If you're a regular reader, you may be aware that here at SPOnG there are a number of secret golfers in our midst. Not real golfers, you understand (unless Adam’s regular tournaments with those filthy magazine journos at his local municipal pitch and putt makes him a golfer) but fans of golf videogames.
So we were more than glad to welcome one of the best and most realistic simulations of the game last month in the shape of Oxygen’s ProStroke Golf, which boasts the best control method yet developed in any
golfing title to date.
Quite something really, for a fairly small time UK publisher and developer to achieve, and certainly a lot more fun that Queen’s Park Pitch and Putt (even Adam begrudgingly admitted this).
To see what we’ve been raving on about, you can now download a free playable PC demo. It's available directly from Oxygen’s site (255MB, RAR format) or in Zip format from SPOnG (271 MB) (Sorry, the demo is no longer available)
. The demo features three holes of the Brabazon course at the De Vere Belfry, and puts you in the jazzy shoes of Sergio Garcia.
If you're not at liberty to try out the demo on your PC (maybe you're not supposed to play games at work) you can see our full preview of ProStroke Golf
to find out why we think you might just be happily surprised by the game.
ProStroke Golf is out now on PS2, PC and Xbox with a PSP version to follow shortly. We’ll bring you further news and a review of that as soon as we get it.