Metascore
32

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 10 out of 13
  1. Graphics suck, and so does the sound. To play the game successfully, you will have to practice a lot in advance.
  2. Poor presentation, poor playability, AI-fueled opponent… If you are fan of pool games, there are simply better options available.
  3. Twitchy controls and poor presentation eclipse what little fun there is to be had with this middling billiards game.
  4. In small doses, Pool Party is capable of providing some entertainment, but marathon single-player sessions just seem pointless. Playing against another human opponent is the better way to go, and it extends the playability significantly.
  5. Pool Party, though, with its obfuscated control scheme, obscuring camera angles, and generally unfriendly interface, leaves a lot to be desired.
  6. A miserable, awkward and unsatisfying excuse for a pool game. [Oct 2008, p.85]
  7. 24
    The game is about on par with a chop-shop web game, and does very little to use the Wii controls at all.
  8. Everything you can think of is wrongfully done in this game.
  9. It was a game no-one noticed because no-one should notice this. Ever. Don't bother looking at it never mind buying or renting it.
  10. Quite simply, Pool Party is the worst game available on the Wii.
  11. To put bluntly, Pool Party really is a load of balls.
  12. Pool Party isn't pretty, it doesn't sound nice and it definitely isn't clever. Aside from the obvious fact that World Championship Snooker is the best cue-sports game around at the moment, not only do I genuinely believe that the original incarnation of Virtual Pool circa 1996 is infinitely better than this, I personally would rather be playing an online portable pool game such as Yahoo! Pool, which while only being 2D and top-down, plays a much truer game and is a lot more fun.
  13. 10
    We really wanted to give it a 0/10, but it does actually exist and that is surely enough to warrant it getting 1/10. Needless to say, this game is terrible.
User Score
0.7

Overwhelming dislike- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. WesS.
    Dec 31, 2007
    0
    Terrible...in every way, shape ,and form.
  2. MichelleH.
    Dec 23, 2007
    2
    One of the few times that I bought a game without looking at reviews first. what a mistake. Just plain awful.