Rory McIlroy: PGA Tour - Xbox One

Got packs, screens, info?
Also for: PS4
Viewed: 3D Third-person, over the shoulder Genre:
Sport: Golf
Media: Blu-Ray Arcade origin:No
Developer: EA Tiburon Soft. Co.: Electronic Arts
Publishers: Electronic Arts (GB)
Released: 16 Jul 2015 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 3+

Video

Get Adobe Flash player

Summary

The PGA Tour series has dominated the world of golf in video games for nearly two and a half decades, but with the latest iteration of the long-standing franchise making its true current-generation debut, change is in the air.

The most obvious difference, of course, is the cover star. Tiger Woods' career is no longer on the upswing it once was and Rory McIlroy, a fresh up-and-comer, has appeared to mark a change in direction for the series. Because, while the absence of Tiger on the cover may take some getting used to at first, more has changed here than just the game's box.

The first change players will notice is the introduction of revamped swing mechanics. There are three different interfaces to choose from, catering to different skill levels. The arcade swing is the easiest, offering laser-like accuracy. The classic style is the most familiar to golfing gamers, offering a three click process to dictate your power and accuracy. Finally, for those wanting to push their game to the next level there's the Tour swing.

Another big change is the way EA has opened up the game's environments. Each course now loads as a whole, effectively making it a sandbox for players to explore rather than a set of discreet holes.

It's fitting that as PGA Tour makes its debut onto the new generation of consoles, it offers the deepest golfing simulation yet.