World Championship Poker: Featuring Howard Lederer - All In Image
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  • Summary: All In features some of the most recognizable and successful poker stars in the world, including Howard Lederer, his sister Annie Duke, Greg Raymer, Amir Vahidi, Paul Darden, and Robert Williamson III. Joining the roster for this year's edition are noted international poker superstars Marcel Luske, Thomas Bihl, and Erin Ness, who parlayed a victory at a Maxim Magazine office tournament into a seat at the 2004 World Series of Poker. Features 18 types of poker, including Texas Hold'em, Five Card Draw, Seven Card Stud Omaha and More. Multi-Table Online Tournaments. Scenario Mode: Players are presented with a series of poker "puzzle" challenges that gradually increase in difficulty. Lucky Charms: Players can improve their luck through this Career Mode skill. Mixed Games: Play two or more variations of poker during a single game, with the game changing every time the dealer button makes it around the table. [Crave Entertainment] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 6 out of 15
  1. 76
    Whether you just want something to play Texas Hold ‘em on your PS2 for, or something with the depth and customization of a sports sim, All In is your best bet.
  2. The tutorials are helpful, the character creation elements are amusing, and the display and presentation of the game outperform every other poker game available.
  3. It does feature a nice variety of games, a solid career mode and online play, but struggles in the graphics, audio and artificial intelligence which take the title down.
  4. Up to this point I've been recommending "Stacked" for the advanced poker player, and "World Poker Tour" for newbies. I don't see any reason to change that recommendation. [Nov. 2006, p.112]
  5. Like every other console poker game on the market, it simply can’t compete with the real experience of playing poker. All In has a lot of goods but an equal number of bads that keep it from being anything but an average poker simulation that fails to captivate and engage the player.
  6. While World Championship Poker featuring Howard Lederer: All In for PS2 isn’t the worst poker game ever made, it’s in the running.
  7. 20
    The great selection of poker styles is ruined by limited play options, a horrible presentation and crappy player A.I. Save yourself some cash and just buy a deck of cards instead.

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  1. LukeM.
    Oct 23, 2006
    8
    Best Game Ever!!!!