Play POOL NATION and become mesmerised by our balls, entranced by our decals & unashamedly attached to our cues, so join us please, & just have fun playing pool!! WARNING: contains addictive content!! Pool Nation, with WORKSHOP integration AVAILABLE NOW in our Crazy Mode the Box Of Tricks (Out Now)!
User reviews: Very Positive (2,266 reviews) - 91% of the 2,266 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 18, 2013

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October 29

HaPpY hAlOwEeEn from the Cherry POP team...

Every year, on All Hallows Eve, our cheeky cherry turns evil! As the sun sets he undergoes a spooky transformation into his alter-ego the 'Chumpkin' it sounds cute, but he's not, he shares nothing with his usual joyful self except for his sweet red skin. So on this sacred spooky day where the dead arise from their slumber the Chumpkin bounces around the streets of Manchester waiting for unsuspecting victims, so if you hear a thud at the door tonight, don't open it or you may get a visit from the ChUmPkIn... mmmwwaahahahah

Here's Chumpkin....!!!

To celebrate this spooky time of year we're offing discounts on our DLC and the Pool Nation FX:

Including the unlock pack:

Cues Balls and Decals:

And 80% OFF the Object bundle...

Pool Nation FX:

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October 29

Pool Nation FX - update, pool hall & loyalty discount

Pool Nation FX is out and in the middle of its second update, so I thiought I'd keep you abreast of our progress so far and this ones a big one!
*As loyal customers you recieve a loyalty discount for owning Pool Nation and this expires on 7th November. Thanks again for all your feedback....

This update see's the Introduction of the first stage of the Pool Hall, a living online pool experience, bringing digital pool to life...

The Pool Hall Menu
The Pool Hall is much more than an online menu. This is the online hub where all online matches are displayed, joined, created and edited in one place. Live updates of the table state are displayed, so this menu itself feels alive.

This is only the first stage of the pool hall experience, soon you will be able to spectate matches, join in group chat, play winner stays on and more.

A New way to create a match
From one menu you can create and edit your matches, all while watching for new matches to join the pool hall - never miss a match again.

The new pool hall venue
The Pool Hall implementation in its first stage is not just a new online menu experience we have also created a new online venue.

Snooker Rules Updated
Spotting balls correctly
Baulk colours spotted correctly
Updated points accounted correctly on a foul

Table friction in Snooker and Pool
We have altered the table friction before the implementation of the slider to ensure the default speeds we are working on feel correct this has been updated for Snooker and Pool

Full Patch Notes:
- Snooker players now break correctly, playing a proper snooker break.
- Mute/unmute hints when using controller
- Accepting invite from main menu no longer disables the controller
- Hot swapping between mouse/kb enabled throughout
- Resolution options filled from list of resolutions supported by the monitor
- Endurance best time now retrieved when going to endurance menu
- Removed hints from overhead view
- Can now choose from 3 different 'watch' camera types
- Disabled text chat in single player
- Fixes for graphics menu not working correctly with controller
- Brand new online Map. The pool hall.
- Fixed an issue with drawing double info on tour win when we had endurance bonus match
- Fixed horrible noise playing sometimes when a ball is entering a pocket
- Increased speed of tables and started the basics for implementing a table - speed option
- Update drop stop music correctly if we foul/restart endurance.
- Reduced the occurrence of the random crash bug.
- Fixed issue with preferences being lost if you play in offline mode
- Prize fund now drawn on HUD when in Play For Cash
- Respotting balls in snooker now follows official snooker rules
- Player can now claim the frame when they are on black and >7 points ahead in snooker
- Hitting reds on two consecutive shots now gives 7 points away instead of 4.
- Endurance sound/music coming back when fouling in drop stop.
- New resolutions listing.
- Controller speeds on some menus.
- New follow ball camera.
- New game mode in pool hall to create match and easily play with aiming aid off.

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“Yes, it’s a pool game, and you could argue that there’s not much more to say beyond that. But pool is a rare sight on the PC, unless it’s of the top-down Flash variety, and this is a bloody good example of the form. ‘Hole in one’, as they say at the Crucible.”

““In fact it could be the shiniest game to ever grace a console. Now as Pool Nation nears its North American debut, Cherry Pop Games shows that this is anything but a port to another console but rather an upgraded version that took everything that made the 360 version great and added even more.”
97/100 – Game Focus

““It’s easy to suggest that Pool Nation is the finest example of virtual pool... but to do CherryPop Games’ work justice it must be said that they have delivered what is in fact one of the best pool videogames ever to grace a console.””
95/100 – Bio Gamer Girl

Pool Nation FX Now Available!

Owners of Pool Nation can now pick up Pool Nation FX at a discounted rate! But hurry as this is a limited time offer!

