Conclusion: And endurance mode is one of the most addictive things I have played in years. I am rarely sad upon completing a game, but upon completing 'Pool Nation' I had a pang of regret that all my fun with balls was over. Top Notch!
Summary: Pool Nation from Cherry Pop Games has been available on Xbox LIVE Arcade since October of 2012, but was only recently released on the Playstation Network. It features online and offline play and a ton of collectables.
Excerpt: I’ve played pool in my time. I’ve never made a living doing it. I’m not even what you’d call good at it, but I’ve played it. I know the joy of hitting a shot you thought you had no chance of hitting, and I know the agony of accidentally sinking the 8-Ball.
Conclusion: It's hard to see why you'd need multiple billiards games, but Pool Nation is a fine choice if you are just looking for a way into the genre. Solid physics and solid design are all you really need and you'll get that and more here.
Excerpt: When it comes to pool and video games you won’t find a more brutal critic than me. I grew up shooting pool from the age of seven. I had a pool table in my basement for 18+ years, I shot pool at the American Legion with my dad, and I even hustled a bit of pool at my apartment clubhouse.
Excerpt: Pool Nation first saw its release on Xbox Live in the dying months of last year, and was well received critically. Now CherryPop Games have brought the game to another system in the form of a PS3 version, which is now available to download on Sony’s PlayStation Network.