Let's Golf! 3

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Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Fun, free simulation tempts with in-app purchases.

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The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

It might take a while to master the swing and other mechanics of this game but veteran golf gamers should adapt quickly. You must take the hole over again if you don't shoot "par" or better (birdie, eagle).

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The app asks users to join Gameloft Live!, a multiplayer service that offers interaction between users (including chat), invitations to play, a leaderboard, trophies, and more.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know Gameloft's Let's Golf! 3 is a "freemium" golf game -- free to play, but the player will likely be asked to spend real money via an in-app purchase for additional energy points. Parents should also be aware the game supports multiplayer matches over the Internet, with voice support, therefore kids could hear profanity. An optional Gameloft Live! service also offers communication options between its members.

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Kid, 10 years old January 7, 2014
Kid, 11 years old November 9, 2011

amazingly well done in entertainment and money-mooching!

A great golfing game that definitely learns from its original material and its sequel, and it could have been the best golfing app of 2011 (let alone summer 201... Continue reading

Is it any good?

LET'S GOLF 3 is a fun simulation with plenty of game modes and fantasy courses. But it's not a "hole in one" either, mainly because this "freemium" game requires you to spend energy points per hole to keep playing -- by shelling out real or virtual money for more or waiting for energy to refill over time. In the single-player game, your first of six 3-D-rendered courses is the tropical South Pacific isle of Fiji. After that, you can play China, Egypt, Ireland, Outer Space, and Under the Sea. Playing the game is fairly simple: It's a "three-click" (or three-tap) mechanism familiar to seasoned golf gamers. Visually, the game looks great as the ball sails through the air and drops down on the fairway or green –- and hopefully, avoiding the water, sand, or rough. You'll earn some coins and experience points per hole, which you can use to purchase goodies in the marketplace, such as better clubs or special balls with powers. Play well and you can unlock new modes, plus there are a few minigames, too. Let's Golf! 3 also offers a few ways to play a multiplayer game for up to four people.

If you run out of energy points you can buy more with virtual cash or spend real money. For example, in-app purchases range from $.99 cents (for a pack of 20 cash) all the way up to $49.99 (for 1,400 cash). Some golf game fans might prefer to just spend, say $5, for the complete game. Overall, it's hard to complain about this free app -- especially as it's fun to play -- but the "freemium" model might irk some.

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For kids who love sports

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