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 The end of a game of Basic Pocket Pool
Real Pool PlayStation 2 The game's title screen. This follows the usual company logos, there's no animated introduction to this game.
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.
Real Pool PlayStation 2 The start of a Basic game of Pocket Pool. The player gets to place the cue ball. The purple arrows show that it can be moved in any direction. It is positioned with the right joystick

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Alternate Titles

  • "International Cue Club" -- UK title
  • "EX Billiards" -- Japanese title
  • "EXビリヤード" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Game Vortex 2002 90 out of 100 90
GameZone Feb 07, 2001 8.6 out of 10 86
PSM Feb, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Gamezilla Feb 20, 2001 68 out of 100 68
Da Gameboyz 2000 5.2 out of 10 52
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2000 5.25 out of 10 52
IGN Nov 14, 2000 4.5 out of 10 45 Jan 19, 2004 5 out of 20 25
The Video Game Critic Jun 09, 2001 D 25


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Big John WV (27244) added Real Pool (PlayStation 2) on Jan 14, 2009