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  • Summary: Tee up for fun with Powerstar Golf for Xbox One. Whether you’re playing a round to unwind and admire the amazing vistas or a pro trying to climb the leaderboards for bragging rights, it’s time to load up the cart and aim for the green.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Nov 21, 2013
    Powerstar Golf blends time-tested mechanics with a unique style, rewarding your hard work with a pleasant sense of accomplishment. As long as you don't let the microtransactions ruin it for you, you're all but guaranteed to have a good time.
  2. Dec 1, 2013
    Engaging and fun to play, Powerstar Golf is a nice sport game for people who are not looking for a rigorous simulation. The value-for-price ratio is quite good.
  3. Nov 18, 2013
    A fun golf game with no claims at all but that manages to entertain the entire family. Probably the best digital game from the Xbox One launch lineup.
  4. Dec 3, 2013
    Powerstar Golf doesn't change much to the formula of pleasant casual golf titles. Though it's more difficult than it needs to be, is slightly short on content, and is focused on randomized upgrades, Powerstar Golf fits well within the genre, doesn't cost much at all, and give even the best pros a run for their money.
  5. 69
    Powerstar Golf has a strange addictiveness to it.
  6. Nov 18, 2013
    Play golf using the cloud and customize your characters with perks and accessories by gaining experience. One of the most interesting downloadable games for Xbox One launch window in terms of contents. It's good value for money.
  7. Dec 19, 2013
    Not new-gen material. [Jan 2014, p.63]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Nov 26, 2013
    Love this game. It reminds me and my mate of 'Outlaw Golf' we used to play all the time on the original Xbox, this is a close to a sequel as we're ever likely to get! Graphics are great for an arcade title, full HD and running at what must be 60fps, silky smooth. Not quite as humerous as outlaw golf but the mechanics of the game and the extra powerups/upgrades you can use are fun and really add to the game. Expand
  2. Jun 25, 2014
    It might not be the most "Next gen" looking game but Powerstar Golf is a solid game.
    The most entertaining game on the Xbox one to date.

    There's no point not trying the game anyone now it's gone F2P using a Pay to play model.
  3. Oct 23, 2014
    This game is seriously underrated. It's the only NEXT-GEN golf game on the market so far and still one of the best. It's only failing is there isn't enough content and you're not allowed to unlock your own equiptment. There are 5 courses and 6 characters to choose from once you unlock them all. There are 45 gold events to play and as you defeat each course and the course champ, you unlock more events. The ball physics are excellent. though. I did find a bug in the game while playing match play again one of the other golfers. That was the only bad moment I had on the course though. With each win you earn credits which allows you to chose to unlock amateur, Pro or Elite gear. Of course, the Elite Gear costs the most and you usually only get 2 Elite items and everything else is power ups. You literally have to play 5-6 rounds of golf to earn enough credit to even purchase the Elite gear. Even if you purchase the Pro gear, you still have a chance to get at least 1 Elite Gear. So you're better off purchasing the Pro Gear to start. Don't waste your time with the Amateur gear. Each golfer also have their own Elite special gear. This is what you want to equip them with once you get them all. The game is a blast and can be challenging at time. One real downside is there's no online multiplayer. You can play against ghost players and try to beat their scores, but that's it. You can't go into a club house (lobby) and hook up with friends and play online. Supposedly Zoe Studios was working on getting this mode up and running while adding more courses and more golfers. I'm still waiting to see this DLC though. All and all this is a great game that is underrated. The fact that it's the old Next-Gen golf game, besides the terrible "The Golf Club " means it's a must have if you're a golf fan. Definitely grab a copy of this game. It's worth the price. Expand
  4. Jan 22, 2014
    If you enjoy the Hot Shots Golf series, you will find this game enjoyable. As Hot Shots is the only game I really ever got into for PS Vita, I played it through many times. There was almost zero learning curve in switching over to this game. From the start I found the challenges fun and moved through the game quickly. Like Hot Shots, I couldn't stop playing. Played it for 5 hours in the first session. The graphics are good, and the price was right, as of 1/21/2014 when I bought it, Powerstroke Golf was available for 14.99 in the Microsoft Store. I can't wait for EA and their next gen golf game, but this a very fun game to play in the meantime, or if you are not a big fan of golf. If you can pick it up for less than $20, I'd go for it. Expand
  5. May 15, 2014
    This one was slightly difficult to review. Im generally more into sports sims like Tiger Woods or FIFA so I had to give this one a little longer to grow on me. It did eventually grow on me. It has some variables that are helping it out. Obviously its the only golf game available currently on Xbox One. Please EA Sports and HB Studios.....get your games out. Im dying for a golf sim. So comparing this to a golf sim would be like comparing an early James Bond film to a Tom Clancy novel. Again this helps the game. They have no restrictions or obligation to make this game realistic. Its cartoon golf BUT its good cartoon golf. The physics engine is pretty good and I play a lot of golf. The courses offered go from straightfoward to funny and even just stupid at times. It challenges you a little. Strategizing how to play holes is important but absurd at times. "If I can draw my 5 wood around this mountain and still get enough carry I should be able to find the green." Augusta National on TW14 this certainly is not but then that was never the intention. At the end of the day its still golf. All the gimmicks come out in the end as pretty fun and as long you dont take it too seriously I think any golf fan could have fun with it. The graphics are goregeous. I cant wait to see what EA does to Augusta or Pebble Beach w the XBox One.....the modes and amount of characters are pretty limiting. The replay value is average at best. Kinda like grabbing a cup of coffee at Seven Eleven because you cant make it to Starbucks......its caffeine but its not the first choice. Expand
  6. May 25, 2014
    NEW review-ish: after a recent major update to the game I tried playing it again, and now I find it ok not bad any more, having almost everything unlocked for me now and for free was nice and they seemed to tweak the gameplay a bit to make it more playable, yet I do still have some fairly large problems with this game though. Expand
  7. Apr 9, 2014
    I just get the feeling Zoe Mode slapped together this terrible golf game to cash in on all the EA Tiger Woods' fans still waiting for a decent golf game to be released on the XBox One. This game is soooo ten years ago.... in fact, I'd prefer to play EA Tiger Woods 2004 on the original XBox. Better yet, I would rather play Craig Stadler's Pebble Beach Golf Links on the Sega Saturn (now that was a revolutionary golf game!) and that was made in '95! It's just a step backwards from any other golf game released in the last... well... long time. I'm disappointed with the lack of evolution here. If you're an EA Tiger Woods fan, do not buy this game - plain and simple. You'll save yourself some money, but more importantly, you'll avoid feelings of disappointment, anger and disgust. Expand

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