Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
Buy On
  1. World Poker Tour is the best of the console poker bunch--though that isn't necessarily saying an awful lot.
  2. Pretty competitive A.I., sometimes it comes across as a little bit uneven but it always seems to provide a decent challenge.
  3. 70
    World Poker Tour isn't a huge step above "World Championship Poker," but the career mode is at least more engaging and the AI is less aggravating. The multiplayer game also doesn't appear to be as broken, though it's still clunky.
  4. AceGamez
    70
    Despite the amount of complaints on the table, I still think World Poker Tour should be given a chance if you plan to take it online, because as far as I know, this is the only poker videogame that offers such an extensive online mode.
  5. It's getting there, but even $20 sadly isn't enough to keep the game interesting once the license novelty wears off.
  6. It’s still the most complete virtual poker experience you’re likely to come across, but it falls short of what it could have been. Cool ideas like the ability to change your player’s facial expression are all but pointless, and the online play doesn’t really seem to have taken off.
  7. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    60
    Buy WPT if you watch poker; buy "World Championship Poker 2" if you play poker. [Jan 2006, p.95]
  8. If you’ve seen the TV show, don’t play poker but fancy having a go yourself, then it’s a perfect initiation to the game – complete with some of the crazy calls and raises that go on from inexperienced and tilting players. For the hardcore poker fanatic though, there’s a massive, massive amount of room for improvement.
  9. The graphics are piss poor and the AI a joke most of the time, but generally this is the best of the bunch.
  10. Large improvements need to be made to the AI to make the game challenging and enjoyable, and more time needs to be spent on improving the character models and announcing work.
  11. You can get a game of poker out of it, and you can persist with the desire to win to reach the next tournament, but the volume of frustrations along the way mean it cannot be hailed as the first great poker game. It's getting there, but not there yet.
  12. Maybe it's time for this addition to the videogame genre stable to start uttering that often resented yet ever-powerful f-word. That's "fold", by the way.
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. GregR.
    Oct 21, 2007
    8
    Its good but the graphics are bad and the other players names are really dum. Its a game were you can play alot of and not get bored.
  2. DvaudbvuR.
    May 19, 2006
    10
    This game sucked i hated it it's slow takes forever to load and i get ace's 90% of the time it's too easy and a waste of money.
  3. Mukso1495ad
    Jan 17, 2006
    5
    The weakest of the three. Graphics are slightly better then WSOP and WCoP2. Gameplay is very repetitive. The AI checks too often. The pro The weakest of the three. Graphics are slightly better then WSOP and WCoP2. Gameplay is very repetitive. The AI checks too often. The pro playercharacters seem just as lost as you are trying to figure the other players. One can never catch a flop. The AI calls you with bad cards and almost always gets rewarded. If you are a pretty good poker play then I wouldn't reccomend it. This game will only fustrate you to when your huge pocket pairs get beat out by horrendous calls. Full Review »