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Posted: 5 months ago, last updated 7 weeks ago.

Author: Ben Kendall, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Golf With Your Friends is a miniature golf simulation game where you hit your ball around increasingly extravagant and ridiculous courses. Along with the usual putting, your ball can fly a short distance on some courses, and jump to reach new sections or take shortcuts. With the capacity for both on-and-offline multiplayer, as well as a single-player mode, it offers a laid back way to connect with friends and family over a competitive yet lighthearted game.

There are over 200 courses to play, arranged into 13 levels, each with 18-holes. while some levels are relatively straightforward, other levels have moving platforms, huge chasms, loop-the-loops and more. A Worms-based level, along with a level based on the game the Escapists, is also freely playable.

Along with the par number of shots, you only have a certain amount of time to complete each hole that begins when you start preparing your shot and pauses when the ball stops moving again, keeping the gameplay fast-paced. You line up your shot and choose the amount of power you want to put behind it, then release the ball, after which you can make the ball jump, helping you to avoid some obstacles, and, in some levels, you can also fly for a short time, allowing you to get across huge chasms. You can also unlock cosmetic items for your ball, such as hats and colours.

In addition to the typical golf-style gameplay, you can also play in Hockey mode, where the aim is to get the ball past a moving goal defender. this adds variety to the gameplay, but can also act as a way to impose your shot accuracy and practice each course.

It's a unique game that combines fast-paced and skilful gameplay with lighthearted and communal fun to create a novel play experience accessible to players of all ages.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Release Date: 19/05/2020

Price: 75% off

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Platform, Simulation and Sports

Accessibility: 12 features

Developer: Black Light Int (@BlackLightInt)

Players: 1-12 (12 online)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 20 minutes and 1 and a half hours to play a round of this game. Depending on whether you're playing on your own or with other people, the time to complete a set of 18 holes can vary but will generally be under an hour.
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 12 players in the same room or as a 12-player online game. When playing with other people locally, you take turns using the same controller, so you don't need a controller each.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Fear. The game contains a Haunted House level that contains various scary decorations (skeletons, eye balls, ghosts, disembodies doll heads). Moreover, the Pirate Cove level has a menacing sea monster that can be disturbing to younger children as well.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated General (G) for Very Mild Themes and Violence.

Skill Rating

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. While the controls are simple to understand, there is some aiming skill and judgement required in successfully completing the holes.

Account Rating

You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One.
 
You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.
 
You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4.
 

CostsCosts

Golf With Your Friends usually costs £14.99 to £15.99. 

Golf With Your Friends

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.  

You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
 
You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4.
 
You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One.
 
The Caddy Pack is a downloadable piece of content that contains more cosmetic hats for your balls, which don't affect the overall gameplay experience.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Golf With Your Friends Accessibility Report documents 12 accessibility features:
Your time to beat each level is limited, and if you don't get to the hole in the time, you fail. However you can adjust the limit per round to infinite when you select the mode, making the game low pressure.

When playing in local multiplayer matches, you have to pass around the controller, so every player has to use the same controller, ie. one player cannot use an Xbox Adaptive Controller while other players use a standard controller.

While text is extremely minimal, much of it is small and doesn't always contrast well with the background.

Even though there is no motion blur or depth of field, camera movement can become very frenetic when your ball is in motion, which may induce motion sickness in some players.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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