Pinball FX2 is an ever-growing collection of original pinball table simulations built by Zen Studios, the world's premier virtual pinball developer. Pinball FX2 pairs classic pinball gameplay with themes from Star Wars, Marvel and more. Pick and choose the tables you like from a selection of dozens - there's something for everyone!
User reviews: Very Positive (1,773 reviews)
Release Date: May 10, 2013

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"Very nice Free-to-Play game but with a lot of advertising. All table/DLCs without ads cost money. Sorcerer's Lair table w/o ads is free in ingame-shop!"
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December 10

Venom Pinball is now available!

Venom Pinball is now available for download for Pinball FX2!

The Venom pinball table features Eddie Brock as the Symbiote-empowered villain as he faces not just his mortal enemy, Spider-Man, but also the threat of his twisted offspring, Carnage. Can Venom and Spider-Man team up to defeat a greater threat?

http://store.steampowered.com/app/335060/

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November 24

Venom Pinball Coming Soon to Pinball FX2!

Spider-Man’s symbiotic nemesis gets his own pinball table! Get ready for Marvel's Venom pinball, coming December 10th!

http://blog.zenstudios.com/?p=5006

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Reviews

"If you enjoy pinball, downloading Pinball FX 2 is a no-brainer."
GameSpot 8.5/10

"You'll forget you're not playing an actual table"
GamesRadar Excellent

"It's a blast when you have people over, because everybody knows how to play Pinball, and Pinball FX 2 is bar none, the best I've played without a coin-slot."
TeamXbox 9.3/10

Just Updated with Free Table!



We invite all players to free pinball! Starting this Friday, the Sorcerer’s Lair pinball table from Zen Studios will be will be free forever – no timed free play session, no ads, no gimmicks. Simply download the free Pinball FX2 platform, and then download Sorcerer’s Lair from the in-game menu. Enjoy!

About This Game

Pinball FX2 is an ever-growing collection of original pinball table simulations built by Zen Studios, the world's premier virtual pinball developer.

Pinball FX2 pairs classic pinball gameplay with themes from Star Wars, Marvel and more. Pick and choose the tables you like from a selection of dozens - there's something for everyone!

Meticulously constructed in painstaking detail, each table is instantly approachable yet offers dozens of hours of replay value.

You'll need all the practice you can get to defeat your friends' high scores and earn the title of Pinball King.

Key Features

  • 23 tables to choose from at launch, including table themes based on Star Wars, Marvel and more!
  • New tables released regularly
  • Keyboard, mouse, and controller support
  • Achievements for every table
  • The competition gets intense with in-game friend score challenges
  • Local and online leaderboards
  • Multiple scoring systems including Superscore and Wizard Score
  • Trial versions for all tables
  • 16:9 and 16:10 aspect ratio support
  • Local hotseat mutiplayer

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor:Single Core CPU @ 1.6GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce 6600 / Radeon 9800
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:2500 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible sound card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor:Dual Core CPU @ 2.00GHz
    • Memory:1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce 8800 / Radeon HD 3850
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:3500 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible sound card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
107.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
The best, most beautiful, creative, fun and addictive digital pinball game ever created! I bought a whole bunch of tables less than 2 weeks ago and I've got almost 50 hrs of game play racked up already! I can't stop playing it dammit! It's that good! Now go get it!
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21 of 26 people (81%) found this review helpful
282.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Pinball FX2 is quite possibly the most exciting digital pinball experience that there is. Each table has its own mysteries and as you learn to take advantage of your skills the game seems to adapt with you drawing you further in. Awesome leaderboards, genuine achievements, and Zen Studios consistent additions to the game make this an instant buy for any pinball fan!

10/10
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
24.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Ever since I was a young boy, I played the silver ball. No, wait, I'm thinking of Tommy. Either way, pinball has been an important part of my life whenever it has been. Time marches on though, and you can't just go play pinball like you used to. Down at the local hangout, by the soda fountain, with flippers flipping, balls always bouncing, to the left and to the right, lights flashing, eplileptic kids flailing about on the floor, those days, back then, they're gone.

All is not lost though. Pinball FX2 is here to fill that void left by the demise of the pinball machine with software pinball that surpasses the original in every way except for those it does not. When it comes down to it, what you really lose is having an actual pinball table in front of you. You can never recreate that exact feel, the solid wood gripped firmly in your hands as you aim for ever higher scores while deftly avoiding the flailing epileptic kids.

