WHAT THE GOLF?

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WHAT THE GOLF? is at heart a comedy game with puzzles, challenges, and loads of surprises. Okay, so there’s a bit of what you might recognize as golf in there but loads more of what definitely isn’t! Confused? Excellent!
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About WHAT THE GOLF?

About this game

NOT A GOLF GAME!

Sure, it has ‘golf’ in the title but that’s about where the similarity to golf ends. WHAT THE GOLF? is at heart a comedy game with puzzles, challenges and loads of surprises. Okay, so there’s a bit of what you might recognise as golf in there but loads more of what definitely isn’t! Confused? Excellent!

500 CREATIVE LEVELS

Try Sporty Sports!, It’s Snowtime, A Hole New World or one of the hundreds of other incomprehensible levels, featuring toasters, hot dogs, office chairs and a multitude of utterly random objects.

DAILY CHALLENGES

Come back every day to play new courses and win a bunch of more or less useful prizes.

JOIN THE COUCH PARTY… OF TWO

Grab your clubs (string of sausages, frozen rubber glove, it doesn’t matter which) and tee off into a hilarious anarchic world. 

BUT I HATE GOLF

To be honest, so do we. And that’s the beauty of WHAT THE GOLF? A game made for people who hate golf, by people with no clues or respect for the game. Let’s play!

Game Details

Platform:
steam
Release Date:
October 22, 2020
Developer:
Triband
Publisher:
Triband
Rating:
ACB rating of 3
ESRB rating of 10
Supported Languages:
English +
Link:
Genres:
Casual
Mini Golf
Themes:
Funny
Comedy

Colorful

Parody

Memes
Play Styles:
Physics
Singleplayer

Level Editor

Local Multiplayer
Features:
PvP
SharedSplit Screen PvP

SharedSplit Screen

Steam Achievements

Full controller support

Steam Cloud

Steam Leaderboards

Includes level editor

Remote Play on TV

Remote Play Together

Singleplayer

Multiplayer

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: 2.6 GHz Intel Quad Core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, 2 GB Memory
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: 2.6 GHz Intel Quad Cor
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: El Capitan
  • Processor: 2.6 GHz Intel Quad Core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Sierra
  • Processor: 2.6 GHz Intel Quad Core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 450
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

Critic Reviews

83

Hardcore Gamer

80 / 100
"What the Golf is the ultimate parody of the titular sport by boiling it down to its fundamentals and constantly upending the player’s expectations to create a humorous and...

Vandal

80 / 100
"What the Golf? Is one of those games that might look simple and silly, but they’re actually a lot of fun. It will surprise you every time you play, and If you’re an Apple...

GameGrin

90 / 100
"It's not golf, and it's all the better for it. A fun 7-8 hours that will entertain, much like a golf-themed WarioWare."
Reviews provided by MetaCritic

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WHAT THE GOLF? User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 12 ratings
92% of users would recommend this.
4.9

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Ahh_realmonster
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Love the game. Fun and easy to learn.
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Fanatical User
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WTF is this shit?
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Goofy golf game. Devs clearly had fun making it. I'm having fun playing it.

Fanatical User
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It's a wacky hit-the-target golf game that keeps getting wackier. There are overworld collectables. There are challenge levels. There are some sort of local / Remote Play options (up to 2 players). Controller is supported but mouse is much more precise. Series of levels are SUPERHOT inspired and the WHAT THE GOLF? devs, Triband, went far enough to add in "SUPER / PUTT" end-of-level audio. I hoped it would be there while playing and then the game gave my ears what they wanted. Thank you for that, Triband.
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It's not golf, but it is fun.

