Texas Hold 'Em Xbox 360

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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Whether you're a beginner or a pro, enjoy the thrill of the perfect hand or the perfect bluff. Test your skills in ring games and tournaments, or fine-tune your skills playing the scenario you always wanted to be in. Customize the game however you want. The comprehensive[Xbox Live Arcade] Whether you're a beginner or a pro, enjoy the thrill of the perfect hand or the perfect bluff. Test your skills in ring games and tournaments, or fine-tune your skills playing the scenario you always wanted to be in. Customize the game however you want. The comprehensive help provides details on each aspect of the game. [Microsoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. X-ONE Magazine UK
    80
    Free poker game with gambling cat picture! Bargain. Poker is free after all. [Issue # 11, p.104]
  2. The presentation leaves something to be desired, but the price tag – either free or for $10 – is totally worth it for those who want some casual fun in their Xbox 360 rotation.
  3. It's a bit tedious at times, and single player isn't really that exciting, but it's still a fun poker game.
  4. 65
    If it remained free, I'd recommend it, but at almost ten dollars, it's a losing bet — single or multiplayer.
  5. Even though it will satisfy anyone’s need to play a few good hands of Texas Hold ‘Em poker, its presentation is boring and it’s multi-player mode is bug ridden – leaving you with a half-made game.
  6. Texas Hold 'em does the barest of bare minimums to make a playable game of Xbox Live Arcade poker.
  7. netjak
    22
    A rather horrible game. Something this simple being so poorly designed is asinine.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. RobB.
    Sep 29, 2006
    10
    Been happily playing this game for a while now, pretty much every night. When World Series of Poker came out , I ran to the store expecting Been happily playing this game for a while now, pretty much every night. When World Series of Poker came out , I ran to the store expecting something better. WRONG! WSOP is brutal by comparison, despite the 3D environment. Is going back to the store, without question. The arcade version is clearly focused on play, not graphics. The essentials have been implemented almost perfectly. A must for any hold-em fan. Collapse
  2. MandableM.
    Aug 27, 2006
    10
    oh come on people, alright it may be a little lacklustre in its appearence but for goodness sake IT WAS FREE!! personaly I have spent every oh come on people, alright it may be a little lacklustre in its appearence but for goodness sake IT WAS FREE!! personaly I have spent every waking moment playing this on live and it is superb. Its even worth the 800 points they charge now aswell. If you have any friends online at all then this is a must! Expand
  3. GeoginaS.
    Aug 30, 2006
    9
    OK so the graphics are hardly dazzling etc. etc.. However, two major things going for it. 1. It's Internet Poker through your TV. 2. You OK so the graphics are hardly dazzling etc. etc.. However, two major things going for it. 1. It's Internet Poker through your TV. 2. You can speak to each other. This makes its it a totally addictive, social activity. Outwitting your opponents and then hearing their cries is a great laugh. Also there's lots of people just chewing the fat. Far more social than a FPS. OK the system is a bit clunky and the options are a bit limited, but ultimately the Poker is just as addictive. For the time being this'll be consuming hours of my free time. Expand
  4. BrendanN.
    Aug 23, 2006
    8
    If you pick it up while it's free, then the game is definitely an 8. It has a lot of variety, even if the gameplay boils down to Texas If you pick it up while it's free, then the game is definitely an 8. It has a lot of variety, even if the gameplay boils down to Texas Hold-Em Poker. There's various modes to play through, and if you paid nothing for the game, the deal is that much sweeter. However, if you're one of the unlucky folks who didn't know this game was free for the first two days and you paid 800 points for it, then you may feel ripped off and your score for the game will reflect that. Expand
  5. MolokoP.
    Aug 27, 2006
    8
    Good fun. Tons of competition. And I haven't run accross any annoying kids! If you missed the free download it is still worth your Good fun. Tons of competition. And I haven't run accross any annoying kids! If you missed the free download it is still worth your microsoft points to get into the game. Expand
  6. MatC.
    Aug 24, 2006
    3
    I'm going to rate this as if I paid $10, since anyone from tomorrow on will... The game itself plays correctly. The cards are relatively I'm going to rate this as if I paid $10, since anyone from tomorrow on will... The game itself plays correctly. The cards are relatively readable, and the betting controls are decent enough. Also, the money in your account is attached to your Live login; very good! But there is one major problem with this game. It's SLOW! Very slow. You cannot preprogram folds. You cannot advance hands until all players press to continue. No auto-fold. Slow deals. The table view moves before and after every deal. Why? Why take all of this time? All I want is to play poker - not watch cruddy animations or wait for the guy who folded and isn't paying attention. Overall, I can only hope that you didn't pay for it. It moves just barely faster than a home game, doesn't connect often enough, only has 8 players at a table, not 10... Be prepared to be extra-patient when playing. Expand
  7. Jun 19, 2016
    0
    I was thinking about this game so I got the trial and during one hand I got a 4 card straight.
    Wait that may sound ok at first but here's the
    I was thinking about this game so I got the trial and during one hand I got a 4 card straight.
    Wait that may sound ok at first but here's the problem, there is no such thing as a 4 card straight.
    Guess that says about all that needs to be said about the game.
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