• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Jun 3, 2008

Generally favorable reviews - based on 42 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
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  1. Golf lends itself well to online play, and OT2 doesn't disappoint, especially as a portable title.
  2. A technically flawless game with lightning fast load times that allow you to play a round of golf in minutes rather than hours, making this the perfect title for the gamer on the go who needs to play in short spurts.
  3. Highly polished, finely-tuned, practically flawless - and that's just the golf balls. Open Tee 2 delivers the best portable golf game ever exclusively to PSP. Robust multiplayer tops a long list of reasons to pick up this hole-in-one.
  4. Despite a few setbacks and no huge gameplay advancements, Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 is exactly what a good handheld game should be. It’s good for long sessions at home or short games on the go, but once you start playing, you will not want to stop.
  5. 90
    The more you play, the more techniques become available to help deal with the more challenging courses. The wide variety of unlockables is also a great incentive to keep playing.
  6. The bottom line is that this is a fantastic value for the measly $30 Sony is asking.
  7. Anyone who hasn't had the pleasure of playing Everybody's Golf on his PSP yet, hasn’t had any true fun on that particular handheld.
  8. If you enjoyed the original and are wondering if this is a worthy successor my answer would be absolutely there is plenty of new content, and the online play is quite the treat.
  9. If you loved the first PSP outing of Hot Shots Golf, then you'll love Open Tee 2.
  10. If you're interested in golf games on the PSP, Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 is definitely the game to get.
  11. Everybody’s Golf 2 is just one of those games that you can’t put down, its addictive fun and well worth anyone’s cash.
  12. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Even if you don't like golf, give it a go because it's one of hte most charming and playable experiences on PSP to date. [Aug 2008, p.80]
  13. Play UK
    It's like a portable anti-depressant. [Issue#167, p.93]
  14. 85
    Hot Shots: Open Tee 2 feels like well-worn territory at times, but it's a ton of fun and a ton of content that comes with a miniscule $29.99 price tag. Pick it up.
  15. I love this game, and I would like to thank the developers for providing me with countless hours of gaming goodness.
  16. There's enough new content to make it worth the asking price over the original, and the new online multiplayer modes take this one well above par.
  17. 85
    Open Tee 2 is another welcome addition to the Hot Shots family.
  18. For $29.99, this game is packed with features and gameplay to keep you busy for a long time.
  19. Open Tee 2 is a pint-sized yet full-sized update to the Hot Shots Golf series that challenges its PS3 brother and ultimately wins. It has all the features of Out of Bounds but replaces the horrible Mii-like online characters with a slew of customizable parts and allows you to permanently upgrade the vital stats of the entire character roster.
  20. It is a no-brainer to recommend Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 to anyone looking for a quality version of the console game ported down to the handheld.
  21. Despite not much in the way of new, groundbreaking stuff in Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2, it certainly leans more towards the good side of the more of the same sequel fence.
  22. While Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 doesn’t try to make any drastic changes, it’s still a worthy entry in the series.
  23. 80
    Ultimately, Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 is still going to appeal to people who like golf games.
  24. Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 keeps everything that made the original so excellent and then throws in several new features.
  25. Now that you can play your Hot Shots on the go and against friends worldwide there's no questioning it: Open Tee 2 is a must-own for any Hot Shots fans, and anyone looking for a good multiplayer PSP game.
  26. This game’s predictable ceiling is mitigated by the fact that it stands on solid ground. If I could find this much reliability in my real life golf game, I’d be in the same league as Tiger, too.
  27. It might be a bit short on thrills and innovation, but when it comes to a refined, endlessly replayable portable experience – regardless of genre – Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 is one of the best picks on the PSP.
  28. Everybody’s Golf 2 continues the series trademark style of fun yet deep gameplay mechanics. Unlocking new golfers and seeing them progress is surprisingly addictive and fun. A sparsely populated online mode is the only major flaw holding this title back.
  29. This title is the perfect companion for the PSP and one I highly recommend. If you already own the original title for the PSP, it is still worth giving it a look because there are new courses, more collectibles, and an online feature that can't be beat.
  30. When looking at Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2, and taking the sum of all its parts, this series still remains as one of the easiest to pick up and play golf games that any one can take part in on the PSP.
  31. Open Tee was and is a fantastic game, and it’s hard to complain about being able to tee off online with that very same feel.
  32. 80
    Whether you're a newcomer to the series or a seasoned veteran of the previous iteration, Everybody's Golf 2 is a fun title that's as addictive as it is accessible.
  33. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Delightful but requiring a deft touch to master, this really is golf for everybody. [Aug 2008, p.104]
  34. A very good PSP title. For veterans of the series, the sequel will feel very much like the three-year-old predecessor.
  35. It's a quick loader, too, with minimum turnaround between holes.
  36. However, if you're looking for some casual golf play and like games with plenty of items to unlock, Open Tee 2 will provide you with plenty of entertainment.
  37. A fun and engaging game of golf.
  38. Games Master UK
    If you like shiny, happy golf (if a little samey), then go "four" this. [Aug 2008, p.82]

Awards & Rankings

#20 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2008
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. MikeG.
    Jul 4, 2008
    This game has everything the first game had, times two. Not many other psp titles out there with this much replay value, and game content. I This game has everything the first game had, times two. Not many other psp titles out there with this much replay value, and game content. I feel that some of the professional reviewers were on autopilot when they reviewed this game, I mean, what were they expecting from a sequel to an already outstanding game. Full Review »
  2. Mar 9, 2012
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Fun to play and tough to master indeed! This is the kind of game that keeps you hooked for 8 hours long sessions, and you still want more. Doesn't take itself very seriously, but still offers solid game-play for amateurs to pros alike, being the opposite of the wanna-be-king Tiger Woods series, which seem rather boring compared with the fun of Hot Shots Golf series.
    More so, it sort of "contains" the first game, since all it's characters can be unlocked here.
    The only downside i found is that leveling up to the top rank is done much too soon, such as when you're there you still might have unlocked characters (without taking into account those from the first game, which have to be found hidden around the golf courses). But since you'd keep playing the game a lot even after getting everything it has to offer, this is not that much of an issue.
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  3. Luk
    Sep 8, 2008
    Great graphics, lovable characters, good feeling of the physics, many things to unlock and collect. It's easy to play and yet deep and Great graphics, lovable characters, good feeling of the physics, many things to unlock and collect. It's easy to play and yet deep and challenging. Perfect for the PSP. Full Review »