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Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds is the continuation of the Hot Shots series. The classic game modes are still present: VS Mode, Training Mode, Tournament Mode, Stroke Mode, Match Play Mode, as well as the ability to play online against individual opponents in a 50-person tournament or in an 8-person match.

There are 15 playable characters as well as 6 different caddies to choose from with the ability to customize them with over 300 different clothing and items, some of which can be unlocked during the game as well as the ability to change their playing style as well.

There is also a revamped swing mechanic, whereas this version the game focuses more on a relaxed view of the swing and doesn't use power meters, than rather rely on varying factors such as weather and club selection. However, the player can also choose to revert to the original scheme if they choose.


Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds PlayStation 3 Opening video.
Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds PlayStation 3 Checking the imagined trajectory of a current setup.
Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds PlayStation 3 Character selection screen.
Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds PlayStation 3 Selecting a golf course and/or opponent.

Alternate Titles

  • "Minna no Golf 5" -- Japanese title
  • "みんなのGolf 5" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Everybody's Golf 5" -- Alternate Japanese title
  • "Everbody's Golf: World Tour" -- PAL title

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Critic Reviews

IGN Mar 11, 2008 8.9 out of 10 89
Worth Playing Apr 10, 2008 8.6 out of 10 86
Game Arena Apr 11, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85 Mar 17, 2008 83 out of 100 83 Apr 03, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Video Games Daily Jun 10, 2008 8 out of 10 80 May 14, 2008 75 out of 100 75
Game Revolution Mar 19, 2008 B 75
JeuxActu Apr 03, 2008 13 out of 20 65
Gamekult Mar 27, 2008 6 out of 10 60


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1001 Video Games

Everbody's Golf: World Tour appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


Kratos (from the God of War series) is available as a downloadable character from the PlayStation Network. That makes it the second David Jaffe created character on a Hot Shots Golf game (the first being Sweet Tooth on Hot Shots Golf 2)
Big John WV (25480) added Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds (PlayStation 3) on Sep 23, 2008