Extreme Gamer writes: "North America's Hot Shots Golf or Everybody Golf for the rest of the world sees its first return to the PSP after a lengthy hiatus. After loading up the original game for a comparison, I can safely say that Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 is everything the original is and more. The first change that you will notice in Open Tee 2 is a graphical upgrade from the original. The upgrade on the graphics are suttley adjusted providing more background imagery, slightly better character models and more detail in the menu system. Fans of Hot Shots cutesy animie don't worry, Sony hasn't touched a thing and you'll even start off with the two familiar female and male characters, Carly and Luke.
Follow the upgraded graphics the gameplay in Open Tee 2 is right on the money. Remaining allegiant to the formula that has made the game popular, Open 2 doesn't mess around with a sure thing. If you haven't played a console or portable version of Hot Shots Golf in the past they are very easy to learn and surprisingly deep. Behind the lovable imagery it might surprise some Tiger Wood fans that the golf is half decent in Hot Shots Golf. The console or portable version play very similar, so if you're a generation behind, or a new golfer on the Playstation 3, Open Tee 2 on the PSP is like a welcoming friend. Hot Shots Golf does a great job holding your hand until your ready for the big leagues."