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  • Summary: World Series of Poker features the likenesses of poker professionals participating in the 2005 WSOP Tournament. The game offers players a truly unique experience unlike any other poker video game on the market today. For the first time ever, the 2005 WSOP Tournament will be held at Harrah's Rio Suites in Las Vegas, the same location simulated in the video game and the location of the 2005 Lifestyle Show. All the sanctioned poker various of the World Series of Poker are available, including Texas Hold 'Em, 7 Card Stud, Omaha, and 5 Card Draw. With the flexible character creator, the player can create his or her own poker face, wear Vegas-style threads and upgrade looks/clothes as he or she gains money. [Activision] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 7 out of 15
  1. If you have the PS2 and the EyeToy, you and your opponents can actually set your cameras up so you can see each other while you play; just like you were sitting at the table at Hannah's Casino. That is very cool.
  2. With a license as big as the World Series, you'd hope for something more than a merely competent poker title.
  3. I wasn’t expecting a revolution from a poker game, but it would’ve been nice to have at least one unique and/or standout feature outside of the create-a-player mode.
  4. The graphics are pretty awful. This is cheap, but not cheap enough. [Dec 2005, p.110]
  5. It looks terrible with its blocky graphics and herky jerky animation. The poker gameplay is about as average as you can get. There are better, more realistic poker games available on the net for free.
  6. This is a very random game of poker that wouldn't stand up to any real scrutiny. Thankfully, you can play human opponents online.
  7. Great for players who have absolutely no desire to experience what real poker is like. [Dec 2005, p.132]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7