AO Tennis 2
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AO Tennis 2 is a better-looking, smoother-playing and more fully-featured follow-up to the original.
The career mode and creation tools are the best parts of AO Tennis 2, but the gameplay struggles to keep up its end of the bargain
AO Tennis 2 is a bright, likeable tennis sim with bags of room to grow, and as it stands is easily the best tennis game of this generation.
AO Tennis 2 is a big step forward. This game isn't an ace yet, but it isn't the double fault AO International Tennis was. With lots of content and a decent gameplay core, AO Tennis 2 can be even funny for tennis fans.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
I can definitively say the game has more positives than negatives and feels less raw than its predecessor, but it still isn’t as complete as other sports titles.
AO Tennis 2 is a good sports videogame that, despite a low budget, is really fun to play and includes a few, interesting features never seen before.
Review in Italian | Read full review
AO Tennis 2 is a good-looking tennis title with plenty of things to tinker and tweak with. However the fiddly controls and limited roster mar the experience.
In my experience, AO Tennis 2 doesn’t do justice to tennis either, even though I wouldn’t exactly give tennis itself a glowing review.
A solid, but still returnable, second serve that could use a little more mechanical tinkering.
AO Tennis 2 is a winner, raising the baseline for all tennis titles on PS4. There are still minor quirks to its gameplay, but it's well-presented and fun, making its enriched Career mode dangerously addictive.
AO Tennis 2 is most certainly a great step in the right direction, with large improvements to animations, physics and general gameplay.
Tennis feeling, the physical feedback of the shots, the animations, everything is in place but the responsiveness that allows to move with more agility on the field is still missing. AO Tennis 2 remains a little rough, but its talent is crystal clear.
Review in Italian | Read full review
AO Tennis 2 presents itself as a realistic tennis simulation and on the Nintendo Switch, that's enough to stand out and set a high threshold. Unfortunately the overall experience turns out to be a disappointment. Despite a well-executed career mode and a helpful player creation tool, the gameplay in AO Tennis 2 feels disproportionately difficult, while its cast of players doesn't make much sense. Adding to that, its visual environment belongs to a previous time and its performance issues harm the experience even more. Players looking for a sharp and exquisite tennis simulation on the Switch will walk out disappointed.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
There’s a genuinely brilliant game hidden away somewhere in AO Tennis 2, but you need to have the patience of a saint to put up with its horrendous frame rate issues and the impact they have on its already tricky stroke timing system.
As expected from Big Ant, AO Tennis 2 looks more like a big update of the previous version than a brand new episode, and once again largely relies on the community to complete the content. While still lacking some tennis expertise, the australian studio managed to optimize the gameplay, that finally shows its potential full of delicacy - in every sense of the word. The main additions focused on immersion emphasize this laudable quest for authenticity, although their rather limited impacts tend to exhibit the superficial side of this production, yet unfinished, but built on solid bases.
Review in French | Read full review
While the original AO Tennis released in a horrendous state, the same isn’t true of AO Tennis 2.
AO Tennis 2 is this generation's Top Spin 4. It takes over a baton that has been carried through mis-steps and let-downs as tennis fans young and old finally have a game worth their time and effort. It's not perfect by any stretch but up against the competition and its predecessor it stands head-and-shoulders above them.
Overall, AO Tennis 2 feels much more fleshed out compared to the bare-bones release of the first AO Tennis game. While the gameplay and graphics have not been dramatically changed, there are far more game modes to sink your teeth into giving you more hours of gameplay to enjoy. Not to mention AO Tennis 2 is the best tennis simulator you can buy right now. Just remember to avoid 2018's Tennis World Tour at all costs!
AO Tennis 2 is a huge improvement on the original game and extremely close to being the perfect package. The lack of star players and unbalanced difficulty levels are the only things that hold it back from rivalling the best tennis games throughout history.
The most recent patch has to a small degree helped correct some of the issues in regards to errors and animations. Let's hope the developers continue to support the game and make it stronger as time goes on. I think it's fair to think they will considering how much post-release effort went into the original AO Tennis.