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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Prepare to release your inner pool shark! Bankshot Billiards 2 improves upon the original with nine different game styles: classic 8-Ball, 9-Ball, Cutthroat, Euro 8-Ball, 14.1 Continuous, 3-Ball, Trick Shots, Time Trial, and Golf. Turn on the Aiming Aid option and[Xbox Live Arcade] Prepare to release your inner pool shark! Bankshot Billiards 2 improves upon the original with nine different game styles: classic 8-Ball, 9-Ball, Cutthroat, Euro 8-Ball, 14.1 Continuous, 3-Ball, Trick Shots, Time Trial, and Golf. Turn on the Aiming Aid option and practice your shots against the computer. When you’re ready, challenge your friends in your own living room or take on the world over Xbox Live. Earn achievements such as Trick Shot Master, Speed Freak, or Ultimate Hustler! [Xbox.com] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. By far the best pool game I have ever played on the PC or console. Visually, the game is beyond reality with gorgeous textures and lighting effects, flawless physics, all the popular (and not so popular) game variations, and an outstanding online component that maintains leaderboards and even offers online tournaments.
  2. All the modes, added challenges, full online support - it's a Snooker fans dream and only adds an exclamation point to Xbox Live Arcade's brilliance.
  3. Aside from difficulty lining up the long shots, Bankshot Billiards 2 is an extremely fun title for all ages, and one that can be enjoyed via Xbox Live or solo-style.
  4. There really isn’t much here that you haven’t seen before in a digital pool game, but that doesn’t mean this isn’t a fun way to spend a few minutes killing time.
  5. Thanks to easy multiplayer integration, this surprisingly sturdy download is sure to keep you playing long after that.
  6. The weak pseudo-jazz music would embarrass a grot movie director, but apart from that, this is good stuff. [Issue#5, p.120]
  7. The only saving grace of the game is the leader boards, the ability to play with another player on your system, or online. Still, it is a pretty boring proposition and most billiards fans will probably get rather annoyed by the game.

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  1. SpencerH.
    Mar 7, 2006
    10
    If you like to play pool, this game is super sweet. Most of the time i'm playing online with friends or multiplayer. the one player mode If you like to play pool, this game is super sweet. Most of the time i'm playing online with friends or multiplayer. the one player mode is really challenging and fun but this is more the SOCIAL SPORT game. this is ome of my most played ARCADE games so far. Expand
  2. SteveM.
    Feb 24, 2006
    8
    Good fun, and a good laugh online. Nothing ground-breaking, but a good value pool arcade game.
  3. ScottP.
    Mar 15, 2006
    8
    Great game of pool to be had here especially in mulitplayer online and offline with friends. A testament to how addictive and good this game Great game of pool to be had here especially in mulitplayer online and offline with friends. A testament to how addictive and good this game is the amount of time i have spent playing it when I have 'next gen' 360 games sitting on the shelf. The graphics are good with a perfect birds eye view of the table. The ball physics are superb the only thing you can't do is make the ball jump! Swerve shots backspin and topspin are all easily implemented with the equally excellent if not a touch sensitve control system. Ok a little pricey compared to other XBL Arcade games but if you a fan of pool I think its worth every penny. Collapse