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  • Summary: This is the most authentic simulation of the sport ever created, with TV-style presentation and commentary, true-to-life physics and advanced artificial intelligence. Choose from offline and online modes, from quick play online match-making to global online tournaments that link in real-timeThis is the most authentic simulation of the sport ever created, with TV-style presentation and commentary, true-to-life physics and advanced artificial intelligence. Choose from offline and online modes, from quick play online match-making to global online tournaments that link in real-time with the live World Snooker calendar. Expand
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  1. Apr 28, 2019
    70
    Snooker 19 cues nicely, and all of the licensing will delight fans of the real-world sport. The game does feel a bit barebones in terms of modes, but it’s also retailing at a budget price point. All in all, when it comes to niche sports, this is one of the better executed packages on the PS4.
  2. Apr 24, 2019
    70
    Never going to really appeal to anyone who isn’t a fan, Snooker 2019 is a decent representation let down by a lack of polish.
  3. 70
    Snooker 19 isn't perfect, with a major feature lacking and some over-powered A.I., but it's somewhat forgivable thanks to the accurate ball physics and wealth of tournaments, which makes your time at the table sinking balls extremely satisfying.
  4. 60
    Snooker 19 does enough to be a snooker game, but not nearly enough to be THE snooker game. A lack of aiming and viewing options mean this may alienate players looking to participate in some relaxed break-building but are instead forced to remember just how poor at snooker they are in real life. And at four times the price of a competing snooker title released in the same week, this doesn't feel like a game we can recommend yet.
  5. Apr 30, 2019
    60
    Snooker 19 is a solid snooker simulation that will definitely appeal to fans of the sport. The relative lack of modes and some major oversights do hold it back, and so it is difficult to recommend unreservedly. It might be Lab42's first attempt with the official license, but right now Snooker 19 feels too much like style over substance. Not so much a 147 as a battling 50 ending in an unfortunate in-off whilst amongst the reds.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    May 28, 2019
    60
    A PlayStation comeback that’s welcome yet undercooked, almost as though it was released three months too early. Keep track of patches and rejudge in August. [Issue#163, p.87]
  7. May 13, 2019
    60
    Snooker 19 does the absolute minimum of what you may expect from a snooker game. Playing snooker is fun, but as a package, this game is a let-down.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. May 13, 2019
    9
    Snooker 19 is a must have game for all of the fans of this sport. It's realistic, is fully licensed and create absolutely amazing pictures. ASnooker 19 is a must have game for all of the fans of this sport. It's realistic, is fully licensed and create absolutely amazing pictures. A great snooker game. Expand
  2. Apr 19, 2019
    7
    Plays an excellent game of snooker. The game shipped with some glaring bugs, hence mixed reviews, but 2 days since launch it's already beenPlays an excellent game of snooker. The game shipped with some glaring bugs, hence mixed reviews, but 2 days since launch it's already been patched twice, so looks like the devs will support and polish this.

    As it stands Snooker 19 is a solid 7 / 10 with potential to be an 8 / 9.

    Will revise score once additional patches hit
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  3. Apr 30, 2019
    3
    Me and my friend have bought this purely to play each other on-line. The lack of game settings is an absolute joke. Both being aMe and my friend have bought this purely to play each other on-line. The lack of game settings is an absolute joke. Both being a novice(obviously with the game just being released) the forced medium skill setting is far too difficult to bring any enjoyment to the game. Add to that the forced clock count makes the on-line game unplayable rubbish.

    Single player mode is adequate, but then it's fail-proof psychics that has been mastered since the days of Jimmy White's whirlwind Snooker decades ago.

    Customisation is virtually non existent and to think think that World Championship Snooker 2005 gives it a run for it's money on graphics shows how little effort has been put into this title. In fact WCS2005 is by far a superior title.

    I feel cheated, I feel robbed. It's an awful awful game.
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  4. Jul 1, 2020
    3
    Review from a Veteran.

    Ripstone got the official licences for this game , and as soon as i found this out my first reaction in various
    Review from a Veteran.

    Ripstone got the official licences for this game , and as soon as i found this out my first reaction in various forums was oh no this is going to be a travesty and they proved me right once again,

    I have played every iteration of snooker and pool games since back on the spectrum so I have years upon years of experience not only playing but also in game design.

