Real Golf 2011 is a sports game released by Gameloft.
After the strange turn of events with “Let’s Golf! 3”, I was a bit worried what Gameloft would do with Real Golf 2011, but I am happy to report that it remains true to the game.
The game offers lots of options for both single players and multiplayer.
Single player modes include:
- Instant Play – A random game
- Career – Work your way up to number 1 in the world.
- Challenge – various challenges, like win the match from the 16th hole etc.
- Free Mode – Select from dozens of options for game set up and course.
Multiplayer offers local or online play.
The real players are limited to only nine players (both male and female), this is probably due to the cost of licensing.
Gameplay wise, the game plays just like you would expect. Select your club, aim and then tap for power and then accuracy. You can also add some spin after the ball is hit.
The graphics are generally very good with nicely captured courses and real players, however, some of the modeling does leave some of the players looking ill.
On the upside:
- Solid Golf game.
- Lots of course to play.
- Lots of real players and courses.
On the downside:
- Career world map and email system is a little confusing.
- Sometimes a “random hole” mode is selected, so you do not get to play the whole course.
- Not easy to undo a major mistake in some modes.
Overall, this is an excellent golf game with a lack of EA’s Tiger Woods PGA tour on the Mac it fills the gap nicely. I think if the career mode was tweaked and made clearer then this could be one of the best golf games on the market.
Size: 688 MB
Price (at time of review): £4.99