Australia International Tennis 2
“AO Tennis 2” is a tennis sport game produced by Big Ant Studios. The game is based on the world famous Australian Open. You can create your own character and join the Australian Open as a professional tennis player to compete with all players. In the game you can see world famous tennis superstars, including Nadal, Ashley Barty, Enrique Kobel, and more. Additionally, all 2020 Australian Open venues will appear in the game.
AO Tennis 2 Review
After the disappointment that was AO 10 is back in 2018, big ant studios went back to the drawing board in more ways than one for the sequel. AO tennis too comes back with improved gameplay and deeper modes than its predecessor, but is it enough to keep tennis fans hooked for more than just a set.
Unlike the first game AO Tennis 2 offers a number of options to keep players engaged and entertained. The first mode you see upon loading is the Australian Open which the games named after. It’s a tournament mode that takes you through the first tennis major of the year and it’s complete with full Australian Open branding. There’s also your standard play now in online modes as well as the neat little scenario creator. It’s a basic mode that allows you to create different moments and play them out on the court, again it’s neat but you’ll quickly move on to other areas of the game like the game’s creation suite and career mode. AO Tennis 2’s creation suite is one of the deepest in any of big ants games, the game returns pretty much the same player creation from the first day of tennis and the venue creator allows you to make the tennis environments of your dreams.
What makes the suite really stand out however is that all community creations from both AO tennis and AO tennis 2 are available to download. The career mode is where a ou tennis to puts all of its efforts. You start as either an active or creative pro and then you kick things off with a cutscene that serves as an intro of sorts with some pretty awkward animation and voiceovers. Now I’m all for cutscenes and sports games, but just because you can do something it doesn’t necessarily mean that you should.
In the players calendar you can set your events weeks and months in advance, players can register for tournaments take part in training or even take a rest week if they want. Finding a nice balance between play practice and rest is key to making sure you never lose too much energy or run the risk of injury.
Throughout your career there’s singles and doubles tournaments to register for but if you want to give doubles play a shot it’s up to you to go recruit a partner. To get to these tournaments you have to make sure you have the money for flights, accommodations and general transportation. You even have to have the money to pay for things like your nutritionists and coaches. It’s touches like that as well as managing various sponsorships that make the career mode actually worth playing.
If I were to describe the gameplay of a Oh tennis to in one word, it’d be twitchy. There are plenty of times where the controls feel perfect and everything plays smooth, but then there are times where the game just doesn’t feel right.
Windows 7 x64
Windows 10 x64
Intel Core i3-3210 / AMD Athlon II X4 555
Intel Core i5-4200 / AMD Phenom II X4 970
4 GB RAM
8 GB RAM
Radeon HD 6670 or NVIDIA Geforce GT710 with Min 2GB Memory
AMD Radeon R9 390X or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 with minimum 4GB Memory
13 GB free space required
13 GB free space required
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
GeForce GTX 1070
GeForce GTX 1060
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Recommended hard drive is empty