Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003 (PlayStation 2)

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003 Screenshots

PlayStation 2 version

The title screen
This follows a series of short video clips where golfers say "EA Sports - It's in the Game'
After the title screen is an animated sequence showing Tiger Woods in action
This scrfeen is displayed at the end of the opening sequence
Much is made of the EA Sports Trax thing that plays licensed music during the game. They seem to be very proud of it
The game's main menu
The golfer isn't always Tiger Woods as shown here and the character is naturally animated
The in-game extras aren't much to get excited about, three short rolling demos and the game credits
One of the game configuration screens
The player can configure games for EA Play and for Tour Play. There are more options to be accessed by scrolling downwards
The player can configure which songs they want to hear in-game and while the menu screen is displayed, or they can all be turned off
The game has this single load screen that is shown while the game transitions from one section to another
The game forces the player through a tutorial before they can play anything.
The game forces the player through a tutorial before they can play anything, this is their reward
The Bronze card will show up in the trophy room later.
There's no detailed player creation options in this game, the player gets to select from a the supplied models.
Their shirt can be changed but you're stuck with the pants
When a player drives off the game shows the ball in flight and often cuts back to the player. I swear the eyes actually seem to follow the ball
Club selection is automatic
The blue arrow by the flag is where the golfer is aiming. It can be moved, say to allow for the wind, via the D Pad
When the 'Tap-in' option is active the golfers will sometimes get down to sink the ball snooker-style
The leader board in a four player game, one human vs 3 CPU players. We're the four at the bottom of the board
When a player sinks the ball the game announces Par, Eagle, Double Bogie etc
Some of the more excitable players may do a little dance, others wave to the crowd etc
On the green the game shows a guideline for the projected track of the ball. The targeting arrow points to the hole and must be moved to allow for the slope of the green
When the player drives off from the tee the game usually follows the ball and sometimes switches to a letterbox display
There are occasional challenges that pop up in a game. In addition to this Long Drive challenge this match also had a 'Closest to the Pin' Challenge
When the player hits a drive particularly well the game may mark the tee off point with a flash of fire
When the player hits a drive particularly well the game often shows a special screen.
To get an extra power boost the player must press L1 repeatedly while making the stroke. The power meter is shown in the lower right like this
When the player reaches the green the game starts with an overhead point of view that smoothly rotates into the normal putting point of view
Awards can be made during a game like this one which was given for landing the ball within a foot of the pin from 147 yards
The game has forty medals to be won, over twenty trophy balls, and over twenty tour trophies to be won
The player's progress through the game is recorded and displayed here
The player can create and play their own course
This is done by selecting holes from other courses
The player can create and play their own course
This is done by selecting holes from other courses, naturally many courses need to be unlocked first
They don't happen often but when they do the game makes sure they are recognised
The Game Mode selection screen
There are lots of challenges to play, this is the Par 3 Challenge (1) where the player must complete three par three holes in ten strokes or less
The game claims fifty different scenarios
This is from one of the scenarios, SZ Timed Target golf. Placing a ball on a target earns cash, landing in a bunker incurs a penalty
The Tiger Challenge. The player must beat one golfer to earn cash and unlock the next before eventually facing Tiger Woods himself
The Tiger Challenge. The player must beat one golfer to earn cash and unlock the next before eventually facing Tiger Woods himself. This is the first challenge
The Tiger Challenge. Winning the first challenge earned $20000, unlocked a hole on Tiger's Dream 18, unlocked the St Andrew's course and another golfing opponent
Cash earned can be used to buy player skills.
The cost per attribute upgrade increases as more is bought.
The game has brief biographies for all PGA players, these are accompanied by short video sequences of them in action
A screen from the Speed Golf challenge. This can be played player v player or player v CPU
The game does seem to use a lot of lighting and lens flare effects but these don't detract from the game or become boringly predictable
The background is nicely out of focus here. Just behind the player are two paragliders, other shots have birds singly and in flocks and I'm sure i saw a deer among the trees on a Scottish course