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  • Summary: (Also known as "World Pool Championship 2007) Beat the best on the baize with World Snooker Championship 2007 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PS2. With 104 real-world snooker stars, 20 officially endorsed tournaments, five different championships and more; the world champion of snooker games is back.(Also known as "World Pool Championship 2007) Beat the best on the baize with World Snooker Championship 2007 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PS2. With 104 real-world snooker stars, 20 officially endorsed tournaments, five different championships and more; the world champion of snooker games is back. Test your skill in an unprecedented array of new game modes. Compete in trickshot tournaments for the very first time, or take on more than 20 of the world's greatest Pool players in all-new recreations of the world's highest-profile Pool tournaments. And if the massive compliment of tournaments isn't enough for you and your friends, take on the unique challenge of Golden Cue mode, taking on the testing challenge of snooker and pool frames in one match. The new positional play feature lets you to take control of the cue ball like never before, allowing you to build bigger breaks and perfect your safety shots. [Sega Europe] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. It's certainly lacking in the presentation department and features the odd bug and control issue, but snooker fans will still find an awful lot to enjoy. Alone, online or on the same console with a friend, there's months of entertainment to be found here, even if it isn't really a next-gen experience.
  2. If you want a game to show off your HDTV and impress your mates go and buy Gears. But if you want a sports game that's deep, rewarding and absorbing then World Snooker Championship 2007 sinks the pink.
  3. As far as sports simulations go, World Snooker Championship 2007 doesn’t quite have the same finesse or that extra touch of quality that "Tiger Woods" or "Fight Night" can provide. However, it brings the sport to life with impressive detail, is good fun and very easy to pick up and play – an attribute that may appeal to those who merely curious about the game.
  4. An entertaining game caught in the somewhat unusual position of having no absolutely satisfactory control method. [Issue 15, p.88]
  5. WSC 2007 is a very solid first-outing for the sport on Xbox 360, although it's a bit slow in places. A frame of pool in the pub iwth mates is going to be more fun, but so far, this is the best Xbox 360 snooker sim. [Jan 2007, p.92]
  6. Unlike Tiger Woods, a simulation of a sport that I like just about as much as snooker, WSC 07 doesn't offer casual players any neat features that would change us into snooker fanatics.
  7. A competent and comprehensive simulation of the actual sport, but there is no flair in its gameplay or presentation. It's snooker (and pool, and billiards) by numbers, with none of the realistic-looking players or visual authenticity or visible effort of its golf, table tennis or basketball compatriots on the Xbox 360.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. CraigM.
    Jan 14, 2007
    9
    Although graphically disappointing this game is a very good snooker sim. Controls are the same as previous versions on original X Box and are Although graphically disappointing this game is a very good snooker sim. Controls are the same as previous versions on original X Box and are very simple to pick up. There is a new feature that predicts the area where your cue ball will end up after the shot which improves your ability to make the right shot selection without making the game too easy. Leave Ronnie O'Sullivan with an easy shot and an open table and you're still gonna get your ass kicked! Haven't played this online yet so can't comment on this aspect though I would imagine sitting watching somebody else at the table for long periods would be pretty boring. Also there is pool on offer but this is ruined by the fact that the ball you aim for is surrounded by big arrow markers that make seeing where you are aiming very difficult. Still if you liked the previous games or are looking for your first snooker game then you should get this. Expand
  2. SimonS.
    Jan 19, 2007
    8
    I'm really enjoying this game. Played nothing else since getting it one week ago. It really does play like snooker and what keeps me I'm really enjoying this game. Played nothing else since getting it one week ago. It really does play like snooker and what keeps me coming back for more is the championship mode and to see if i can break my highest breaks. Not played the pool yet so cannot comment on that. If you like playing/watching real snooker, you will enjoy this. Expand
  3. DarrenD.
    Sep 30, 2007
    8
    A great snooker game which allows you to feel like a snooker player and make some nice pots. The pool is another obvious attraction if you A great snooker game which allows you to feel like a snooker player and make some nice pots. The pool is another obvious attraction if you enjoy that aswell. Expand