Matchpoint - Tennis Championships Reviews

Matchpoint - Tennis Championships is ranked in the 17th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
IGN
Top Critic
5 / 10.0
Jul 7, 2022

Matchpoint Tennis Championships serves up a smooth-playing game of tennis, but saddles it with a sub-par career mode and under-featured multiplayer.

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73 / 100
Jul 6, 2022

‎The tennis experience itself is very satisfying, so it is worth it if you are passionate about the racket. At the graphic and variety level, it falls much shorter.‎

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6 / 10.0
Jul 17, 2022

Matchpoint Tennis Championships delivers a quite average tennis simulation physics wise, but fails to offer a compelling experience in terms of overall gameplay. A shallow IA, a flat career and some hiccups during the rallies make the game fall short in intensity and fun after a few hours. If you have Xbox Game Pass, though, the game can offer some fun in multiplayer.

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6 / 10
Jul 7, 2022

Intuitive controls and great presentation provide some promise, but Matchpoint - Tennis Championships fails to deliver beyond that point. It's too easy to master, and there's just not enough in the game to keep players entertained beyond the first few hours of gameplay.

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6 / 10.0
Jul 11, 2022

Matchpoint: Tennis Championships shows all its limits after just a few matches. There are some interesting ideas but, considering the poor A.I and the lack of game modes, there is no reason to play this game for more than a few hours.

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6 / 10
Jul 6, 2022

Matchpoint: Tennis Championships gives you the tools to play realistic tennis rallies, and it feels pretty good on the pad overall. The problem is that a real lack of enthusiasm on court pairs with a stodgy career mode to sap your enthusiasm. There's fun to be had here, and a large animation library allows the gameplay to look relatively realistic from afar, but tennis fans will still have to wait for a real winner to topple the legendary Top Spin 4.

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6 / 10.0
Jul 7, 2022

‎In short, ‎‎the game is fun, with a good gameplay‎‎ to which you will catch the trick very quickly, but with a low level of difficulty. This can make your desire to play shorten due to the fact that it makes you an easy delivery, although there will always be the multiplayer mode to face real challenges. The game has a ‎‎good base‎‎, if in the future this delivery has support or the developer surprises us with a new game more worked, maybe we will find a surprise and have one of the best tennis games that there is in the new generation consoles.‎

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6 / 10.0
Jul 11, 2022

Matchpoint Tennis Championships is a simulation with ups and downs: we expected more from Torus Games. As a tennis game itself, once you metabolize the control system and pass over a number of gaps, it's not bad at all. Unfortunately, the content is missing: the career becomes boring after a couple of hours of play and there is nothing else to do but beat your own records with minigames or challenge a friend on the sofa at home.

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Jul 7, 2022

It's constantly a good time on-court and that's all that really counts.

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Impulsegamer
Daniel
Top Critic
2.8 / 5.0
Jul 13, 2022

A tennis sim with a lot of potential but a lot of missed opportunity!

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GamingBolt
Usaid
Top Critic
6 / 10.0
Jul 8, 2022

Matchpoint Tennis Championships is a game of two halves. While the actual moment-to-moment gameplay feels great thanks to well-implemented mechanics and challenging AI, everything supporting that structure is half-baked.

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7.2 / 10.0
Jul 8, 2022

Matchpoint: Tennis Championships is the first game after Top Spin 4 with a brilliant gameplay. Too bad for the unsatisfying graphics and a bit of uncertainty with AI.

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Unscored
Jul 7, 2022

The ultimate issue with MPTC is that it becomes repetitive with very little to do once career mode and online become stale. Hopefully, the developers get a second shot and can add created and shareable stadiums, logos, and players that can be used online and offline in career mode. If you're itching for a console tennis game that plays well, give Matchpoint: Tennis Championships a go, but understand it's a first-year effort, and there are some mechanical issues and a lack of depth.

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6 / 10
Jul 7, 2022

Matchpoint: Tennis Championships deserves your attention on Xbox Game Pass, as it's genuinely one of the better Xbox tennis games we've seen in years. It has its drawbacks, particularly in the presentation department, but it's also good fun when you get out on the court. Unfortunately, some of that enjoyment has been taken away for us because even on the highest difficulty, the game just feels far too easy at launch, rendering a lot of the strategic elements and Career Mode's features somewhat useless for now. It's still a pretty good game regardless, but definitely in need of a couple of balancing tweaks over the coming weeks and months.

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6.8 / 10.0
Jul 7, 2022

‎Matchpoint: Tennis Championships is a good tennis game accessible to all audiences, although it lacks depth, difficulty and getting closer to simulation to be great.‎

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7 / 10.0
Jul 8, 2022

Matchpoint: Tennis Championships is the correct title. There is no shortage of interesting ideas in terms of mechanics, Career Mode can be fun for a few hours, and a few licensed players are of course not enough, but some minimum has been met. The advantage here is certainly the price below the AAA standard, which makes the rating jump by one eye. Tennis fans should check, others can wait for the promotion.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 22, 2022

Matchpoint: Tennis Championships isn’t the best Tennis game I’ve ever played but it manages to be more fun than some others I’ve played in recent years. The act of actually playing it is what I liked the most about it as moving and performing shots generally felt really good. It doesn’t have much to offer outside of the Career Mode though and the overall presentation needs to be improved if this team makes another one. If you’re looking for a good playing Tennis game then I think you’ll like what this one has to offer.

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Jul 8, 2022

That being said, if Matchpoint Tennis had just thrown the occasional loss at me, or even let me fight back from behind at times, I would have spent so much more time playing the game. It’s unfortunate to think that here we have a tennis game that developers should be paying close attention to, because it gets so much right, and we know that won’t happen because one critical error means I have no choice but to score it the way I have. If, down the track, there’s a patch to improve the difficulty in an interesting way, then Matchpoint would be the best tennis game currently available, purely because the on-court gameplay actually gets it.

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6 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2022

Matchpoint: Tennis Championships manages to release a game that presents an easy yet technical approach to the sport. It results in a game where you can make more mistakes than the more arcade-like approach of some older, well regarded tennis titles, but it results in a game that feels more responsive compared to most of its contemporaries. Yet it doesn't manage to do anything beyond that due to a lack of players and modes, so cross-play only benefits those who want a no-frills 1v1 experience. It's fine overall, but no one would blame you if you skipped this one in the hopes that someone can transplant the gameplay into a title with more to do.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 6, 2022

By simply providing a fun and fairly authentic game of tennis it manages to outshine its rivals. And because of that, whether you’re buying it to get stuck into its single-player career mode or take on all-comers in online multiplayer, chances are you won’t be disappointed.

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