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Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

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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: 23 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Aug 9, 2020
    90
    There’s a glorious amount of fun to be had with What The Golf? and I’m delighted it’s finally on Switch, in particular. It’s a perfect blend of game and console, something I’ve said in various Switch reviews beforehand. When a game lands on Switch and feels completely at home, it’s well worth investing in.
  2. 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.
  3. May 25, 2020
    90
    What the Golf? is a clever, brilliant, crazy and oh-so funny game. Willing to break any rule there is to get a good pun, Triband's first major game is a must-play, thanks to its constant fun and will of going too far for its own good. One of the funniest, and best game of 2020 on Switch, and a perfect hole in one.
  4. 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!
  5. NF Magazine
    Oct 26, 2020
    85
    Whether you like golf or not, What the Golf? is a hole-in-one. [Issue #48 – September/October 2020, p. 27]
  6. May 25, 2020
    83
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. Jun 17, 2020
    50
    Gimmicks and references can only carry a game so far, and in What the Golf?, what’s lying beneath these is lacking the substance of a truly worthwhile experience. With its higher stakes and unpredictability, though, the multiplayer mode shows more promise.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. May 25, 2020
    10
    This is a very silly/fun golf game. It has simple mechanics and is easy to play.
  2. 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
  3. May 27, 2020
    10
    One of the cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooolests!!!!!
  4. Jun 5, 2020
    9
    What the gold is a great absurdist game that I love because I hate golf. Every level is very creative and it’s a game worth completing. IWhat the gold is a great absurdist game that I love because I hate golf. Every level is very creative and it’s a game worth completing. I look forward to more games from this developer. Expand
  5. Oct 20, 2020
    9
    This is a very silly/fun golf game. It has simple mechanics and is easy to play.
  6. Oct 19, 2020
    9
    If it hasn't been clear so far let me get it out of the way: This is not a golf game. Instead it's a surprisingly fun mini game collectionIf it hasn't been clear so far let me get it out of the way: This is not a golf game. Instead it's a surprisingly fun mini game collection that you can play alone or with a friend.
    The typical mini game has you traverse some kind of obstacles to reach a goal. These obstacles are often hilarious and physics based. As such I am reminded of games like Happy Wheels, Goat Simulator and Wario Ware.
    Not every mini game is great: some feel to easy or can be cheesed while others might be frustrating (though usually you can skip those). But overall this game is a lot of stupid fun which you can either play in bursts by yourself or share with friends as it is easy to pick up and makes for a great party game.
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  7. Jun 1, 2020
    5
    I played it on my iPad and yeah sure there were a lot of cool surprises and cool twists but at no point was I BLOWN AWAY! It's a nice TIMEI played it on my iPad and yeah sure there were a lot of cool surprises and cool twists but at no point was I BLOWN AWAY! It's a nice TIME WASTER and nothing more. There's no deep mechanics or anything. It's one of those games that you can just watch people play and it would give the same experience because there's barely any challenge! Expand

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