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User reviews: Mostly Positive (160 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 24, 2011
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About This 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

    • OS: Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    • Processor: 2GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800 / ATI Radeon™ X1800
    • 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
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
336.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2014
Despite criticism about the few innovations that the game brought in my opinion this the best version released of VT series until now. OK they could have added more new and interesting things to this version after the 2009 which is already similar in many ways to 3, but the gameplay for example I thought is really better and smooth, in this version is not totally arcade like before, it is noticed a little more simulation on movements and the way you have to positioning yourself to hit the ball, which I really enjoy, but in same time I think they shouldn't have put that super shot with annoying animation. And about the animations, the worse thing in the game undoubtedly is in online playing where there is NO WAY to skip the replays, this simply mess up any chance to have a good online play since almost every point you have to wait the boring slowmotion replay of a not spectacular point in many occasions.

Also about the online mode I can't let to mention that there are almost no people playing, maybe due a problems as the non-skip replay and connection delay which often occurs.

The World Tour mode this time is differently, with a system that resembles a board game where you have tickets with randomly number of steps to lead you up to the four major tournaments, which is the main objective of the four seasons, there are training lessons, exhibition and special matches, mid-scale tournaments, a shop mode etc, but is too short as it only have four seasons to complete and finish the mode, you even can play again from the start with the same character and abilities acquired, but all the way is the same again, so this was another thing that disappointed me.

For those who really enjoy a tennis game and despite the negative points I still recommend it, since PC players don't have a more titles as console gamers for now this is the best option available, and let's hope for a VT5 in a near future.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
Not sure why the critics gave such a low score for this game, but I'm loving this game so far! Best tennis video game I've played yet! Great graphics and controls. Very easy to get into and improve your game. The controls and mechanics are solid. The only thing lacking is online play. There isn't a lot of players online to play with. If you love tennis, go pick it up! You won't regret it!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
By far this is the best Tennis game i play in my life.
Virtua Tennis series never disappoint me and will never i think.
i play it from the arcade and now right in front of me in my laptop :)
They have the player license and a bunch of different minigames so it won't make you bored :D
i finally finish the world tour and will play the world tour from the start again
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2014
Unfortunately this is the only tennis game on steam but its pretty good. The world tour is fun but can get a bit repetitive at times.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
210.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 17, 2014
Honestly this game is highly addicting and highly fun and entertaining. I can't really find much that I don't like about it. probably the only thing wrong is there arent more pro tennis players. but this is def worth the 15 bucks. 9.9/10 for me easily
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
23.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
Any real tennis player knows this game is a complete piece of ♥♥♥♥. The only way to play this game is mindless ball bashing 20 feet behind the baseline. You can't step in, take the ball early to take time away from your opponent and expect to hit a ball with decent pace. You just get screwed after. This makes for an incredibly monotonous gaming experience that really doesn't capture the variation of the real game. You also cannot hit sharp angles in this game. It's as if this game takes place 20 years ago with players using wooden raquets without polyester strings. It's ridiculous how many aspects of the modern game that the developers failed to capture in this garbage game. The AI is also terrible. Anything you hit to Murray's backhand comes back faster than the speed of light just because the developers gave Murray the attribute of 'strong backhand'. True, But anybody who watches tennis know thats such a joke. This game just doesn't doesn't get anything right. Do me a favor. Put it in the trash can. Or give it to someone you are expecting to break up with. Instead play tennis flash game for free. There's really not enough bad things I can say about this piece of flaming turd.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
It's not that the game is bad, but I can't recommend it to those like me who are attached to the more classical "world tour" mode it used to have, that and that sort of board like way the world tour has... nah, can't recommend it.

