Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2008

Tiger on top of UK charts

MySims debuts in second.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 has improved its stroke to become the best selling game in the UK this week, GamesIndustry.biz reports.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08

The links effect.

Is it that time of year already? The time when another Tiger Woods golf game ambles onto the fairway of life, prompting us all to chuckle at how it's the same as the last one and who buys these things and blah blah blah? Such cynicism is understandable, given the rather lazy port which heralded the series' next-gen debut with PGA Tour 06. Last year's update improved on that uninspiring start (not a difficult task) and, inevitably, this latest variation offers an even more tweaked and buffed experience.

But is it enough to entice the suspicious multitudes into making a purchase? The answer: probably.

Gameplay, for once, has undergone some obvious changes. The biggest additions to the game - the much vaunted GamerNet and Game Photo Face functions - are sort of sitting off to the side of the main game itself, so let's do a quick recap of the mostly positive enhancements made to the actual gameplay before we tackle those features.

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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 - Wii

Stepping up to the tee.

Our trip to see the latest iteration of the Tiger Woods franchise, its first outing since development was handed over to the team at EA's Florida studio, had two major objectives. We wanted to see what the team was doing with the Xbox 360 and PS3 editions, of course, and we've already talked about that in some depth... But for many gamers, the main event this year may well be none other than the Wii version of the game.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08

King of the Swingers.

Golf, Mark Twain once observed, is a good walk spoiled. Were he alive today, it seems unlikely that he'd be terribly impressed with the steady rise of golfing videogames over the past few years - a development which actually removes all of the walking from the equation entirely.