Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 32
  2. Negative: 3 out of 32
  1. 85
    Don't let this game's boring name or boring content fool you. This is one of the best golf games out there.
  2. Some work needed to be done in fleshing out certain game modes and features for it to really stand out as a top DS title, but what’s here is great, long-lasting fun nonetheless.
  3. It's not big or boisterous, the characters don't squeak at you in comedy accents and you don't get to unlock Bowser or anything (at least I should hope not), and that's what high-end golf is often like: quietly dignified, a sport of concentration. The occasional lucky chip-in is satisfying, but the real pleasure comes from getting it right because you thought about it.
  4. True Swing Golf’s brilliance is in its simplicity almost anyone even non gamers will enjoy. [JPN Import]
  5. 80
    Surprisingly solid and well developed, even if it lacks a huge assortment of features and won't exactly win a beauty pageant with its visual appeal. True Swing Golf's real value is in its tight use of the touch screen to pull off a great playing game of golf.
  6. At times the game seems almost too easy, but you do have to concentrate and often employ strategy to score birdies consistently. [Mar 2006, p.86]
  7. While more serious in tone than say, Mario Golf, TS isn’t quite a simulation (really, do you normally play golf with a stylus?), but True Swing's interesting controls bring gamers closer to the greens than any other handheld golf title.
  8. True Swing Golf may not have the visuals or sound to wow the average gamer, but it makes some definite headway in the gameplay and multiplayer department.
  9. True Swing Golf easily outdoes Tiger Woods in the entertainment department, even if it doesn't host the excitement that the PGA can bring.
  10. 75
    The question here, though, is does this work effectively? Does the touch-screen manage to emulate the sport of golf to a degree that is realistic and workable? Yes, it does.
  11. I would pick True Swing Golf over Tiger just due to it’s innovative stylus swinging system.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. NathanielG.
    Jul 5, 2007
    9
    Hands down the best golf game on the DS!
  2. RobP.
    Jun 25, 2006
    9
    I picked up TSG today for $19.99 at Best Buy (I think they have the price so low because they have too much inventory at the one here in I picked up TSG today for $19.99 at Best Buy (I think they have the price so low because they have too much inventory at the one here in town). Definitely buy this game if you can find it this cheap. It's priced around $30-35 at most other places, but for $20 it's a steal. I just played about 40 minutes straight, and it doesn't really get tiring. It can be hard to figure out how far a ball is really going to go based on your movement, but it's fun none the less. You won't have -30 scores like in Tiger Woods, but you can hang around par or -4 or so. Haven't tried the Wi-Fi (don't know anyone around here with a DS). This game really does utilize the touch screen A LOT, unlike several other DS games that hardly use it (Mario Kart for example). Pick it up, it has high replay value and is fun. Who cares if the graphics aren't poor, they can only fit so much on that little game card. Graphics are good enough for me, it's all about the golf, not the scenery. Full Review »
  3. PortableF.
    Apr 4, 2006
    8
    I think sometimes the game reviewers are just leading such a stuck-up life. This game is alot more fun than any other portable golf game I think sometimes the game reviewers are just leading such a stuck-up life. This game is alot more fun than any other portable golf game I've ever played. It's not THAT easy. I can't the god-like scores I used to get in Tiger Woods, Hot Shots Golf, or Mario Golf. and I put a lot more emphasis on the skill required to hit the ball since I like real golf just as much, and this game does capture the nuances more, like a weird stroke would cause a slice, hook, draw, fade, etc. So screw the reviewers and get the game for yourself. Or wait for a Mario Golf version of it in the future if eye-candy is also your thing. Full Review »