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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 (PlayStation 2)

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Description

This golfing simulation game is the 2007 multi-platform edition of Electronic Arts' Tiger Woods PGA Tour franchise. Although the game's features differ across platforms, most notably from next-gen to current-gen, it has a few things in common across the board: more licensed players, more courses, more game modes, and improved GameFace character creation.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 on Xbox 360 and PS3 feature more realistic characters thanks to the all-new Universal Capture (UCAP) technology. UCAP is the same technique that was used on The Matrix films to generate digital doubles for the lead actors. Another next-gen-only feature that the Xbox 360 and PS3 share is larger crowds and mass movement of spectators from hole-to-hole, as well as PIP cameras. There is also an enhanced career mode where you can master your skills in a new Practice Facility. The golfers have a new animation state engine that yields more pertinent emotions and reactions based on what happens in gameplay. The game setup has been changed, with different swing styles, and the Speed Golf setting which allows players to skip to the next shot after the ball has been struck without watching where the ball lands.

PS2 and Xbox versions of the game feature a new team tour mode where you can recruit your own squad of golfers to go up against Team Tiger Woods. The PC, PS2, and Xbox versions have the most licensed golfers (21) in the game. The Wii edition of the game features the ability to control your swing using the Wiimote.

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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 PlayStation 2 The tutorial sessions are short animations showing how each shot is played. However there is no opportunity here for the player to practice the shot.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 PlayStation 2 When playing a match the player is treated to a fly-by of the hole. This is the first hole at Pebble Beach
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 PlayStation 2 Golf isn't just a simple game. There are six kinds of game on this screen and by scrolling down three more can be seen
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 PlayStation 2 One of the options from the main menu is Game Face which allows the creation of a custom player. There's a limit of eight characters in the name though

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Video Game Talk Nov 02, 2006 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
SFT Apr, 2007 1.6 out of 6 88
IGN Oct 06, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamesmania Oct 17, 2006 84 out of 100 84
GameSpy Oct 23, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
4Players.de Nov 19, 2006 79 out of 100 79
GameSpot Oct 13, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
Gamernode Oct 23, 2006 7.6 out of 10 76
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 12, 2006 14 out of 20 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 02, 2006 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

This is the first game in the series since Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2001 where the Windows version was not developed by Headgate Studios. Electronic Arts acquired the company in November 2006 and had it focus entirely on Wii development instead.

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Billy Shih (237) added Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 (PlayStation 2) on Jul 04, 2007
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