• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Aug 17, 2004
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7

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  1. Nov 8, 2010
    9
    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
  2. Jan 27, 2014
    10
    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.
  3. Aug 21, 2012
    9
    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
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 46 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. The graphics will simply amaze you in this off the wall game.
  2. The visuals may seem vaguely familiar, and the gameplay may fit like a glove, but you'll be hard-pressed to find a sequel that delivers as much new content as Hot Shots Golf Fore! so effortlessly does. [Sept 2004, p.108]
  3. The unlockable content alone is enough to keep a player busy for quite some time; couple in the sweet little extras like ‘celebrity’ golfers, and mini golf and the enjoyment can go on for quite some time.