Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 55 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 55
  2. Negative: 0 out of 55
  1. Everybody's Golf is the premier example of a pick-up-and-play game perfectly suited for a handheld console. Despite its initial appeal we got bored pretty quickly due to a lack of variation and innovation over the previous installments. [March 2012, p.54]
  2. Feb 21, 2012
    72
    Everybody's Golf always was and still is a challenging, very charming delight with a lot of content. But on Vita it lacks new ideas while the physics system doesn't seem to be up to date.
  3. Mar 12, 2012
    70
    It's easy to learn, hard to master, addictive and beautiful. Simply put, it's one of the best buys a PSVita owner could make.
  4. 70
    Basicly the same game as previous releases, but that will certainly be enough for most players. It was for us.
  5. The difficulty curve is satisfying. [March 2012, p.115]
  6. Feb 23, 2012
    70
    Everybody's Golf 6 doesn't do anything new, it is basically the same experience of home consoles but on a handheld.
  7. Feb 22, 2012
    70
    It gets the basics right and backs up its tight gameplay mechanics with tidy visuals and portable-friendly loading times - something that a few of the higher profile launch games can't claim. The dev team certainly played it safe, but going for PAR isn't a bad thing.
  8. Feb 21, 2012
    70
    There's not enough depth to justify long play sessions, but long sessions are not really the point here. What Everybody's Golf does is provide a great escape in short bursts and it packs just enough in to keep you coming back to it time and again.
  9. Feb 20, 2012
    70
    A very good more of the same chapter in the Everybody's Golf series, but still... too much "more of the same". True fans will love it!
  10. Feb 17, 2012
    70
    The deep single player component, in-game shop and multiplayer will keep you putting for weeks, and with the possibility of downloadable content, perhaps even longer. Not the most casual golf title on the market, but all things considered, definitely one of the best you'll find on a handheld.
  11. Feb 16, 2012
    70
    Lots of unlockables and enough fun make Everybody's Golf Vita a charming little golf game.
  12. Feb 16, 2012
    70
    It's one of the strongest launch titles, offering taut fun and challenge in a rapid-fire, quick-load manner that's perfectly suited to the handheld. It may not offer a vision of the portable future that Sony's creative dreamers were hoping for, but as a video game, it works small wonders.
  13. Feb 14, 2012
    70
    It may not offer any surprises, but with a mountain of modes, options and unlockables this amiable golf sim is another excellent showcase for the PS Vita.
  14. Feb 13, 2012
    70
    This latest iteration doesn't change much - it doesn't have to - but it does have a few tricks up its argyle-patterned sleeve.
  15. Feb 13, 2012
    70
    Unadventurous Everybody's Golf may be, but it's wonderfully executed, and its presence at Vita's launch is welcome. With their endlessly smiling characters, cheery J-tunes and bright skies, Everybody's Golf titles are the best Nintendo-esque games a Sony console has ever seen, and this latest iteration is no exception.
  16. Feb 13, 2012
    70
    It gets by just fine with its tried-and-true, user-friendly golfing action, strong multiplayer, and a mostly smart smattering of Vita-specific gimmicks and upgrades.
  17. Mar 30, 2012
    67
    World Invitational is classic Hot Shots through and through, which is both good and bad. The game is a blast and has plenty of content to keep fans occupied for a long, long time but ultimately it doesn't do anything to further the series or draw new fans to the experience.
  18. Feb 16, 2012
    65
    Has a nice, colorful approach to golf and a respectable set of multiplayer options. But the disconnect between the amount of time required to plan a shot and the milliseconds needed to mess it all up sparks ample frustrations.
  19. Feb 14, 2012
    65
    A far-from-terrible sports game that's accessible and fun for brief periods, but lacks the creative punch to warrant its place in Vita's launch line-up. [March 2012, p.93]
  20. Where's the rear touchscreen functionality to control shot power? Where's the touchscreen aiming? [Apr 2012, p.56]
  21. Feb 23, 2012
    50
    The customisation options are the main focus in this portable golf game, but apart from that the game treads on very familiar ground. I'd hold out for an inevitable Tiger Woods game if I were you.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 75 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. May 19, 2012
    10
    This game has everything that a golf game should have. Almost no bugs, great graphics, amazing online features, tons of things to unlock,This game has everything that a golf game should have. Almost no bugs, great graphics, amazing online features, tons of things to unlock, challenging courses and much much more! I would recommend this game to everyone who likes golf! Full Review »
  2. Feb 25, 2012
    10
    Hands down, Hot Shots: WI is the best launch title for the Vita. Great graphics, great controls (identical to Hot Shots on PS3) and a lot ofHands down, Hot Shots: WI is the best launch title for the Vita. Great graphics, great controls (identical to Hot Shots on PS3) and a lot of non-DLC unlockables. As you progress you earn points for each shot you take, using those points earned in the games' Shop. There's multiple outfits and color choices for each character as well as loads of golfing equipment that can be upgraded as well. Character loyalty is back this time too. In addition to this, there are daily tournaments where you can rank against the rest of the world, as well as a multiplayer lobby for starting your own tournaments. The only downside is that it comes with an online pass, so be sure to buy it new if you want to play online without paying for the online pass on the PSN. Full Review »
  3. Feb 15, 2012
    8
    An absolutely charming and addictive game that will suck you into it despite your initial reservations. I have never played a Hot Shots gameAn absolutely charming and addictive game that will suck you into it despite your initial reservations. I have never played a Hot Shots game before and was surprised to discover how enjoyable this entry to the series is. The addition of the online leaderboards and tournaments gives this game enormous value, making it the perfect pick up and play type game for the Vita. Full Review »