Virtua Tennis 4 - Xbox 360

Release Date:

May 10, 2011

Also on:

Xbox 360 PS3 Wii

Viewing USA:

Also on UK.


Virtua Tennis 4 puts players closer than ever before to being out on the court. Boasting its strongest ever player line-up across all platforms, Virtua Tennis 4 features the world's top stars such as world No.1 Rafael Nadal, 16-time major champion Roger Federer and UK No.1 Andy Murray. Virtua Tennis 4 sees a totally new World Tour career mode designed to encourage replay value with an element of off-court fame. Each decision affects a player's career path meaning no two careers will ever be the same, while a brand new on-court feature makes for even more dramatic singles and doubles matches. The new Online Mode offers an invigorating experience with the choice of a competitive and casual area to suit all players.

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Virtua Tennis 4 is the third sequel to the tennis game franchise known as Virtua Tennis. this latest video game title was published and developed by Sega on a multitude of consoles.

I have to be glad that tennis video games do not come out year after year. Nothing against tennis games, but with the release of Virtua Tennis 4, I must admit that I am glad I don’t have to make a review on tennis games every single year. I mean, yeah, Virtua Tennis 4 is good, but it’s just the same as the previous one, so nothing much to look forward to.

Between Top Spin and Virtua Tennis, I would have to say that it is the first of the two that has stuck true to the old formula. Top Spin was too traditional for a tennis sim game. Virtua Tennis 4 is wackier, more challenging and does not focus too much on boring statistics and other attributes. It is a bonus for everyone that this is a great game to play with.

The controls are really the key to the better gameplay. They are tight, the animation visuals are great and the difficulty progression is challenging. The opposing players are individually unique and they all involve different strategies to defeat. There is no generalized opponent here. The gamer actually has to study their opponent, read up on their stats and figure out a way to defeat them. What works for one opponent will NOT work with the next. I have to admit, I found myself standing, jumping and cursing the neighborhood down if the opponent got the better of me. So yeah, I must say it is a fun, fun, challenging and frustrating game rolled into one. I must say I quite enjoyed myself.

Now, why am I griping? Well, the game feels too familiar and you know what over-familiarity means. To make a long story short, Virtua 4 is just like Virtua 3 down to the players and the mechanics of the game. Now, I am not saying that Virtua 3 needed to be improved on, it didn’t and it does not, but I expected something new when I saw the number 4. There are fresh new features which I cannot deny exist, but they don’t do much for the game or make it any more exciting.

To summarize, Virtua Tennis 4 is a great game to play but if you only have the previous game, stick with it. If you don’t have the previous games, go with it. It is a solid arcade game and players will definitely get the excitement they want and they can even go online and play.

Presentation-wise, it is harder to navigate but that ups the challenge so it’s no big deal the graphics are excellent and the characters actually look good and gorgeous in some cases. The sound is limited, just like the real tennis world. The gameplay, well, you know how I reacted when playing it. For lasting appeal, I would have to say fair. The online mode is pretty basic and the career mode is very, very short. But on the whole I say go for it.

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