20 Games Like PGA Tour 96()
Play the story of a golfer, forced to give up all that he holds dear for one final shot at accomplishing his dream.
But all is not so simple in the world of golf. To best today's players you have to be able to keep up with them not just on the course, but also off it.
PGA Golf is played from an overhead point of view. Up to four players can compete on a nine hole, par 38 course. Shoot over trees, sand traps and water hazards. Play from a bag of nine clubs; hook, slice, and control the power of each swing. You will receive penalty strokes for balls that land out of bounds and in the water, and of course the lowest score at the end of the round wins!
Links redefined what golf on the PC should look and play like; it migrated golf from a sports game to a simulation. Good use of VGA's 256 colors made for a realistic course with trees, water, sandtraps, and the fairway. The addition of ball physics, mulligans, changing the lie of the ball, real digitized environmental sounds (even through the PC speaker), and the ability to view a replay (even from multiple angles) gave PC golf games a new echelon of quality to match.
PGA Tour is a series of golf video games developed and published by Electronic Arts and later their EA Sports sub-label since 1990, the series primarily features courses featured on the U.S. PGA Tour, and other notable courses (such as those that have hosted majors).
In 1998, EA began publishing their golf games with the endorsement of Tiger Woods. After Tiger Woods 99 PGA Tour Golf was released, subsequent titles were named Tiger Woods PGA Tour and released yearly.
Although EA Sports developed most games in the series internally, some SKUs have come from outside developers including the first edition, Tiger Woods 99 PGA Tour Golf, which Adrenalin Entertainment developed in conjunction with EA for the PlayStation and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2001 for the PlayStation, which was developed by Stormfront Studios. IOMO also produced versions of the game for mobile phones for the 2002, 2004, and 2005 editions.
In October 2013, EA announced that it would end its relationship with Woods, and be replaced by a new golfer on the next instalment. On March 16, 2015, it was announced that Rory McIlroy—the current top golfer in the world, would become the new title athlete of the franchise, which will now be known as Rory McIlroy PGA Tour.
The series was responsible for several innovations in the genre, such as the now standard three-click swing method, and in 1995 a critic stated in GamePro that "The PGA series flies high above the rest for two reasons: You can completely control a shot, and you play on the best courses around." However, unlike other games in the EA Sports label, the series was often shadowed by other competitors such as the Jack Nicklaus series, Links series, Microsoft Golf or The Golf Pro.
1.1.1 PGA Tour Golf (1990)
1.1.2 PGA Tour Golf II (1992)
1.1.3 PGA Tour Golf III (1994)
1.1.4 PGA Tour 96 (1995)
1.1.5 PGA Tour 97 (1996)
1.1.6 PGA Tour 98 (1997)
1.2 Tiger Woods
1.2.1 Tiger Woods 99 PGA Tour Golf (1998)
1.2.2 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2000 (1999)
1.2.3 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2001 (2000)
1.2.4 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2002 (2002)
1.2.5 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003 (2002)
1.2.6 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 (2003)
1.2.7 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005 (2004)
1.2.8 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 (2005)
1.2.9 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 (2006)
1.2.10 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 (2007)
1.2.11 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 (2008)
1.2.12 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 (2009)
1.2.13 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 (2010)
1.2.14 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 (2011)
1.2.15 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 (2012)
1.2.16 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 (2013)
1.3 Rory McIlroy
1.3.1 Rory McIlroy PGA Tour (2015)
1.4.1 PGA European Tour (1994)
1.4.2 PGA Tour Pro (1997)
1.4.3 Tiger Woods PGA Tour (2009)
1.4.4 Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online (2010)
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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003 (2002)
Main article: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003
Released in 2002 for Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube.
Actua Golf (known as VR Golf '97 in North America) is a sports video game developed by Gremlin Interactive for the PlayStation and Sega Saturn. It was released in October 1996.
It was followed by Actua Golf 2 (known as Fox Sports Golf '99 in North America), also developed by Gremlin Interactive for the PlayStation and Microsoft Windows. It was released in September 1997 for the PlayStation and May 1998 for Windows. Actua Golf 2 received mixed reviews. Aggregating review website GameRankings gave the PC version 70.50% and the PlayStation version 38.75%.
The third and final game, Actua Golf 3, was developed by Gremlin and released on the PlayStation in 1999. The game received an average score of 70.50% at GameRankings, based on an aggregate of 2 reviews.
