WHAT THE GOLF? Reviews

WHAT THE GOLF? is ranked in the 93rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
PC Gamer
Top Critic
88 / 100
Oct 2, 2019

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

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Metro GameCentral
Top Critic
8 / 10
May 18, 2020

The world's least realistic golf game is a tour de force in manic invention that values variety, invention, and surrealist humour above all.

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9 / 10
May 21, 2020

The 2019 anti-golf golf game is better than ever on Nintendo Switch.

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Polygon
Top Critic
Unscored
May 21, 2020

An already near-perfect game has been made slightly better due to the hardware it’s on, making this the definitive version of the game.

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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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90 / 100
May 22, 2020

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.

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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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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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9 / 10.0
May 17, 2020

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.

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8.7 / 10.0
Jun 2, 2020

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.

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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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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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9 / 10
Jun 13, 2020

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.

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4.5 / 5.0
May 26, 2020

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.

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9 / 10
May 22, 2020

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.

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9 / 10
May 19, 2020

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.

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7.6 / 10.0
Jun 2, 2020

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.

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Spaziogames
Stefania Tahva Sperandio
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
May 31, 2020

This game is brilliant, smart and pure fun - a perfect match for Nintendo Switch.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 19, 2020

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.

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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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