Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. I've been playing it for a few weeks now and can definitely report that it's the most accurate golf sim on the market to date.
  2. While the overall presentation may lack the visual punch of a next-generation title, there is no doubt that the innovation in the gameplay and control areas more than make up for it.
  3. The golf is challenging-not an arcade-like game that makes it easy for you to whack the ball at the flag with every swing.
  4. A highly playable golf sim with a fantastic control mechanism and an impressive Career mode. [Oct 2006, p.80]
  5. Nothing short of a revelation for golfing fans. Gusto Games have created a technique that defines innovation, and makes the other techniques feel archaic in comparison.
  6. ProStroke Golf: World Tour 2007 offers up what hardcore golfing fans have been waiting for. With its realistic and unique approach to swinging the club, all the way to the amazing course creator, this game is the full package.
  7. The closest you can get to real golf without burning any calories. [Nov 2006, p.84]
  8. Tiger Woods remains the most accessible golf game, but ProStroke is easily the title for those who find a lack of challenge in its competitors. [Oct 2006, p.124]
  9. 70
    What ProStroke delivers is the most in-depth control system I can imagine working on a standard console controller, but the game that's built around it simply isn't exciting enough to sway Tiger fans over to a new series.
  10. 70
    ProStroke Golf is a game for golfers, thanks to the innovative control scheme and camera angle. But the controls aren't enough to separate it from the rest of the passable golf games on the market, and the mediocre visuals and presentation don't help ProStroke's cause very much.
  11. Though the graphics are sub-par and the character creator minimal, and there's no online multiplayer, ProStroke's different approach to virtual golfing is a welcome one, expecially given its budget price. [Nov. 2006, p.78]
  12. It's like "Tiger Woods PGA Tour" but worse.
  13. Flashes of brilliance that are quickly snuffed by uninspired course selection, lack of online play and improper physics.
  14. There is nothing to get particularly excited about, not even the innovative dual-stick control system that supposedly helps you to groove your swing as a professional would.
  15. But its solid play mechanics aren't enough to overcome the near-complete lack of licensed courses and golfers, or the various other oversights and issues that plague it.
  16. A deeply flawed game that fails to bring anything new to the world of golf games.
  17. When you first put it in, you are immediately assaulted by offensively-bad graphics and a career mode that lacks substance. Top it off with a control scheme that's too complicated to be anywhere near fun and you have the worst golf title of the year.
  18. ProStroke Course isn't just playing with a handicap. It's playing like it's suffering from a handicap.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. JohnC.
    Oct 1, 2006
    6
    An innovative interface that needs more refinement and a golf environment that's representative of what the XBox can truly support. Intriguing enough for a rental, but the competitive options are limited and not fully developed. The AI players introduce insufferable delays as their preshot routines cannot be bypassed. If Gusto Games listens to the feedback they'll get on this one, ProStroke Golf 2008 could be something to reckon with. Full Review »
  2. Daz
    Sep 20, 2006
    5
    I thought at first it was going to be good. Then i played it some more and decided to go back to Links 2004. Nuff said?
  3. TomB.
    Sep 15, 2006
    9
    Despite some minor graphic problems,....this game is a refreshing REALISTIC rival to the cheesy arcady 400 yard drives of Tiger Woods. If you like realism, get this. Minor issues I'm certain will be ironed out in version 2. To be honest, things that need changed: female golfers need included, lefties, a few more customization options for the golfers, 4 round tournaments and random pin placements. BUT, the course editor is second to none, the swing concept is unreal (if you use the weight transfer option). Do yourself a favour and get this game!!! The best $30 I've ever spent. Full Review »