PGA Tour 2K21 Review: The most immersive golf title yet puts you at the centre

Tour de force.

A lot of games nowadays have flashy game modes to ensure that there is something for everyone, but 2K Sports is so confident in its latest product, PGA Tour 2K21 essentially revolves around one thing - you.

Thanks to 2K we got early access to the game and boy, it doesn't disappoint.

Join The Club

Once you've created your character you can hit the course, with the mechanics very user-friendly.

You're likely to grip it 'n' rip it down the fairway, but it's as you approach the greens where you'll need to be savvier.

The game really springs into life when you embark on the PGA Tour...

MyPLAYER, My Rules

Pick your outfit, with sponsors unlockable through the PGA Tour Career Mode, as well as the clubs in your golf bag.

Goin' Pro

A 2K classic, Career Mode is likely where you'll spend most of your time.

You can choose where you commence your career, starting out in Q-School, the Korn Ferry Tour or jump straight to the PGA Tour.

In Q-School, you just need to finish in the top 25 in one tournament to make it onto the Korn Ferry Tour, where three tour wins will take you to the PGA Tour.

As you play through Career Mode you can unlock various Sponsors who will reward you for completing set goals

You can only have a single sponsor active at a time, as you complete goals for your sponsor it will level up unlocking rewards and new sets of goals.

Each sponsor has multiple levels each with their own set of goals.

These points are important in securing the FedExCup and becoming the FedExCup Champion.

The final three events of the PGA TOUR season make up the FedExCup Playoffs, these feature a progressive cut until reducing the field down to the final 30 players before the Season Championship.

Best of the Best

Once you reach the PGA Tour. you will start creating rivalries with the 12 real-life pros.

The immersive broadcasting style of PGA Tour 2K21 will keep you posted of how they are performing with in-game clips, and creates an intense atmosphere in the final round.

Your performance in tournaments will be compared against your rival, and if you outperform them, you can claim additional rewards.

At the end of each round that both you and your rival participate in your performances will be compared.

Book of Creation

Use the Course Designer to create the course of your dreams... or nightmares!

You can add a wide range of trees, plants, wildlife, and manmade objects to your course, and have each hole as varied as possible from the last one.

Training allows you to calibrate your swing, complete lessons, and practice your game in a non-competitive setting.

You've got all the classic features of the great golf games of the last 20 years, with Career Mode now as immersive as it's ever been thanks to player rivalries.

Online Societies creates a fantastic community aspect, but perhaps there is still something for a game that is not offering much new outside outstanding gameplay.

It's also a shame that the real-life pros are unplayable, as it would be great to see how good the players are to play with, and be a lot more when playing with friends on and offline.

This is however just the second team-up between 2K Sports and HB Studios, and the first under the 2K brand, with the developers open to bringing in new features in the future.

That not should detract from a fantastic game, with the game performing very well on both PC via Steam and Nintendo Switch.

PGA Tour 2K21 looks to be a first stepping stone to elite golf gaming, and we can't wait to see what the team does with next-gen hardware.

4/5

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