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  • Summary: (Also known as "Minna No Golf 4," or "Everybody's Golf 4") Join in on the off-the-wall fun, true-to-life physics and new Online gameplay. With more courses and more characters than ever before Hot Shots Golf FORE! delivers more of what HSG fanatics have grown to love. Join a full cast of off-the-wall characters from the Clubhouse. 34 in all. Enjoy a variety of 15 different courses, from challenging 18-hole layouts, par 3 executive courses, and back by popular demand, Miniature Golf. Breathtaking graphics feature fully detailed course layouts with tree-lined fairways, manicured greens and treacherous hazards. Brilliant lighting effects and dramatic camera angles add energy and drama to spectacular shots and untimely 'shanks'. True-to-life golf physics and touch sensitive controls demand your careful consideration to golf?s many variables, such as wind, ball lie and course elevation. Intuitive controls and adjustable difficulty settings provide easy access for hackers and challenging gameplay for seasoned veterans. Fast paced arcade style gameplay eliminates waiting for load times...or slow foursomes. Test your golf skills in several different modes including, Tour, VS, and Training modes. Online play...Share the course with thousands of Hot Shots Golf fanatics from across the nation. [Sony] Expand
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  1. Positive: 32 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. And if Hot Shots Golf FORE! is anything, it's addictive. With so many unlockables at your disposal, it’s almost guaranteed to suck away hours of your time, especially since the core gameplay is so solid.
  2. Underneath all the 'hilariosity' though, are some rock solid physics.
  3. The best golf game that you will find on a console. There is so much depth so much charm to this game. It is impossible to dislike unless you really hate golf.
  4. Packing a new online community, new courses to take on, slight gameplay tweaks, and some surprise faces in the cast, Hot Shots Golf Fore! is definitely worth a go-around.
  5. It's simplistic in the initial stages, but deep down, this is a fun, surprisingly deep game that can keep you interested for quite a while.
  6. Hot Shots may be outlandish by design, but the golf proves true. Off the tee, out of the sand, the chipping, the putting...it's all pretty realistic, and ultimately that's what will keep you playing. [Oct 2004, p.108]
  7. Everybody's Golf invites comparison with the similarly cartoonish "Outlaw Golf 2." Sadly it comes off second best again, thanks to that game's wealth of tournaments and play modes, and its attractive 19.99 price tag. [PSW]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jan 27, 2014
    Delightfully accessible and addictive gameplay blended with great visuals and comical characters makes for one of my all-time favourite games. Hot Shots Golf Fore remains to this day a great choice if you're looking for a challenging, yet engaging experience. Expand
  2. RandyB.
    Aug 24, 2004
    Totally awesome game! If you loved HSG3, you'll definitely love HSGF. The game physics are great! If it's really windy, you'll see the trees sway. The biggest plus is the addition (or re-introduction) of mini golf....Finally!!!!! Expand
  3. PatG.
    Jan 9, 2007
    Forget about the "Everybody´s set club", cause the rest of the game is a pure and brilliant simulator.
  4. Nov 8, 2010
    The fact that i've been constantly coming back to play this game for the last 5 years says a lot about how great this game is. Theres plenty of awesome characters and caddies to choose from and lots of comic relief when it comes to the hilarious and equally random remarks made from the characters and the gallery. Once you get the hang of this game the sky is the limit, since reaching National Champion status is not finish line and there lots of stuff to unlock, this game seems endless and always entertaining. The only reason I didn't give it a ten is because of the frustration that comes with the difficulty at times, but it's golf, and thus very realistic. Expand
  5. Aug 21, 2012
    a lot of reviews claim that this part has not more to give than part 3 and all of them were absolutely wrong! you will get a lot of courses, a lot of characters, so much items, which no part before has to offer. a great game, though i still missed a worldranking, even if its not based on real players in the internet. but everything else is made great here! if you like golf-games, especially those with cute japanese characters you should own this one! great game! (9 out of 10) Expand
  6. PeterS.
    Aug 19, 2004
    Hot Shots Golf FORE! (HSGF!) is the anti-Tiger Woods golf game. No analog swings here. No real courses or PGA licensing. What HSGF! has is a decent golf sim wrapped inside of an arcade-style presentation. There are some improvements over Hot Shots 3 (online-enabled, more courses, revamped single-player mode, more stats) and a few missteps (putting still a pain, needlessly intrusive and badly stereotyped voice clips)... but overall, HSGF! is worth at least a look for fans of the series and golf fans in general. Expand