Summary: The PSP is one of the best systems for the gamer on the go, and sports titles that you can easily pick up and put down are, in my opinion, a good time. Hot Shots was one of the first titles to come out for the PSP, and while it's age is showing and Tiger Woods golf is more in depth, Hot Shots is great if you just like a simple, yet fun, game of golf.
Summary: I got this game thinking it was going to be silly, but it was cheap so why not try it. Since then I have played this game to death and then some. The golf is simple but very well done. The physics are well done, and you can shape your shots for low drives, high approach shots, curves around trees, etc. There are 6 courses, several player and hundreds of silly items to unlock as you win events.
Summary: Has the feel you would expect from a golf game. Good graphics. I like how winning tournaments and challenges opens up new characters and gives you different equipment that can alter your player attributes (ie: extra spin or power or control). I enjoy golf games, but I have to admit that I can only play them for so long before they feel like I'm doing the same thing over and over again. So, I played this a good bit at first and now haven't played it for a few months.
Summary: I'M ADDICTED... This game is just unbelievable. I've been a HSG fan since the original Playstation and I was pretty happy to see it was on the PSP. I was at Best Buy and I couldn't decide. This, or X-men 2? I'm damn happy I got this game. 250 unlockables, unbelievable graphics, nice sound, and ADDICTING. Oh wow. Graphics: 9.5/10. Quite possibly the best looking PSP game ever released. Very sharp, great grass, excellent water, beautiful looking characters,it's allll good!
Summary: HSGOT works very well as a handheld game, though there are pretty limited game modes: Training, Putting Challenge, Challenge, Single Player, and Multiplayer. The only thing I find myself wishing for some sort of a drive challenge or a mini-golf..you know, some silly "quickie" mini-games (see MediEvil) that you can complete in less than 5 minutes.
Summary: I cannot get enough of this game. I don't think I have ever been addicted to a golf game before, but this game is like crack; I just can't get enough of it. I've played one or two of the Mario Golf games before, but they seemed to be too complicated and RPG-ish for me. Hot Shots Golf (HSG), in contrast, feels a little more straightforward.