World Championship Poker 2: Featuring Howard Lederer Image
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  • Summary: WCP 2 features Howard Lederer, Greg Raymer, Clonie Gowen, Amir Vahidi, Paul Darden, Robert Williamson III, Matt Savage, and Annie Duke. World Championship Poker 2 features a much more detailed one player game, where you now have to work your way up the ranks, starting in your mom's basement. Once you start winning and accumulating money, you can spend your winnings on increasingly better pads, and furnishings. Hit a losing streak, and you may have to hock your stuff to stay in the game. 14 types of poker are featured, including Texas Hold'em, Five Card Draw, Seven Card Stud and Pineapple. [Crave] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. The long-time problems that do and will always hold gambling videogames down still exist here, mainly the fact that human emotion and reaction cannot be duplicated and gambling with fake money isn’t always satisfying when you can pull a real game together with your friends, but with all elements considered there simply isn’t a better videogame simulation of the popular card game to be found.
  2. It doesn't perfectly replicate the poker experience enough to immerse you in the game, but if you are a poker fan, WCP2 should definitely be a title to consider, with its 14 different variants, online capability, and decent replay value.
  3. World Championship Poker 2's offline play is the best you'll find amid this year's competition, and the online play is still pretty engaging.
  4. But, why does the PSP version of World Championship Poker 2 cost more than the PS2 version of World Championship Poker 2?
  5. 65
    It certainly falls short on some of the presentation points, like its minimalist character creator and restrictive Career mode options, but its AI and fairly cool RPG elements make it stand out from the portable crowd a bit.
  6. The slow pace, poor voice-overs and lack of handheld convenience lends WCP2 a strong sense of "thank god it's over" whenever it's time to switch off the PSP - and no game should ever do that.
  7. It isn't a terrible game, but neither is it a good one. For those wanting to play a game of poker without the hassle of dealing cards or finding friends to play against then this game is an adequate substitute.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 12 out of 15