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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
    80
    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
    75
    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
    70
    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
    70
    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
    60
    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
    40
    Not new-gen material. [Jan 2014, p.63]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Nov 26, 2013
    10
    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 asLove 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. Dec 11, 2013
    10
    This is the surprise launch title of XBOX One. Simple yet so fun. The characters are funny and enjoyable to play. The visuals are topThis is the surprise launch title of XBOX One. Simple yet so fun. The characters are funny and enjoyable to play. The visuals are top notch. The game play, while like any other golf game is simple enough that anyone can pick it up and play, yet challenging enough that you wont easily master the system. Expand
  3. Nov 30, 2013
    8
    Powerstar golf is a game that far exceeded my expectations and here is why. Firstly the foundation for any golf game is the physics engine andPowerstar golf is a game that far exceeded my expectations and here is why. Firstly the foundation for any golf game is the physics engine and I'm glad to say that it feels accurate and true. Graphically it has a charming Pixar style, with a vibrant colourful palette, crisp visuals and good course design. For a game that started development as a 360 game and was bumped up to Xbox One launch title at the 11th hour, it looks pretty good.
    Ultimately though it's all about the gameplay and this game may surprise by it's depth. With RPG elements, unique character abilities, special caddy abilities and equipment/power up reward packs that pay tribute and a nod to Mass Effect 3's multiplayer system of unlocking goodies, there's a lot of value and gameplay here. I must also mention Rivals mode, where you play against one of your friend's rounds saved in the Cloud, played in real time, shot against shot and much like the ghost mode of Forza. While there isn't a online competitive mode, this is a great addition with both players being able to earn in game XP and best each other in a kind of virual time, lapsed way. Local turn based multiplayer is obviously included and is great fun. The courses are well designed with plenty of tactical or go for it moments to be had.
    Unlike EA's Tiger Woods titles that play a straight laced game of Golf (play some rounds, save up for the best clubs, win everything, get bored) this has 'Fun' written all over it. The gameplay is well balanced and your character's special abilities are limited to just the right amount per round ensuring you strategically choose the best moments to use them. The caddies you choose have special abilities too and perks which adds another layer of depth. The equipment packs are bought with in-game xp currency and adds a random chance element to what you're going to get, much like Mass Effect 3's fervour when hunting down the rare equipment, perks and unlocks. Don't be put of by the now all too frequent business of in game purchasing using real money. Here it's by no means necessary as you'll start to unlock some great equipment and perks with a few good rounds play. It's there for the impatient with money to spend and in no way will you have to pay to progress. The challenge of setting and beating friends records which are displayed on each hole and the addictive equipment pack system keeps me coming back for more.
    It would be easy to overlook this digital game when it's up against the 'big guns' however for $20/£16 and with a career mode which alone will last over 40 hours if you try to get all 'Golds' in the challenges shows it offers a deep challenge with real value for money. I'm hoping they've got some DLC planned, but even without it, I'll be playing this longer than the likes of Ryse.
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  4. Apr 28, 2014
    7
    If you enjoy hot shots golf etc.. this will entertain you. Unfortunately is not next gen by any stretch. It has fun characters and caddy'sIf you enjoy hot shots golf etc.. this will entertain you. Unfortunately is not next gen by any stretch. It has fun characters and caddy's along with some fun tweeks like booster cards. I enjoyed that it will let you know your friends top shots on each hole. Unfortunately there is no online or local multiplayer which keeps this a soft 7 instead of a hard 8-9. If you are itching for a golf game or it's on sale pick it up otherwise it's just ok. Expand
  5. Jan 22, 2014
    7
    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,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
  6. Jan 12, 2015
    7
    Got this free... is every xbla type game eventually free? It plays fine...Why is it not kinect?? I had a go with the misses and that's funGot this free... is every xbla type game eventually free? It plays fine...Why is it not kinect?? I had a go with the misses and that's fun enough but some things could actually be better with kinect.. as theres no kinect games on xbo really. .. surely golf is the sweet spot? Anyway rant over.. it's better than i expected. Expand
  7. Apr 9, 2014
    1
    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 decentI 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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