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Release Date: Jun 24, 2011
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"Arcade style tennis made by the original Sega AM3 team, with great career mode and tons of minigames. Get it before it's removed forever on April 23rd!"

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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
86 of 134 people (64%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
I have Windows 8.1 in my computer and this game doesn't work. When I run the game it print the message: failed start games for windows.
This game install GFW on my compuer but microsoft have closed GFW in the last year, so the program won't start and can't even create a offline profile.
I don't know how a game that doesn't work can be on sale, if steam can't solve the problem I wanna my money back.
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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
11.7 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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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
I guess I would recommend it.. The game itself is fun and it is what it is... tennis.. Single player works and some people can do multiplayer... How do you get the game itself to work? If you're getting the windows live error... go to your uninstall section of your PC and uninstall windows redistribution and windows marketplace... they are old or something.. download the new one... ...

my problem though is multiplayer.. after waiting for update issues and awhile for my account to install, which I figured would happen... I tried to play with my friend. She made her own clubhouse (multiplayer lobby) but it never showed up nor would it let me in through invites...public or private... There were other open clubhouses... yay! So I thought... we joined one...went to play a match... and it kicked us... Nothing online about this issue so yeah >.>

TLDR: You suck
Pros - It's tennis... it plays like tennis.. has a tutorial... My friend is loving it
Cons - Online may not work for you after downloading your profile and stuff
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
Best tennis game ever played. (only played this)
For who having problems (Windows 8.1) Uninstalling the "Microsoft Games for Windows - LIVE Redistributable" and "Microsoft Games for Windows Marketplace" and reinstalling them from will do the trick. (remove the -)
-Graphics are nice.
-Gameplay is nice.
-Sound is nice.
***WARNING*** This game has Sharapova screams!
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18 of 28 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Is this game better than TopSpin that was available for the original xbox? No... it is however a recommended game to have on your list of steam games as I find it's the best tennis game there is on here. I do recommend this game though carefully as some will not like the positioning of the athletes needed to hit the tennis ball. The game can get quite finnicky.

I'll start with the user interface which many of you will go nuts as soon as I say "it uses the windows game for live" app. Once you bypass this (by various methods mentioned on the internet, or if you have flatout ultimate carnage use that to get games for windows live set up prooperly) the interface is actually quite nice. There are different modes to choose from such as multiplayer online as well as local, world tour mode (career where you can create a character), exhibition, and arcade mode. I'm not familiar with other virtua tennis games but this virtual tour mode is pretty decent. Not the greatest, but not the worst either. The plane ticket setup for how many spaces you can move on the world map is interesting. Because of this, you can miss or get to certain training mini game segments which are fun and go away from boring traditional practice, get interviewed, rest up at a hotel, take on a doubles or singles tournament, have an exhibition, or simply land on a blank space. World tour can keep a real tennis fan interested in the game for a while.

The gameplay itself isn't that bad, and the animations are done actually quite nicely. Too bad there weren't more done though. Topspin as I mentioned earlier destroys this game by far when it comes to fun or authentic tennis. I find the varied shots Topspin allows for is a lot more than what's given here. None the less though, lob shots, drop shots, slice shots, and (apparently I don't really notice) top spin shots happen as well. Topspin was notorious for showing actual top spin, I don't quite see it here. This sometimes also feels like a game of pong at times where there feels like there is limited control in where you can pick your corner. The serve is fine but the actual rallying feels a bit limited. I find it's due to the lack of shot types to say the least. Another problem that some gamers may find is that the game is EXTREMELY peculiar in the position of your player in an attempt to hit the ball. Sometimes when moving in diagonal directions I find even when I press a button, my player will simply ignore the command and keep moving.

The graphics are decent and is what's expected from a tennis game. Topspin again takes it here because it had the opportunity for you to contorl cut scenes and handle how your player took a missed point. You were able to press X Y A or B to choose between look mad or get angry and throw your raquet cutscene. Here, the players celebrate sometimes the same and there is no choice like that... no real emotions.

The sounds are decent and music consistently plays in the background making it sound like an arcade game. I turned off the music so it sounds like a real tennis match.

I recommend this game in everyone's library but with extreme caution. There are a lot of people having issues with games for windows live app/installation/login as well as some straight hate this game over previous version.

I did quite the research before I bought this one even though it was on sale.

Rating : 7.4/10
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
33.8 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 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.5 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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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
26.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
I got no Problem with that Game running on Windows 8.1 - its the best Tennis Simulation you can get on Computer! I bought it a long time ago and now its in a deal for 2,99Euro - its totally worth it!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
This is a very nice tennis game to play (especially if you have a gamepad)! I like it as much as i liked VT3. I had no problems playing it on Win7 x64. Try to forget about GFWL and enjoy the game itself!
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
Virtua Tennis 4.. ah.. Where do I start? :0

Well uh, It is exciting, kinda annoying when trying to complete the Final match of the season, because your condition changes to WORST which is a ''bangled'' up ankle.... which you move slower = Can't even win the sh"t
Ewh, It's addicting. You have Online, so you can play with other people, and your friends.
You can customize the height, weight and much more options for your character.
The only part that sliced my attention, is when I saw Novak Djokovic. Which is surprising, because he is the Best Tennis player in the world at the moment... and he is from my country.... I saw him once... and I always play as him, he gave me an autograph! If thats how you spell it... lol :]

So.. I recommend this game, since its the ONLY Tennis game on steam, ITS AWESOME, DON'T MISS OUT!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
Best tennis game you can get on PC, if you are fan of tennis, sports games then you should have and play this game.

Amazing port, game is beautiful and if you get past GFWL then it will work without problems.

World Tour is fun mode that you should play.

Also atm online is pretty active and ok.

Only cons I can give is GFWL even tho I have no any problems with GFWL in this game, it works perfectly for me.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
cheap , simple and ez to play.
Online games can get a little bit boring , because there´s no way to skip all replays .
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
This game requires a freaking Game for Windows live account. Is that still a thing? You can't save your progress or profile without one. As a tennis game, yes, it works. But that GWL thing completely kills the mood.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Can't get it to launch. Don't buy on holiday sale. Wasted $5.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
i buy it but i cant play it....becouse "windows live" or "game for windows marktplace" git some bugs with windows 8!!!!! ♥♥♥♥ IT!!! I WANNA MONEY BACK BUT IDK HOW I CAN CONTACT SUPPORT HERE...I GOT 2 PC BUT ANYWAY I ANT PLAY IT HEH !!!
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9 of 18 people (50%) found this review helpful
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
Disaster to setup. Clunky outdated ♥♥♥♥ software. Windows Live games. Ugh. PAINFUL.
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60 of 72 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
594.7 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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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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