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  • Summary: World Series of Poker features the likenesses of poker professionals participating in the 2005 WSOP Tournament. The game offers players a truly unique experience unlike any other poker video game on the market today. For the first time ever, the 2005 WSOP Tournament will be held at Harrah's Rio Suites in Las Vegas, the same location simulated in the video game and the location of the 2005 Lifestyle Show. All the sanctioned poker various of the World Series of Poker are available, including Texas Hold 'Em, 7 Card Stud, Omaha, and 5 Card Draw. With the flexible character creator, the player can create his or her own poker face, wear Vegas-style threads and upgrade looks/clothes as he or she gains money. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 6 out of 14
  1. The Career mode is the most single player fun, and is pretty deep as poker games go.
  2. What World Series of Poker is supposed to do, it does very well. Just don't go into it expecting any bells or whistles.
  3. With graphics that are muddy and sound that will make your eyes cross, this title has to lean heavily on the merits of the mechanics. Thankfully it is able to deliver the goods and the gameplay is fast, challenging, and fun.
  4. A few months ago, the table poker video game was a novelty, but as more and more of these games hit the shelves, the quicker the novelty wears off.
  5. It's cheap, but so is Jodie Marsh and we wouldn't shuffle her deck with yours. [April 2006, p.93]
  6. This is a lousy simulation of the televised version. It looks terrible with its blocky graphics and herky jerky animation. The poker gameplay is about as average as you can get. There are better, more realistic poker games available on the net for free.
  7. A better option is to stay in that comfy office chair and check out the thousands of free poker games on the Internet, most of which have a slicker presentation and interface, anyway.

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  1. BobL.
    Sep 23, 2005
    7
    First off. This is not a bad game at all. Single player game is deep and challenging. Graphics and voices could have been better. But until Stacked comes out this is the best poker game out there. Expand