Can you imagine anything better than being on the golf course with your friends on a Sunday afternoon and hitting that hole in one while they are stuck two holes behind you, trying to get the ball over the lake? Sure you can, doing all that without paying an entrance fee or worrying about bad weather.
All you need is your Android device and the Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 game, the latest installment of the series developed and published by Electronic Arts. PGA Tour 12 is available on Google Play, and, while it doesn’t come free, it isn’t that expensive either.
For $4.99, you can measure up your golfing skills against the “Tiger” himself, but also against other reality-based characters like Anthony Kim, Paula Creamer, Natalie Gulbis, Paul Casey, Jim Furyk, Zach Johnson, and Camilo Villegas.
You can, of course, create your own alias and customize your player anyway you want or you can pick one of the above characters and try to live up to their names and resumes. There are four exciting game modes to pick from, including PGA Tour events in Pebble Beach, St.Andrews, Hazeltine, Doral and many others.
The game’s graphics might not be the strongest point, especially when talking about the players’ features and looks. But then again, the golf courses look pretty realistic, so if you’re a heavy golfing fan, you might recognize the scenery from your favorite events on TV.
The piece of resistance, at least as far as I’m concerned, is the game’s head-to-head mode, allowing you to play against someone you know using WiFi or Bluetooth Multiplayer. We have to admit that a golfing mobile game might become a bit boring after a while, so the multiplayer options are more than welcomed.
We also have to applaud EA Sports for making the game run smoothly on older versions of Android, like 2.1 Eclair and 2.2 Froyo, which still account for around a quarter of all Google-based devices. On the other hand, the developers have announced that PGA Tour 12 “may not work on rooted devices”.
There are also a bunch of bugs and glitches reported by users who’ve tried to play the game on newer devices like the HTC One X or the EVO 4G LTE, so before purchasing it, you should check out the comments and reviews on Google Play and see if your handheld is on the unofficial “support list”.
Have you tried the game? Is it working? Have you noticed bugs of any kind? Is Tiger Woods the man on Android as well? Let us know in the comments section below!