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Endlessly creative and never one to outstay its welcome, What the Golf? will have you grinning as you move from putt to putt on an exploration of just how many different variations of thing-meets-objective can be put before you.
Over its five hours or so, the game yields amusement, challenge and charm. It’s highly recommended, even if you despise the game of golf. Maybe especially if you despise the game of golf.
WHAT THE GOLF? is a hilarious puzzle game that will leave you delighted and make you realize that golf, in its current state, sucks. The PGA should be getting in touch with the developers of Triband because they’ve created a fresh approach to golf that will revolutionize the sport, and then the world. If that doesn’t happen, the game will at least bring joy to everyone who plays it.
WHAT THE GOLF? is both a delight and a consistently entertaining game as you work to solve its puzzles. It’s never frustrating, never overstaying its welcome, and always making you laugh. It’s full of fresh ideas with every hole, and the new modes make a great game even better. If you’ve been holding off on this, now’s the perfect time to jump in, and there’s multiple ways to get it now. WHAT THE GOLF? reminds you why you love gaming.
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.
A wonderful surprise for all of us that keep searching original games, different and pure fun. Half physic puzzle, half arcade that uses golf as pretext to take our hand a give us a walk by a joyful collection of crazy minigames and levels where everything it's possible, with a control that always work, simple and fun. More fun than actual golf.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
What the Golf? is a sterling effort for Switch that has clearly had enormous amounts of love poured into it. Its aesthetic is a little bit indie-by-numbers but there's so much to see and do here that'll have you (and a friend) laughing out loud. It may not be the most difficult game in the world, but it's damn good fun, even if you don't like golf. Especially if you don't like golf, in fact.
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.
Review in French | Read full review
What The Golf? was a highlight of Apple Arcade’s launch lineup but it feels right at home on Switch. It’s a joyous mix of simple gameplay, hilarious situations and ingenious design, made even better by the inclusion of the riotous Party Mode.
What the Golf? could be a misleading title...or maybe not - it does not suggest a serious golf simulation after all. This hilarious and creative game takes an entirely different approach to the sport of golf, to the point of throwing away nearly everything about the sport and turning it into an addictive game that is simple and can also get absolutely infernal at times. A game that deserves an enthusiastic welcoming to the Nintendo Switch catalogue.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
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.
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.
Amidst all of the puns, cheeky humor, and just plain silliness there's an immense amount of respect and passion shining through for the medium that it satirizes so well.
What the Golf is a brilliantly silly take on the sport of golf, with its ingeniously chaotic level design and countless nods to other video games making for one hell of a good time. Of course, those looking for a serious golfing sim will probably want to steer clear, but players that are itching for a creative and outrageously fun experience on their Nintendo Switch will DEFINITELY want to give What the Golf a whirl.
I went into What the Golf? expecting a fairly straightforward golf game with a few silly surprises, but it’s so much more than that. Even if its simplistic nature sometimes acts as a double-edged sword, What the Golf? is a devilishly charming experience full of good humor and imaginative gameplay wrapped up in a thoughtful and endearing package. It may be made by people who know nothing about golf, but they sure know how to make a fun video game.
It's hard to say if What the Golf? is crazier or funnier. This game made by five guys from Denmark rebuild the concept of golf using cows, furniture and gravity in a bunch of mini-levels that never stop to amaze. I really can't remember a game leaving me in awe every 15 seconds, only thanks of the lovable absurdity of the ideas it introduces.
Review in Italian | Read full review
What the golf? is probably the funniest game of 2019. The concept of transforming everything in golf is amazing and the game mechanics are simple, fresh and entertaining. Fun, lighthearted and addictive, it's perfect for quick runs, coffee break and nights of relaxed gameplay.
Review in Italian | Read full review
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!.
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.
What The Golf has created an absurd, hilarious, bite-sized experience that is always golf-adjacent and brilliant for it. The jokes and levels are a whirlwind of zany ideas, but the quick pacing and brief runtime of the game keep them from falling flat or getting tiresome. Despite an overworld that can feel a little repetitive, What The Golf? is full of hearty laughs and addictive gameplay that made me never want to stop playing.
A simple game premise turned chaotically good fun. The variety in the ways you get your golf ball (or car, or barrel, or egg, or...) to the goal will always keep you on your toes. This might not be a game that you're going to spend your next 80 gaming hours with, but it will be a great game to binge over a day or so.
What the Golf is the ultimate parody of the titular sport by boiling it down to its fundamentals and constantly upending the player's expectations to create a humorous and memorable game.
This is the Bill Bailey of golf games. An insane, surrealist experience that throws so much at the wall - often literally - that a lot of it sticks. It's inclusive, and enjoyable, to the point that anyone in the family can pick it up and play, while still managing to offer up a real challenge in later stages and on the online modes. Fun, funny, replayable, and certifiable. While this may not be everyone's cup of "Tee," no ifs, no putts, this is one you won't fore-get soon.
I really enjoyed playing this quirky, parody golf game wherefrom level to level you don’t know what the hell you’re going to be golfing. From swinging toasters to tv’s, to controlling missiles across the crazy courses to seeing games like Portal, Guitar Hero & Mario being incorporated into the game is a very very brilliant touch. Massive thumbs up to Triband for this. You don’t have to be a golf fanatic or someone into sports to enjoy this game. If you have a good sense of humour and like a laugh, then this is a MUST buy. There were many times I was shocked (in a good way) with what I was having to fling across the course, and this made me all that more excited for what was coming around the corner. I couldn’t recommend What the Golf anymore!!! I am awarding What the Golf a Thumb Culture Gold Award!
What The Golf is an enjoyable, imaginative, sometimes satirical take on Golf. Labeled as the game for those that hate golf, most levels keep with the same underlying concept of golf, but you never truly know what you'll end up doing until you're in the thick of it. With plenty of replayability options, including multiplayer, What The Golf is a sweet little diversion that would be suitable to play with the whole family.
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.