Easily the best golf game on the iPhone.
Gameloft is responsible for lots of cool iPhone games and Let's Golf! is no exception. This incredibly enjoyable sports game features PlayStation quality graphics and a plethora of unique courses guaranteed to challenge even the most skilled golf enthusiasts. For $5.99, there's no reason why you shouldn't download it.
Seeing Let's Golf! in action instantly reminded us of Sony's Hot Shots franchise, thanks to its bright and cheery graphics. Whereas EA goes for a more realistic approach with its Tiger Woods series, Gameloft opted for a more cartoon style approach that pops across the iPhone's glorious screen. Each of the game's 63 courses (spread across four locations: American Mountains, Scottish Lochs, English Countryside, Fiji Beach) feature attractive scenery that includes houses, trees, water, sand traps and plenty of green. Characters also remind us of Hot Shots' toon style golfers, with big eyes, cheery expressions and at times bizarre outfits. Overall, it's a phenomenal looking game.
It's also lots of fun. Although Gameloft gives you the option to select clubs and even put spin on the ball by frantically rubbing the screen after hitting it, anyone can easily pick up the controls and achieve success. Everything works through the touch screen, with you pressing buttons to put some power behind the swing, and thanks to directional arrows, you can easily adjust the angle of your shot.
In addition to a simple exhibition mode, you can also take part in tournaments as well as online multiplayer with friends. Unfortunately, we were unable to connect with fellow gamers to test this out.
Aside from slight issues with frame rate (the game chugs ever so slightly after we hit the ball), Let's Golf! is yet another incredible app from Gameloft and a must buy for iPhone. At the very least, it'll give you something to do during the winter months.
What's Hot: PlayStation quality graphics, 63 holes, four locations, Wi-Fi multiplayer, lots of fun.
What's Not: Slight frame rate hiccups.