Endyo
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Golf games have seemingly been around as long as gaming has existed. The inherent inactivity of the sport means that developers have been able to translate it to even the most modest hardware and still convince people it’s fun. I’ve certainly had my share of mediocre fun playing golf games over the years, but none of that prepared me for What the Golf? What even is golf? What the Golf? (question mark included) is the golf game for people that don’t like golf. It starts you out with a very basic premise of pulling back power meter, aiming an arrow, and putting a golf ball toward a flag. That’s very innocuous, right? It’s very much in line with other golf games. However, on the next hole, you pull back that power meter, aim the arrow, release it and… the arrow goes flying. You’re now putting the power meter toward the goal. That misdirection is one of the cornerstones of what makes What the Golf so entertaining. You go from hole to hole and every time you start one, you essentially have no idea what you’re going to encounter. Sometimes you’re hitting a golf ball in weird ways, sometimes it’s a weird bouncy ball, sometimes it’s tethered by a string, and every so often you’re just playing soccer. There are many moments when there’s nothing even remotely related to golf going on at all. If you like being caught off guard by comedic ways to move an object toward a goal, this game has it. It’s what “surprise mechanics” would be if not adopted as a terrible rebrand of loot boxes. Games in the game One of the fun parts of What the Golf is that many of the levels within it have a theme based on other games. There are homages to Mario, Super Meat Boy, Metal Gear Solid, Katamari Damacy, and Superhot just to name a few. Each hole takes on some mechanics from these games and mixes them into golf with some strange outcomes. Somehow, it always makes a lot of sense and is surprisingly intuitive for every level. The amount of times that this game feels like it’s just superbly designed is incredible. I didn’t think that the novelty would hold up for hours but it did, and I only want more. Every time I could recognize a new game that What the Golf was mimicking, their ability to channel it so well immediately impressed me. For instance, there was no way I could have expected a Guitar Hero level. How would you make golf into Guitar Hero? Yet, here it was, happening in front of me. It’s ok to hate golf The developers, Triband, make it clear that they don’t like golf....
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Pidgesus
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It`s a spots game with jokes that even after 3 hours haven`t gotten old yet.
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Fanatical User
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I'm not usually into golf but I had a lot of fun with this one.
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HalfDutchTiger
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This is a very chill and enjoyable game! Perfect for if you just want to simply sit down for an hour and play something. There’s plenty of courses to play with varying themes from references to other video games, sports, and more. Each course different from the other along which can also be replayed and have challenges to complete to unlock collectables. There are also plenty of courses so the game isn’t too short. The game is also graphically appealing and the physics engine is very smooth which really helps with the immersion. Would highly recommend to you, and your friends.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 33% of GameFAQs users said WHAT THE GOLF? is Simple or Easy. 67% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right.
According to ESRB, WHAT THE GOLF? is suitable for players aged 10 and above.
Yes, WHAT THE GOLF? is Steam Deck Verified.
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: 2.6 GHz Intel Quad Core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, 2 GB Memory
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: 2.6 GHz Intel Quad Cor
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: El Capitan
  • Processor: 2.6 GHz Intel Quad Core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Sierra
  • Processor: 2.6 GHz Intel Quad Core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 450
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
Yes, WHAT THE GOLF? has broad critical consensus. 100% of critics on Metacritic recommend WHAT THE GOLF?. The Metascore is 83 out of 100.
92% of Fanatical users recommend WHAT THE GOLF?. The average review score is 4.9/5
Yes, 92% of Fanatical users and 100% of critics on Metacritic recommend WHAT THE GOLF?.
WHAT THE GOLF? was released on October 22, 2020
Yes, WHAT THE GOLF? supports MacOS.
Yes, WHAT THE GOLF? supports Linux.
WHAT THE GOLF? is published by Triband
WHAT THE GOLF? was developed by Triband
Fanatical users tagged WHAT THE GOLF? as Funny, Comedy, Colorful, and Parody
Yes. Fanatical users tagged WHAT THE GOLF? as having Singleplayer
Yes. Fanatical users tagged WHAT THE GOLF? as having Local Multiplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged WHAT THE GOLF? as Casual
Yes, Fanatical users tagged WHAT THE GOLF? as Mini Golf
Yes, Fanatical users tagged WHAT THE GOLF? as Funny

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