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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 (Wii)

by Electronic Arts
Nintendo Wii
 Ages 3 and Over
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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  • The all-new Shot Confidence feature uses factors from your previous rounds to determine your confidence heading into each shot.
  • Four new taunting mechanisms allow players to throw each other off their game. Will you choke and miss the eagle putt, or sink it and seal the victory?
  • Build a golfer from the ground up in the most in-depth Career mode ever.
  • Go from an inexperienced rookie to a crafty TOUR veteran on your way to becoming the worldā€™s most dominant golfer.
  • Experience the all-new FedEx Cup championship format by playing a dream round at Westchester Country Club, TPC Boston, Cog Hill, and East Lake.
  • Featuring the greatest PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour pros, including Tiger Woods, John Daly, and Vijay Singh
  • Plus Annika Sorenstam, Natalie Gulbis, Christie Kerr, and Morgan Pressel.
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo Wii
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B000RO0RO8
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 13.6 x 1.6 cm ; 32 g
  • Release Date: 31 Aug 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,854 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description Review

While Electronic Arts’ other sports games may be locked in a deadly rivalry with their competitors there really hasn’t been a golf sim to go head-to-head with Tiger Woods for years. There doesn’t seem to be too much laurel sitting going on though, especially since this is, like many Electronic Arts games this year, the first time the game has been designed specifically with the next generation of consoles in mind. Naturally that means the most realistic graphics yet, not only for the course itself but also for Tiger and the other real-world golfers. Their faces and expressions look totally life-like and on the PS3 and 360 you can use a webcam or digital camera to import your own face and graft it to your own in-game custom golfer.

In terms of gameplay the major new feature is the concept of "shot confidence" which monitors your performance through your whole career, adding an extra degree of tension to difficult shots but also allowing you to examine your game in detail to find out where you’re going right and wrong. After criticisms that last year’s game was a bit thin on options this new game has the greatest number of courses ever including Westchester Country Club, TPC Boston, Cog Hill and East Lake. There’s also the expanded GamerNet mode which acts like a sort of YouTube just for the game, allowing you post in-game videos and challenge other people to a game in an online world dedicated to nothing but golf.

Harrison Dent

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You`re facing a long putt for par on the 17th hole with Tiger Woods clinging to a one stroke lead. You`ve been in this position before, but that doesn`t matter now. Or does it? Whether you play it safe or go for broke, Play with Confidence in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 08. The all-new Shot Confidence feature uses factors from your previous rounds--including club selection, lie, hole, and More--to determine your confidence heading into each shot. Play with the confidence of a pro as you battle the best golfers from the PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour on the most courses ever in your quest for the coveted FedEx Cup Championship.

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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Hate-Love Relationship.... 3 Mar 2008
By >KārK<
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I hate golf. I find it boring, long-winded and pointless. Its only redeeming features are the open air and the occasional murmur of nearby fauna. So imagine my surprise when, having acquired a shiny new Nintendo Wii, I became profoundly addicted to the Wii Sports golf game!

As other reviewers have mentioned, playing the same 9 holes over again is not so much boring as frustratingly limited, and I soon felt the urge to take my living-room golfing career to a new level. Bratz and Barbies are not exactly my cup of tea, so Panya Golf was of course out of the question, and I sought a more realistic, professional style of game. The most obvious option (and most likely the safest bet) was Tiger Woods 08. Fortunately I was not disappointed...

The first thing that struck me was of course the graphical realism compared Wii Sports. Ahh... I can almost smell that country air and freshly-mown grass. These highly-detailed graphics do tend to cause juddery images all too frequently, but that is more down to hardware than software. This also accounts for the lack of visible spectators (they cheer a lot, but are nowhere to be seen) but I don't wanna be looking at people anyway. The second thing that struck me was the rather unintuitive menu system, which uses the "-" button to backtrack through the options, whereas "B" would seem the obvious choice, and a cumbersome zig-zag layout of the icons. Still, it doesn't take long to get used to. Only Nintendo can make 100% user-friendly user interfaces, so EA can be forgiven for not quite hitting the mark here.

