Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings
Dec 2, 2012This game really surprised me in that it is fun and easy to play. I've almost completed playing against every AI opponent and wish there wereThis game really surprised me in that it is fun and easy to play. I've almost completed playing against every AI opponent and wish there were more AI players to play against but I really enjoy how easy it is to setup your shot with the xbox controller. Shooting simply involves pulling the R stick back and pushing forward while the D pad can be used to fine tune where you hit the ball with the cue. The ability to quickly switch to overhead view (you can play the entire game in overhead view) is really nice. I also like the other bonus type games which give a variety to the 8 or 9 ball missions. There's not a lot of pool games on the xbox market but it;s nice to see that this one was done right. Well worth the $20 I paid for it. It has kept me occupied for weeks. I only wish they had a specific 'trick' shot set of missions but you can make trick shots at any time fairly easy in the 8 or 9 ball missions. This is a well designed pool game.… Full Review »
Aug 9, 2014As pool games go Pool Nation is about is good as they come. The gameplay itself is easy to pick up yet allows for advanced players to perfectAs pool games go Pool Nation is about is good as they come. The gameplay itself is easy to pick up yet allows for advanced players to perfect all sorts of trick shots. There is also a decent selection single player and multiplayer (offline and online) modes to help mix things up.
Due to its very nature however I'm not sure it will provide any source of long term entertainment as at the end of the day all you can do is play pool, something which is much more fun in real life than it is in any video game.… Full Review »