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Golf Club: Wasteland (2021) is a golf game in an unusual setting. You play on an earth decimated by an environmental catastrophe. Through beautiful visuals and eerie audio, you piece together what has happened to the planet to cause such devastation. It's an unusual way to tell a story, but one that combines 2D golfing and a surprisingly moving narrative about loss, loneliness, regret and an indictment of capitalism and corporate greed.

As the earth descended into climate crisis chaos, the ultra-rich move to Tesla City on Mars, and only come back to earth for rounds of golf. You play Charlie who, after ferrying the rich to Mars, decides to come back for one last game. Through diary entries, music and radio interviews, you begin to understand the impact of the change on those who survived; their longings and regrets, and through the scenery and locations, you begin to get a clearer picture of the annihilation of humanity on earth.

Against this backdrop, the golfing is a satisfyingly simple and controllable affair. You decide the angle and power of your shot and aim to get the ball in the hole in as few shots as possible. You play in abandoned museums, on rooftops, cruise ships, and more.

It's a unique and haunting experience that avoids the finger-wagging and blame usually accompanying conversations about the environment. Instead, we sit with the sad loneliness of the situation and the deep desire to return home even if that comes with the ultimate cost. It deals with these themes in a nuanced, introspective, and subtle way that is sure to provoke thought and conversation in those who play it.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Golf Club: Wasteland 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 23 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Narrative and Sports game with Puzzle and Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 2 hours and 4 hours to complete. The game is rather short, and although some levels may require several attempts to beat on harder difficulties, the game overall is still rather short.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for strong language.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for Sexual Themes and Alcohol Reference.

Skill Level

11+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content.

CostsCosts

Golf Club: Wasteland usually costs £8.50.
 

Golf Club: Wasteland

Steam Store PC £8.50
PlayStation Store PS5 -
XBox Store Xbox One -
XBox Store Xbox X|S -
Switch Store Switch -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 16/06/2021, updated in 2021

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative, Sports (Puzzle and Simulation)

Accessibility: 28 features

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: Demagog Studio (@Demagog_Studio)

Game FranchiseThe Wasteland Franchise

Golf Club: Wasteland is part of the Wasteland franchise of games:

Golf Club:
Wasteland

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