A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Trades very heavily on racial and ethnic stereotypes. Female characters are drunk, oversexualized, or both.
Violence & Scariness
Lame fighting feature offers the tamest of slapdowns, but one cut scene references a famous torture scene from the movie Reservoir Dogs.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Exaggerated, jiggling anatomy (on both men and women), references to lap dances, and racy commentary are all naughty -- but the game really crosses the line when a drunken woman propositions a ball boy between points.
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Harsher obscenities are bleeped out, but some playground-level vulgarities make it into the game.
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Products & Purchases
This is part of a series than includes Outlaw versions of other sports (like volleyball).
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Various players enjoy a mid-game cocktail, and one indulges in binge drinking with a beer keg and a bottle of bourbon.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game has references to lap dances, a female character who propositions a ball boy, wanton boozing, and uninspired vulgarities. Male characters are either anatomically grotesque or wildly violent. Female characters are drunk, overly sexualized, or both. All flesh jiggles with abandon, on-court fighting is rewarded, one cut scene implies torture ... on the whole, the game is an adolescent celebration of bad behavior.
Is It Any Good?
The idea has potential: A contingent of criminals, lowlifes, and freaks tears up the country club in an attempt to critique a well-mannered sport. Too bad the game matches uninspired, lewd humor with tedious gameplay for an experience that fails on almost every count. Whether you control the well-endowed Don Juan, the part-time stripper, the alcoholic groupie, or the Brooklyn-bred goodfella you'll have to endure a long line of lewd jokes based on racial stereotypes, binge drinking, loose sexuality, torture, and crime.
Jokes are delivered through cut scenes after each point is scored, interrupting the flow of the game -- the very thing that makes Outlaw Tennis different becomes frustrating and boring. Despite attempts to liven the actual tennis with creative changes to the rules, this gets old really fast. With flat graphics, a clunky game engine, and animations that get reused in montages, cut scenes, etc., and you have a real loser of a tennis game.
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