- Summary: Step on to the fairway for a unique blend of deep golf mechanics and quirky visual style that the beloved franchise is known for. Entering the clubhouse is a variety of new features, including the chance to create and customise your own golfer, with an assortment of tasks to play and levelStep on to the fairway for a unique blend of deep golf mechanics and quirky visual style that the beloved franchise is known for. Entering the clubhouse is a variety of new features, including the chance to create and customise your own golfer, with an assortment of tasks to play and level up their skills with. Fancy a stroll around the green? Hop into a golf kart and explore the free-roaming courses, interacting with other online players, jumping into mini-games and unlocking new tasks, tournaments and rewards.… Expand
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Everybody's Golf (PS4) E3 2017 Trailer
Aug 31, 2017It's really difficult to hate on much of anything in Everybody's Golf for the PS4. It's an addictive, enjoyable golfing experience "for everyone" with plenty of replay factor and the added hook of daily challenges which should funnel players into the online modes. We're certain that veteran Hot Shots Golf players know what they are getting into with Everybody's Golf and hopefully potential newcomers will be enticed by the very reasonable $39.99 price tag.
Playstation Official Magazine UKOct 15, 2017Changes are plentiful, but don't disrupt the formula of what makes this series so great. Come for the characters, stay for the simple-but-demanding golfing. [Nov 2017, p.79]
Sep 5, 2017The latest iteration of Everybody’s Golf represents an evolution for the classic PlayStation golf franchise. The new character progression system is one of the most welcomed features on top of the robust online modes and the freedom it offers on the golf course. If you can look beyond the grinding, you can enjoy a very pleasant virtual golf experience.
games(TM)Oct 6, 2017Approachable gameplay, obstructionist systems. [Issue#192, p.81]
Sep 28, 2017I do love this series and I certainly didn’t have a bad time playing it, but this entry is lacking in the pizzazz that the earlier entries had. The Golf Island overworld adds nothing to the experience, and the amount of grinding to unlock new things is downright ridiculous. That said, the core golfing is still highly enjoyable, it’s nicely priced nicely at $40, and frankly, there’s no competition on the market. As such, Everybody’s Golf is everybody’s golf by default — newcomers will find it solid, but longtime fans like me might wish for days gone by.
Aug 29, 2017I truly haven't had as much fun on a video game as ive had with this game . Wow this game is addicting and so much fun. The graphics aon theI truly haven't had as much fun on a video game as ive had with this game . Wow this game is addicting and so much fun. The graphics aon the ps4 pro when set to 4k is beautiful and the flow and framerates are smooth as silk. This game has it all from local multiplayer to online multiplayer. You don't even have to be a golf fan to enjoy this game and holy cow this game has 1 of the best character creation options I ever seen . you will see so many different looking players that have their own original look ...Its insane . Its neat just seeing all the different creations out there. This is a must buy for everyone ..so much fun!… Expand
Sep 1, 2017Lol at the moron who said anyone said anyone who enjoys this game is a Sony shill when he and .4 guys at once start to **** cry over the factLol at the moron who said anyone said anyone who enjoys this game is a Sony shill when he and .4 guys at once start to **** cry over the fact that shocker people can enjoy a game while these's pathetic losers have to justify their sad existence putting down overs it's a shame. Anyway this game is actually really damn good for kicking back and just relaxing when ya got spare time. Considering the price it's worth it.… Expand
Sep 3, 2017Fun arcade golf game. A lot of fun to play couch co op. I like the amount of and ease of customization included in the game. The mechanics areFun arcade golf game. A lot of fun to play couch co op. I like the amount of and ease of customization included in the game. The mechanics are smooth and easy to use, but there is a surprising amount of depth if you want to go looking for it.… Expand
Feb 19, 2019Everybody's Golf is certainly, to put it mildly, a quirky game. It is a game where you can play a round with your robot/cyborg caddy LuLu whoEverybody's Golf is certainly, to put it mildly, a quirky game. It is a game where you can play a round with your robot/cyborg caddy LuLu who makes mechanical comments on the quality of your shots. It's a game where, once you've progressed enough to play them, you face off in 1 on 1 battles with...a Dutch housewife or a small child and then when you win, you get their clothes... It's pretty bizarre or perhaps just very much in line with the Eastern tastes of it's Japanese developer and Japanese publisher. It's like somebody was playing golf one afternoon and thought "wouldn't it be great if we took this game and just mashed JRPG characters into it but really wholesome ones so nobody could feasibly get offended."
So yeah, for a Western player there will be more than a few raised eyebrow moments as basically every piece of voice acting is just a hair away from being almost offensively stereotypical. You can play with a caddy who will declare chirpily "HOLE 5! ISSA PAH THEE!" but then as you finish your round somebody declares in an incredibly English accent (and I'm English) "GOOD SHOW...WELLLL DONE!" and your character in that special kind of American accent you only find in JRPGs will fist bump, do a 360 and proclaim "ALRIGHT! GOT IT!!". Yeah its odd.
