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GF Rating
6.7

719 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
10

Perfect

Living up to its name

posted by noah1212 (YORK, ME) Mar 14, 2011

Member since Dec 2010

13 out of 13 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I am not a long time fan of tennis, by any means. In fact, I don't even watch or follow tennis in the slightest. However, I found both top spin 3 and top spin 4 to be very enjoyable games.

The character selection this year is much greater, and it is now much more fun and easier to customize your character for career mode.

Top spin 3 was a great game, but the graphics were lacking, and it just felt like an un finished game to me.

I had no such trouble with top spin 4. The career mode moves a lot smoother, and isnt nearly as dull and repetitive as it was in top spin 3.

The addition of the meter below your character is awesome,in top spin three you had to eye ball it and you couldnt get a real feel for exactly how well you were going to hit the ball until you saw the result.

the movement of the characters has been cleaned up, in the past top spin games it felt sluggish to change direction, which is key for a tennis game, but the lack of animation added to your change of direction left some players wondering why exactly they were moving slow when changing direction.

all in all this is a solid improvement over top spin 3. If you enjoyed top spin 3, buy this game. If you haven't played top spin games before, rent it and try it out, you will be surprised at how fun at tennis game actually is.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Good, but...

posted by Derecka4 (SALT LAKE CITY, UT) Apr 18, 2011

Member since Apr 2011

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I find it a combination of amusing and very frustrating in Top Spin 4 when playing in any one of the four Grand Slam events. Allow me to elaborate, you see, with my created player I had worked very hard to figure out certain play styles of certain pros such as Federer and Nadal, and I had progressed to the point of domination against the top tier talent. My created player was just now entering into his first Slam where I was confident since I had previously beat Fed, Nadal (twice on clay), Djoker, etc... I cruised into the semi final where I drew Davydenko who had upset Djoker. I was confident in my victory since I had annihilated Davy in other events but was shocked when he destroyed me in straight sets with caliber of shots I had not yet seen in this or previous Top Spins. I was upset but I continued my Slam quest and again cruised to a semi final to be slaughtered by the Djoker who I had beat probably ten or more times before. I think it is amazingly stupid that at one certain point every time you all of a sudden cannot defeat an opponent who other times isn't much competition. I fought extra hard and finally advanced past a semi in a slam and went on to lose the final but in a valiant showing. Overall the game is pretty sick and plays very well with awesome graphics... but you better put on your big boy pants come semi finals in a Slam event!

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

great tennis game

posted by vweezy (DAWSON, GA) May 22, 2011

Member since May 2011

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Great graphics and players' movements. Very realistic feel- great deal of your game will rely on anticipation. If you moved wrong way or out of position your return will be imposible, just like in real tennis when opponent catches you on a 'wrong foot'. New way of hitting and timing ,as mentioned above, takes few hours to get used to but with good coordination should not be a problem.
I'm good in tennis and i like this game. I started to play it on hard my first time(to give you comparison on how you'd match ). If you are 'Mario Tennis' like player- this game is not for you. But if you look for a tennis simulator- this is it.

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