The Tiger Woods PGA Tour game series has come a long way since its introduction in 1998. More than a decade later and over 10 games released, the Tiger Woods PGA Tour unofficially claims the title of the best Golf video game series. The latest version is the Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10, which was released in June 2009 and is available for PS2, PS3, PSP, Xbox, and Nintendo Wii. This time, EA Electronics has delivered big time. Let’s focus on the game for the Wii console.
When a new video game comes out, it’s natural to compare it to a previous version. The Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 for Wii features several major improvements from its predecessor, the Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09. Simply said, the latter version of the golf game had some shortcomings that left gamers frustrated and disappointed, especially concerning game controls. There are several Nintendo Wii accessories available, and it’s important to use them for the best gaming experience.
The first major improvement seen in the Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 is the use of the new Wii MotionPlus. This new accessory connects to the Wii Remote Controller and offers maximum precision of recreating the golf swings and hand movements of the gamer. Such control sensitivity is critical in situations requiring finesse and soft hands in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10. In the Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09, you can plug in the Wii Nunchunk, but it simply doesn’t match up with the MotionPlus.
The Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 for Wii has three difficulty levels which are suitable for beginners to more experienced gamers. This game has a total of 27 golf courses, with seven new additions. Gamers can now also enjoy the US Open tournament, which was not available in the 09 version. Some other notable new features in the Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 for Wii include tournaments of different levels and improved online gaming options. When competing online, one really cool feature is the option of playing in weather that reflects real-time conditions, with data from the Weather Channel.
The Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 for Wii is nearly a perfect golf game, and is the best one from the series. The only flaws are some awkward graphics occasionally, and the absence of Dolby Digital 5.1 sound.
The Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 for Wii is priced at $49.99 at official retailers. You will also want to spend an extra $19.99 for the Wii MotionPlus. Some special game packages include this optional Wii accessory.
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