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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 Review

The course whisperer.

VideoTiger Woods 13 Kinect launch video

You are the controller of the club.

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Allows you to "relive Tiger's career".

VideoTiger Woods PGA Tour 13 Kinect trailer

Get swinging with the golfer pro.

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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 Review

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 Review

The course whisperer.

Last year's philandering cad is this year's comeback king. 12 months ago, Tiger Woods suffered the ignominy of having his face removed from the box of EA's golfing game owing to his off-tee indiscretions. Yet now he's back, albeit with ruddy-cheeked pretender Rory McIlroy lurking (if such a cuddly man can lurk) in the background. But does this year's game have the feel of a creaky but experienced older stager, or the raw energy of a fresh young whippersnapper?

It's looking its age, that's for sure. It is, quite evidently, a game that has been made on a lower budget than other EA Sports titles. Few people buy golf games for the graphics, but in places this is an ugly game: character models are fuzzy around the edges while the troublingly barren courses are full of flat textures. Some effort has been put into improving the tournament atmosphere, but the handful of spectators in view on some courses doesn't match the noise produced.

Nowhere is this corner-cutting more noticeable than in Legacy mode, a feature deemed worthy of mention on the back of the box. It fancies itself as a story mode, taking you through pivotal moments in Tiger's career, all the way back to when he first picked up a club as a toddler. Even back then, it seems Tiger was destined to front an EA Sports game, as proven by the sponsor's flag in his back yard - but these sepia-toned sequences are set in a world as desolate as the opening of 28 Days Later.

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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 release date

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 release date

EA details Tiger's Legacy feature and Collector's Edition.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 launches on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on 30th March, publisher EA has announced.

This year's iteration of the long-running sports franchise offers 22 golfers and 16 championship courses as well as a number of new features, chief among them Kinect controls for Xbox 360 owners and Move controls on PS3.

The game's standard swing mechanic has also been revamped, with EA promising a more finely-tuned swing place, shot set-up and power control.

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