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Where have all the PC golf games gone?

post #1 of 8
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At one time I remember the PC was the main platform for golf games but, from memory, I can't think of anything noteworthy being released since TW08 and nothing actually good since Links 2003. In recent years PC gamers were thrown the bone of TW Online, a MMO golf sim that was mediocre at best, but now even that has been retired by EA as being too much hassle to maintain.

 

It seems that the PS3 gets an annual tiger woods update with "next gen" graphics but Electronic Arts can't be bothered bringing out a PC version these days and, besides, I find the whole TW series has gotten way too easy to appeal to the casual crowd.

 

I would love for Links 2013 to be released 10 years on from the last one keeping the feel and challenge in tact but with all the graphical bells and whistles modern graphics cards can bring to the table. Unfortunately, I fear it is probably never going to happen.

 

So what gives? Am I missing something or are golf games just dying out, especially on PC?

 

If you play one that's actually worth knowing about, pease tell!

post #2 of 8
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Replying to my own thread here, I stumbled accoss this earlier which looks promising. Anyone had any experiences with it?

 

http://www.perfectparallel.com/

post #3 of 8

I have spent a lot of timing searching for exactly the same thing. 

 

The only option I've run across is The Golf Game which is early access on Steam (http://thegolfclubgame.com/).

The golf experience is a little lacking, with multiplayer (where the developers want to go) not really working. However, it has so much promise with a course creator that I've gone crazy with, a great graphics so I'd just check the progress and see if the gameplay can go somewhere! 

post #4 of 8

Check out WGT at https://www.wgt.com/

 

Seriously kick ass golf sim, not an arcade type game but a real sim style game. I'd recommend viewing some of the online tutorials as the game is quite difficult and the idiosyncrasies of putting and short game are intuitive.

 

It's online only but it is free. I wish I could get it for my PS3 but it seems they have no interest in developing it for gaming platforms.

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Check out WGT at https://www.wgt.com/

 

Seriously kick ass golf sim, not an arcade type game but a real sim style game. I'd recommend viewing some of the online tutorials as the game is quite difficult and the idiosyncrasies of putting and short game are intuitive.

 

It's online only but it is free. I wish I could get it for my PS3 but it seems they have no interest in developing it for gaming platforms.

 

 

I tried WGT. Once you get done with the tutorial, how do you go about practicing..? It always asks where I wan to play.

post #6 of 8
It's "Free" to start. If you want to improve your clubs, balls, etc... you can buy additional goods. Just like some of the racing games out there- if you want to play and win against anyone, you can drop some serious coin on stuff that is basically non existent.
post #7 of 8
Until today I still play Links 2003. Still a great game.
post #8 of 8
I usually play solo.
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