Vertiginous Golf is a dystopian steam punk mini golf adventure game set in the skies above an alternate world where life on the ground is enveloped in permanent smog, constant darkness and never-ending rain.
User reviews:
Recent:
Mixed (34 reviews) - 55% of the 34 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mixed (785 reviews) - 59% of the 785 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 7, 2014

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“A dystopian steampunk golf game.” PERRRRRR-DOOIIIIIIIINNGGG! My heart’s back up where it belongs!”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“I think it's safe to say that Vertiginous Golf is one of the most unique mini-golf titles I've ever played, and its steampunk setting is the real capper to such an off-the-wall and rich concept. I'm quite fond of its approach to narrative within a mini-golf game.”
Destructiod

“Its puzzling, challenging, and deeply weird characteristics make for a unique and engaging experience that brings new life to the staidest of sports”
7 – GameSpot

About This Game


Vertiginous Golf is a dystopian steam punk mini golf adventure game set in the skies above an alternate world where life on the ground is enveloped in permanent smog, constant darkness and never-ending rain.

After suffering on the ground under a haze smog and pollution, the people of Scudburough have been split in half by a lottery, with the winners heading up into the clouds to live in a floating city called New Lun-Donne. For those left below, they can get a temporary escape from the gloom through the Verti-Sphere, a device that allows them to rise virtually into the cloudy paradise to play mini golf on challenging obstacle courses floating in the sky. But something is amiss in this nation of two cities. Another voice is trying to break through the propaganda messages of peace and prosperity… the voice of an insurrection.



Chip and putt your way through beautiful golf courses floating far above the smog-covered streets below. Play through the unique story mode courses to uncover the mystery of the Verti-sphere. Enjoy 54 classic holes ranging from simple miniputt to mind-bending courses that will test even the most skilled golfers, as well a driving range and race challenges.



Take on these insane obstacle courses filled with hazards and contraptions. Look through the eyes of your mechanical hummingbird companion to explore and unlock the secrets of the green. Use the jewel encrusted beetle to control your ball once it’s in motion and make good use of your limited rewind power to redeem yourself from a bad shot.



What's better than a leisurely round of golf in the sky? A leisurely round of golf in the sky with up to three friends, of course! All the courses can be enjoyed in multiplayer either locally or online. There are also two more unusual multiplayer modes to enjoy: race each other to the finish on the race tracks or fight over control of the holes in the unique battle golf arenas whilst using a variety of offensive weapons to disrupt your opponents.



A fully featured map editor means you can design your own fiendish courses and share them with the community. Who knows what the mad inventors of you will come up with? For the more aesthetically inclined you can tinker for hours with the look of your clubs, your mechanical hummingbird companion and your avatar in Frolich's Emporium.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP SP3 and above
    • Processor: 2.0GHz CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB graphics card
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 3GB RAM
    Recommended:
    • OS: XP SP3 and above
    • Processor: 2.0GHz CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB graphics card
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 3GB RAM
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX
    • Processor: 2.0GHz CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB graphics card
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX
    • Processor: 2.0GHz CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB graphics card
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 13.04
    • Processor: 2.0GHz CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB graphics card
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 13.04
    • Processor: 2.0GHz CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB graphics card
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Mixed (34 reviews)
Overall:
Mixed (785 reviews)
Recently Posted
✪ Coe #Scout1vs1????
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
This game is very fun with friends or just anyone from your family to play with. Its a child friendly game :)
Helpful? Yes No Funny
👌🔫Psych0path💉🔪
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Remember those friends you had?
Yeah
I had those before I played this game
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The Fourth Variety
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Play mini-golf, get money,
Buy facial hair and a stupid hat...
God I wish I could hit the hummingbird with my chipper.
Hipster garbage.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Donkey
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Surprised about the bad reviews.
The game is legit pretty fun with friends

Its got a weird bioshock-esqe inspired theme.

