Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2013
It is that time of the year again where EA release some great sports games and I for one am a big fan of the Tiger Woods series and last years was a great improvement over its predecessors, Tiger 11 was more of a Ryder Cup feel and last years was based around the Augusta Masters.
The only downside for me was the confusion around the season mode with the sponsorships that didn’t make sense and having to buy the DLC courses to complete a full PGA season which would have left a few people short on funds(me included)
Moving onto this years game, it expands on the Masters and has full Kinect AND PlayStation Move support which is handy and looks to be a step forward compared to last years game. There is also a huge overhaul of the swing action.
Total Swing Control Taking its most significant leap forward in swing mechanics in over a decade, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 13 revolutionizes the virtual golf swing. Golfers will take full control over their swing with all-new tempo, swing plane and shot power controls along with an adjustable shot setup, allowing players to address the ball in a number of ways creating tens of millions possible shots with just one club.
There is a new mode this year called “Legacy” and here are some details and a video:
Tiger Legacy Challenge lets you relive Tiger’s most memorable golf accomplishments as he rises from a child prodigy to a golfing legend. Revisit each era of Tiger’s career, from his Toddler Years practicing in his backyard, to his first television appearance on The Mike Douglas Show, through his epic victories at the Masters. Play through and complete each era to unlock bonus in-game content.
- Toddler Years – The first era includes events from Tiger’s childhood in the late 70’s, which introduces players to the new swing mechanics found in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13. During these events, you will play as Tiger between the ages of 2-6.
- Early Years – This era takes place between 1983 and 1986 between the ages of 7-10. You’ll participate in some of Tiger’s first golf tournaments including the Junior World Championship.
- Junior Years – Takes place between 1988 and 1991 at the ages of 12-15 and showcases Tiger winning each age group of the Junior World Golf Championships. These events incorporate various audio distractions while playing, which Tiger’s father used in real life to help him train and hone his skills.
- Amateur Years – This era focuses on Tiger at the ages of 18-20 and includes accomplishments during his Amateur golf career such as the U.S. Amateur Championships, his first trip to the Masters Tournament, and College Invitational.
- Rookie Years – Between the ages 21 and 22,this era encompasses Tiger’s first two years on the PGA TOUR, as well as his first major win at the Masters, his first President’s Cup, signing with EA SPORTS, and hitting a hole in one at TPC Scottsdale on the famous hole 16.
- Tiger Slam – Arguably one of Tiger’s most memorable accomplishments to date, this era focuses on his career between 2000 and 2001 at the ages of 24 and 25, when he won four majors in a row. It also includes a challenge to match Tiger’s snaking putt at the 2001 Players Championship on the 17th island green at TPC Sawgrass.
- Pro Years – The Professional Years include accomplishments between 2002 and 2008 such as various major wins, famous shots (2005 chip-in at Masters), and winning the FedEx Cup.
- Present Day – This era includes current events such as the 2010 Ryder Cup, 2011 Presidents Cup, and the beginning of fictional events that lead up to the ultimate goal of winning 19 majors.
- Future – This section includes major events that are in the future such as the 2014 U.S. Open at Valhalla and the 2015 British Open at St. Andrews.
- Record Books – The last era will end with Tiger chasing his 19th major on his way to breaking Jack Nicklaus’ record.
Like last year there is a collectors edition and will feature 5 additional courses and some pro shop items for your golfer!
Stay tuned for my review of this game at the end of March