Percentile Rank

WHAT THE GOLF? is ranked in the 86th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 14 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

100%

Critics Recommend

Based on 14 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 9, 2019

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.

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Scored Reviews

GameGrin
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2019

It's not golf, and it's all the better for it. A fun 7-8 hours that will entertain, much like a golf-themed WarioWare.

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MonsterVine
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Oct 11, 2019

What the Golf is easily the dumbest game you’re going to play all year, and I say that with all the love in the world.

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PC Gamer
88 / 100
PC Gamer

Top Critic

88 / 100
Oct 2, 2019

A humorous and surprising puzzle game about golf and not-golf.

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COGconnected
87 / 100
87 / 100
Oct 13, 2019

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.

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IGN Italy
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Oct 10, 2019

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.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 9, 2019

An anti-golf comedy game that remains consistently funny throughout.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 11, 2019

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.

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PC Invasion
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 3, 2019

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.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Sep 24, 2019

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.

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GameSkinny
Nov 6, 2019

Control issues can get irritating at times, and navigating the overworld isn't perfect, but these are merely a few dented clubs in a bag full of solid iron drivers.

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Daily Star
Oct 13, 2019

What The Golf is a hilarious, addicting golf game that unravels the sport into clever puzzles and intrigue.

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Thumb Culture
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2019

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!

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SECTOR.sk
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2019

Crazy but funny golf with unusual gameplay and a lot of fun.

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