Game review - Masters Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2012 Nintendo Wii

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TAKE a Nintendo Wii, Ea Sports’ Masters Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2012, a daft little four-year-old, an ultra competitive seven-year-old and a grown man who should know better and what have you got?

A whole load of fun, laughs and (in my case because I was beaten by both youngsters) gutteral sobs!

It really is a game for all ages with all three of us thoroughly enjoying ourselves, especially when playing in skins (holes for cash) mode - though I’m so glad it wasn’t real money!

To quote the official bumph on the game:

For the first time ever in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR franchise history, players can now to compete at Augusta National Golf Club. Experience the historic holes that comprise Amen Corner and make a run at capturing the distinctive Green Jacket.

Relive and play through memorable, historic moments of the Masters. Take the challenge and see where you measure up against the greats who have played in this legendary tournament.

Feel the pressure of an all-important putt while working your way through the amateur tour, the Nationwide TOUR, and Q-School. Perform well enough to earn a spot on the PGA TOUR! In Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters, the all-new career mode closely mirrors the real-life journey of an amateur golfer as they strive to make it onto the PGA TOUR.

Play like a true pro with a caddie alongside, assisting and supporting your every swing. The caddie will evaluate all pre-shot factors, such as wind, lie, and yardage, to provide a recommended shot.

For the first time, get into a stance utilizing Wii Balance Board gameplay integration. Designed to promote golfer balance, players can earn “Balance Points” in Arcade Mode to activate a power shot or jump into Pro Mode for the most realistic golf experience possible.

If you’re ready to take a break from grinding on the tough courses, jump into the family-fun mode of mini-golf. This year’s game has five courses, including a new Boardwalk style layout.

To quote me:

You swing your remote, hope for the best and chuckle as your youngest son doubles up at almost a 90 degree angle to try and get the damn club to swing!

Brilliant graphics and commentary, handy hints and tips and loads of courses, players and modes to choose from - what more could you want from a golf game?

To win, blub!

Ea Sports’ Masters Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2012 is available to rent or buy from BLOCKBUSTER, WIGAN LANE, WIGAN.