- 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
MariosP.9Professional reviews of this game are completely ridiculous -- they miss the point of the game by such a wide mark that it's obvious that none of them have ever played a game of poker in their life. Graphics? Sound? Who cares! AI slightly off? So what! This is a great game for the aspiring poker player -- especially begineer to intermediate -- it will hone your skills at the basic level until you can go for it online -- sometimes I simply cannot understand how a 'niche' game can be reviewed by mainstream reviewers more used to playing FIFA, Tiger and Shoot-em-Ups! Its a poker game for the poker-nut -- simple -- and a good job it does to!… Expand
AndrewB.8I read the professional reviews after I had already purchased the game. I must say that the reviews are missing the point. While the game does in fact lack heavily in the graphics and sound department, it is a solid poker experience. I truly doubt that anyone who even thought about picking up this game did so to see spectacular graphics and hear quality sound. I'm certain that they did so to enjoy a relatively realistic poker experience on the go - and this game delivers. As mentioned in other user reviews, the AI varies from poor players to great players, and in that way it does a good job of simulating a true table. Not every single player you ever play with will be highly experienced and make the best decisions all the time, if the game ran that way how much fun would that be?… Expand
Muhahah7i was expecting a lot from reader reviews on ebgames, but as much as i want to love this game, the production quality is so low. but i will say the AI is pretty good, and makes for a quick poker game on the go.… Expand
KyleTurner2The graphics are worse than PS1 quality, the core game mechanic is flawed in that AI players don't seem to actually know how to play poker, and the sound designed can be summed up as a horrendous collection of .wavs that teach you to turn the sound off every time you load the game.
ONLY play via multiplayer, and even then only if you're somehow all trapped in a pitch black room without a deck of cards.… Expand