That's just the way it has to be though, and there are plenty of good things about virtual pinball that makes it well worth a play. The tables can be more elaborate than a real pinball table ever could, and they certainly are lovely to look at. Any pinball table you want is right there on your television, no need for a huge arcade to house all of your games. Heck, with a wireless xbox controller, you even get some vibration when you shake the table.

If you loved pinball when you were a kid, or know someone who did, give Pinball FX2 a try. It's the next best thing to being there again, reliving those memories, and best of all, you won't have to step over any epileptics to do it.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
67.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Did you love old school pinball games like Psycho Pinball, Slam Tilt, Epic Pinball and Pinball Fantasies? Well, Pinball FX 2 is for you. Brilliant graphics, good gameplay, many tables (occasionally available in cheap game bundles) and fun way to compare scores to your Steam friends.

It is the first pinball game in years that keeps me playing!
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
38.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
This game is so awesome. There are many different views with sharp graphics, good physics, and excellent sound. All of the tables are well thought out. This really is a must have but you purchase the tables individually or in packs. They go on sale like everything else on Steam, and have short trials to try them out. If you are a fan of Star Wars, Marvels, or South Park those tables are what make Pinball FX2 the undisputed champ of PC pinball. I recommend a 360 type of controller with some vibration to get the full effect. Anyone that likes pinball and doesn't play this is missing out.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 11
I've always been a fan of pinball games and after humble bundle offered a bunch of tables for a good price I couldn't turn it down and I wasn't disappointed. This game has tons of tables to choose from and it's great fun trying to beat your friends' high scores.

+Game looks really nice and the table designs are awesome
+Good sound effects
+Lots of things to do on each table including missions unique to that table
+Tons of different tables to choose from
+It tells you when you get close to someone's high score, pushing you to go further
+The tables have good replayability, the more you play it the better you get and the higher your score
+Great if you can pick up a bunch of tables in a bundle for a cheap price
+Good control scheme

-Tables are expensive and you only get (I believe) two tables for free
-There are two different scores for the leaderboard, one of which doesn't make sense to me
-Some tables look like they've had more work put into them than others

Verdict:
7

A solid pinball game which is held back by its pricing

El K.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
88.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
Amazing fun for hours. Great time killer. The tables are interesting and engaging with lots of tricks to learn. I don't always like the DLC philosophy of game design but if there was ever a perfect fit for it, it is with Pinball FX2. The core graphix and physics really dont need an update, so with DLC it allows the developers to focus their energy on continuing to produce top notch tables. That is exactly what they do. Buy the tables that you want, skip the ones you dont, and you even get to try before you buy. How great is that. Also the price of the tables is crazy reasonable, especially if you catch it on sale. This purchase is a no brainer!
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
67.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
It's a pretty good game of pinball. Specifically, video game pinball. The physics work pretty well, and the graphics are solid. Very rarely have I encountered a problem while playing. I can only remember one instance of a ball getting stuck because of a bug.

Edit: Something I wanted to point about my video game pinball comment. What I mean is that these tables are designed to be played longer than the real life counterpart(because they want your money of course). Therefore they have more extra balls you can earn, kickbacks and so on. You can even nudge the table in ways you couldn't do in real life, either because of personal injury or damaging the table itself. Be warned though, most tables will only give you two chances in a period of time before tilting out on you, but it sure can be fun to save a ball that otherwise would have been lost.

One last thing that relates to the fact this is video game pinball, when you exit out a game in progress, the game will be saved, so don't worry if something comes up, or if you're just having a really good game but you can't play in one sitting.

The one thing that appeals to me about pinball is that you're always trying to get better, so that you can continue to improve and of course get a better score. One thing that also helps is comparing how well you do with your friends. I have a number of Steam friends just so I can have scores to compare with and try to beat.

I would say overall, the quality of the tables are fantastic. If I have any complaints, it's mostly about the selection-it's that Star Wars and Marvel theme tables dominate the catalog. Now don't get me wrong, I like Star Wars, and I love the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it would be cool to see different properties more often. (BTW, get Guardians of the Galaxy, and the Star Wars Balance of the Force pack-Starfighter Assault is my favorite table)

I play with my X-Box 360 controller, it works really well with the game.
I also have my second monitor on portrait mode, which makes a huge difference in seeing the table. If you can have that setup I totally recommend it.

I never got to play real pinball that much, there's no arcades where I live, and of course getting a real machine is very expensive, so I think this is a good alternative. And the price for tables is decent.
Also, there is a free table, and you can try all the tables to see what they're like.

