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Outlaw Golf 2 (PS2)
Member Name: simon020187
Outlaw Golf 2 (PS2)
Advantages: Lots of variety in the gameplay and its not just a golf game!
Disadvantages: Tour mode isn't very long and the controls are sensitive.
Outlaw Golf 2 is the second installment of the fantastic adult golf games that are available for the original Xbox and the PS2. Outlaw Golf 2 was developed by Hypnotix and published by Global Star Software. Outlaw Golf 2 is very similar to the first game and rarely features anything new and exciting. It does however contain more adult humour than the previous game. Again there isn't an actual story mode to Outlaw Golf 2 but that's mainly because its golf. Both versions of the game are the same and have all the same features and content plus the game isn't based on actual golf, golfers and course because its all fake but don't let that put you off the game. Outlaw golf 2 is definitely one of my all time favourite golf games so read on to find out more.
=== GAMEPLAY ===
The first Outlaw Golf game featured only 2 separate game modes but Outlaw Golf 2 now has a total of 5 different playable modes to test your skills in. The made mode to the game is Tour mode. In Tour mode there are a lot of different events you can enter but first you have to win each one that is open. It usually involves playing a round of golf but sometimes it can be just the first 9 holes. Most events are stroke play but some of the later ones will be something new and exciting. When you're on the golf course ready to take your shot you will notice that the game looks slightly better but you will also notice that its exactly the same controls, exactly the same courses and exactly the same characters. However there is a new power system when taking your shots now which do give you a little hint where to stop your swing. The putting is the same except for the new and improved power bar that you will absolutely adore because it makes the game a lot easier.
Outlaw Golf doesn't just have the same golfers and course because there are some new ones and some that fit perfectly into the game. You only start with the first four you started with on the first Outlaw Golf. All of the characters have new and old celebrations and some will be extremely offensive to some gamers. Also each character has a caddy which you can literally beat to death in a mini game. There are 10 unique golfers on the game along with 8 varied golf courses which includes an 18 hole mini golf course. The commentating in this game is done by comedian David Attell who is really funny in the game but can be off putting. One of the new features to the game is the ability to use a token to either beat your caddy to death or to drive a golf cart through so many hoops in so many seconds and to do this you must hit ramps to get airtime. Both are a lot of fun to play but the awkwardness of the golf cart is a problem. However its still a lot of fun and will make you giggle.
There is now a brand new mode called Outlaw Range which is used to raise skills of your characters. In the previous games you would come up against golfers that were much better than you and it became a little complicated but now with the new Outlaw Range you can get all characters stats up to compete against the best. In Outlaw Range you can play mini games to increase each stat individually. Some include putting which you have to putt so many balls in succession, driving which increases your shot power and the aim of this game is to smack the ball as far as you can to hit target pads and there are a lot more to be played to increase stats. Outlaw Range is a lot of fun to play and you can spend hours alone enjoying this mode. Also you can go and play Exhibition mode which lets you play what ever games are on the game which include stroke play, match, skins, best ball, scramble, my one and only, casino, time attack, bingo bango, high low, vegas, pick up sticks and baseball. All games tell you what you have to do to win before playing them. You can also now play Quick Play mode which basically puts you straight into the game without picking your golfer or your opponent.
All characters have numerous costumes so if you get bored experiment with them see which you like. Outlaw Golf 2 has an online mode where you can play friends online in any of the above match types but the only problem is that nobody plays the game online anymore because its old and the games not a well known game. You can however make up for this mode by playing friends on the same console which makes things a little more interesting. The game also has 9 bonus movies which can be unlocked. To unlock these you must win certain Tour events. In the options menu you can alter the games music or change the game to suit you best. Overall Outlaw Golf 2 is an interesting golf game that has a nice variety to offer gamers. It is a very rude game and does contain scenes people may find offensive. The previous Outlaw Golf game is the same as are the other games such as Outlaw Tennis and Outlaw Volleyball. Fun gameplay features all round.
=== GRAPHICS ===
Something about the game that has been slightly improved from the first one is the graphics. Characters look a lot better detailed and stand out a lot more too. Some of the course look delicious but there are a few that look plain and ordinary. I don't like the fact that some of them are from the first game and they look exactly the same like they've just been ripped from the first game and stuck into the second with no improvements. The animations that take place in the game are really stunning and certainly make the game look better overall. I also like how most the courses are designed with objects and such, I really think it stands out well. The textures and colouring of the game is simple but effective and overall the graphics are really good for a game that is a little dated.
=== SOUND EFFECTS ===
Outlaw Golf 2 has some good quality sound effects that stand out and to be honest they have been greatly improved on since the first game. The first game featured poor sound effects all throughout the game but Outlaw Golf 2 is really well done. Okay the music isn't going to be everyone's cup of tea but there are some songs that I like and think fit well into the game. However the menu music is far too heavy and boring. The in game music is much better. Sound effects come out properly when you're playing golf especially the sound of your fist against your caddy's face or the sound of you whacking the ball 200 odd yards down the fairway. It really does sound much better than the previous game and is definitely a strong point to the game.
=== DIFFICULTY ===
The game can be difficult sometimes but only until you either get your golfers stats up or you master the games sensitive controls. Using the analog sticks to take shorts is a great idea but you have to keep a steady hand when doing so or your shots will be out of bounds. Its quite easy when you get the hang of it but at first you might struggle. The putting is easy because like the first you can use 3 hints to show you where the balls is going. Difficulty against friends is varied and depends on their actual skill level. Overall I would say its a little simple but a fun game to play.
=== LONGEVITY ===
Outlaw Golf 2 is reasonable in terms of length because whilst its only golf its also the type of game you can play with friends over and over again with different outcomes. The main Tour mode is okay but again its not a very long game mode even though there are multiple events. It even seems shorter than the first game in some respects. It does feature different game modes though that include Outlaw Range which isn't massive but you have to go on with every character if you want their stats improved.
=== PROS ===
*10 golfers, 8 courses and 5 playable game modes.
*Outlaw Range is really good and improves golfers stats. Full with mini games.
*The graphics are fantastic and the sound effects are much improved.
*Beat your caddy up or drive a golf cart up ramps and through hoops.
*The game can be found fairly cheap.
=== CONS ===
*Tour mode just isn't long enough.
*The controls are very sensitive especially when taking your shots.
*Could be a little easy for some gamers.
*The online game modes are dead now and nobody plays them anymore.
*Some of the music is annoying but you can turn it off.
=== FINAL THOUGHT ===
Outlaw Golf 2 is definitely a lot better than the first Outlaw Golf games and possibly better than other Outlaw games. I would even say its better than these pro golf games. Its very similar to Everybody's Golf that is available for the PS1 and PS2. The game does have a decent amount of game modes but I feel a few more or a much longer Tour mode would of been sufficient It does contain scenes of a sexual nature as well as violence and some strong language.
I would recommend the game to many different gamers especially if your a massive fan of golf games but fancy trying something new with variety. I would also recommend if you like a bit of adult material but if your not a fan of stuff like that then the game is probably worth avoiding. The game manual to the game is quite good and has all relevant information and will help you out a lot. The game is the first golf game to have an age rating of 16+ because of what it contains.
I bought the game pretty cheap from Amazon. I did want them GameCube version but there isn't one so had to opt for the PS2 game. It cost me only £2 which included postage which is fantastic value for money. The game is still on Amazon for the same price. It will also be hard to find in most game shops.
Overall its a good game and offers a lot to all sorts of gamers and I would give the game an 8/10!
Review also posted on Ciao under the username: MrBrightside1987!
Summary: A rude and crude adult golf game with lots of humour and violence!
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