VR Golf 96
If you're teed off at the weather, you can still enjoy your favorite sport on one of three different formats from Interplay's VR Sports.
They have teamed up with Gremlin Interactive to put together a realistic 3-D golf simulation that features VR Sports' motion capture and Virtual Fieldvision. It's a 3-D-based polygon golf game that allows you to play your shot from any angle. You can even customize your golfing skills.
Download VR Golf 96
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
Borrowing heavily from PGA Tour '96, VR Golf tees off on two courses with a complete set of clubs, modes, custom players, and other golfing standards. The tight gameplay and copycat controls will be a breeze for PGA pros, but VR Golf really distinguishes itself graphically. Although the motion-captured golfers are pretty ordinary, these courses shine with an immersive 3D feel and unending camera angles. Golfers should keep an eye on this intriguing rookie.
VR Golf tees off on the PlayStation with a solid debut effort. Although PGA Tour '97 remains firmly at the top of the leaderboard, VR Golf ',97 trails right behind it with respectable gameplay and standout graphics of the courses.
Drive for Show
Like PGA. VR Golf offers tw o challenging 18-hole courses, bjjt unlike PGA's. these courses and players aren't PGA-liccnsed. The fantasy players and courses wdfk just fine, though, jjnd VR shines with a huge list of modes that includes Stroke, Skins. Match, Fourball, and more. Other golfing standards like gimmes, mulligans; draw, and fade made the cut, but overall, PGA's feature set is more comprehensive.
The controls will instantly feel familiar to golf fans. A colored arrow enables you (o pinpoint yofiraim, and a circular swing meter lets you peg your accuracy and power. But putting's too simplistic--just line up the arrow and tag the accuracy, and it plunks in every time.
Putt for Dough
Graphically, the gorgeous course backgrounds shine with an unprecedented 3D look, and the vast camera angles enable you to scope out every detail.
But the smoothly moving players look far too elongated, which detracts from the realism.
As for sounds, Pat O'Brien calls the play-by-play with accurate and often amusing commentary, though he does repeat himself a bit. The sound effects do their duty throughout each hole.
For golf pros who have conquered PGA, VR Golf stands tall as a strong backup. Despite its quirks, this game delivers solid golf action.
- Score an easy birdie on par-5 holes by overpowering your drive to get huge distance off the tee. Then use your 3 Wood to get on the green in two shots.
- The key to draining long putts is nailing the accuracy tick mark dead-on.
- On tricky shots slightly underpower your swing--you get much better accuracy in return.