Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Players will spend most of their time in the new Play Now mode. Here, you're given 50 scenarios where you are immediately thrown into the heart of competition. [Dec 2002, p.90]
  2. Lacks the true simulation aspects of PC titles, but at least the series now plays, sounds, looks and controls as close to perfection as humanly possible.
  3. The gameplay issues really stunt an otherwise solid game. The complaints are really nitpicking, but if I had to pick a golf game to sit down and play, it would still be "Hot Shots Golf 3."
  4. 90
    Delivers the best console golf action this side of "PGA Tour Golf" for the Genesis.
  5. Commentary is witty in places and embarrassing in others.
  6. 90
    It gives serious golf fans a deep sim while offering casual fans an approachable, gorgeous game with tons of play modes.
  7. The learning curve is still cruelly steep...I still say, though, that it is the best golf game on the market. [Dec 2002, p.174]
  8. The level of detail is astounding with nary a hint of slowdown.
  9. 89
    Our favorite golf game to date. It blows the doors off anything else with its control mechanics and takes Links down with its amazing presentation and superbly crafted 3D engine and courses.
  10. A great mix of fun and realism and it brings a lot of energy to the conservative game of golf.
  11. Whether you choose to take part in a tournament against the world’s best or just opt for a single match where you try and improve your score, PGA Tour 2003 is a golfing treat.
  12. A near-flawless game of golf that somehow manages to appeal to every breed of golfer.
  13. For those who are amateurs and have not played much of the Tiger Woods series you may find yourself frustrated at crucial times.
  14. If you already own the 2002 edition then there is possibly not enough that's new for you to part with your hard-earned cash.
  15. While not as intuitive as "Hot Shots 3," there is more depth and variety of gameplay here. [Holiday 2002, p.44]
  16. In addition to playing on boring, traditional courses like Pebble Beach with the good ol’ boys, you can take on a quartet of kilt-wearing Scotsmen in the middle of the Amazon.
  17. 80
    A good and stylish mix of the factual and the fanciful.
  18. The graphics, sound, presentation, and depth are unrivaled thus far on PlayStation 2, putting the title on equal footing with "Madden NFL 2003" as the top sports games available on the system.
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. DomS.
    Aug 1, 2003
    9
    Besides the mindlessly dumb fictional characters, this game delivers in all areas from graphics to physics to sheer addictive fun. Plus, there's an endless amount of drinking games that can come out of it. Full Review »
  2. TigerWoods
    Jun 22, 2003
    10
    it rocks because it has me in it. cool ha.
  3. ReynirG.
    Jun 9, 2003
    10
    This is a great game and i´m fallling in love with this game, Ég gef þessum leik 10 í einkun því ég er allveg sjúkur í hann frábær umgjörð og hvernig spilamennskan er í honum er bara til hrópa húrra fyrir ef þú ert ekki búin að kaupa hann keyptu hann nuna því þú munt ekki sjá eftir peningunum þínum í þetta :) (this was is in icelandic language) Full Review »