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- The thrill of real competition: Take your golf swing online, using Xbox Live. Enter one of the most comprehensive online golf arenas ever created. Compete against the best players from all over the globe, track your stats, or simply play a social round of golf with friendsall from the comfort of your living room.
- Playing like the pros: Compete in tournaments broadcasted in a remarkably realistic TV-style presentation.
- Tour of duty: Work your way up the professional ladder online or in the challenging Tour Mode. See who really is the best in the world. Crowded galleries of fans will cheer you on, as you compete for tournament purses and tour recognition.
- Championship courses: Links 2004 features some of the most luxurious and challenging golf courses in the world, including Greywolf (Canada), New South Wales (Australia), and the Four Seasons Resort Aviara (California).
- Detailed golf environments: Hit the sweet spot for a 300-yard drive, and roll in a 20-fnique physical characteristics, skills, apparel, and personality. Be aggressive and take risks, or be conservative and lay up. Links 2004 has a personality to suit every type, and each character's celebrations and audio commentary will match their personality.oot putt for a birdieall while enjoying the dew-covered fairways and crosscut greens. Links 2004 is the ultimate golf experience. The top courses fr
- Platform: Xbox
- ESRB Rating: Everyone
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
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This game is playable on the Xbox Live Online System. For a full list of Xbox Live products, click here! Links, the best-selling golf franchise for the personal computer, has been rebuiltfrom the ground upexclusively for the Xbox video game system. Links 2004 delivers one of the most realistic
From the Manufacturer
Links, the best-selling golf franchise for the personal computer, has been rebuilt--from the ground up--exclusively for the Xbox video game system.
Links 2004 delivers one of the most realistic and competitive golf experiences for Xbox. Golf fans worldwide can compete online in friendly matches with old golfing buddies or compete in tournaments against the best golfers in the world via Xbox Live.
Links 2004 also features top championship courses and top professionals, including cover athlete Sergio Garcia.
Top Customer Reviews
Microsoft has some serious issues with Xbox Live and XSN that continue to worsen as the load on their system increases. 80% of the time your Links 2004 scores will not post after completing a round of golf. You might have had the best round of golf but it won't post to your Xbox Live statistics. So, what's the point of playing online?
XSN sounds like a great feature. Play online tournaments against other golf junkies. Great idea, poorly implemented by Microsoft once again. Again, you can pretty much bet that once you finish a round of golf that your scores will not post properly to the XSN system and thus you either lose the round stats or lose the tournament completely!
Don't purchase this game unless you want to join the legions of frustrated golfers on Xbox Live and XSN. If you are playing this offline then maybe it's a good game for you. But, in my opinion, Tiger Woods 2004 has more features, more courses, better career play mode and better sound and graphics.
This release is a major disappointment for me.
on the links, you'll find putting is a more pleasant experience with Links 2004 than TW. not that it's easy, or completely aggravation-free, but certainly easier to deal with. the actual tee-shots and fairway drives are easy and take the least time to master. control-wise, you really need to get good at Links to have the feeling that you are "in control." it's easy in TW to aim with precision, whereas Links can be challenging if you're trying to judge distance. and the meter moves very quickly, forcing you to improve or die trying. unfortunately, the audio commentary in Links is horribly fractured and robotic-sounding. it has become a running joke of every matchup a friend and I have (Sam... putts for... EAGLE...) how they expected that level of incongruous commentary to not come off as a really laughable joke is beyond me. but the condescending repetition of TW isn't much better.
being a Tiger Woods vet in the market for something different made the choice easy for me, and the many XBox Live compatible features might sway you in favor of Links also. but for those who have never played Tiger Woods, it might be a tough choice. you really can't go wrong with either.
Both games are set up very nicely. Both have the great analog swing. The only problem with Tiger Woods is once you have your player stats maxed out it becomes unrealistic because your drives go 370 yards consistently, which makes the game too easy. Links, it takes awhile to max your stats, and once you do its still realistic, meaning you'll need a good drive and good second shot to make it on the Green in 2 on a par 5. As far as putting, Links has Tiger beat by a huge margain. On Links you get a nice chart layout and the analog putting feels so real. On Tiger it gives you a caddy tip and the grid really stinks. To spin the ball, Tiger still has the arcade feel where you spin the ball after its hit. On Links you choose the spin before you hit it, just like in real life.