The game works well, isnt buggy or broken, its not even that difficult.
If you can get it on sale or you got a free copy from a friend, its worth getting together and playing.

You can play golf and attack each other.

Point system is a bit broken, but other than that, pretty good.
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jumpingkartoffel
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Product received for free
lekker
Helpful? Yes No Funny
mohrcomicfan
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Product received for free
don't get even if free
not even worht being free you should be payed to play this waste of space
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KingBowser
( 8.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Product received for free
Good gameplay. Got it for free. The levels seem like a golf version of Monkey Ball.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
†<CC><Ryvaldus
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
Clever course design is undermined by inelegant interface and controls that just don't feel right.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
^___^ 👌
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Product received for free
Paix mon ami, je l'espère, vous pouvez me donner des armes que possible -_____-
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Saberhap (no games for a while)
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Product received for free
Never play this game
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UWOTM8
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
WASTE OF MONEY SHOULD BE FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Porno Ross
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
i cant imagine how steamed id be if i bought this for $10 instead of $1 in a humble bundle. give this stinker a wide berth
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Bad Soccer Man
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
Product received for free
♥♥♥♥!!!! ♥♥♥♥!!!!!!
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mooware
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
Pleasantly serene minigolfing experience. Quite enjoyable in local multiplayer.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
dot.
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
The best part was that when after 250 tries i succed to complete one stage !! <3
10/10 would do that again
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Dr. D. E. Bison
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
Product received for free
How can it be permissible?
She compromise my principle, yeah, yeah
That kind of love is mythical
She's anything but typical

She's a craze you'd endorse, she's a powerful force
You're obliged to conform when there's no other course
She used to look good to me, but now I find her

Simply irresistible
Simply irresistible

Her loving is so powerful, huh!
It's simply unavoidable
The trend is irreversible
The woman is invincible

She's a natural law and she leaves me in awe
She deserves the applause, I surrender because
She used to look good to me, but now I find her

Simply irresistible
Simply irresistible

Simply irresistible
(She's so fine, there's no tellin' where the money went)
Simply irresistible
(She's all mine, there's no other way to go)

She's unavoidable, I'm backed against the wall
She gives me feelings like I never felt before
I'm breaking promises, she's breaking every law
She used to look good to me, now I find her

Simply irresistible
(She's so fine, there's no tellin' where the money went)
Simply irresistible
(She's all mine, there's no other way to go)

Her methods are inscrutable
The proof is irrefutable, (ooh...)
She's so completely kissable, huh
Our lives are indivisible, yeah yeah

She's a craze you'd endorse, she's a powerful force
You're obliged to conform when there's no other course
She used to look good to me, but now I find her

Simply irresistible
Simply irresistible

Simply irresistible
(She's so fine, there's no tellin' where the money went)
Simply irresistible
(She's all mine, there's no other way to go)
Simply irresistible
(She's so fine, there's no tellin' where the money went)
Simply irresistible
(She's all mine, there's no other way to go)
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TheUnbornSilent
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
Do you wanna have fun? Then dont play this game.
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Skankin' Monkey
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
Product received for free
A lot of missed opportunities.
While it is fun to play with friends, most of the fun comes from making fun about the broken or incomplete state of the game rather than from enjoying the actual game itself. I just can't imagine why it was decided to ship the game without things like a visible indicator for whos turn it is or a scoreboard at the end of a course instead of just beeing kicked back to the "menu".
Also: Why is there a working 3D Sound-Engine implemented in the game, when it is only used to blast your ears with ♥♥♥♥♥♥ music if you happen to shoot the ball next to one of the speakers, while the physics engine at the same time is a buggy mess?
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Meme Madness
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
Product received for free
i didnt even buy this game it just showed up in my steam library.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
The best part was that when after 250 tries i succed to complete one stage !! <3
10/10 would do that again
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Remember those friends you had?
Yeah
I had those before I played this game
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
Product received for free
Paix mon ami, je l'espère, vous pouvez me donner des armes que possible -_____-
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Clever course design is undermined by inelegant interface and controls that just don't feel right.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Product received for free
Good gameplay. Got it for free. The levels seem like a golf version of Monkey Ball.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Not very intresting game if you play alone
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 3
This is the Darksouls of Minigolf, Don't buy it unless you're willing to cry a bit.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
The best part was when I was 65 over par on the last hole
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
pros
-----
Golf
vertiginous