I recommend this game. Have fun, and may the bumpers be with you.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Charge me $2 per play, and it would be just like wasting my university days all over again.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
Love this game. Tables are awesome, new ones added frequently. Right now humble bundle has several in one bundle for $6.00. Includes core game.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 7
I just recently started playing this game thanks to my boyfriend, and while I can't exactly say that I'm a fan of pinball, this game is actually a lot of fun. I've never played on a real pinball machine, so I can't compare this to the real thing. The game itself is free and comes with one table, but there are a lot of other ones available for purchase, and they seem to be making new ones every now and then.

Most of the tables look very nice and are very well-made. I was lucky enough to get ahold of quite a few tables through Humble Bundle at a great price, as well as one or two on sale on Steam, and at those prices it's worth it even if you might not be a hardcore pinball fan.

Some tables are more difficult to get high scores on than others, and every table has two achievements, so there's always a challenge waiting. My personal favourite is the Darth Vader table (both because I'm a fan of him, and because it's one of the few tables I'm decent at), but all the Star Wars tables are great in my opinion.

So, in short: Fun game. :)
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
103.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
10/10
"Definately the best digital Pinball/Flipper you can get!"

Pinball FX2 can easily keep up with the analog pinball machines, why?! It's much cheaper in the asset costs, the required space is "1/30" if U own 30 tables & the specials of each table are just not possible on the old beloved pinball machines. If you like Pinball in general you will love Pinball FX2. Pinball fan since EPIC Pinball (1993). BUILD your own digital "physical" 32" pinball table ;)

Pros:
+ THE best pinball out there
+ great gameplay
+ great tables (themes)
+ great graphics
+ great ost&sounds
+ atmosphere
+ challenging
+ replayability
+ world- &friend leaderboards
+ trying before buying (test every table)
+ full X360 controller support (highly recom.)

Cons:
- You don't own the tables of the mobile version

Must Buy for every Pinball/Flipper Fan
(Really great cost-benefit-ratio on sale!!!)
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 9
you play with balls 10/10



No but seriously, its a great game for pinball, the ball physics arent all weird with some other ones i have played, the visuals on the tables are amazing, my favourite tables being, the South Park and Butters Tables with the plants vs zombies one being a close 3rd.

Id recommend getting a humble bundle of this, its a great time passer!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
56.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
This is the best pinball game around!Lots of table to choose from, perfect feeling of the ball, cool music and about everything you want from a pinball game! Try waiting for a sales to pick up lots of tables ;)
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
101.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Bieng a bit older than the average player, i have played on hundreds of real tables and i cant remember one that was as much fun as this, sometimes you come across a game thats more than the sum of its parts.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
548.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
I quite like this game. A great many tables to choose from, and you even get the first table for free. (if you want to check it out.)
There are a few tables that are just annoying to play, but most of them can give a satifying feeling of a good game even after the last ball drains.
Pricing per table is not too expensive, but might seem a bit high if you plan on buying all the tables in one go. I recommend starting off with one of the packs, which gives you 4 tables, and buy tables as you go along. And as I've found, returning to old tables after your skill increases, the replay value is there.

3D works great if you've got the gear for it, and at first I only played 3D and anytime I looked at the tables in 2D, they looked flat and strange, and I couldn't play them. Although as my skill increases, the difference between 60hz/eye & 120hz is simply too big, so I play in 2D these days. (atleast untill I can find a monitor that let's me have a high refresh rate for 3D.=)
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Extremely good pinball videogame. The boards are phenomenal, hand-crafted beauties that play differently based on their respective themes. The controls, using a 360 controller, felt perfect. Just a really fun game with a nice amount of interesting extras to encourage just one more game. Highly recommended. Pricing is very reasonable as well.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
49.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
Just bought this game this week and already having a blast with it, I have bought over half a dozen tables so far and plan too get more in the future.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Positives:
• You get one table for free (which is actually a pretty good one) with unlimited play. You then also have the ability to try out all other tables before deciding if you want to buy them or not.
• The menus are really easy to navigate
• Big variety of tables, both in terms of theme and difficulty
• Licensed Star Wars and Marvel tables!
• Multiple camera views
• Not very demanding in terms of hardware
• Lots of content on the tables
• Does things that are not doable on real-life pinball tables without overdoing them

Neutrals:
• Would be nice to see some real-life tables implemented into the game.
• Would be nice to be able to type in high-score initials with keyboard letters.

Negatives:
• Some tables feels less polished than others

In the end:
This is a really fun pinball game with lots of good, original pinball tables.

Edit1: Spellings
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
147.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
Their`s only one pinball game worth your time & this is it..10/10

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