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  • Summary: The golf game for people who hate golf!

    A silly physics-based golf parody where every golf course is a new surprising type of golf, some brilliant or hilarious, others so absurd they will make you go: WHAT THE GOLF? Golf a house, a horse or car! Features: - More surprising new golf
    The golf game for people who hate golf!

    A silly physics-based golf parody where every golf course is a new surprising type of golf, some brilliant or hilarious, others so absurd they will make you go: WHAT THE GOLF?

    Golf a house, a horse or car!

    Features:
    - More surprising new golf mechanics than you can imagine
    - Epic golf boss fights
    - Made by people who know nothing about golf
    - First (and hopefully the last) game that let you golf a horse
    - Will NOT make you a better golf player
    - Surprises!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. May 21, 2020
    90
    A simple yet brilliant indie, immediate and at the same time profound, which phenomenally mixes genius and unruliness.
  2. May 20, 2020
    90
    The biggest disservice you can do to What The Golf? is to simply assume it’s some kind of arcade golf game. Not even close. It’s one of the most creative, hilarious and unique games you’ll find. A mix of puzzle solving, arcade fun and downright zany concepts, it’s pure entertainment at its finest. What The Golf? is exactly the kind of joyful experience we all need in our lives right now.
  3. May 17, 2020
    90
    What the Golf? is an addictive physics-based puzzler, packed full of courses that are completely different and challenging from the last, with tons of surprises to boot.
  4. May 20, 2020
    90
    What the Golf was already excellent on PC and mobile, but the Switch version is the definitive one, especially if you have another player handy. It's still wildly funny, weird, and lots of fun, and if it was just the campaign again, it would still be the best version of the game thanks to the ability to switch between touch and stick controls--but the addition of Party Mode really elevates the whole package. In my original review I said, "Like all great jokes, you'll want to share it," and now that's easier than ever.
  5. 85
    Overall WHAT THE GOLF? is a great package for both single and multiplayer sessions. The game cleverly uses a singular game mechanic, but stretches it out into so many different genres, styles and even other video games that it is truly impressive that the experience never gets stale. The overworld is a bit tedious to fully explore and the button controls aren’t as perfected as the touch controls, but still I think you cannot go wrong with this game. WHAT THE GOLF? is a perfect blend of comedy, fun and video games that had me smiling from ear to ear the entire way through. It’s great FORE the HOLE family!
  6. May 20, 2020
    85
    While it claims to be “The golf game for people who hate golf!”, I think it sells itself short. I don’t hate golf, but I still really like this funny game. WHAT THE GOLF? has a “one more round” thing going for it, coupled with a favorable amount of content, especially for completionists.
  7. 70
    What The Golf? is by no means a bad game - it's actually highly entertaining - but while the developers have done everything that they can with it, at some point hitting anything but a golf ball around a golf course loses its lustre as a joke. It'll only take you a couple of hours to work through everything in What The Golf?, and you'll have a generally good time as you do, but I can't see this being a game that you ever return to.

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  1. May 22, 2020
    10
    What The Golf takes your average golf game and twists it on its head and into another galaxy. From platformer, FPS, and Rhythm-based levels,What The Golf takes your average golf game and twists it on its head and into another galaxy. From platformer, FPS, and Rhythm-based levels, this game is for everyone. Expand