Golf Club Wasteland Review (Xbox Series S)

This Golf Club Wasteland Review shows us how the rich fled to Mars but venture back to a desolate Earth for a round of golf. Each hole in the wasteland offers its own little story and possible puzzle to sink the perfect shot. Play through destroyed brutalist monuments, crumbling shopping malls, and abandoned museums as neon signs and poignant graffiti take swings at current events, Silicon Valley culture, and humanity.

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Golf Club Wasteland Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 1.5GB download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Graphics – grain, chromatic aberration, color grading, vignette, bloom, and particles.
  • Can Invert aim and sensitivity sliders.
  • Subtitles and large subtitles settings.
  • Golf gameplay.
  • The opening set of holes for the tutorial.
  • Controls are left stick for aiming and A to play the shot. When aiming up high it will show an angle.
  • The game takes place on a destroyed Earth.
  • Slick animations.
  • Excellent radio station soundtrack.
  • Fast loading times.
  • Diary entries unlock as you play.
  • Can restart holes.
  • 3 game types – Story mode, Challenge, and Iron mode.
  • Story mode is a relaxed version of the game.
  • Challenge mode is the same as story mode but has a par limit that you must beat in order to progress to the next level.
  • Iron mode needs to be unlocked.
  • Despite the world, it does house some brilliant courses.
  • Full camera control for panning around and zooming in and out.
  • Levels can get quite devious.
  • Full of humor.

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Golf Club Wasteland Review Cons:

  • Iron mode needs to be unlocked.
  • Slow to get the pause screen as you wait for the camera to pan upwards.
  • Takes time to get used to the controls because, despite the slider, it’s all very sensitive.
  • No way to rebind the controls.
  • Sometimes it can be hard to see where or how to get somewhere.
  • Hard to judge the power gauge.
  • Could do with a quick restart button rather than using the pause menu.

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  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Sound - 10/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
9/10

Summary

Golf Club Wasteland is a fantastic golf game that has us playing Golf in a world that is devastated with no sign of life. You are a Mars resident and escaped before the world took your life. The golf is very much a crazy golf style whereby you navigate obstacles and hazards, it’s the atmosphere and style that really hooks you in, the radio that plays throughout is excellent with its dry wit and excellent tongue-in-cheek songs. You can choose to play the game with or without the Par requirements which in itself makes it two different types of game. The levels are well designed and add more complex routes as you progress with grander ideas and locations. Golf Club Wasteland really is a good golf game that is both charming and entertaining in equal measure.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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