Tiger prowls back onto PS2 for his annual golfing foray, with extended customisation features, enhanced AI, and more choice and flexibility than ever before.
If you thought that last year's EA offering seemed about as fully comprehensive as a golfing game could get, get ready to think again. In a first for European club wavers, PGA Tour 2005 makes the leap to fully-enabled online play.
Practice your swing and take on pals with head-to-head online tournaments complete with money lists, full stat tracking and league leaders. Post your scores on ea.com and keep an eye on the leader board for top player entries.
In EA's most detailed golf sim yet, you'll manage every aspect of the game, right down to the blades of grass you take your swing on. The brand spanking new 'Tiger Proofing' feature allows you to alter any course, right down to positioning flags and changing the depth of bunkers, and then challenge your friends and the AI opponents to beat you on your own devious creation.
As well as creating a landscaped masterpiece, you'll also be able to mould a player in your own (or anyone else's, for that matter) image. The amount of depth here is mind-boggling; with the ability to define jaw lines, brow bones, eye set, colour and even pigment on the face alone, this is one feature you'll have trouble dragging yourself away from.
And all that before you've even taken a swing. Despite the extraordinary levels of detail EA has lavished on the personalisation options, you'll be pleased to hear that it hasn't scrimped on gameplay enhancements either.
Take a more precise shot with the new putting and chipping systems, for even more control on the green, and have total freedom of movement when deciding where to place your ball. Just try to stay away from those water hazards, ok?
- Amazingly detailed 'GameFace II' player customisation lets you create the ultimate golfer
- Go head-to-head with friends online and compete in tournaments to earn a place on EA's leader board
- Create and maintain your own dream 18, with extensive 'Tiger Proofing' modification options
- Take on golfing greats, including Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, in the new Legends Tour mode