This game features a simplified type of golf. The area of the hole is rendered in light green, all areas outside the hole are rendered in a medium blue. On the larger holes the green is rendered as a dark green hole circle with the hole near the center. There are several obstacles that can appear, including trees, sand traps, and water features. On difficulty A, balls that go out of bounds stay there and must be hit back in; on difficulty B, the balls stick to the edge of the area. Balls hit near the water can soar over it, or if they land into the water, the ball is placed back where the shot was taken. Balls hit into sand traps will stick to the sides of the traps, and it takes a more powerful swing to free the ball. The player only uses one club - the amount of time the fire button is held down determines how much power the ball will be hit with, and how far it will go. The player's golfer can be moved anywhere on the field, with his golf club always facing the ball. On the larger hole the goal is to hit the ball on to the green. Once the player reaches the green, the game will zoom in on the green. The green is rendered as a light green circle, with a black dot as the actual hole. Once the ball reaches a hole, the player moves on to the next hole.
While professional golfer Tiger Woods has no equal on the PGA Tour, you now have the chance to build a golfer that's even better. Take your custom golfer through the trials and tribulations of all the courses in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004, earning cash to spend on new digs and advanced equipment. Use the analog stick to shape any shot type such as the flop or punch. Go head-to-head against the computer, a friend, or an online player with PS2's network adapter. With all the top competition on some of the most famous fairways and greens ever, this is the one of the most complete golf experiences yet.
Press 1, 2, 3, or 4 on the alpha-numeric keyboard to correspond with the number of players.
The first hole and an electronic golfer will appear on the screen. The number at the top right of the screen indicates the hole being played. The player's scores will appear at the top left of screen in order of play. The first player's score will be farthest left. The fourth player's score will be at the farthest right. If you are playing on a color TV, the color of your score will match the color of your electronic golfer.
Once the ball is on the green (the lighter geometric segment of the course) the TV picture will automatically change to a close-up of the green so that the electronic golfer can putt out.
The trees on the course are hazards and will stop the flight of the ball. A drive into the trees will elicit a very human reaction from the electronic golfers.
The dark area outside the course is the "rough." A ball must be hit back on the course when it's in the "rough." The golfers cannot drive through the rough to get to the green.
Each golfer plays through the entire hole before it is the next golfer's turn.
Use the joy stick of the hand control units to walk the electronic golfers around the course. The left hand control is shared by players 1 and 3. The right hand control is shared by players 2 and 4. The direction of the joy stick controls the direction the electronic golfers will walk. They will walk in all vertical, horizontal and diagonal directions in accordance with the joy stick's position.
The toe of the club must overlap the ball at the start of the backswing. The action button on the hand control unit controls the swing of the club. Press down to start the backswing. The longer you press the action button, the higher the backswing. The distance traveled by the ball is determined by the length of the backswing. If you bring the backswing full circle, the club will release automatically, and the distance the ball travels will be random. Release the action button to hit the ball. The backswing of the club will always be clockwise, and the downswing will always be counter-clockwise. The direction taken by the ball will be dependent on the golfer's position in relation to it. It will be perpendicular to the angle of the toe of the club when it makes contact with the ball.
You can walk your electronic golfer away from the ball and take a practice swing to confirm direction. There is no stroke penalty for this. If you are addressing the ball and starting your backswing, but wish to change the position of your electronic golfer - simply walk him away from the ball and release the action button. There is no penalty
The player with the lowest score for the nine holes is the winner.
To play again, press the RESET key on the console and then press 1, 2, 3 or 4 on the alpha-numeric keyboard.
COMPUTER GOLF! Nine holes. Par 36
Hole 1 - Par 4
Hole 2 - Par 4
Hole 3 - Par 3
Hole 4 - Par 4
Hole 5 - Par 5
Hole 6 - Par 3
Hole 7 - Par 4
Hole 8 - Par 5
Hole 9 - Par 4
Swing into action with the first-ever PS2 golf game from Electronic Arts in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2001. In all, six pro golfers take to the green on three real-life courses including SpyGlass Hill, Pebble Beach, and Poppy Hills as they swing and putt their way through exact replicas of all 18 holes. The varied modes of play are now supported by two new entries, Challenge and Play-Now, in addition to such returning staples as Match, Skins, and Stroke. Making use of the PS2’s additional graphical capacity over its PSOne counterpart, the game also boasts fully-rendered 3D environments and players, as well as an enhanced analog control system that makes use of the PlayStation's Dual Shock 2 enhancements.