• Publisher: Crave
  • Release Date: Nov 18, 2004
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Ultimately a decent effort, but only because of its online play. The offline component of the game is simply too pointless and spotty to hold anyone's attention.
  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. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Why can't you have more than six players at a table? [March 2005, p.95]
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. ChrisN.
    Mar 30, 2005
    0
    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 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! Full Review »
  2. BobN.
    Feb 27, 2005
    8
    Better than most computer games, but A.I. doesn't have the players play very smart, even at the highest level.
  3. Sam4027064258l
    Jan 31, 2005
    9
    I love it and the playing with guys online is awesome.