ADVANTAGE: LINKS 2004
Tiger Woods has a ton more courses, compared to only 9 on Links. Tiger also has a lot more PGA Golfers on the game, like Tiger, Vijay, Daly, Furyk, and more compared to Links 3 golfers. Tiger Woods has THE BEST create a golfer ever!!!! Links you choose a player model and change his clothes. In Tiger you can create your player (identical to you!) and have all kinds of unlockables to fit to him including clubs, shoes, gloves, hats, etc. There is just so much.
ADVANTAGE: TIGER WOODS by far!!
In Links you play in a series of Tournaments to earn cash to buy attributes. In Tiger you can play through an entire "almost real" PGA Tour season with the real events, like at Kapalua (the Merceds Championship) starting in January in Hawaii. Also included are the 4 majors, just named something different.Read more ›
If you owned outlaw golf and enjoyed it (uhhg) this is not the game for you. Tiger Woods 2003 was a great game and for those who own it will be hard to get back to the shot bar method. However if you play in advanced mode you can get rid of the bar.
The choice for you to purchase Tiger 2004 or Links 2004 is a tough call. If you owned TG Woods 2003 you might want to try something different. I have played TW2004 and enjoyed the many un-lockables its great game and you really can't go wrong.
I give a very slight edge to Links. I am in the middle of Links 2004 and the putting is much better. Though I got sort of use to the caddy telling me exactly what to do in the TW. I think the graphics on links are better. I think the flight of the ball is beautiful. I suggest starting the game in the middle setting. If not you will get use the yellow bar telling you exactly where to hit. Links is more a golf fans game. I think TW2004 is more of an arcade type game. I think it is fairer to call the spin as you shoot not after the ball is in the air. I bet the demographics for golf games are more for adults so why do they slam the rap and loud music in TG franchise. (To get younger fans) I like in Links that I was able to drop my own music in the game. I put in an Enya CD and it is really kinds nice.
I took one star away because of Microsoft's pushing of the LIVE system. I imagine live is great but for those of us on a budget it's a tough cost to swallow. I hope in links 2005 they focus more on un-lockables. The one problem with LIVE a lot is they forget that most people play the games by themselves but don't have high speed and a LIVE subscription. TW2004 does have a lot more stuff you can do by yourself.
I sound back and fourth because I am. It's a tough call if your rich buy both.
Most recent customer reviews
A good golf game that is challenging and realistic. Old style xbox so controls are a bit strange - but works well.Published on March 13 2013 by Baboom
this golf game is simple so it is easier for kids. Also it has many modes, such as practice shots and intense competition!Published on July 17 2004
Not a lot of fluff, just good game play. When you do what you're suppose to do you make the shot.Published on May 30 2004 by R. Sipp
Links 2004 is a fairly decent golf game. You get to choose and design your player and then start off on a career. Read morePublished on May 17 2004 by A. Vegan
This game is just plain awesome. Tiger Woods game has become a cartoon. This game with the true swing, the courses, etc. etc. is simply the best. Read morePublished on April 16 2004
I've found this game to be a blast. Not so hard that it becomes frustrating and not too easy so as to be meaningless. You learn a lot about golf too. Read morePublished on March 11 2004 by Robert Egelston
This game has bugs that will eat your stats and unlocked equipment, take your money away, and force you to do things you have allready done if you are unlucky enough to come across... Read morePublished on Feb. 29 2004 by David Lee Pierce
i hate video games.... but this game is totally addicting.i love it. you feel like you accomplished something and u can play online too and win more money and keep it in your solo... Read morePublished on Feb. 17 2004
Links 2004 has way too many goofy special effects. Also, the game is not challenging enough. You can pretty much just fire away at will and get a low score. Read morePublished on Feb. 14 2004