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  • Summary: Exclusive World Poker Tour Presentation - Including real WPT venues such as Commerce Casino and the Aviation Club, broadcast style overlays and commentary featuring Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten. Compete against the virtual equivalents of Antonio "the Magician" Esfandiari, Erick Lindgren, Evelyn Ng, Lyle Berman, Michael "the Grinder" Mizrachi, and Phil "Unabomber" Laak, that play each situation just like their real-life counterparts. Go "all in" against players across the country with WPT's robust online functionality. Compete in tournaments, set up poker nights with your friends, manage buddy lists, and chat. Improve your poker playing skills by utilizing in-game tutorials and an in-depth stat tracking system that outlines your playing tendencies in numerous situations. Create a player, launch a career, and strive to become a WPT World Champion as you build your character's experience and boost your career earnings by competing in multiple game modes including Quick Play, Satellite Tour Play and WPT Season Play. Flaunt your success by using your earnings to deck out your player with hundreds of accessories. Create custom poker games by setting rules and limits with the poker game editor, or choose from 14 different community poker games including Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Pineapple, Double Flop Hold'em, Super Hold'em, Billabong, Tahoe and Shanghai. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. If you have great group of online buddies or real-world friends who are on Xbox Live, this game is the next best thing to the Friday night poker-fest in your pal's basement.
  2. Fortunately you can also go online and play against humans in what is definitely one of the Xbox's better poker offerings. [Holiday 2005, p.73]
  3. Currently the best poker game currently in the market, but I would still hold out for something better (Hopefully "Stacked").
  4. The online options are a worthy addition, but the game's sound and graphical abilities are severely lacking even if some of the presentation is borrowed from the television series.
  5. This budget game serves up some basic and ordinary poker action, with decent Xbox Live support.
  6. Something could've been done to spice up the presentation, and the AI could've used tightening to the point that it could barely breathe.
  7. 40
    All in all, WPT is not a bad title, but $20 can get you into a couple of real tournaments online. Tournaments where you could actually make money.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. HerbR.
    Oct 24, 2005
    9
    Great Poker, best one so far. Graphics are hot and the AI is really very very good. Get this one !
  2. BlueFalcon
    Nov 16, 2005
    6
    I was expecting a lot better, but this is maybe the best poker game on xbox. It's strange how the graphics are so poor in all poker games when they only have to make a bunch of people sitting around a table, relatively motionless. This game has some of the ugliest player models and animations i've seen in any xbox game. If it didn't have the theme of one of my favorite shows, it would be a throw away game. Expand