Gameplay-wise, EA have come up with ALMOST exactly what I was looking for.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Total addictive fun 13 Sep 2007
By R. Mann
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Ok, so what do i know about serious gaming? Afterall, I'm just a girl who hasn't owned a games console since the fading days of the PS1, but this game is great. I don't much care whether the graphics are up there with the XBox 360 or PS3 - I want a game that's both playable, feels reasonably authentic to my experience of real-life golf, is fun and challenging. This game ticks all the boxes in relation to these criteria. Seriously addictive.
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The more sophisticated Wii sport golf 3 Sep 2007
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Like most people of the wii world i love wii sports golf. But having played the same 9 holes countless times, i wanted more. Having read lots of reviews of '07 i wasn't disapointed by '08.
The swing takes a tiny little bit of getting used to but once you do, through the tutorial at the beginning you realise that it is much better and more realistic. The putting action is very smooth, although sometimes gravity forgets to work when i'm putting and it doesn't go into the hole, but maybe thats just my bad putting.
With a wide variety of courses and mini games that are really good fun (especially the mini-putt), this game is defiantely for those who want a good game of golf on the wii.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lacking Online Mode 9 Sep 2007
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This game is fantastic. Play some of the best golf course in the world in your living room and actually swing the club. Picks up the wiimote really well, when you swing, your character swings. The graphics aren't the best but this game is so playable. Really lacks an online mode though, not sure why ea left this out on the wii, that's the only let down though
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why is everyone so derogatory? 4 Sep 2007
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Im fed up of reading people saying "not as good as the XBox" or "not as good as the PS". For goodness sake, theyre having to start again, its almost like the first ever Tiger game, which was hopeless. EA have done well and Tiger 08 is great. If you take your time and concentrate, you can get the hang of hitting it straight in no time.

I really enjoy playing Tiger 08, its great fun, and the graphics are good, ok not brilliant, but good enough to see whats going on.

I hope people stop being so pathetic, get on with it, and enjoy the game as much as I have!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good game even for non sports fans 18 Sep 2007
By Matt
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I got Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 to compliment my new Wii, and I've been really enjoying the game a lot. It uses the Wiimote really well, and the connection between your offscreen and onscreen actions manages to give the enhanced feeling of realism the Wii's controls are about. I'm not normally a sports game or golf fan, however having enjoyed PGA games on 16-Bit consoles and small golf games on mobile phones and the web, PGA Tour 08 offers a similarly accessible experience. The controls can take a few attempts to master, but a good tutorial takes you through that. Once a trained golfer, you can customise your player and get involved in a career or a challenge-based game. There's certainly enough content here to keep you going for a while, and with multiplayer available, if you tried and liked Wii Sports but want something with a little more substance, this is a great game to get.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best Tiger Woods game yet 16 Sep 2007
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
When I got my Wii, I eagerly awaited the release of TW07--it was good--using the wiimote as a club worked quite well, but the controls seemed a bit twitchy, both in menus and also rarely when swinging the 'club'.

TW08 is really what 07 should have been--yes the graphics are less than stellar, but they are significantly better than 07. The wiimote as golf club more than makes up for any missing graphical bliss--even my non-golfing friends that have seen this thought it would be fun. 08 also dropped the fantasy courses from 07 and added some more real courses--the missing fantasy ones are not a great loss to me, they were generally ridiculously difficult and a major obstacle for me completing the PGA tour portion of the game.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Tiger Woods as good as new
Brilliant game, played it for years and had to buy it again for nostalgia. Still just as good as new
Published 9 days ago by r
4.0 out of 5 stars Par for the course
We liked this one, more features and more interesting courses than Wii Sports. Some odd ball points but with more practice these minor irritations should be overcome. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Howie Boy
4.0 out of 5 stars Gift
I cant really comment on this product as it was purchased as a gift, but the receipient was more than happy to receive.
Published 21 months ago by Ms. S. L. McBride
4.0 out of 5 stars Great game even for non golf lovers
Great game not just for the golf lovers of this world! Fun for all the family. Chipping is a bit difficult and is a bit inconsistent but then that makes it more fun.
Published on 9 Feb 2010 by MGreviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Go, go, golf
This is the first golf game I have purchased, on a recommendation, and we (my husband and I) both think it is brilliant. Read more
Published on 2 Jan 2010 by P. Donald
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, but flawed
Good fun and worth every penny, but it does have minor bugs that let it down.
Published on 19 Jun 2009 by Russ
5.0 out of 5 stars never played golf before
we are having so much fun with this game.but the menu is not very clear ? took some time working it out. well worth the money for us. Read more
Published on 7 April 2009 by M. Tetley
5.0 out of 5 stars Glad I listened
I'm so glad I read the reviews of this and the newer Tiger Woods game as this version at least gives you a challenge all round the course and the 2009 one apparently doesn't give... Read more
Published on 23 Mar 2009 by ivorcardy
4.0 out of 5 stars Golf - a waste of a good walk - now without the walking!
This is my first Tiger Woods game on any format. I've had it a couple of weeks (opted for the 08 version after reading some of the reviews of the new one), and total addiction has... Read more
Published on 12 Oct 2008 by J. Hamston
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good, once you get used to it...
This is generally a very good game.

The graphics are not so bad for the wii, and finally it actually recognises a straight swing! Read more
Published on 18 Aug 2008 by Mr Bojangles
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