A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Player avatars sometimes become angry when they miss a shot, tossing clubs and balls. You can play locally with up to three other players, and online play supports text communication with EA Sports "buddies" via EA Messenger.
Products & Purchases
This game is part of EA's blockbuster Tiger Woods golf franchise. It features recognizable professionals, as well as golf equipment and clothing from brand names including Nike, Cobra, and Taylor Made.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is the first game to employ Nintendo's new Wii MotionPlus peripheral, an attachment that connects to the bottom of the Wii remote. You can purchase the Wii MotionPlus independently from the game, though it makes better sense to buy the Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 MotionPlus bundle, which is $15 cheaper than buying the software and the device separately. The MotionPlus is not needed to play, but it does dramatically enhance the precision of the Wii remote, making true one-to-one movement matching possible. Note, however, that Wii MotionPlus does not work with any previous Wii games, and that it will only be compatible with future games that display the MotionPlus logo on the game's package. As for the software, questionable content is limited to a few animations that show golfers tossing balls and clubs in anger. Also be aware that virtual equipment bearing recognizable golf brands, including Nike, Cobra, and Taylor Made, can be purchased from the game's pro shop. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 supports online play with text chatting features. Common Sense Media does not recommend online play for children 12 years and under.
Is It Any Good?
The Wii's motion-sensitive controls promised great things for golf simulators. The notion of being able to swing a club in the comfort of one's living room and see an on-screen avatar mimicking that movement captivated fans of the game. Alas, the Wii remote's rudimentary motion detection technology -- which forced players to enact crude reproductions of their real world swings, and not always with the greatest results -- meant that the Wii's golf games repeatedly failed to live up to expectations.
That's all changed now, thanks to the Wii MotionPlus. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 acts as a terrific showcase for this new peripheral's capabilities. Not only does it allow swing tempo to be mimicked almost perfectly, it also offers players complete control over club angle at impact. Twist your wrists inward and you'll draw the ball, turn them outward and you'll slice it. The control over the degree of spin that can be applied is nothing short of remarkable. Simply put, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 is the game Wii golf fans have been waiting for since Nintendo's console first launched two-and-a-half years ago. It brings interactive golf into your living room like never before.
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