20. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2001
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2001 wasn’t and isn’t a great game, but it was the foundation of what was to come in the future for the Tiger Woods PGA Tour franchise
Developed: Stormfront Studios (PlayStation) Headgate Studios (PlayStation 2)
Release Date: 2000 (PlayStation) March 2001 (PlayStation 2)
This was one of the first games I bought on the PlayStation 2. One of the cool things that was kind of incredible to see at the time was just how realistic Tiger Woods looked at the start of the menu screen.
Tiger would greet you and on the left side of the screen he would do that whole bouncing-the-ball-on-his-club routine. It was cool just seeing that animation and just the amount of detail the Tiger Woods model had.
Let’s see, yeah here we go, here’s a screenshot of what I’m talking about. It’s not moving, obviously, but you can get the idea of what I’m talking about.
Anyway, this was a fine game, but it didn’t have much meat on the bones. You have just the basic modes and a few golf courses to play on and that’s about it.
The characters and courses that were on there, though were very well done. There was a lot of personality in them which was something that wasn’t very common back in the early 2000’s.
Looking back it obviously doesn’t hold up, but this was the game that established the foundation, the building blocks of what would go on to become a fantastic video game series.