Golf has one of the longest video game histories in terms of simulation, going back to the mid-80s with games like Leaderboard. For many years now EA's PGA series has been the top golf title available, and with Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 12: The Masters, all those years of innovation and experience have been brought together to make a really impressive package.
The area Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 12: The Masters fails to impress is in its interfaces, which feel old fashioned. But get behind them, and you have perhaps the most complete PGA game ever. For the first time the Augusta Masters Tournament has been included, having been laser scanned inch by inch, to give you an unparalleled game on the venerable course. The focus on pristine reconstruction of courses can make courses look almost hyper-real, over perfect. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 12: The Masters has a clean-cut feel to it that fits perfectly with the sport, offering a deep golfing experience with all the relaxation you'd expect from such a sedate sport.
You can choose to play as one of over 20 professional golfers, or create your own. There is not as much creative freedom allowed as you might find in the Smackdown wrestling series, but then a shiny purple golfer in trunks would upset the atmosphere! Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 12: The Masters adds a new Caddy feature, great for less experienced players, which gives you assistance and advice as you play.
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 12: The Masters will no doubt be improved next year, but for now it's simple the most complete, and fun golf game available. Packed with features and accessible to beginners as well as satisfying experts, it's the essential golf experience.