That aside the game is rather good, but it'll get really boring after not much time spent on it. A shame the series hasn't continued, still remember playing the old virtua tennis.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
I really love this game but at the finals the players have bugs which make it hard to win champion ships. Your controls are freezing a little and your player is little too slow. So i can´t recommend this game if you want to play the game serious and complete. But i don´t regret buying the game because it´s really fun - in a way you can´t have it with FPS or RPGs or other game genres. I don´t think that they will fix the "little" issue ... (My PC-System can´t be the problem because i can play it with 60 frames/ps.)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
33.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
I really loved that game. I am totally bying VT5 in 2015 =3 Make your own character and face world famous tennis players in-game, that's cute and funny =D
P.S: Tried multiplayer... sad that it runs on windows live. The most ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ and slowest connection available (imho), my character was responding like 0.5-1 seconds later. Try to counter agressive-net players, good luck b*tch. That totally ruined my multiplayer experience.
But the game rocks, tho =D
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12 of 23 people (52%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 30, 2014
A hard hitting , ground stroking, grunting simulator 11/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 22, 2014
The Virtua Tennis series by sega has had a preety long run for tennis game standards. I do think the general game mechanics lack as with all the other games in the series, but in saying that the game itself looks reasonbly good even to this day. The story mode is fun for the 1st playthrough, but after that instead of having a career you have a season than replaying preety much the exact same scenario the next season but reseting in rank and keeping the attributes that your'e character has. Overall SEGA once again have produced another average tennis game with sub-par mechanics with a bland career mode. 5.5/10
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56 of 65 people (86%) found this review helpful
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 11, 2014
Sir Faulty's Scorecard

Personal Rating: "Worth purchasing during a sale"
Traditional Rating: 6 out of 10
Genre: Sport Simulation

Playing for keeps

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 in order to advance through the competition stages. Whilst fun to begin with 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 which will aid you in your quest for Grand Slam wins. 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 on-board 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?

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 decommissioned 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.
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 12, 2013
Graphics are the highlight for this game, although the cutscenes repeat over and over. The World Tour mode is interesting and involves strategic planning but it becomes a bit boring later. Gameplay isn't so good, lacking play variation and skills. At many times the gameplay resumes to positioning at the right place and pressing the button to hit the ball. You can have fun with this game, but not for long. Gamepad is recommended.


Portuguese translation:

Gráficos são o destaque desse jogo, embora as cutscenes se repitam. O modo World Tour é até interessante e envolve alguma estratégia mas depois torna-se meio chato. A jogabilidade não é tão boa pois falta variação nas jogadas sem muita demonstração de habilidade. Em muitas coisas o jogo se resume quase a apenas se posicionar e apertar o botão na hora certa. Confere diversão mas perde a graça logo. Gamepad recomendado.
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 30, 2014
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

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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2013
Another Virtua Tennis! A fun game if played together with family/friends! I don't quite like carrer game... and my save game is lost if not connecting to GFWL :( has to restart after finishing the mode.

I played VT2 so I think It's a lot improvement. No skills required to play, but you'll need some time to be able to understand it.

Overall 3.5/5
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
30.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 12, 2014
Probably the best PC tennis game at this time, and there are not many out there. Great visuals, that serves to emphasise player emotion (but still look like the Terminator trying to smile to O'Connor's joke in Terminator 2) and easy-to-see ball movement.

This isn't the perfect tennis simulation, but it is fun and that's all that matters - very simple mechanics/move execution with reliance on timing. A decent range of real-life players to choose from with each specialising in certain elements (e.g. defense, serve and volleying), though some of them don't even play on the professional circuit anymore!

I've not played multiplayer, so I can only speak for solo play - the AI is challenging enough on the highest difficulty, though they do seem to predict your ball strikes depending on your joystick movement/button choice prior to your hit (so there's a tip for everyone ;) - leave movement and button pressing 'til the VERY LAST possible moment to at least throw the AI off).

I wish there was a updated rendition of this game, but as there are no decent offerings at all, this seems to be the best tennis game out there at this time.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 3, 2011
I created a player that looked like a chimpanzee with an eating disorder wearing only underwear and a pair of wellies, and I gave him a guitar as tennis racket.
The fact that you can play all self-created players online makes this game so fun.
It's totally worth every single penny spent imo.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2013
One of my favorite sports game! Never get tired of playing a quick tennis match. The game runs perfectly and I've never had any issues with it. It's well balanced and offers plenty of replay value.

Personally, I don't watch tennis but this game is pretty entertaining!
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2013
ENG: The best and most realistic tennis game on Steam, interesting and effective game in which the gameplay is enough. Character customization, as well as mini-games. Referral!

FIN: Paras ja realistisin tennis peli Steamissa, kiinnostava ja toimiva peli, jossa pelattavaa riittää. Hahmo kustomointi sekä minipelit. Suositteluni!
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