Golf Club Wasteland from Untold Tales and Demagog Studio is a post-apocalyptic story-based golfing game on PS4. Learn more in our Golf Club Wasteland review!
Golf Club Wasteland from Untold Tales and Demagog Studio is a post-apocalyptic story-based golfing game on PS4. After things going very, very badly at Earth, the rich have escaped to Mars to continue to enjoy their way of life, leaving behind a desolate planet that has become one giant wasteland. With the rich being filthy rich, every now and then they travel back to Earth to enjoy some good, old-fashioned golfing, as they explore different areas that have certainly seen better days.
The game is a story-based golfing game in which you’ll get to take on a relaxing adventure with a simple UI that will allow you to focus on the ambiance, the gameplay, and the events surrounding your excursion to Earth. As you explore each area, you’ll take your shots and fly with your jGolf Club Wastelandetpack to reac the ball once it’s landed from your previous shot – that is, unless you manage to get a hole in one! You’ll also walk towards the ball if there are no hazards in your way – such as a pond. You can play in Story Mode, focusing on exploring the wasteland that is now Earth, with no pressure to speed things up. You can also play in Challenge Mode, where each hole is assigned a par value, so you have to hit the ball and get it to the hole without going over said par value, or you won’t be able to progress. And once you complete Challenge Mode, you’ll unlock Iron Mode, which means you won’t be able to make any mistakes along the way!
You’ll use the left analog stick to aim and then press the X button to shoot. The further in you press the left analog stick, the stronger your shot. Just take aim, set the angle, measure your strength, press the X button, and see the ball fly towards the hole! You can move the camera with the right analog stick and zoom in and out as needed with the L1 and R1 buttons. You’ll learn about this as soon as you start the game, as you listen to a broadcast from Radio Nostalgia from Mars, which then plays a very fitting song that helps to set the tone for your adventure on an Earth that has certainly seen better days.
You will get to learn more about the story for Golf Club Wasteland by unlocking diary entries as you play each of the game’s levels. You will need to finish each one with a set number of strokes to be able to unlock an entry, with some levels featuring more than one part for each entry. If you’re the type of gamer who likes to 100% games, then you’ll be happy to know that you’ll be able to return to previous stages, so as long as you take your time and complete each hole under the strokes limit, you’ll get to read all there is to read about your character’s journey through Earth.
As for the trophies, there’s a full list for you to work through for Golf Club Wasteland, which means there’s a Platinum to reward your efforts! The first one you’ll get will pop as soon as you shoot the ball into the first hole. After this, there will be trophies for every five holes for which beat under par – which is mandatory if playing in Challenge Mode. There is a trophy for completing the game, another one for doing it in Challenge Mode, and one for Iron Mode. The rest of the trophies are for completing several miscellaneous objectives, such as getting a hole-in-one, sending the ball into the water, getting it on top of a cow, finding a secret passage, or sending the ball through a basketball hoop, to name some examples.
Golf Club Wasteland was a pleasant surprise on PlayStation 4. It’s a very chill experience with a minimalist art style that will help to showcase each location you visit in this wasteland formerly known as Earth. Add the great Radio Nostalgia from Mars DJ and the excellent soundtrack created for the game, and you have a package that is easy to recommend. Buying the game also rewards you with a download of its superb soundtrack, as well as getting a digital copy of a 50+ pages graphic novel that will help you learn more about the story surrounding this fun, minimalist game. Golf Club Wasteland is out on PS4 with a $9.99 price, so you should definitely add it to your collection!
This Golf Club Wasteland review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Untold Tales.