Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13

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Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13

Developer:EA Tiburon Genre:ActionSports Release Date: Download Games Free Now!

About The Game

Tiger Woods: PGA Tour 2013 is the latest game in EA’s expansive Tiger Woods golf game franchise, and the most realistic yet! Bringing in motion-controlled technology adds new factors to gameplay including swing tempo and foot position, making it the most realistic golfing experience the series has ever created. With new modes including “Legacy Challenge” and the ability to form your own country clubs and participate in a worldwide ranking system, this PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game is one of the the most engrossing golf games on the market.

Game Features:

  • • This is the first Tiger Woods game to incorporate PlayStation Move and Xbox 360 Kinect technology, delivering a more tactile golf experience than ever seen before
  • • Form virtual country clubs online with your friends and compete with rival golfers
  • • Relive Tiger Woods’ illustrious golf career from childhood to the year 2017!
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Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13 Videos

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 - Trailer

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13 is back and ready for another season of PGA TOUR golf.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 - Swing Mechanics Trailer

Witness the most comprehensive swing mechanic revamp in over a decade.

Tiger Woods playing Kinect on Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 13

Tiger Woods playing Tiger Woods.

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13 Review

By Gus McZeal |

Another year, another Tiger Woods golf game from Electronic Arts. EA Tiburon’s Tiger Woods: PGA Tour 2013 adds several new features to the series including Kinect and PlayStation Move integration, online country clubs, and a “Legacy Challenge” mode that lets players replay Tiger Woods’ career from childhood and into the future. A couple of years ago, this would have been inconceivable. How times change.

I’m going to try hard not to make Tiger Woods jokes during this review, but I’m sorry if it happens. I realize that whole thing is old news, but really, so is EA’s series of Tiger Woods golf titles. The game attempts to shock some life into the series by introducing support for motion controls, but really, any serious golf-gamer is going to pick up the controller anyway because it’ll always be more precise, and nothing is needed more than precision in a golf game. Using motion controls brings new factors to gameplay, but ultimately, there are just more things potentially working against you, such as foot position, swing speed, and “swing tempo.” Some dedicated players will have fun with it, but if you’re grinding away for the DLC courses, stick with a gamepad.

For the first time, stay-at-home golf game enthusiasts will be able to form elite virtual country clubs online through Tiger Woods: PGA Tour 2013. You’ll be able to set your own tournament rules, and win prizes like booster packs for your virtual golfers to buy new equipment and skills, while competing for golf glory on a series of online leaderboards. Which virtual country club will gain the most prestige?

One of the game’s stranger offerings is the “Legacy Challenge,” which lets you play as Tiger Woods at various points in his once-prestigious career. It’s weird because this starts waaaay early: you can basically play Tiger Woods during his “toddler years” from age two to five, as though he was Baby Mario in Mario Golf. It just seems much odder when the baby playing golf is based on a real person rather than an Italian plumber with a predilection for magic mushrooms. You can play the Legacy Challenge up to the year 2017. Maybe he’ll compete against robots or something.

It seems pointless to talk about graphics in a golf game, but I guess I’ll do it anyway. Visually, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2013 is pretty bland. The crowds look about as exciting / excited as they do at real golf games, so I guess that’s some realism at least. The grass is disconcertingly shiny, making the golf courses look like rolling green hills of astroturf. Obviously there’s no music, because that would shatter the requisite pall of silence shrouding every golf game. Birds occasionally break the silence, twittering their approval—or disdain—as the crowd claps politely. It’s all very “serene” on the virtual PGA course.

The worst thing about this game is how it throws its DLC at you right off the bat—sorry, that was a rather misleading sports idiom. You can theoretically buy a lot of the DLC in-game by earning cash through actually playing the game, but it would take a phenomenal amount of time. Do you really want to spend that much time with Tiger? No, neither do I. So, if you want to experience all the game’s content, you’re going to have to pay for it, or spend as long working on your virtual golf career as Tiger Woods did making billions of dollars on his real one. All I can say is that if you choose to do this, at least all you have to lose is time… And why bother when you know there’s gonna be a Tiger Woods: PGA Tour 2014?

Sorry, but I just found it difficult to get enthused about this ultra-realistic golf simulator because it really doesn’t change much other than make things even more “ultra-realistic” than they were previously, and heightened realism isn’t what excites me in a game about golf. Tiger Woods: PGA Tour 2013 is out now (yeah we’re still in 2012) on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. This was an alright golf game, but really, they’re all the same, and the amount of DLC cash-grabbing was a huge turn-off, so I’m gonna have to give this game a Z-Score of 77/100.  

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