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  • Summary: From Texas Hold'em to Seven-Card Stud and Omaha High-Low, poker is being played by an estimated 50 to 70 million people worldwide, and tournament action can be found on television almost every night of the week. With World Championship Poker, Crave puts players in the fast and freewheeling world of high-stakes poker on their own next generation console and handheld system. Features over 18 different poker games, including Texas Hold’em, Five Card Draw and Pineapple. Poker tutorials, as well as hints and tips on strategy. Six tournament locations, ranging from a TV studio to a Mississippi riverboat. Fully customizable characters with over 80 different options to mold a player’s look. Multi-Player via GameSpy. Eye-Toy support for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system as well as text and voice chat support. [Crave] Expand
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. As a bargain-priced take on what you're seeing on TV, this one rates as an off-suited pair - something to play with, but don't bet the mortgage on it. [Feb 2005, p.80]
  2. I wish the presentation were more exciting, particularly the graphics, which could possibly put poker newbies to sleep before the first hand is over, but the game makes up for that shortcoming (somewhat) thanks to its deep selection of poker variants and tournaments.
  3. The online play itself is great. It's unpredictable, challenging and enthralling. It's here that you will practice your voodoo of mind reading and psychological profiling.
  4. Thanks to solid gameplay, realistic AI, value pricing and especially the unique online features – Host Migration, persistent funds, EyeToy and USB headset support – World Championship Poker can proudly stand near the top of the bargain bin.
  5. Poker videogames need either brilliant Artificial Intelligence for offline single-player games or excellent online modes that factor in human fallibility for multiplayer competition. World Championship Poker lacks the former, and the latter isn’t up to the standard of online poker websites.
  6. 40
    I don't see why Crave decided to just stick with twelve variants of poker and not include other variations which could have added weeks of replay value to the game.
  7. Why can't you have more than six players at a table? [March 2005, p.95]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. HerbB.
    Nov 15, 2004
    Best poker game ever, just like being at the WSP !
  2. CoryG.
    Dec 14, 2004
    This game is sweet.
  3. Sam4027064258l
    Jan 31, 2005
    I love it and the playing with guys online is awesome.
  4. BobN.
    Feb 27, 2005
    Better than most computer games, but A.I. doesn't have the players play very smart, even at the highest level.
  5. AndrewC.
    Dec 25, 2004
    It's a pretty good game. However, the player gets outdrawn on the last card way too often. Some of it is a part of the game, but it knocks my rating down a little bit. Expand
  6. ChrisN.
    Mar 30, 2005
    This is quite possibly the most boring game ever - and I am a huge poker fan. The AI is terrible - Hold on to your hats...I think he's gonna check again! Expand