In terms of new content there are seven new courses, including Torrey Pines and Banff Springs, and the new Live Tournaments let you compete against players from all across the world. Last but not least is Disc Golf. While this won't be for golf purists, this MotionPlus enabled mini-game lets you throw a Frisbee around each of the game's 27 courses, with the goal being to get the disc in the basket rather than a ball in the hole. It's a neat enough addition to the game, but it's unlikely to tear many gamers away from the core golf experience.
Outside of the new additions it's pretty much Tiger Woods as you remember, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. You get coaching and tips from Tiger's coach Hank, there's a sizable career mode to play through (including the PGA Tour season and FedEx Cup), various challenges to complete that let you relive classic PGA Tour and US Open moments, numerous traditional and arcade game modes, and even a Golf Party mode if you want to play a collection of fun games with friends. The majority of Wii owners might not use it, but you can also tune every club in your bag to best suit your game.
Online play, in traditional form or the fast-paced mode that lets all players compete at the same time, works great. The online feature-set isn't nearly as accomplished as that found in the PS3 and Xbox 360 games (GamerNet is nowhere to be seen sadly), but considering lots of Wii games don't even offer basic online multiplayer, Tiger 10 on Wii seems relatively feature rich in this area.
It seems as though EA is finally making strides with the Wii as Tiger 10 definitely looks a step above what the publisher has provided golf loving Wii owners in the past. The game is still nearer PS2 level visuals than next-gen, but it looks solid enough and the courses are nicely detailed. It's also a bit of a coup for Wii owners that their version of the game features far more courses than the next-gen versions, with 27 being more than enough to keep you going for many, many months.
After some fairly abysmal Tiger Woods games on the Wii it's quite incredible that EA has managed to turn it around completely. This isn't just the best Wii golf game we've played, but the best golf game we've played on any system. The MotionPlus controls work brilliantly, giving you a sense of realism that is completely unmatched in other games, no matter the console. If you want a fun, accessible golf game that lets you pretend to be a real pro then look no further. Tiger Woods 10 on Wii sets a new benchmark for others to follow.
VideoGamer.com Score9 Score out of 10
- Looks decent
- Superb controls
- Loads of content
- Online is still lacking in some areas