About this game
Developer: Clap Hanz
Content Rating: Everyone
Golf With Your Friends! The over-the-top golf franchise is back using a wide array of PS Vita system features including front and rear touch for shot preparation, online tournaments, and the ability to look around the course in real time. Golf has never been so deep on a handheld system.
Gamer Reviews1898 Reviews
Critic Reviews20 Reviews
Games Radar — Feb 13, 2012
A Hot Shots game for Vita was pretty much a certainty, so we’re glad it turned out so well. Unlike many other launch titles, World Invitational takes advantage of the Vita’s capabilities and offers lots of fun in both solo and multi. With such a solid foundation, the inevitable sequel clearly has its work cut out for it.
Corbie Dillard — Feb 14, 2012
Even with its myriad of new gameplay and control functions, Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational is still very much the same enjoyable arcade golfing experience it's always been. And with a wealth of challenges, online play, and an almost endless amount of customization, there's easily enough content to keep players coming back for more. Hot Shots Golf fans have come to expect a rather high level of quality when it comes to the series over the years and World Invitational doesn't disappoint. In fact, it might very well be the best Hot Shots Golf game to date.
Matthew Kato — Feb 21, 2012
Being predictably solid is both a blessing and curse for the Hot Shots series, and at the end of the day I try to not overthink the fact that World Invitational is simply a fun experience. I approach it a lot like my real-life golf game, where I just try to enjoy being out in the sunshine and not get too wound up at the numbers on the score card.
John Elliott — Mar 08, 2012
Hot Shots: World Invitational is a good launch title for golf loving fans looking to hit the virtual links and smack a few virtual golf balls around some courses. Hot Shots has the traditional addictive gameplay with some decent graphics, although it doesn’t necessarily show off the visual strengths of the Vita.
Chris Buffa — Feb 17, 2012
At the end of the day, none of this should prevent you from picking up Hot Shots if you're in desperate need of a quality golf game, which it most certainly is. The deep single player component, in-game shop and multiplayer will keep you putting for weeks, and with the possibility of downloadable content, perhaps even longer. Not the most casual golf title on the market, but all things considered, definitely one of the best you'll find on a handheld.
Nick Akerman — Feb 22, 2012
After many hours of play, I can safely say this title is a surprising leader amongst Vita’s feeble launch lineup. Although easy to overlook, World Invitational is even more difficult to put down, despite its close resemblance to the many Hot Shots before it. Developer Clap Hanz has produced a thoroughly enjoyable and addictive game, filled with a simplicity that makes it accessible for players of all abilities. Finally, I can forget my dreams of sinking a hole-in-one at the U.S. Open. Despite my sporting failures, World Invitational makes me feel like a champion.
Josh Wirtanen — Feb 20, 2012
All in all, Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational doesn't break from the traditional Hot Shots format except with the addition of touch controls. And even then, I'm sure there are a lot of players who will completely ignore the touch features. But it delivers an enjoyable, somewhat arcadey golf game, and that's really all we need from this particular franchise.
Nick Tan — Feb 23, 2012
Don't let anyone tell you otherwise—Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational will satisfy every fan of the golf genre and as polished as its console counterpart. The criticism that it's not as simple as its cheerful graphics is misguided, as anyone with good timing and planning can shoot up the scoreboard with ease. With a robust multiplayer, plenty of unlockable, and many hours of replay value, World Invitational is a clean, well-centered shot for the PlayStation Vita.
Tom Orry — Feb 22, 2012
Everybody's Golf isn't an immediately exciting launch title, but it is one that you'll find yourself going back to time and time again.
Ryan Clements — Feb 16, 2012
Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational has a nice, colorful approach to golf and a respectable set of multiplayer options. But the disconnect between the amount of time required to plan a shot and the milliseconds needed to mess it all up sparks ample frustrations.
Peter Chapman — Feb 13, 2012
Everybody’s Golf is potentially the dark horse in the first party launch line up. Many will discount it, particularly in the west, in favour of Uncharted or WipEout. That’s not something we’d necessarily discourage, golf games aren’t to everyone’s tastes, but that’s not to say it isn’t well worth your consideration. It works to a well proven formula and there’s nothing revolutionary about this iteration but this game, on this system is a pretty good match and we’d encourage every new Vita owner to at least take a look at it.
