|a game by||Electronic Arts|
|Editor Rating:||7/10, based on 2 reviews|
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|See also:||PGA Games|
EA Sports' top-selling PGA Tour series continues to thrive on the PlayStation with the realistic PGA Tour '97. Two new courses and some snazzy enhancements make PGA Tour '97 more of the same but better!
Fresh on the Fairways
This version picks up where the well-crafted PGA Tour '96 left off, scoring with the same sharp graphics, smooth animation, excellent controller interface, and variety of customizable options. New features include two tantalizing courses (TPC at Sawgrass and The Links at Spanish Bay), which offer plenty of challenge whether you're just practicing or entering a 72-hole tourney. Gamers can play as a customizable amateur or as one of 13 top PGA pros.
New additions enhancing gameplay include an overhead ball cam, pic-ture-in-picture views of the ball, and a real-time shot preview mode that allows you to gauge where a shot will land. The accompanying analysis and commentary contribute important tips and add to the realism. The sound effects are minimal, which is how golf should be.
A hip, ESPN2-like approach has been incorporated to make this game more accessible to all audiences. Purists needn't fret, however; the actual gameplay and control interfaces are as realistic and straightforward as always.
Tee It Up
PGA Tour '97 is a sure bet for curious first-timers and a must-have for golf fanatics. A tip of the visor to EA Sports for making an al-ready-great game even better. Time to hit the green!
- Use the shot preview arc to guide the strength and angle of your shot, not to determine the actual placement.
- Aim to the left when putting downhill and to the right when putting uphill.
- Pay attention to where the pro competitors hit their shots for insight on how you should place your shot.
Download PGA 97
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
Time to Tec off with Electronic Arts latest. PGA Tour '97 on the PlayStation. EA takes the game of Golf to a whole new level with this latest installment. Fantastic photorealistic courses complement the digitized graphics of each player. Play as or against your favorite PGA Tour players in the most challenging courses known to see a driver. Included are Sawgrass. the Links at Spanish Bay and many more. Plus play some of the best Championship courses in the sport of Golf-Spyglass Hill and TPC at Avenel.
EA is the only company to have a PGA license, and you can choose to play as any of the 56 golfers on the tour. The computer's Al has been tweaked to be even tougher than any of the previous games!
A Multiplayer Option lets you play rounds against the computer or a friend. So step up to the tee and get into the swing of a brand-new golfing challenge!
- MANUFACTURER - Electronic Arts
- THEME - Sport
- NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1 or 2