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 & Schuster Interactive
Platform(s) GameCube, Xbox, PC
Release 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)

Outlaw Golf is a series of golf video games 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. 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.

Gameplay[edit]

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.[1] 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,[1] and comedian Dave Attell takes over announcing duties in Outlaw Golf 2.[2]

Reception[edit]

Outlaw Golf[edit]

Outlaw Golf
Review scores
Publication Score
GC PC Xbox
Game Informer 7.75/10[3] N/A 7.75/10[4]
GameSpot 7.1/10[5] N/A 7.1/10[6]
GameSpy 2/5 stars[7] N/A 3/5 stars[8]
IGN 6.9/10[9] N/A 7.2/10[10]
PC Gamer (US) N/A 43%[11] N/A
Aggregate scores
GameRankings 68%[12] 43%[13] 77%[14]
Metacritic 69/100[15] N/A 72/100[16]

The GameCube and Xbox versions of Outlaw Golf received "average" reviews according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[15][16]

Outlaw Golf 2[edit]

Outlaw Golf 2
Review scores
Publication Score
PS2 Xbox
Game Informer 7.5/10[17] 7.5/10[17]
GameSpot 7.5/10[18] 7.5/10[19]
IGN 7.1/10[20] 7.4/10[21]
OPM (US) 1.5/5 stars[22] N/A
OXM (US) N/A 8/10[23]
VideoGamer.com 6/10[24] 6/10[24]
X-Play 3/5 stars[25] 3/5 stars[25]
The Times 4/5 stars[26] 4/5 stars[26]
Aggregate scores
GameRankings 70%[27] 75%[28]
Metacritic 63/100[29] 74/100[30]

The sequel received "mixed or average reviews" on both platforms according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[29][30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Goldstein, Hilary (April 8, 2002). "Hands-On with Outlaw Golf". IGN. Retrieved March 11, 2017. 
  2. ^ GameSpot Staff (September 10, 2004). "Dave Attell to provide color commentary for Outlaw Golf 2". GameSpot. Retrieved March 11, 2017. 
  3. ^ Brogger, Kristian (December 2002). "Outlaw Golf (GC)". Game Informer (116): 130. Archived from the original on November 17, 2004. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Outlaw Golf (Xbox)". Game Informer (111): 87. July 2002. Archived from the original on October 28, 2003. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  5. ^ Varanini, Giancarlo (November 20, 2002). "Outlaw Golf Review (GC)". GameSpot. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  6. ^ Varanini, Giancarlo (June 13, 2002). "Outlaw Golf Review (Xbox)". GameSpot. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ Satterfield, Shane (November 22, 2002). "GameSpy: Outlaw Golf (GCN)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on December 2, 2005. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  8. ^ Murphy, Kevin (July 9, 2002). "GameSpy: Outlaw Golf (Xbox)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on October 15, 2008. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ Goldstein, Hilary (December 3, 2002). "Outlaw Golf (GCN)". IGN. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  10. ^ Goldstein, Hilary (June 13, 2002). "Outlaw Golf Review (Xbox)". IGN. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  11. ^ Chandra, Omeed (April 2004). "Outlaw Golf". PC Gamer. Archived from the original on March 15, 2006. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Outlaw Golf for GameCube". GameRankings. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Outlaw Golf for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Outlaw Golf for Xbox". GameRankings. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "Outlaw Golf for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "Outlaw Golf for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  17. ^ a b Mason, Lisa (October 2004). "Outlaw Golf 2". Game Informer (138): 125. Archived from the original on January 16, 2006. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  18. ^ Davis, Ryan (November 30, 2004). "Outlaw Golf 2 Review (PS2)". GameSpot. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  19. ^ Davis, Ryan (October 27, 2004). "Outlaw Golf 2 Review (Xbox)". GameSpot. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  20. ^ Lewis, Ed (November 24, 2004). "Outlaw Golf 2 (PS2)". IGN. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  21. ^ Lewis, Ed (October 22, 2004). "Outlaw Golf 2 (Xbox)". IGN. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Outlaw Golf 2". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. January 2005. 
  23. ^ "Outlaw Golf 2". Official Xbox Magazine: 77. November 2004. 
  24. ^ a b Robertson, Struan (February 8, 2005). "Outlaw Golf 2 Review". VideoGamer.com. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  25. ^ a b Marriott, Scott Alan (December 6, 2004). "Outlaw Golf 2 Review". X-Play. Archived from the original on October 24, 2014. Retrieved February 24, 2016. 
  26. ^ a b "Outlaw Golf 2". The Times. January 22, 2005. Retrieved October 23, 2014. (subscription required)
  27. ^ "Outlaw Golf 2 for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  28. ^ "Outlaw Golf 2 for Xbox". GameRankings. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  29. ^ a b "Outlaw Golf 2 for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  30. ^ a b "Outlaw Golf 2 for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 

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