Hot Shots Golf 3 PlayStation 2

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  • Summary: Join the new cast of characters who come to tee off on the greens and on each other with trash-talking quips. The new swing Meter will test your skills with a variety of interfaces depending on the lie of the ball, whether it is in the fairway, rough, treeline, dirt or sand trap. Earn "HotJoin the new cast of characters who come to tee off on the greens and on each other with trash-talking quips. The new swing Meter will test your skills with a variety of interfaces depending on the lie of the ball, whether it is in the fairway, rough, treeline, dirt or sand trap. Earn "Hot Shot Points" for superb performances, great shots and remarkable putts to use towards enhanced golf equipment and insane golf gadgets. [SCEA] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 29 out of 30
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  1. I can't imagine the series, or video game golf for that matter, getting much better than this (of course it will).
  2. Game Informer
    93
    A fantastic game – get off your can and go get it before that fat guy across the street beats you to the store. [Apr 2002, p.72]
  3. Everything works well together and Clap Hanz should be complimented by improving on an already successful formula.
  4. There’s only so much Hot Shots you can take before you start craving something new and innovative about the whole experience.
  5. Deep where it counts — the game play.
  6. Play Magazine
    80
    The coolest thing about Hot Shots, though, has to be the crazy caddies. Each time you drive, they jet after the ball like Benny Hill on a caffeine bender, kicking up dust and generally freaking out. [Mar 2002, p.52]
  7. Its incredible similarity to previous Hot Shots Golf games may disappoint those looking for something fresh and new...[but] anyone looking for a consistently goofy, lighthearted golf game, will surely be pleased.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. TylerB.
    Jan 18, 2004
    10
    It was awesome.
  2. JohnD.
    Aug 20, 2003
    10
    Kickass game people buy it !!!
  3. SamW.
    Jan 12, 2004
    10
    This is a great golf game that does not bog you down with meters and trying to decide exactly how to hit each stroke. The gameplay is smooth This is a great golf game that does not bog you down with meters and trying to decide exactly how to hit each stroke. The gameplay is smooth and kept light with a multi-player mode that lets you trade compliments and insults, as well as control (somewhat) the crowd reactions. Expand
  4. CancerX.
    Mar 18, 2002
    9
    Great golf game, cartoony, but the physics and visuals are great, sound is ok, very fun.
  5. D.J.
    May 9, 2003
    9
    A sports game for people who don't really like sports games. The Japanese title sums it up the best, "Everyone's Golf". You'd A sports game for people who don't really like sports games. The Japanese title sums it up the best, "Everyone's Golf". You'd never think that a golf game could be fun but here's the proof. Expand
  6. Sep 27, 2011
    5
    This game is fun for a bit until you notice the glaring problems. Without any wind, it would say I am hitting 232 and I would hit full powerThis game is fun for a bit until you notice the glaring problems. Without any wind, it would say I am hitting 232 and I would hit full power and almost perfectly on and it would only go 209 yards and into the water below. The game does a terrible job [predicting how far your shot will go, in a game where feet matter. There is no excuse and no other reason why that should happen. Also even on the beginner courses the computer gets pars and birdies every time making it almost impossible to keep up. They should make the game more accessible and not make waste your time on 18 holes against perfect players starting out. Also even if you are just a tad off on the hit with the accuracy button it will go way short (doesn't even make sense with accuracy) or way off to the side. They can't expect you to be perfect and should penalize you as much for barely any error. Expand

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