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  • Summary: Stacked is a Texas Hold 'em poker game that captures the look, excitement and drama of the phenomenon that has captivated America. The game features a comprehensive poker school in which the player can receive tips and strategies from Daniel Negreanu (2004 ESPN Player of the Year, WorldStacked is a Texas Hold 'em poker game that captures the look, excitement and drama of the phenomenon that has captivated America. The game features a comprehensive poker school in which the player can receive tips and strategies from Daniel Negreanu (2004 ESPN Player of the Year, World Poker Tour Player of the Year)who will teach everything from the fundamentals of Hold 'em to advanced tournament strategies through full motion video, voiceovers and dynamic in-game features. As players progress through the game's career mode, they can apply Daniel's teachings to overcome some of poker's most renowned stars, including Josh Arieh, Jennifer Harman, Erick Lindgren, Carlos Mortenson, Evelyn Ng and David Williams. The Poki Artificial Intelligence system utilized in Stacked adapts its tactics in real-time to exploit the user's playing style, detecting tendencies and deploying appropriate counter-strategies to deliver a challenging and authentic experience. Gamers can organize a casual game with friends or compete to qualify for sanctioned multi-table tournaments. [Myelin Media] Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23
  1. Stacked with Daniel Negreanu is the best Texas Hold 'Em videogame on the market currently. It lets you play cash games, single table and multi-table tournaments and online on all platforms.
  2. netjak
    83
    An impressively solid computer AI and overall gameplay makes Stacked possibly the best Texas Hold’em game, and possibly one of the best teaching tools on the market.
  3. Stacked presents itself as a typical game of poker, but thanks to a pretty intriguing artificial intelligence system, it plays things much smarter than your average poker title.
  4. Stacked offers some of the most realistic poker gameplay out there. The game isn't a fast game, and this will bring down the enjoyment level for the majority of gamers.
  5. Stacked lacks a playable interface and simply does not do enough with its modes to set itself far enough apart from the competition.
  6. Two things work against Stacked in the end. One, while the computer AI is great, whoever is dealing the cards needs to be looked into by the gaming commission. And it says "Halo With Chips" on the back, which gives the game higher expectations than it should. Being that I am really enjoying playing Texas Hold'em both in video games and in real life, I wanted to like Stacked. Unfortunately there are just too many other Poker games out there that are better, even with less realistic AI.
  7. The tutorial sets the stage for a pleasurable experience, but shoddy game modes, AI, and visuals kill the moment.

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  2. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. BrianL.
    Jan 12, 2007
    5
    Severely lacking in many areas. With the graphics being average, you would expect the interface to move quickly. But nope, making selections, Severely lacking in many areas. With the graphics being average, you would expect the interface to move quickly. But nope, making selections, chosing the amount to bet, and other actions take much longer than in real life or even free online poker. Which makes you ask yourself why not play a real game? The excitement of trying to build a career for yourself loses steam quickly as you work with the annoyingly slow interface and lack of features. Expand
  2. TomY.
    Jun 6, 2006
    4
    This is not poker. A forced $2000 buy-in on a $4-$8 tagble is just dumb. The betting system is tedious and prolongs the misery online, as This is not poker. A forced $2000 buy-in on a $4-$8 tagble is just dumb. The betting system is tedious and prolongs the misery online, as players try to bet. No one is foced to post a blind when they sit at a cash table. While not getting the nuances of Hold'em poker is bad, the ugly avatars that you have minimal control over how they look are ugly and end up serving no real purpose. Honestly, there are so many things bad about this game, it atounds me that it was actually released. Just a bad game. Collapse
  3. JarrodH.
    Jun 21, 2006
    3
    This game started off with a good marketing run, a great promotional DVD, and a release date of 7/2005. Well, delays pushed it back to This game started off with a good marketing run, a great promotional DVD, and a release date of 7/2005. Well, delays pushed it back to 6/1/2006. Now it's out, with half the features it promised, and a lackluster online play. This online play has rampant disconnects and is anything but fun. My recommendation is .. if you like online play, get one of the many free poker sites and play in their online rooms. If you like singleplayer play, this game is decent IF you want to play a video game. If you want to play poker, i'd suggest poker academy standard.. it contains the bots this game used, and it contains a lot better versions of them. Expand
  4. [Anonymous]
    Jun 17, 2006
    1
    the worst poker game i have ever played . never in my life have i felt that the comp ai is cheating me as much as with this game.