|Intended to capture the attention of the MySpace and YouTube generation, EA Tiburon has upgraded the character customization and online play in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08. Utilizing the GamerNet online community, players can view, create, and play user-created content. Both offline and online gamers can use the "Game Face" system to develop a character for use on the green. By uploading photos, players can create an avatar that looks exactly like them or alter their appearance with different hairstyles, clothing, facial features, and accessories. |
As single-gamers work through 15 courses including Boston, Westchester, and Cog Hill, they might make a difficult shot that is worthy of copying. Players can save the shot, and upload it onto GamerNet for others to view. After a point value is assigned to the shot, other gamers can attempt to beat the high score and earn points of their own. Additionally, there are themed channels that players can visit including "Grip It and Rip It," "Single Hole Challenge," "18 Hole Showdown," and "Nine Hole Challenge."
|Game||Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08|
|Control Elements||Gamepad/Joystick, Keyboard, Mouse|
|Game Special Features|
|Game Series||PGA Tour Golf Series|
Average review score based on 44 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
We purchased this version because we loved Tiger Woods 2003. My son and I competed through the whole game trying to be the first to beat Tiger and all the steps in between. The 2008 version has improved course graphics and is fun to try and finish the Tiger Challenges with a gold medal in each one before we move on. The different levels of play, hacker, amateur, etc are each quite different in skill required to excel. This makes the game much more realistic than I first thought in the hacker mode..I though I was something, but proved to be nothing much when that level increased. Practice makes perfect. I like the players animations and gestures, but they do get old and tiresome when playing in a tourney. The esc key cuts down on the animation time and definately speeds up the play. A little too much time spent on player gyrations before hitting or putting. Again, the esc key makes it more bearable. The only thing I can't speed up is the scoreboard viewing time, don't really need that much time to see if I'm ahead or not..I haven't moved up into the amatuer or higher pro levels yet, and have not used any online gaming, so I cannot comment on those parts of the game yet. I can say that my son and I are again having a great time seeing which of us can accomplish a particular goal first. Of course, I am an avid golfer and I am sure that makes me like this game even more. A non-golfer probably would get much less out of this than I do, but I think that anyone that has a desire to play something long term will get a kick out of it. You won't finish this one before the check clears the bank! It is a challenge and we are enjoying it so far.
PC version: Read the CPU & Video card requirements carefully! This game is very particular about the computer hardware. I have 3 computers at home, all with different hardware. One laptop is a late 2008 production H-P with all the newest hardware & software. This game will not run because the Video card is not supported. This game will not run on any of my PC's. Bummer...
Then you'll love this game. The graphics are excellent. The game play is up to par and beyond what you have come to love from Ea Sports and the Tiger Woods PGA Tour series. This version has taken the previous versions and added to them. You still have all the great tour challenges you have come to love, the custom games modes, and yet you get the all new Tiger Challenge. Buy this game and find out what Tiger Woods PGA Tour golf is all about.
Excellent seller,will purchase from them again. All aspects of product as stated!
My puter went on blitz,needed nerd assist to get back on line. Figure nasty weather lately cause of near 'frying' thanks to lightening strikes. 2nd game for wife: Had to wait for her new laptop to arrive to install game,again weather caused delay in laptops arrival; couldn't give any feedback due to arrival of 'Murphy's Law'.
Am back on line finally but not sure for how long..Mother Nature will decide.
In our upper nor'east region of Washington state continuous thunderheads accompanied with lightening thunder and periodic rain playing havoc with our internet signal. And sometimes it's best to just turn 'er off and 'ride out the storms'....,save my computer from Mother Natures' fits.
That all said : 1two3 Shop is excellent seller. Looking forward to future business with them! Keep up the great work.
I am a fan of the Tiger Woods series of games and decided to try the 08 version. I am disappointed. Though the game looks nice and has a few new features, it still has some of the same problems as previous versions. First, it took almost a half hour to install all the files. Then I had to upgrade DirectX to the latest version. Once installed, I found that the game hangs for 15 to 20 seconds between each shot. And at the end of a hole, the wait can be as much as a minute. I could almost play the game for real this fast! The announcers use the same play by play as the 06 game. BORING! I'm going back to the 2007 game and selling this clunker.