From the tee off Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 strikes a brilliantly impressive style to mimic the glossy presentation of big golf games on television. From the montage of clips showing real life professionals such as the title's cover stars Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy to a massive menu of options and modes, EA Sports lines you up for a perfect game of golf - leaving you to decide just how you're going to make that first shot.
So, what will it be? A quick practice? Playing a basic round in Stroke Play? How about teaming up with a friend in Alternate Shot and going against two others? There are a staggering number of game modes to try, with an equally exciting range of mini-games to enjoy, including Putting and Long Drive contests and a Capture the Flag game where you take turns hitting targets with your golf ball to capture them.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 doesn't assume you know everything about golf, either. A well designed tutorial mode eases you onto the green, teaching you swinging and putting techniques, as well as selecting the right shot and club.
The excellent visuals also help drive home a comfortable introduction, with nicely animated golfers who resemble their real life counterparts, energetically sharing your joy and frustration with every shot across the lavish golf greens. Dramatic camera angles make big shots even more entertaining to watch, while the commentary and crowd noise complete the immersive experience.