Wii Review: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10

What can the MotionPlus do for Tiger? Quite a bit it seems…

Ever since Wii Sports came out, we have played the golf game on it and wondered if Tiger Woods could perfect the formula. Over the years, it has been getting close to adding in realism with the classic formula of what makes Tiger’s games as good as they have been. This year’s edition sees the inclusion of Nintendo’s latest gizmo…the Wii MotionPlus for 1:1 accuracy. Can it add any more depth to the game or does it launch your golf ball into a sand pit of disappointment?
You may be surprised to learn that the MotionPlus works wonders with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10. It adds that extra precision that has been lacking from golf games ever since they first started; to put it simply…this is the definitive Tiger Woods game. It has the best control known to the genre; it has a ton of modes and most of all, its fun to play. Top it all off with some DLC for those who want a bit extra and you have a game that has it all. I’m actually surprised that EA is supporting DLC for the Wii, but I imagine that storage is no longer an issue thanks to the SD card solution.

Another great addition is that if you are connected to the Internet, the game will take whatever weather is happening from the forecast channel and implement it into the game. So if you are playing in the UK when it is typically raining, then that is what you will get. Of course, that is optional but it does add a bit extra realism and its something that impressed me.
But of course, the biggest thing to impress gamers this year is MotionPlus itself. It takes some getting used to, but once you get to grips with how to add that extra bit of precision to your swing, the rest all falls into place. It manages to detect the angle of the club, not to mention how much speed you put on the swing. It actually feels like you are in the game swinging the ball forward to the hole. It’s perhaps the best feeling I’ve gotten so far from playing something with the add-on (that is apart from playing Wii Sports Resort, but I’m saving my full opinion for that until I get my copy).

As you would expect from a Tiger game, there are lots of modes both online and offline. There is plenty to do…almost enough to last you till Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11. Well, not quite…but there is a lot there that should impress long-term fans. The good thing about it though is that you don’t have to be a veteran to Tiger Woods to enjoy PGA Tour 10. Thanks to the MotionPlus, anyone can play. The boundaries of control are stripped down for newcomers, something I’ve been praying for over the years.

Visually, Tiger Woods looks fairly good for a Wii game. It may not push the system to its limits, but on the whole it does an impressive job. Character models are well animated and courses are well detailed. Commentary is professional as always. No letdowns on any front.

The Verdict

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 is in my opinion, the best golf game to date. It adds the best precision on the market, added details like taking real weather forecasts and adding a ton of modes to please fans. It has something for everyone, making it a must-have title for any Wii owner.