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Nebu
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on: June 20, 2013, 02:02:15 PM

HALP!

I'm looking for a good computer golf game.  Tiger Woods is terribad and I can't seem to find anything similar to the old Links or Golden Bear games.

Anyone know of a good indie/shareware/freeware golf game?

Multiplayer internet support is a plus.

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Reply #1 on: June 20, 2013, 02:05:11 PM

World Golf Tour is a F2P game that got good reviews when i launched. Can't speak to it now, but it's not bad looking and pretty fun if you don't mind ads.

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Reply #2 on: June 20, 2013, 04:13:48 PM

What don't you like about TW? I haven't played the PC version, but it is pretty fun on 360.

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Reply #3 on: June 20, 2013, 04:20:09 PM

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Reply #4 on: June 20, 2013, 07:25:54 PM

What don't you like about TW? I haven't played the PC version, but it is pretty fun on 360.

It plays like it should be on a console.  I hate the feel of console games ported to the pc.  The controls and menu feel clunky.

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Reply #5 on: June 21, 2013, 09:47:04 AM

Nintendo golf.
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Reply #6 on: June 21, 2013, 09:51:55 AM

Its funny, I couldnt imagine playing a golf game without swinging a wii remote...pushing buttons on a controller just seems...wrong? (I binged on a lot of Tiger Woods 2010)

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Reply #7 on: June 21, 2013, 12:51:23 PM

The latest TW approximates the complexity of a golf swing pretty well. At the highest difficulties you have to hold the target on the ball with one stick while swinging back and foward with the other, and even the slightest deviation will ruin your shot. Is nightmarishly hard. Luckily they allow you to choose which of several components you want to use in customized difficulties, and award XP based on that. It is really a great system.

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Reply #8 on: June 23, 2013, 01:03:02 AM

The latest TW approximates the complexity of a golf swing pretty well. At the highest difficulties you have to hold the target on the ball with one stick while swinging back and foward with the other, and even the slightest deviation will ruin your shot. Is nightmarishly hard. Luckily they allow you to choose which of several components you want to use in customized difficulties, and award XP based on that. It is really a great system.

Yeah, as someone who has recently taken up Golf as a "real" hobby, TW is pretty good and will actually help you think about golf. THere really isn't any other game or platform that competes.

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Reply #9 on: June 24, 2013, 09:18:24 AM

It is really a great system.

Is it a great system before or after the game offers to sell you super duper advanced "bonus" tokens. Three times. Before you make it to the first tee.

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Reply #10 on: June 24, 2013, 09:50:58 AM

Which is why I was asking for a computer (aka PC) version.  The swing system on TW using the mouse is terrible and an obvious bad/money-grabbing port. 

I just want a Links clone with better graphics and possibly a course designer that supports multiplayer.  Apparently this doesn't exist anymore.

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Reply #11 on: June 24, 2013, 10:23:37 AM

Has Links aged so bad? I admit I would like to start playing some golf games again: I started way back with Leaderboard, then Jack Nicklaus for the Atari ST, Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf for the Amiga; Oh, and I had great times playing Neo Turf Masters at the arcades with my friends.

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Reply #12 on: July 04, 2013, 10:42:55 PM

Go buy an old Golden Tee unit and set it up in your garage.   why so serious?
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Reply #13 on: July 05, 2013, 05:37:16 AM

I don't know why more golf games didn't copy Microprose golf. It was made with one of Microprose's flight simulator 3 d engines and was a favorite with all my friends back in the ST/Amiga days. All the other golf games seemed to use a corridor model and paint the distance views on the corridor walls. Hated that.
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Reply #14 on: July 06, 2013, 12:47:06 PM

In before Sky to point out that, while not a golf game like the ones mentioned, Sim Golf is awesome.  DRILLING AND MANLINESS

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Reply #15 on: July 06, 2013, 08:44:36 PM

PGA tour golf (Amiga) was my favourite golf game,  I played the shit out of it.  Earlier Tiger Woods had a similar feel to it,  the recent ones I find overly complex.

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Reply #16 on: July 09, 2013, 01:24:03 PM

I would love to see a course creator/editor for TW or something similar. It would be a blast creating all my favorite local courses.

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Reply #17 on: July 09, 2013, 09:48:31 PM

I'd kill to have an updated SimGolf. Played the shit out of that game. My golf courses were a terrible mess.
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Reply #18 on: July 09, 2013, 11:05:48 PM

I would love to see a course creator/editor for TW or something similar. It would be a blast creating all my favorite local courses.

Most course designer things I have seen don't allow you to place a drink cart on every hole.

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Reply #19 on: July 10, 2013, 02:52:42 AM

Shot Online on Games Campus

PC Golf sim that has multiplayer, online games. F2P with pay to win, but has rankings, community and purchasable cosmetic crap too.

I played it first back in 2003 (IIRC), and was pleasantly surprised it's still around when I searched for it when seeing this topic.


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Reply #20 on: August 06, 2017, 11:23:28 AM

NECRO'ED!!!!  DRILLING AND MANLINESS

At long last, it looks like "The Golf Club 2" might be a good golf game (first game was so and so)

No, we're probably not talking "Links" level of goodness (or, even earlier, Jack Nicklaus' Golf, Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf or Leaderboard) but, from the videos I've seen on Youtube, Golf Club 2 seems to have reached a decent medium between sim and Neo Geo's Neo Turf Master (damn, I loved that one at the arcades).

Have a look at "ApexHound" playlist

You can also create and play courses created by other players (the course designer seems to be very very good).

Yeah, price tag is quite high at the moment unless you're REALLY into golf.
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Reply #21 on: August 06, 2017, 12:18:33 PM

Nice! I have been eyeing the first one for quite a while- I really wanna build some courses. This will go on my wishlist for now, but I can see myself pulling the trigger sooner rather than later.

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Reply #22 on: August 07, 2017, 11:53:58 AM

Sim Golf is awesome!

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