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The top players in the world return, joined by some of the most exciting up-and-coming contenders. Purchase before July 1st and save!
Release Date: Jun 24, 2011
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Buy Virtua Tennis 4

$14.99

About the Game

  • The world’s top stars return – The top players in the world return, joined by some of the most exciting up-and-coming contenders. An all-star line-up of 19 players includes Nadal, Federer, Murray, Sharapova, Wozniacki and Williams.
  • Tennis stardom awaits – A totally new World Tour sees the VT career mode go 'RPG'. Designed to encourage replay value and with an element of off-court fame, each decision affects a player’s career path meaning no two careers will ever be the same.
  • A true online hub for our community – The new online centre will offer the world’s first engaging online tennis experience. Designed using the popular Virtua Fighter 5 technology, the matchmaking system promises more competitive games, and online tournaments will seek to find the ultimate Virtua Tennis champion.
  • Experience the drama - A brand new on-court feature making for more dramatic matches. Build up your Match Momentum gauge over the course of a match and revel in your form as your player grows in confidence, allowing them to play shots mere mortals can only dream about.
  • Putting the fun back into mini-games – Breaking the mini-game mould to include new weather conditions and put a real focus on multiplayer action, the VT mini-games will give players a real alternative mode to compete in both multiplayer and online.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    • Processor: 2GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800 / ATI Radeon™ X1800
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    • Processor: 2GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 260 / ATI Radeon™ HD 4870
Helpful customer reviews
37 of 41 people (90%) found this review helpful
1,434 products in account
76 reviews
14.5 hrs on record
Personal Rating: "Grab it during a sale"
Traditional Rating: 6/10
Genre: Sport Simulation

Sega lets you deck it out on the world's tennis court circuit with some of the biggest names in the sport. Starting as a complete newbie it's up to the player to rise the ranks of the top tennis player listings and go for all four big grand-slam wins to become tennis champion of the world.

I was a little disappointed that you could not select any of the world's top tennis players as your character but given the context of the actual game the idea is that you rise the ranks not start immediately at pole position. Virtua Tennis 4 employs a board game style grid complete with dice rolls. Often you will find you don't have a particular roll (or ticket as its referred to in game) so you will miss some of the more interesting squares on the board. Whilst I realize this was trying to add an element of strategy to the game it really doesn't work in a tennis simulator. After I had gone around the board a few times (represented in years) I was honestly fed up with the game mechanics.

I did, however, really enjoy the myriad of mini-games on display that are designed to increase your skill level and incrementing in levels each time you get enough training points, these mini-games get incredibly challenging the higher the level you go.

I didn't find any of the big name stars onboard very challenging with most having a play pattern that is easily recognizable which lead me to eventually winning all four grand-slams repeatedly. The game does have multiplayer but you are forced to work your way through the dreadful Games for Window Live in order to hook up with some other real life players and of the players I did match up with it was very clear some of them were hacking and cheating with their tennis chars zooming around the court like a superhero. I just don't understand this logic - are you really that hopeless a gamer that you need to cheat against other players? Perhaps gaming really is not for you and you should just go and pick apples instead.

Virtua Tennis 4 graphics are not bad but they are not particularly good either and some of the animations are very stiff. The audio is what you would expect from a tennis game with the crowd cheering during all the climaxes. I wouldn't pay full price for this as its certainly not the best tennis simulator to grace the PC. The mini-games are incredibly fun though and should you wish to pick up this title I would recommend you pick it up when it goes on sale.

***Note*** Virtua Tennis 4 uses GFWL and since that is being decomissioned in July the online-matchmaking will cease to exist. As far as I know this is one of those titles that is not getting GFWL removed so if you are looking at getting this to play online with people you may have to look elsewhere for that.
Posted: June 11th, 2014
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
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5 reviews
5.5 hrs on record
Virtua Tennis 4

it's a great game! with lots of options when friends are visiting me then it's a perfect 4 player entertainment.

Producer(s) Jun Yoshino & Designer(s) Mie Kumagai

★★★★★
Posted: June 30th, 2014
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
555 products in account
8 reviews
1.6 hrs on record
A hard hitting , ground stroking, grunting simulator 11/10
Posted: July 30th, 2014
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
91 products in account
1 review
1.8 hrs on record
Best game ever. Just look at dat sexy Maria Sharapova booty :)
Posted: July 16th, 2014
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
53 products in account
1 review
7.9 hrs on record
Its quite a fun game. If youre used to the first virtua tennis you might have a hard time adjusting to the controls but its quite enjoyable.
Posted: March 8th, 2014
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