Real Pool (PlayStation 2)

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Real Pool lets the player experience what it is like to play billiards with physics designed so that the billiards, table surfaces are cues react realistically. There are a dozen different games to compete in including the standard 8 ball, 9 ball, rotation and different games such as Carom and Bowliards. There are also 25 different table designs to choose from as well that are fully rendered in 3D.

It also features four different game modes including a puzzle mode and eight different AI opponents to go up against or go head-to-head against a friend.


Real Pool PlayStation 2 Puzzle 12<br>It's a little fuzzy but the purple arrows show that the player can position the cue ball wherever they wish at the start
Real Pool PlayStation 2 The player can change alter the viewpoint by raising and lowering the camera angle and they can zoom in / out. However when a shot is being planned the game uses this standard viewpoint
Real Pool PlayStation 2 The start of a Tournament<br>Each match is against a different AI player and has a different format
Real Pool PlayStation 2 It's not been obvious in previous screenshots but the game always shows a guideline when it's the gamer's turn. However it's of limited use.

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Alternate Titles

  • "International Cue Club" -- UK title
  • "EX Billiards" -- Japanese Title

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Critic Reviews

Game Vortex 2002 90 out of 100 90
GameZone Feb 07, 2001 8.6 out of 10 86
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2000 7 out of 10 70
PSM Feb, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Gamezilla Feb 20, 2001 68 out of 100 68
GameSpot Nov 28, 2000 5.4 out of 10 54
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2000 5.25 out of 10 52
Da Gameboyz 2000 5.2 out of 10 52
IGN Nov 14, 2000 4.5 out of 10 45 Jan 19, 2004 5 out of 20 25


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Big John WV (25475) added Real Pool (PlayStation 2) on Jan 14, 2009