Outlaw Golf

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Outlaw Golf
Outlaw Golf.jpg
PAL region cover art of the first installment
Developer(s) Hypnotix
Publisher(s) Simon and Schuster Interactive
Platform(s) GameCube, Xbox, PC
Release date(s) Xbox
  • NA June 10, 2002
  • PAL November 29, 2002
GameCube
  • NA October 29, 2002
  • PAL June 24, 2003
Windows
  • NA September 30, 2003
  • PAL December 5, 2003
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, mutliplayer (up to 4 players)

Both Outlaw Golf and Outlaw Golf 2 are golf video games developed by Hypnotix, that are intended for adults and mature teens. Outlaw Golf was released for the Xbox on June 10, 2002; for Nintendo GameCube on October 29, 2002; and for Microsoft Windows on September 30, 2003. The sequel was released for Xbox on October 21, 2004 and for PlayStation 2 on November 25, 2004.

Players take control of 10 playable characters, each with their own unique caddy. The series is noted for its crude humor, particularly in regard to the characters, most of whom fall under an exaggerated archetype. These include a stripper, a hippie, a biker, and more.

Unique to the series is the "Composure Meter". The better you're playing, the higher your composure, and vice versa. The distance on your clubs increases/decreases as your composure goes up or down, respectively. This is designed to simulate frustration - the more shots you miss, the more frustrated you get, and the worse you play. In order to counteract this, you can beat or humiliate your caddy in some way, which raises your composure meter back up.

Outlaw Golf 2[edit]

Outlaw Golf 2
Developer(s) Hypnotix
Publisher(s) Global Star Software
Platform(s) Xbox, PlayStation 2
Release date(s) NA October 21, 2004 (Xbox)[1]

NA November 25, 2004 (PS2)[2]
EU 20050204February 4, 2005

Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer (up to 4 players)

This version includes 8 courses, 10 golfers (plus 10 caddies), and 13 different styles of play.

Outlaw Golf 2 also features new courses, as well as the pop-culture reference heavy course Psycho Sands.

Outlaw Golf 2 includes an amazing Soundtrack, with songs from a wide variety of genres:

Characters[edit]

10 characters are available in this game:

  • Summer, A scientist / Stripper.
  • Ice Trey, A failed rapper.
  • Harley, Biker with a good swing.
  • El Suave, A Mans man with great hair.
  • Donna, NJ disco clubber.
  • Clem, Inbred Redneck.
  • Trixie, Pampered Socialite.
  • Harvest, Violent Hippie.
  • Killer Miller, Inmate with a hobby.
  • Suki, Dominatrix.

Actor and comedian Steve Carell provides the commentator track for the original Outlaw Golf, and comedian Dave Attell takes over announcing duties in Outlaw Golf 2. While both men's styles work within the confines of their respective games, the differences are quite notable between the two, with Carrell taking a sarcastic straight-man approach and Attell being more loud and abrasive.

Modes[edit]

Outlaw Golf supports single player and multiplayer with 1-4 players, and Outlaw Golf 2 supports single player, online and offline multiplayer with 1-4 players.

Reception[edit]

Outlaw Golf[edit]

Outlaw Golf
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (Xbox) 76.67%[3]
(GC) 67.53%[4]
(PC) 42.50%[5]
Metacritic (Xbox) 72/100[6]
(GC) 69/100[7]
Review scores
Publication Score
AllGame 3/5 stars[8]
Electronic Gaming Monthly 7/10[9]
Game Informer 7.75/10[10][11]
Game Revolution C[12]
GameSpot 7.1/10[13][14]
GameSpy (Xbox) 3/5 stars[15]
(GC) 2/5 stars[16]
GameZone 7.3/10[17]
IGN (Xbox) 7.2/10[18]
(GC) 6.9/10[19]
NintendoLife 4/10 stars[20]
Nintendo Power 3.7/5[21]
Official Xbox Magazine 7.9/10[22]
PC Gamer US 43%[23]
X-Play 3/5 stars[24]
Maxim 8/10[25]

Outlaw Golf was met with mixed reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 76.67% and 72 out of 100 for the Xbox version;[3][6] 67.53% and 69 out of 100 for the GameCube version;[4][7] and 42.50% for the PC version.[5]

Outlaw Golf 2[edit]

Outlaw Golf 2
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (Xbox) 75.29%[26]
(PS2) 70.33%[27]
Metacritic (Xbox) 74/100[28]
(PS2) 63/100[29]
Review scores
Publication Score
Game Informer 7.5/10[30]
GamePro 3/5 stars[31]
GameSpot 7.5/10[32][33]
GameSpy 4/5 stars[34]
GameZone 7.9/10[35]
IGN (Xbox) 7.4/10[36]
(PS2) 7.1/10[37]
Official PlayStation Magazine (US) 1.5/5 stars[38]
Official Xbox Magazine 8/10[39]
VideoGamer.com 6/10[40]
X-Play 3/5 stars[41]
The Sydney Morning Herald 3.5/5 stars[42]
The Times 4/5 stars[43]

The sequel was met with mixed reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 75.29% and 74 out of 100 for the Xbox version,[26][28] and 70.33% and 63 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version.[27][29]

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