Is the PGA Tour 2K23 Tiger Woods Edition Worth It?

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For all the golf fans out there, the PGA Tour 2K23 video game might be the biggest golf game release for 2K Sports. Here is why.

After 2K’s acquisition of HB Studios (who made The Golf Club) in 2021, PGA Tour 2K23 will be the first game to have more licensing features from PGA Tour (courses) and an exclusive partnership with Tiger Woods.

This sets up PGA Tour 2K23 to have one of their biggest release of the series with the inclusion of Tiger Woods’s image and likeness in the game.

While all of these sound good, the hefty price tag for the Tiger Woods Edition might get you reeling. You might be better off with the Standard Edition or even just the Deluxe Edition of the game.

Is the PGA Tour 2K23 Tiger Woods Edition Worth it? Let’s find out.

Pricing

  • $59.99/£59.99 – Standard Edition for Xbox Series One and Playstation 5
  • $69.99/£64.99 – Standard Edition for Xbox One and Playstation 4
  • $99.99/£89.99 – Deluxe Edition for Xbox One, Xbox Series One, Playstation 4, and Playstation 5
  • $119.99/£104.99 – Tiger Woods Edition for Xbox One, Xbox Series One, Playstation 4, and Playstation 5

For most PC platforms, the prices are mostly the same. However, Steam offers regional pricing for its products, and the price heavily differs depending on your region.

You can check Steamdb to check for all the prices for each region and currency.

Standard Edition

  • $59.99/£59.99 – Standard Edition for Xbox One and Playstation 4
  • $69.99/£64.99 – Standard Edition or Cross-Gen Edition for Xbox One, Playstation 4, Xbox Series One, and Playstation 5

Standard Edition only comes with the base game. However, if you pre-order the game, you will have a pre-order bonus. These bonuses are the following:

  • Pre-Order Bonus: Michael Jordan Bonus Pack with playable Michael Jordan.
  • Pre-Order Bonus: Four Common Golf Ball Sleeves.

The price differences between the two Standard Editions are mainly due to the platforms. If you buy the Cross-Gen Edition or the Next-Gen Edition, you can play the game on Current-Gen and Next-Gen platforms with the saves carried over.

If you are thinking of getting the Next-Gen consoles, you can opt to purchase the Cross-Gen Edition, so you don’t have to buy the game again.

Deluxe Edition

  • $99.99/£89.99 – Deluxe Edition for Xbox One, Xbox Series One, Playstation 4, and Playstation 5

The following bonuses will be available for the Deluxe Edition.

  • 1300 VC
  • 1 Hockey Stick Putter
  • 1 Gold Baseball Cap
  • 1 Gold Golf Glove
  • 3 Rare Golf Ball Sleeves
  • Playable Michael Jordan
  • 4 Common Golf Ball Sleeves
  • 1 Golden Driver
  • 1 Golden Putter
  • 4 Uncommon Golf Ball Sleeves
  • 3 Days Early Access – October 11th instead of the 14th.

Even without pre-ordering, you will also get the playable Michael Jordan if you buy the Deluxe Edition. You will also get 3 days of early access to the game.

Tiger Woods Edition

  • $119.99/£104.99 – Tiger Woods Edition for Xbox One, Xbox Series One, Playstation 4, and Playstation 5

The following bonuses will be received when buying the Tiger Woods Edition.

  • 1 Tiger Woods TaylorMade Club Set
  • 1 Tiger Woods T-Shirt
  • 3 Epic Golf Ball Sleeves
  • 1 Red Polo Shirt
  • 1 Pair of Black Pants
  • 1 Black Hat
  • 1 Tiger Woods Golf Shoes
  • 1 Tiger Woods Golf Belt
  • Tiger Bridgestone Branded Golf Balls
  • 1300 VC
  • 1 Hockey Stick Putter
  • 1 Gold Baseball Cap
  • 1 Gold Golf Glove
  • 3 Rare Golf Ball Sleeves
  • Playable Michael Jordan
  • 4 Common Golf Ball Sleeves
  • 1 Golden Driver
  • 1 Golden Putter
  • 4 Uncommon Golf Ball Sleeves
  • 3 Days Early Access – October 11th instead of the 14th.

The Tiger Woods Edition also contains all the golden items from the Deluxe Edition.

The items exclusive to the Tiger Woods Edition would be the Tiger Woods TaylorMade set and a ton of Tiger Woods apparel.

The Difference Between Standard Edition and Tiger Woods Edition

Without getting a pre-order bonus from the Standard Edition, you are basically just getting the base game.

With that said, you are getting 3-day early access, 1,300 VC, playable Michael Jordan, and a ton of cosmetics.

The price difference is incredibly high. Paying for the Tiger Woods Edition almost costs as much as buying two triple-A games.

However, you might think a bit differently if you are going to play on Steam. The prices can go as low as 54% off, depending on your country or Steam region.

Is Tiger Woods Edition Worth It?

Objectively speaking, the number of bonus cosmetics isn’t worth the hefty price tag. You can grind out different outfits, clubs, golf balls, sleeves, and other branded golf apparel without paying any money.

Sometimes, the joy comes from earning these items through playing. It gives you a different satisfaction than buying the items.

The golden clubs look awesome, but the price is too much. However, the bonus VC and 3-day early access can be intriguing to some.

You can get the game faster and play with your friends. You can also use the bonus VC to boost your progress since VC is the main currency (used for everything) in the game.

The VC and 3-day early access bonuses are also available in the Deluxe Edition. It can save you some money if you are only interested in those bonuses.

The only difference between the Deluxe Edition and the Tiger Woods Edition is the Tiger Woods sets. If you are a big fan of Tiger Woods, that could be the push you need to get the Tiger Woods Edition.

A different perspective

If you are the type of player who likes to support games and their developers by purchasing in-game cosmetics, you will be getting your money’s worth.

As an avid gamer, I try my best to avoid microtransactions as much as possible. The only exception comes from games I would love to support, and I know I will be spending a lot of time playing.

Free-to-play games come to mind as these microtransactions are their lifeblood, but triple-A games could also be an exception to some gamers.

If you see yourself playing PGA Tour 2K23 for a long time, purchasing the Tiger Woods Edition can be justifiable.

You can also watch videos about the game before buying the Tiger Woods Edition. Sometimes, you might not enjoy the new PGA Tour series and regret paying more than you should’ve. We don’t want that to happen.

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