    If anyone who owned a playstation 2 they will instantly tell that this is a straight copy of World Snooker Championship right down to the game engine itself. Im presuming they got the rights to use the engine because this is literally a port not a built from the ground up snooker game.

    It's beyond comprehension how lazy ripstone have been with this game , the fact they used everything from the old game engine makes it even more horrific and disrespectful to provide such a lack of content and effort.

    The game has slightly upgraded textures from the ps2 games , you could say maybe xbox 360 standard but certainly not xbox one or pc standard or ps4 for that matter. They added ( very poorly ) faces of the latest players , added a bunch of still images and a very bland UI and that's about it.

    There is a career mode which is horribly plain and gives you zero incentive to play through it after a few games as there is zero player ID in this game , every player simply plays the same way apart from the difficulty changes slightly based on ranking position ( comical ). So if you were hoping ronnie would play like ronnie for example , you would be mistaken as he simply plays like every other player because there all just generic players with some terrible textures added for faces.

    You win money in events but this money is of no use as they didnt even have the energy to create an in game store or come with some sort of idea to spend your winnings , make the game interesting. They could have added interviews , a progression system , player stats that go up and down based on performance. I could go on but not much point, it's amazing how a consumer like myself has hundreds of ideas yet a company handed official licences and charging full retail cant or cant be bothered to come up with or implement any interesting ideas.

    Ripstone were happy to simply port an old game , slap some real names on the game and make some money. That is the top and bottom line and they have zero comebacks regarding that statement because anyone can simply release the game code and point out everything they used.

    So on from the horrendous career mode there is a practice table which even has its own tab to suggest its some sort of game mode , again laughable. Then there is a challenges mode but Ripstone incredibly decided to add this a DLC and ask people to play for it. I mean seriously were talking about silly challenges any pool or snooker game would add for free and then update weekly with more if it wasnt Ripstone obviously.

    There is online play but this is just as bad as everything else. There is no option for ranked or unranked with leaderboards etc its simply either play unranked or wait till they start the terrible tournament system which runs for a set amount of time , then that counts as a ranked game apparently. I mean seriously i dont know if it's the chuckle brothers producing this game or Donald Trump but it has to be one of them because nobody in the gaming industry could design a game so badly.

    I continue , so as you can tell all the modes are very poor and provide zero entertainment. There is the gameplay then , so as i said this is a port of a ps2 game , yes at the time world snooker championship was a little fun but it was basically a bad arcade snooker game with terribly AI that potted impossible shots as many will know. And thats what we have again as you can imagine as its the same dam game engine " laughs ". Aiming Arc is terrible and actually does nothing but put you off your shots , and no option to turn this off by the way online incase you simply dont want anything to put you off , oh no there is zero settings guys.

    I woudl go into the gameplay in depth but instead i woudl advise you to read any reveiew of wsc from the ps2 because thats what this is and mayeb watch some videos on youtube.

    I dont have energy to write anymore because it's not worth the effort as Ripstone already have money from customers but what I will say is to anyone interested in a snooker game do not and i repeat do not buy this game or any other title Ripstone produce. They are a terrible company , lazy , money focused only and dont deserve any support in the industry. Hopefully they go bust and dwindle away like every other bad company we can only hope.

    peace
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  5. May 17, 2019
    1
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Ai is very inconsistent! Cant create your own character on career mode! Lack of content! Very poor indeed Expand
  6. Jan 10, 2020
    0
    Where to start, well let’s start in 1995 considering that’s where the game looks like it’s from, it’s a shocker really, the gameplay is clunkyWhere to start, well let’s start in 1995 considering that’s where the game looks like it’s from, it’s a shocker really, the gameplay is clunky at best at its worse it’s tedious, you never really get the feeling you’re playing snooker, You set up your shot in 3 separate stages then there’s an animation of the shot you’ve just set up, it all feels robotic instead of the free flowing game it should be, which is surprising considering how good ripstones Pure Pool was in 2014, I mean they’ve had 5 years to better pure pool and this is it? Sorry but this is a backwards step, and the commentary is no better “what do you think we should do next children” ooh that wasn’t very good was it, silly billy.....save yourself some cash and buy pure pool, don’t be a silly billy. Expand