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  • Summary: Supported by a community, download and play with thousands of players created by other AO International Tennis fans, including photo-realistic players created through Big Ant Studios’ proprietary PlayFace application.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 6 out of 16
  1. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jun 5, 2018
    60
    A more-than-passable first effort from a studio more famous for its cricketing output - yet presentation and longevity issues make it less excellent, more AO-K. [Issue#150, p.91]
  2. May 8, 2018
    60
    Like an ambitious rookie, AO International Tennis appeared promising, with alleged photo realistic looks and authenticity backed by an extensive data built AI. But Big Ant Studios' production can't live up to these expectations, at least for now, despite an interesting timing approach and undeniable efforts showed through the numerous updates. The lacklustre presentation, the shallow (though large amount of) content and the erratic gameplay literally smash the whole experience, which still looks more like some distant imitation rather than simulation, hence suggesting the lack of a bold, expert direction overall.
  3. May 10, 2018
    55
    We're sorry: you will need to wait a bit longer to play the ultimate tennis experience in your console or PC. AO International Tennis has a lot of good ideas in the playable side, but it's a mess in all the other fronts. Also, the absence of many licensed top players doesn’t help the game.
  4. May 8, 2018
    50
    If you were hoping to find the heir of Top Spin 4, run away. AO International Tennis is a mess in spite of the 17 updates is has had since the start of the Early Access. With wacky gameplay, sub-android level graphics and very light content.
  5. May 10, 2018
    45
    Australian developer Big Ant Studios double faults on its opening serve regarding tennis game developing; while we can appreciate the effort, AO Tennis lacks the level of polish, depth, variety and fun we'd been hoping for so long now. It's just another break opportunity lost miserably.
  6. 40
    Ultimately though, the poor execution and the cracks in the gameplay cause this wildcard entry to fall well short of being a grand slam effort.
  7. 35
    AO International Tennis does not have any competition in this current market when it comes to tennis games, but AO Tennis lacks both refinement and variety that a good sports game should have.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 6 out of 13
  1. May 9, 2018
    10
    Love this game...it really brings the feel of the real Australian Open to life. The presentation, atmosphere and cutscenes really set theLove this game...it really brings the feel of the real Australian Open to life. The presentation, atmosphere and cutscenes really set the mood, readying you for the great gameplay. Players are so lifelike and i've had so much fun creating my own customizable player. Highly recommended!! Expand
  2. May 9, 2018
    10
    With the new patch posted today the game totally changed. The career is now more fun to play, the gameplay is better and now there are newWith the new patch posted today the game totally changed. The career is now more fun to play, the gameplay is better and now there are new animations (and it's possibile to chose to serve or receive at the beginning of the match). It's now possible to train your character during the career or you can chose to play in a tournamente or let him/her rest (now there is a fatigue system).
    If you search for a perfect game it is not. If you search a good tennis game play it.
    P.s. The online is perfect, zero lag. My personal vote for this game is a good 8/10, i put a 10/10 in the review only to sustain the game becouse of the troll who gave it a 0/10
    Sorry for my english and thanks for reading it
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  3. May 8, 2018
    10
    Forget what the reviews say, if you're a tennis fan, you'll love A0 International Tennis. Good gameplay animations and players, and youForget what the reviews say, if you're a tennis fan, you'll love A0 International Tennis. Good gameplay animations and players, and you can make your own players too! Expand
  4. May 11, 2018
    5
    It was worth a try, but in the end I am happy that you can return games on Steam. From a technical perspective (graphics, animations,It was worth a try, but in the end I am happy that you can return games on Steam. From a technical perspective (graphics, animations, performance) it is the best tennis game so far, but when it comes to actual gameplay there are some design decisions that hold it back.
    I just want to address one problem here: Aiming and running are mostly done simultaneously(!) with the same stick, which feels very odd, but you can never aim outside of the field. Meaning that you will perfectly target the left or right end of the base line, if you just keep pressing in one direction. This ofc make unforced errors more likely, but it is to easy to hit the ball perfectly. Rallies are still way too long and stamina recovers too quickly.

    P.S.: This games user score distribution (so far) shows perfectly why user reviews are actually pointless.
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  5. May 10, 2018
    3
    I can't believe how terrible this is. Awful physics, clunky animations, players not responding to commands correctly, bugs, crashes, not a simI can't believe how terrible this is. Awful physics, clunky animations, players not responding to commands correctly, bugs, crashes, not a sim not arcade... You will get frustrated. Frustrated because there are some cool things, like community sharing, logo / stadium editor, endless tools to create your tennis player and a bunch of tournaments in career mode. Unfortunately, everything else is a mess. I was expecting a mix of Tennis Elbow with Top Spin graphics (which is decent in this), but nope, not this time. Expand
  6. May 9, 2018
    2
    Most of the reviewers are spot on with their arguments. AO Tennis, or AO International Tennis now, is a huge mess. The build up to the initialMost of the reviewers are spot on with their arguments. AO Tennis, or AO International Tennis now, is a huge mess. The build up to the initial AO Tennis release already went too far. The promise of ten years of data tracking became major bull when the first gameplay became available to watch on youtube. But the worst thing was the lack of any gameplay prior to the release of the game. It made buyers all over the world suspecious, and unfortunately all our worst dreams came true. As tennis fans (and players), you have an eye for the little details that make tennis authentic and real. The movements, the player ID, it's all off. Leg movement transitioning into a swing is way off, and the ball trajectory is absolutely ridiculous. I'll give this a 2 because Big Ant did try really hard to make it better. But this should have never seen the light of day. Hopefully, seeing as Tennis World Tour doesn't look all too promising either, some company will step up and do us tennis fans justice somewhat.. Expand
  7. May 18, 2018
    0
    This game is downright horrible. There is zero variety, the animation is very cringe, and there are many bugs and crashes. The only ok thingThis game is downright horrible. There is zero variety, the animation is very cringe, and there are many bugs and crashes. The only ok thing is the customization but even then it’s so limited. Only play if you are insane or have no life. Expand

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