Thursday 8 December 2016

Game on: Tiger takes his game out of the rough

Published 20/07/2010 | 05:00

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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11

Wii

RATING: 8.5/10

You'd think Tiger would have been too busy sorting out his disastrous home life for anyone to bother with another update to the peerless golf sim. But business is business and the annual respray continues unabated, with no mention of birdies, out of bounds, and so on.

Though obviously available on 360 and PS3, the Wii version makes the most sense purely for the unnervingly accurate simulation of swinging a club via the Wiimote.

Though visually a little shabby and lacking decent online options compared to its big-console brothers, Tiger on Wii still benefits from this year's additions including the Ryder Cup, mini-golf and extra courses. Less useful is the new first-person view -- because you can't see the course while addressing the ball.



Transformers: War for Cybertron

X360/PS3/Wii

RATING: 7/10



As is so achingly fashionable nowadays with long-running franchises, the latest Transformers effort presses the button marked reboot.

But though we've come full circle to the origins of the Autobots vs Decepticons yarn, nobody should be surprised it involves little more than large robots smacking and shooting each other, repeatedly.

That said, it's the first Transformers to capture the essence of instantly morphing from robot to vehicle. With some novel multiplayer modes and a campaign co-op option, at least the fans won't be disappointed.



1942: First Strike

iPhone

RATING: 7.5/10

Another re-release for the venerable coin-op shooter, this one based on the polished console version from 2008. With the help of crisp graphics and automatic fire, the tilt controls make it highly playable too.

But the sheer repetition and lack of multiplayer sap some of the appeal even at the cheap €2.40 price.

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