About This Game

Play POOL NATION and become mesmerised by our balls, entranced by our decals & unashamedly attached to our cues, so join us please, & just have fun playing pool!! WARNING: contains addictive content!!

Pool Nation, with WORKSHOP integration AVAILABLE NOW in our Crazy Mode the Box Of Tricks (Out Now)! But fear not, Pool Nation is not just about trick-shots, Pool Nation is a serious pool sim, the heart of the game is our world renowned Physics engine, the balls will behave as they would in the real world - Fancy a game with Aiming Assist turned off - you go ahead - Play Pool Nation Your way!

With eleven addictive game modes, including the adrenaline pumping Endurance, extensive career modes and seven exciting online modes including the new Speed Pool! Not forgetting the Box of Tricks coming soon to Steam, giving you the ability to imagine, build and share your most outlandish trickshots with the world. Utilizing a variety of objects, including Ramps, Pikes, Loop the Loops and Speed up strips, the Box of Tricks is limited only by your imagination.

With Pool Nation, gameplay is king! Online or offline, the ease of control gives you the ability to pull off shots you wouldn't dream of in the real world. The balls behave exactly as they should use the table surround to create the most unbelievable trickshots and view them back in super slow mo.

The graphics are as shiny and pixel-perfect as the physics, with beautiful locations, stunning exterior landscapes, eye-catching interiors, the ability to change the time of day, and customize your games with a huge array of balls, cues and table decals creating your ideal pool playing environment. Every detail has been considered and polished, from the super-detailed table baize and deforming cushions, to the explosions of chalk dust from the cue tip.

Pool Nation - the Community's Pool Game!

System Requirements

    • Processor: Dual Core, AMD/INTEL 2.6 GHZ
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
21 of 28 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Best pool simulator on steam.
I really enjoy pool games like the miniclip's 8 ball pool I have on my phone and computer. This game is really awesome cause it even has workshop for special tracks you can make for balls as you unlock more stuff winning games in singleplayer. Truly an amazing game. And if you like taking screenshots, this might be the game for you aswell.
You can take some really nice screenshots during through the campaign in singleplayer. The graphics are truly amazing.
And even multiplayer? Woah! This is too cool to be thruth! All this needs now is local co-op versus mode.
-={You can buy this game for 1$ on ♥♥♥. Its safe, I bought it there.}=-

+Much custumization
+Awesome graphics
+No lag
+Trading cards
+Full and good controller support
+Much to do.
+No time limit while you choose which ball to hit and the angle.

-Sometimes it bugs out. (For me - once it bugged out menu screen. Not a big problem)
-If you play with mouse it might not be so good. I recommend controller.

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48 of 80 people (60%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
This is one of the best pool games i have seen. Graphics look nice, the physics are good and it's pretty fun. A strange thing is the uncomfortable mouse controls, but i played with a xbox controller, what works very well.
But now: Devs abandonned this game. They promised a snooker mode. There is none. They took ages to get the update for the trickshot mode which is basically a lure into buying dlc. This mode is also unpolished, as there was never an update again. And it should have been in the game for release. Well that's ok, i rather wait, than having an unfinished mode. Still no update or the promised snooker mode. Yeah bla bla small dev team...but:
There is no reaction of the devs anymore in the forums. So they are planning on bringing a new game (which already is out on xbox) to pc, that is (at least in my opinion) what this game should have been and what we all paid for. But wait, it will cost you extra as it is a standalone game. The fact, that they promised the owners of this game an "upgrade" discount does not make it any better. So i say:

Do NOT buy this!

Such a dev team is not worth your hard earned money. And as there might be the "real" version of this game out, this is worth waiting for if you really want it. Might just take another year or so...
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
I am really liking this game, just a nice price on the game and looking to the whole game, they spend a fair amount of effort and work into most things game should have (user interface, ball pyschics etc).

I really hope the next version of Pool Nation is going to hit a new level of pool games in general.

For those putt a bad review because they could not find somebody to play with, just add a friend on Steam who also play Pool Nation.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
Best Pool game I've ever played.

Pros: Graphics are great. Easy but challenging.

Cons: Crazy futuristic settings don't exactly lend to the sleezy bar feeling one would expect when playing Pool.

Would be great if there was a a venue with filthy glasses, stained felt and bent pool cues like one would find at their local Pool dive.

Tip: Click the sniper setting on your mouse when you take your shot.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
This is a nice pool game where the physics play well and the graphics look very nice. There are many fun modes to play such as doing trick shots and playing with friends. I recommend when playing to turn all aim assists off otherwise it will be too easy to play, and to get this game on sale as i think that it is not worth the full retail price.
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