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  • Summary: Cursed to Golf is a golf-like adventure where every shot counts. Players are tasked with making it out of Golf Purgatory to become a Golfing Legend.

    With insane hazards, otherworldly power-ups and tons of replayability, will you make it back alive or will you forever be... Cursed to Golf!?
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Aug 18, 2022
    Cursed To Golf is an original take on golf with charming 16-bit characters and environments that also hide a lot of devious shenanigans beneath the surface. It’s also arguably a more accessible gateway into roguelikes, if also resulting in slower and lengthier runs, while also tricking you into playing a deckbuilder with an inventive suite of abilities to take your ball further. Whether you love or hate golf, everyone should give this a putt.
  2. Aug 18, 2022
    Cursed to Golf is nice because while it has many roguelike elements, it doesn’t inspire the same level of anxiety to progress as other roguelikes. The game putting the choice of difficulty complete in the hands of the player is a nice touch and lets you pick your own risk and reward. Considering the golf aspect, players can easily take this game at their own pace and take advantage of one of the many paths a hole might allow. If you’ve been itching for a solid golf game with just the right amount of challenge, Cursed to Golf is for you.
  3. 80
    Cursed to Golf is a wolf in sheep's clothing. Very much a rogue-like with a golfing twist. You might bounce off like many do the Soulsborne games, but you might get hooked like we are too. Unflinchingly tough at times but also gives you hope you might prevail. It's the hope that makes you have another go. Recommended despite being harder than Henry Rollins and Jimmy Nail combined.
  4. Aug 18, 2022
    Cursed to Golf is designed to challenge you, frustrate you, and punish you – and even if real golf does that, this game takes it to a whole other level. If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t usually give sports games a second glance but loves difficulty ramped up to an insane degree, this should be the one sports game you make an exception for.
  5. Aug 18, 2022
    Cursed to Golf has managed to transform a quiet sport into a real hellish experience, thanks to the mixture of classic rules with some subtle roguelite mechanics. Surely original and well packaged, the game is as simple to metabolize as it is difficult to complete, due to a difficulty that is not always well balanced at times.
  6. Aug 22, 2022
    Cursed to Golf is a fun arcade sports game, but its roguelike elements don’t stack up well with other entries in the genre. Its long run times hurt the experience, making failure often more annoying than something to learn from. Its cute art, simple but fun mechanics, and challenge kept me enjoying Cursed to Golf to its end, but it’s lacking that addictive element that keep roguelike players coming back for more.
  7. PLAY
    Oct 15, 2022
    Charming presentation and snappy golf action. But the roguelike structure can hinder more than help, making fresh runs more gruelling than interesting. [Issue#19, p.91]

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  1. Aug 19, 2022
    Game is just too brutally difficult, to the point of unfairness and kicking all the fun out of it.
    Play LOTS of golf games, and love
    Game is just too brutally difficult, to the point of unfairness and kicking all the fun out of it.
    Play LOTS of golf games, and love them....this one needs to ease up on crushing the player unforgivingly.
    It's the Dark Souls of golf games.
    Wish I hadn't purchased.