Real Golf 2011 Review
- Slick, easy to use controls with alternative tap mode.
- Beautiful high-definition graphics.
- Career and challenge modes to complete.
- A touch over-sensitive for aiming shots.
- Gyroscope controls feel gimmicky.
Where games like Let's Golf 2 revel in the basic fun of golf, Real Golf 2011 steps things up by adding a dash more realism in to the mix along with a few professional stars to round things out.
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After the recent release of Let's Golf 2 from Gameloft I'd have thought there would be a bit more of a cool-off between golfing titles, however here I am with Real Golf 2011 in my hands and I must say I'm not complaining one bit; it's a real killer title.
Real Golf 2011 is, for lack of a better word for it, the 'adult' equivalent of the Let's Golf franchise. Gone are the whacky environments and cartoonish characters; in go the beautiful country club vistas and real life golfers. You'll get to choose to follow the virtual career of one of ten different professional golfers as you climb up the international ladder to stardom. Playing matches earns your player experience to add to their basic stats, while purchasing new equipment can also help to boost your skills. Gameplay is relatively standard, using touch controls or the gyroscope for iPhone 4 users to position their shot and a swipe system for swinging your club. For those not enamored with the swipe system an option to switch to a classic power-bar is also available.
It's hard to overstate how beautiful the game looks, especially on a Retina display with crisp, smooth environments and beautiful lighting depending on the time of day. Each pro-golfer is easy to recognize, though it's a shame the animations feel recycled so when staring at the back of their head it's hard to tell who is who.
Still, this is a small nit-pick on an otherwise solid golfing title and while it may not be entirely realistic, Real Golf 2011 is really fun.
DescriptionOPTIMIZED FOR iPHONE 4! High-definition graphics that fully utilize the iPhone 4 Retina display.
If you want to play golf with the best, you need the best golf game. Join Anthony Kim, Natalie Gulbis, Camilo Villegas and many more of golf’s elite on prestigious courses around the world for the most vibrant golf experience on the App Store.
BIG NAMES IN GOLF
Ten of the world’s best golfers are ready to face off against you on 10 golf courses fully recreated in 3D, including famous courses such as Bethpage, Evian and Harbour Town.
CHOOSE YOUR STYLE
With 2 types of controls you can choose from an intuitive touch-based control scheme, or classic controls for easy pick-up-and-playability. You can even add spin to the ball by sliding your finger on it in the air.
You can also move your player with the iPhone 4 gryroscope for high precision.
AS REAL AS IT GETS
Motion capture technology makes every character’s swing and putt look authentic.
Dynamic lighting effects change the environment from early morning to evening as you progress through each game.
BECOME #1 IN THE WORLD!
Make your own legend in Career mode by winning tournaments. Then upgrade your golfer with new gear as you watch your world rank rise.
CHALLENGE REAL PLAYERS
Compete against other players from around the world online or challenge your friends to a fun match online or locally (Wi-Fi or Bluetooth).
You can also connect to Gameloft LIVE! for unlockable achievments and to see your global multiplayer ranking.
SHOW OFF ON YOUTUBE
Show everyone the amazing hole-in-one you got, or that unbelievable chip shot you made from the sand trap by uploading your favorite replays directly to YouTube.
7 VARIED GAME MODES AND CHALLENGES
Mix up the way you play with a variety of game modes and challenges that will test you in new ways such as Time Stroke, Closest to the Pin, 4-Ball Match Play, Shootout and more.
Pro golf players included in the game:
Golf courses included in the game:
Evian Masters (France)
Harbour Town (USA)
Pearl Valley Golf Estates (South Africa)
Old Head (Ireland)
Kiawah Island (USA)
Kingston Heath Golf Club (Australia)
Bali Ocean Course (Indonesia)
Cherry Blossom Golf Club (Japan)
Royal Loch Course (Scotland)
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What's New in Version 1.0.1Putting grid is now improved and more precise
Power bar more tolerant on the green
Now possible to skip cut scenes
Minor bugs fixing