Dale North35 — Feb 13, 2012
World Invitational continues that tradition of a really nice blend of arcade-ish accessibility and sim seriousness. If you want to kick back and relax, fine -- but you can also dig in, get deep with strategy and complex swing tricks, and feel rewarded when you master them all. With its massive array of play options, courses, unlockables, and online challenges, not to mention its portability and always-on 3G connectivity, this is easily the biggest and best Hot Shots Golf game yet.
Will Wilson — Feb 13, 2012
A superb golf game that's extremely easy to pick up yet as deep and complex as any ‘serious’ game, Everybody’s Golf is the must-have Vita launch title
Simon Parkin — Feb 16, 2012
Conservative, but still rich and engaging, Everybody's Golf will never stand centre stage in the Vita's launch line-up. But in truth, it's one of the strongest launch titles, offering taut fun and challenge in a rapid-fire, quick-load manner that's perfectly suited to the handheld. It may not offer a vision of the portable future that Sony's creative dreamers were hoping for, but as a video game, it works small wonders.
Steven Williamson — Feb 13, 2012
Everybody’s Golf is the title we’ve found the most difficult to put down. Courses are well mapped-out, gameplay is totally addictive, and even the most mature of gamers will soon find themselves dressing up Isabelle in cute outfits and spending their hard-earned points in the shop. If golf’s your thing, then Everybody’s Golf should be a day one purchase.
Jesús Bella — Feb 17, 2012
La tranquilidad de un deporte como el golf también tiene su lugar en PS Vita con motivo de su lanzamiento en el mercado. Un videojuego de espíritu arcade, accesible, muy ameno, pero a la vez repleto de posibilidades, de complejidad oculta y entretenimiento a raudales. La franquicia Everybody’s Gold saca a relucir sus valores con uno de los mejores exponentes de la serie que, sin reinventar nada, hace lo que mejor sabe: poner al alcance de nuestros dedos los mejores "swings" probablemente del género. Sin duda, una excelente manera de estrenar tu nueva consola.
Benjamin Schmädig — Feb 21, 2012
Mein Herz brennt noch immer für diese alte Liebe: Everybody's Golf ist nach wie vor ein forderndes, höchst sympathisches Vergnügen. Es motiviert mit zahlreichen Inhalten, die ich mir verdienen kann und es lockt mit einer Online-Anbindung, bei der ich jederzeit einzelne Partien oder ganze Turniere austrage. Doch all das taten seine Vorgänger schon - auf fast genau dieselbe Art und Weise. Umso ärgerlicher, dass das Vita-Golfen fehlende Neuerungen damit wettmacht, dass ich mir längst vertraute Spielelemente erst erarbeiten muss. Die Physik ist nur mit Mühe zeitgemäß und es fehlt eine starke Charakterentwicklung.
Daniele Cucchiarelli — Feb 20, 2012
Avrei voluto tanto far salire di un altro gradino la valutazione di questo Everybody's Golf. Qualità e quantità non gli mancano, ma il problema è che sono sempre le stesse, da anni e anni. I fan della serie, come me, possono tranquillamente considerarlo un 8, alla pari dei migliori capitoli del passato. Per tutti gli altri, o per coloro che preferiscono le simulazioni pure, forse è il caso di dirigersi verso qualche altro gioco per accompagnare l'acquisto della loro PS Vita.
Christian La Via Colli — Feb 29, 2012
Una volta catturati da Everybody's Golf, è difficile sfuggirgli: è il tipico titolo da "un'altra partita e basta", ripetuto ogni dieci minuti per almeno un'ora buona senza rendersene conto. Grazie alla sua incredibile accessibilità e alla complessità nascosta da un sistema di gioco affinatosi con gli anni, il titolo di Clap Hanz è in grado di divertire per molte ore qualunque tipo di giocatore, online e offline. Purtroppo però le innovazioni rispetto ai precedenti capitoli e in particolare a Everybody's Golf 5 sono praticamente inesistenti, nonostante le possibilità offerte da PlayStation Vita, e se è vero che squadra che vince non si cambia, per quest'occasione era forse lecito aspettarsi un po' più di creatività.
Jonas Aronsson — Feb 22, 2012
Jag kan tänka mig att spela mot vänner eller dra en runda ifall golfsuget kommer, men enbart för att det inte finns en endaste konkurrent inom den sporten till just PS Vita. Everybody's Golf har en helt okej stomme, vars försäljningsargument är möjligheten att ändra nästan allt när det handlar om karaktärer och ytliga saker. Detta är dock inte tillräckligt för mig, så jag väntar istället på att Electronic Arts gör en Vita-version av sitt Tiger Woods-spel.
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