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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: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 5 out of 6
  1. 60
    And hey, you don't have to worry about getting fitted for cement shoes later, am I right? I just wish the presentation was a bit more illustrious.
  2. The graphics are bad, the sound is marginal at best, and worst of all, the gameplay doesn’t feel like Texas Hold ‘Em because of the poor AI.
  3. If you're going to buy a PSP poker game, get the other one ("World Poker Tour"). [May 2006, p.95]
  4. 33
    There's essentially no reason to pick up World Series of Poker. Scratch that, there is no reason to pick up World Series of Poker. Regardless of the fact that it's a portable version of Hold 'em, Omaha and whatnot, it's still not worth snagging.
  5. Another cynical exploitation of a fad, but hey, at least it's portable. [Dec 2005, p.139]
  6. 30
    A severe disappointment. The AI makes such ridiculous decisions that it feels like the decisions are just made randomly.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11