What is it?
The latest entry in the long-standing Everybody’s Golf series, presenting golf gameplay for, well, everyone. Play against the computer or head online to showcase your golf skills and reach the top of the leaderboard! When you’re not participating in official matches, hop into a golf kart and explore its open-world courses whilst you interact with other players online.
Is it any good?
I don’t usually play golf games, but Everybody’s Golf isn’t a realistic golf simulator built for professionals, as the name suggests it’s a game in which everybody can enjoy – regardless of their skill level.
Its basic control system reiterates its ease of us by allowing you to hit your golf ball with three taps of a button: one to set your distance gauge in motion, another to stop it at the desired marker and a final tap to set your power.
It’s this simple system that presents an easy point of entry for any player and the game’s variety of courses slowly increase the difficulty, adding uneven terrain when you putt and unruly weather patterns that change your ball’s direction. Nothing beats the feeling of sinking a rare hole-in-one when both the terrain and weather are against you!
The more you play, the more accurate and powerful your equipment will become.
Anything bad to report?
In my opinion, Everybody’s Golf succeeds in achieving its main goal: presenting fun and accessible gameplay for everyone. Golf enthusiasts might find it a touch too goofy, but I love its style and I’m constantly comforted by the game’s likeness to the golf mode in Nintendo’s Wii Sports.
Should you buy it?
If you’re looking for a fun and accessible golf game to play alone or with your friends, you’d struggle to find anything better than Everybody’s Golf. If, however, you’re looking for something a bit more ‘professional’ perhaps wait until the next PGA Tour?