But in its incessantly cheerful bizarre-ness it actually becomes quite charming and whilst you are busy laughing at this weirdness you're slowly but surely getting addicted to what is actually a really high quality arcade, pick-up-and-play, golf game. It sucks you in and keeps you playing one more round. When you hit a shot close, chip in from distance or make a long putt there is genuine elation even if it is accompanied by fireworks, your avatar doing a little dance with anime eyes and your caddy crying out in a heavily Asian influenced accent "UN-BEE-REEVABLE!" It's wacky, it's weird but importantly it is really, really fun to just pick up and mess around in.
There are some really nice, small touches to the gameplay too. The way the loading screen tips are helpful and whilst you wait you can practice timing your drive swing. When you take a shot, the movement around the rest of the course pauses and goes transparent so as not to distract you. There is a lot of thoughtful touches to the way the game plays.The interface is easy to understand and estimate distances and power required. It never feels unfair or cheap as some Tiger Woods games did. You don't frequently have a putt stop an inch from going down for example. The wind doesn't carry the ball ridiculous lengths in either direction. It feels fair but challenging and thats one of the biggest hurdles a golf game has.
They keep things fresh by mirroring holes, playing front 9/back 9 or the whole 18 and with some pretty fun "special rules". You might play with huge cups or small cups for example and each provides their own particular challenge. You might play with tornado cups which mean if you hit it within 3 foot or so of the hole the cup sucks the ball in. Remarkably low scores follow as you can imagine. It makes golf accessible and fun but makes traditional play the main focus. As such you never really get bored because it is always switching things up on you.
My main criticism is the lack of courses. There are only 6 in the game (though there are another 4 or 5 as DLC, another criticism) and it takes quite a time to unlock them all. I'd say I have put around 20 hours into it and I've only just unlocked the 5th course. The courses that are there however are impeccably designed and imaginative. This isn't PGA tour levels of course design but they look good and are fun to play and importantly have multiple attack options depending on your skill level/character progression.
If they were only going to have 6 courses I'd have preferred them to all be available from the get go in unranked play because at the beginning playing the same 2 courses over and over, however fresh the little changes can make it, gets old at times.
But then again that is sort of the beauty of Everybody's Golf. It is extremely accessible and easy to pick up and play. You can start it up, play maybe 3 rounds in 30-45 minutes and enjoy yourself. It is even quite relaxing to do so.
In the most basic terms it is just simply fun to play. It isn't trying to change the gaming world or anything but it wants you to have fun for however long you play it. There isn't nearly enough of that in modern gaming. Whilst there is unintentional humor in the voice acting and whilst the game looks charming but hardly mindblowing it is all good, simple fun and thats to be applauded, that's rare.
You will often find this in a sale for next to nothing and if you were a fan of the old school arcade golf games from long past consoles this is the modern version of it. It's easy to play but relatively difficult to be really good at, it's quirky, its pleasantly designed and it's just good fun for a low price. I'd definitely recommend it.… Expand
Nov 26, 2017Graphics : really poor for this generation. As others mentioned, looks like 2 generations ago.
Gameplay : addictive old school 3 buttonGraphics : really poor for this generation. As others mentioned, looks like 2 generations ago.
Gameplay : addictive old school 3 button click and this series does it best.
Gameflow : big problem. You have to really play a long long time just to get to the next level and next course. It gets old to keep playing the same courses over and over again. This could have been done better. But the vs challenges are pretty fun. Just hoped they would come more often instead of playing the same course 3-4 times until you get a vs challenge.
Online : very diverse, open roaming. You get limited if you don't have the other golf courses unlocked.
Overall good game. It could have been better.… Expand
Sep 15, 2017While the core gameplay of Everybody's Golf is relaxing and just as fun as ever, the lackluster online mode and snail's pace progressionWhile the core gameplay of Everybody's Golf is relaxing and just as fun as ever, the lackluster online mode and snail's pace progression system keep it from being the best in the series. If you're looking for strictly classic Hot Shots gameplay on your PS4 this has it in spades. However, know that it takes much longer than necessary to unlock new items for your avatar, courses, and clubs; it took me about two weeks of casual playing to unlock the second course. I wouldn't buy a PS4 just for this game, but if you have one and a golfing arcade game itch, this can certainly do the job.… Expand
Feb 23, 2022Let me just clear the air this game is terrible. I wouldn’t buy this for a blind kid. The graphics are terrible and it runs like it’s on aLet me just clear the air this game is terrible. I wouldn’t buy this for a blind kid. The graphics are terrible and it runs like it’s on a leapfrog. Do you want me to keep going because I could. I wouldn’t recommend this game to you if it was free. I honestly don’t have words how this game costs money and is still on the PlayStation store. I hope this review helped aid your decision on whether to get this game. I would recommend for anyone 5+ very low skill and iq is needed for this horse radish you call a game. Stay blessed!… Expand