Review of World Championship Poker for Xbox 360
Poker has been a popular genre for game developers for year, ever since the poker boom of the mid 2000s catapulted the game into everyone’s living rooms with televised poker shows such as the Main Event and World Poker Tour events. The rising popularity of online casino games has helped boost poker’s profile as well, bringing in millions of new fans that discover the game each and every year.
World Championship Poker for Xbox may be a bit dated (originally released in 2006) but it still gives poker fans and console gamers a decent alternative to get their poker fix in. As variousreviews have pointed out, World Championship Poker leaves a lot to be desired as far as playing in offline mode. While the basics are there — you can play ring games and tournaments in more than a dozen different poker variants — it’s pretty simply to outplay your computer opponents, and there’s no real career mode or anything to chase other than unlocking new tournaments to play in.
The online mode of World Championship Poker offers a bit more, as it lets you face off against other real human opponents. There’s little new offered here that you can’t find at online poker sites but being able to play via a console does free you up a bit and unchain you from your mouse, letting poker fans play against friends in a more relaxed, casual setting.
If you haven’t played online poker and decide instead to give it a shot, be sure to read some casino reviews online first before selecting a site. A little time spent doing your homework first can actually lead to big profits down the line, as some sites offer more generous welcome bonuses than others and you may find better tables or games at some sites which suit your style of play much better.
This article was contributed by Julia Maxwell.