August 28, 2008

Tiger Woods PGA Tour

Now that Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 is released, it’s time for a review on Goozex point values and Metacritic scores.

If you’ve never played a Tiger Woods golf game, let me recommend that you do, especially if you enjoy the sports genre. I’m currently playing the 07 version and find it very entertaining. It’s a good break from blowing stuff up. It’s also interesting to note that the 07 servers are up and running, so you can still find an online, multiplayer match, which is better than constantly beating the AI over and over. The multiplayer matches are competitive and you can place wagers to make it interesting.

Electronic Art’s TW franchise has been fairly well received by the critics, while the fans complain the year-to-year improvements are incremental at best, but that’s what Goozex is for.

TW PGA Tour 06 is currently worth 150 points. This version received the worst reviews with a cumulative 71 from Metacritic. If you’re hesitant about playing a golf game, and you haven’t joined Goozex yet, you can pick this one up for roughly $5. When you join Goozex, they give you 100 points and a free trade credit. You can then purchase an additional 100 points for $5.

Personally, I started with the 07 version of the game. Metacritic gave it an 80 and it’s currently worth 250 points. That’s a drop in the bucket for Goozex games. While you can get 06 for dirt cheap, I still recommend starting with 07. It got better reviews, it’s still cheap, and you can challenge me online. What more could you ask for?

TW 08 also got a Metacritic score of 80 and is worth 650 points. This one might drop in value over the next few weeks. It was worth 700 points on August 8 and dropped on August 25. It’s probably best to keep an eye on this one over the next month or two to see if it continues to drop in value.

TW 09 is brand spanking new and currently has the best Metacritic score of 88. It’s currently worth 900 points but it’s a virtual guarantee it will rise to 1000 points before it starts dropping. Currently, there are 83 requests for it and no one has made it available for trade on Goozex. You will have better luck buying it in the store than trading for it. If you do buy it, and don’t like it, then simply make it available. It will go quick.

Summary

  • You can get 06 for roughly $5. Do this if you’re on the fence.
  • Get 07 for the better game.
  • Wait for 08 to drop in value. You can kill the time while playing 07.
  • Either buy 09 or wait about a year and get it on Goozex. You can kill the time playing 08 after you’re done with 07.

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