cons
-----
cant put mustache on girl
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
✔ Decent presentation and execution
✔ Some interesting ideas
✔ Map editor
✔ Online multiplayer
✔ DRM-free build exists (Humble store)
✔ GNU/Linux support!

✘ Background musics could be better.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
This is one of those games where a meh button would apply. The gameplay isn't bad, but on some of the holes I feel that the par is too low. The courses are pretty neat. So is the bird you can fly around the course to view it. The character model looks awful, but that isn't too big of a deal. Also, I have had trouble with accidentally trying to use RMB to aim and ending up wasting a shot.

Pros:
Levels are designed to be interesting
World looks fairly nice
Bird control

Cons:
Bad character models
Somewhat awkward controls
Mildly unforgiving

Overall, I would give this a 5.5/10. It definitely is not worth the $10, but for anything less than $5, I would say it was a good price. Want to reiterate, this is not a bad game. It just isn't a particularly good one.

I got the key for this game from a steam group called Accidentally Reviewed. I thank them greatly for distributing free keys for reviewing and encourage anyone and everyone to join the group.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
An intresting and fun game that is like minigolf the video game. $10 is too much though so pick it up on sale. It will give you some fun times for when you get bored.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
Given the game by a friend, proceeded to beat two of my friends in this rootn tootn hack and slash mmorpg based around golf.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
fun game my golf game is so bad but nonetheless good
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
I got this game as part of the free giveaway. I don't really like golfing or golfing games but I love steampunk and dystopian worlds and the idea with little bird that is your companion is just amazing!
I would say get this game in sale if you're not a golf fan, but if you are, get the game because the atmosphere is really cool!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
Tried to join a multiplayer game and entered a room with some white bald woman who said, "I am your mother" then disconnected.

10/10



(fun golf game with some odd anti-captalism undertones)
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
Vertiginous Golf is a game that will either grow on you…or it wont. When I first started playing this game, I got very frustrated with it very quickly. Over time, I learned some of the different features it has to offer, so I experimented with some of these other features before returning to the base part of the game.

When you first start playing this game, you have a few different options. There are various 1 player modes, as well as multi player modes to choose from. I started by playing the regular mini putt holes, and worked my way up to playing these holes with the multi player mode. I will say, the holes get drastically more difficult and complex as you move on. Sometimes, in my opinion, the par the holes are set at can be unreasonable, but with that aside, the holes do range in difficulties.

This game also gives you a build your own hole option, which I found to be rewarding, because I could take some of my frustrations out that I had with the game, on the self created holes. Some of the obstacles I previously found aggravating and just downright cruel, became amusing in the close to impossible holes I created for myself.

NOTE: I got this game for free during a special event, so I recommend this game when it is on sale for a low price. If I were to have actually spent a chunk of change on this game, I would have rated it differently. As I mentioned before, MANY of the holes built into this game leave you asking yourself “how is it even possible to get it in that many strokes?” or “this hole isn’t even fair!” As I stated earlier in my review however, I changed my attitude with this game because I play it now more as a humorous experiment, instead of a serious challenge.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2015
great to play with friend
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2015
Not a fan of the steampunk theme of this game, haven't played much of the single player / story (you can probably guess it's average from the other reviews). I purely recommend this game because of the multiplayer. Me and my friends have been playing these recently and it is insanely fun, especially with weapons. The networking is pretty good and haven't experience any lag on my 2Mbps connection. Level creator is also good but the UI is average.

TL;DR Fun game, pick it up if you can spare the money or wait for it to go on sale
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