's movement and aiming.
Jul 8, 2022Good game...Why? The rallies are fast and each of them is different; the controls are simple and intuitive; and there is more focus on theGood game...Why? The rallies are fast and each of them is different; the controls are simple and intuitive; and there is more focus on the feel of playing tennis as opposed to bells and whistles. Kudos to the developers, Torus Games. (No, I have nothing to do with them. I am a casual player in a small town in Minnesota.)
Here's what I like about the game:
1) good long rallies; and each is different (as opposed to the left-right, left-right, left-right pattern of running your opponent around the court in AO, and the sometimes unrealistic shot-making in TWT).
2) I like the simple, clean menus. You can get into a match very quickly.
3) You have a real sense of power when you hit the ball cleanly with a flat shot or topspin.
4) The RB makes you rush the net and it works as it is intended to; you can get to the net easily.
5) Very few silly celebration graphics (players pumping fists, or throwing tantrums) that sometimes take me out of the other tennis games.
6) The matches in career mode are longish (often best of 3 sets) and you can save at any moment. In the real world tennis matches are not three games long, so this feels more true to the sport and consequential.
Areas I'd love to see Torus tweak in future balancing updates:
1) The announcer calls the match if you win a game and the score is 5-5. In tennis you have to win by two games. (The match continues, but the announcer should know the rules of tennis.)
2) I'd like more lets, both on service and during the game (in the sense of the ball hitting the tape and dropping on one side or the other.) I'd also like shot-making to be more difficult if you are out of position; or unforced errors to be more likely.
3) The pro players, in terms of play style, vary too little. Ideally, Torus could make each pro player unique.
4) This might be too big an ask, but I'd love to see more variety of pacing. What I mean by this is: rather than always hitting low-to-the-net bullets back and forth, it would be cool if you could hold LT and hit the ball more slowly.
5) More variety in net play/type of volleys would be nice.
I can’t comment on the online play, because I haven’t tried it. I played the demo for about a week and started the career mode on release day. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised. I want to keep playing the game, which is a good sign. Time will tell whether Torus plans to keep improving the game the way that 2K Czech did with Top Spin 4; I certainly hope so, because they have a solid foundation to work with here.… Expand
Jul 9, 2022The core gameplay is really interesting, but the game has countless problems which make it extremely boring after few hours. The difficulty isThe core gameplay is really interesting, but the game has countless problems which make it extremely boring after few hours. The difficulty is extremely low, career is dull and poorly made, there are numerous UI glitches (and generally UI is lacklustre). Nonetheless, it is probably the best tennis game since Top Spin 4 and with some changes and improvements it has a potential to be a really good successor of this iconic tennis series.… Expand
Jul 16, 2022The game is so bad, it's funny.
Buggy interface, buggy mechanics, a lot of the plays of AI are out but are counted in and there is no optionThe game is so bad, it's funny.
Buggy interface, buggy mechanics, a lot of the plays of AI are out but are counted in and there is no option to review the shot or have a zoomed-in replay to the ball… Expand
Jul 12, 2022El día que se tomen en serio, otra vez, los juegos de deportes y no la enésima entrega de simuladores, estaré el primero para poder disfrutarEl día que se tomen en serio, otra vez, los juegos de deportes y no la enésima entrega de simuladores, estaré el primero para poder disfrutar como antaño.… Expand