Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07
The world's most famous golfer arrives on
the PlayStation 3 with Tiger Woods 2007 which once again revolutionizes
the world of gaming golf. With a new and improved control system and of
course next-generation console graphics, Tiger Woods 2007 is definitely
the most definitive golfing game on the market at the moment.
who have been living in a Himalyan cave, Tiger Woods allows players to
either play a young Tiger Woods or create their own golfer to tour with
the world's bests in an attempt to become a golfing champion.
So what is Golf? Golf is a game believed to
have been first played in Scotland, where each player has to hit his own
small ball into a hole using various types of clubs. The club is swung
at the motionless ball on the ground from a side-stance. Score is kept
(a count of the number of strokes required) with the smallest score
being the best.
• Revolutionary UCAP Visuals—Tiger Woods looks just like his real-life
counterpart with the introduction of all-new universal facial capture (UCAP)
technology. The world's No. 1 golfer seems so real you won't believe
• Play Under Pressure—With bigger galleries, mass crowd movement from
hole to hole, rooting sections for and against you, and cheers from
nearby greens, all eyes are on you in tournament play.
• All-New Championship Courses—The course content doubles with the
addition of new PGA TOUR licensed courses, including Firestone Country
Club, Glen Abbey, Princeville, Spyglass Hill, St Andrews, and Bandon
• Broadcast Presentation—An all-new picture-in-picture presentation
showcases UCAP and Game Face characters on every swing.
• More PGA TOUR® Players—Featuring 15 of the world's top players,
including Tiger Woods, John Daly, Vijay Singh, Ian Poulter, Michael
Campbell, and Annika Sorenstam, the most decorated golfer on the LPGA
• Enhanced Career Mode—From working on your driving to mastering your
putting skills, craft your game with training challenges in the Practice
Facility, then take on the world's best golfers on the World Tour.
• New PGA TOUR® Season Format—The race to become the top golfer in the
world is based on FedEx points earned at every tournament during the
• Make Every Shot Count—With new True Aiming, survey the layout and
weigh the risks before each shot, then hit away with a refined dual
analog swing system, making the quest for the perfect ball just a little
• Game Face Facelift—The innovative character creation tool is revamped
with deeper modifications, more apparel, equipment licenses, and
• All-New ESPN Integration—Get the latest sports updates and breaking
news from the worldwide leader in sports.
• Become the World's Best— On the PlayStation®3 or Xbox 360™ video game
and entertainment system, challenge up to three players in five new game
modes, including 21, or play in online* tournaments complete with full
stat tracking, league leaders, and more.
• Golf's Best Commentators— The announcing Dream Team of David Feherty
and Gary McCord provide commentary and irreverent observations during
• More Game Modes—Work on your game or take on a friend in Match Play,
Battle Golf, 21, OneBall, and more.
• Sound—Players hear the crowd just like Tiger Woods does on
Championship Sunday. Crowds cheer and jeer in Full 5.1 surround sound
based on your performance.
The control system of
Tiger Woods 2007 has been revolutionised for the PS3 and XBox 360 and
for those that have not played an EA Golf game in quite awhile will be
pleased to know that the power bar is gone and has been
replaced with the left analog stick. This now simulates a golf stroke so
if you move the stick halfway up and halfway down, this will create a
medium hit swing.
However, if you move the
stick all the way to the top and all the way to the bottom, this will
create a power swing knocking your ball for hundreds of metres. This new
system is a little tricky to master due to the sensitivity of the analog
stick, however once you have mastered this, you will soon appreciate the
accuracy now offered to the gamer.
Direction has also been
changed where the gamer must now zoom out and select a place where they
hope the ball will land, with this said, you still have access to slices
and swings. Fortunately there is an in-depth tutorial mode that will
explain the control system to the gamer and once you have mastered these
lessons, you will soon be ready to take on the world's greatest golfers.
The title also features
the Sixaxis motion sensing capabilities of the new PS3 controller. In
Tiger 07, tilt can be used to replace the standard in-air spin control,
if desired. When enabled, instead of mashing the shoulder button to
generate more spin, you can use the Sixaxis controller to control the
intensity and direction of spin by tilting it in the desired direction.
Graphically, Tiger Woods
2007 looks quite apt on the PlayStation 3, however the background
environments are a little sparse and it would have been nice if the
developers could have included more foliage on the courses. The golfers
themselves have detailed faces but once again their clothes are a little
lacklustre and you know that the PlayStation 3 is capable of much much
One impressive feature
of Tiger Woods 2007 is the ability to create your own golfers with their
own unique facial features and body types which does reflect in the
gaming environment. The golfers also have various facial expressions
such as indicating their happiness or disgust at the shot they just hit.
As with all EA games,
the soundtrack of Tiger Woods 2007 is a professional affair which suits
the genre perfectly and match that with a variety of realistic golfing
sounds that also includes decent commentary by David Feherty and Gary
McCord, you will have one professional sounding game.
In conclusion, Tiger
Woods PGA Tour 07 is definitely one of the best golfing games on the
market which features almost perfect gameplay, amazing graphics and some
of the best damn golfing fun that I have had on a console in a long
time. It's also a great party game!