Outlaw Golf is a series of golfvideo 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. A standalone expansion, Outlaw Golf: Holiday Golf was released December 23, 2002. A second standalone expansion, Outlaw Golf: 9 More Holes of X-Mas, was released November 15, 2003. An official sequel, Outlaw Golf 2, was released for Xbox on October 21, 2004 and for PlayStation 2 on November 25, 2004. The games are part of the Outlaw series, and other titles include Outlaw Volleyball and Outlaw Tennis.
Outlaw Golf maintains the traditional rules of golf while adding adult-themes such as sexuality and violence.
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. Players take control one of several 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. As players do well, the player character's composure meeting increases. The maximum distance rating for each club increases or decreases in relation to the player character's composure. This is designed to simulate frustration: the more shots missed, the more frustrated the player character gets, and the worse they perform. In order to counteract this, the player character can beat or humiliate their caddy in some way, which raises the composure meter back up. Hitting a perfect shot results in the ball bursting into flames as it travels, the flames extinguishing when the turn is over.Outlaw Golf 2 includes new courses and additional golfers and caddies.
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.