Summary: I looked and looked for a poker game that had a feature where I could set up and play my favorite poker games without having to go through a story mode or career mode. This game has a career mode which I have not used. The reason I purchased this game was the quickplay option which allows me to set up my favorite games seven-card stud, pot limit omaha high, and no limit holdem. The AI's can be set to All Pros if you want a more challenging game. It is very fun.
Summary: This game has been around for a few years but still plays fine. If you enjoy poker then it's hard to go wrong with this one. The main issues with this game are the poor graphics for the announcers, repetition of speech with both the announcers and players. After the first play I end up fast forwarding thru the all the repetition.
Summary: I recommend this game. The graphics aren't good, though, they're actually kind of weird, but I guess that doesn't matter much if you're a true poker player; you're basically looking for a challenging match. Well, this game is pretty challenging, and has plenty of tournaments, including the WSOP main event for "10,000" entry fee. It has more than 10,000 players so it will take you many hours of play to finish it.
Summary: The game itself is difficult, and if you want realistic difficult poker this is the game. There is no way to skip through the tournaments and they usually take like 1-2 hours to complete. The PSP game doesnt offer much customization as I hoped. And once you beat the one tournament (the main event) you basically are done. I played the main event and placed 130 in it, In order to compete in it again I had to create a new profile and new person.
Summary: If you love poker, buy this game. Don't even read the rest of this review, just simply buy it. If all you want is an easy and fun way to play poker I highly recommend WSOP for the PSP. If, however, you are looking for amazing, mind blowing graphics, pass this up. Lets face it, this is no Socom Fireteam Bravo when it comes to graphics. But if you can get past that, and the fact that the commentaries are dull and repetitive, then you have a very good game.
If only career mode offered some things from World Championship Poker 2
Robert Burghard, Amazon
27 November 2007
Summary: I honestly hoped a bit more from this game alot of people perfer this game over World Championship Poker 2. However what this game does not offer is a system to improve poker stats like in world championship poker 2. Graphics are also not as good as world championship poker 2. However this game does have alot of pluses in career mode for instance the are lots and lots of tournaments you can enter.