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Review: Golf Club – Wasteland

Review: Golf Club – Wasteland

According to Wikipedia, the first computer game in the golf genre was a game called Computer Golf! and it came as early as 1978. So now, 43 years later, I’m in it Golf Club: Wasteland which actually does something new with the genre.

Photo: © Untold Tales - 2021 - Golf Club: Wasteland - Over the water.
Photo: © Untold Tales – 2021

In a not-too-distant future, the earth has perished and humanity has fled to Mars. The super-rich are bored and can thus choose to go back to earth to ride a round of golf in the blown-out ruins of what was once our planet. Play a round of golf that you will soon forget.

Photo: © Untold Tales - 2021 - Golf Club: Wasteland - Funny signs.
Photo: © Untold Tales – 2021

The game mechanics are simple and you have only two things to keep track of: Your left joystick and then the A button (if you are running Xbox). You direct and specify the force you are going to use in the stroke with the joystick and when you are satisfied, press A. Unlike most other golf games, the view is only from the side. This is because you are playing through burnt out houses and other buildings, so it is important to keep your tongue straight in your mouth. Once you have hit your shot, your avatar goes where the ball ends up. So you do not have to move yourself through buildings and such.

The thing that