There are a lot of features to like in Tiger Woods 12 including player customization, online play, a good dose of courses with gameplay that is decent enough for your average iPad/iPhone golf game. However, poor graphics and weak ball psychics mar the experience.
The controls for Tiger 12 are responsive enough. Like most golf games, you pull back on your club, then flick forward with the right amount of force to get the perfect shot. Putting is standard as well with grids showing distance and terrain grades. Different strokes like the push-shot function well to give even more control in tight situations.
For a buck, there is a lot of game here. Upgrades to your golfer come in the form of cash you accrue while playing the various modes: closest to the pin challenge, PGA Tour, Tiger Challenge and multiplayer. There are 8 courses in all spanning some the PGA’s best like St. Andrews and Doral. You can even play two players on one iPad/iPhone by switching off between golfers.
Despite all these positives, the problems with Tiger 12 are glaring. Poor graphics, bad sound and weak ball physics wrap this well-present game in a terrible bow that will have you longing for an upgraded experience. If you can look past these troubles and want a simple, low-cost golf game, then Tiger 12 is for you. However, those wanting a true golf experience that mimics the sport in all areas instead of just some will want to look elsewhere.