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:
Recent:
Positive (15 reviews) - 86% of the 15 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (2,353 reviews) - 91% of the 2,353 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 18, 2013

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Reviews

“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.”
ROCK, PAPER, SHOTGUN

““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

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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

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, SP3/WINDOWS VISTA SP2/WINDOWS 7
    • Processor: Dual Core, AMD/INTEL 2.6 GHZ
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB OF VIDEO MEMORY ATI RADEON X1600/NVIDIA GEFORCE 7600/INTEL HD 2000 OR HIGHER
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Positive (15 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (2,353 reviews)
Recently Posted
Sadie
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
Was so hooked on this for a bit. Some people have 4000+ hours.. It's good but not that good. :P
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Nefarious
( 19.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Simply the best Pool simulator on Steam.
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Biff Wellington
( 37.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
easy game play, great looks!
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herbalist
( 8.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
Nice easy to play pool game.

Very controler friendly.
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Shakz94
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
Not bad desu
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Nightmare Sasha 悪夢サーシ
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
I like this game but I can't recommend it. The graphics are great and it's a well done Pool sim but no matter how many points you have over your opponent, no matter balls you've scored in over your opponent, if your opponent makes the last shot you lose. No matter the scor you lose. I don't believe this is how Pool works or at least from what I read from the official rules of the game. It's a 4/10 for me.
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Cobblers
( 19.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
This is a game about pool.
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Wedge
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
Suck at pool in real life. Bought this game to practice, got better. Tried real life again, still sucks.
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CoolestCow
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 31
Pool nation is a team based fps that if you dont have a healer you are probably going to lose. I like to play 3v3 since i only have 3 friends therefore i have other people i can communicate with. If you cannot communicate with your teammate you are bound to lose, since you will need to get health and ammo from your supports. All around great game and would recommend it to anyone that likes basketball and football but if you like tennis then u will hate this game. <3
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Orbnotacus
( 13.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
Awesome game. Good physics, simple controls, different game modes, simple customizations. For a pool game, it kicks ♥♥♥. Worth buying. Especially if you get it for a friend.
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volkerbra
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 23
Super graphics and really cool 8 ball (or 9 ball) Feeling!
Online gaming with opponents from all over the world.
Very Cool Pool
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AD.HD | Haverin Zen
( 43.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 13
Best Virtual Pool game out on Steam.
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神Logan知事
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 12
God, this is the coolest game about a pool! The game is really cool, management with a bang! Graphics are drawn to the current year rather than not at all in 2013.
10/10 - zero bugs
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Divide by 0 Please
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 10
Imagine an entire species Living in a Pool this is not what the game is about it's about playing with Balls and Sticks this is very symbolic of Masturbation there's a lot of stroking and shooting and putting things in the hole so it's kind of like foreplay and sex and Masturbation without nudity CRAZY.
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nannerpuss
( 19.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 10
Literally the best casual pool game in the universe.
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Guzmicz
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 8
If you are looking for good pool PC game, you are at right address. You can play with your friend online (which is very attractive). There are several mods you can choose, so you are not dependent on just one style of game. Really good thong is that you don't need new PC, because this game has really low system requirements (even though it has nice graphics). You can play it against computer, which is good for just for evening relax.

If you like pool game and you don't mind, that it's virtual, buy it and mostly enjoy it.
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MightBinks
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 5
Purchased with no preconceived conceptions of the game, only that it looked nice.
Totally unjoyed the graphics as well as the progression system and the simplicity of the game is quite simply easy to pick up and play.
Love the fact you can play as competently with overhead view as with table height view.
Could do with more achievements and certainly more people online but niggles aside, great game.
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brett
( 38.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 4
This game has good graphics, great physics and is very fun to play. It's a great casual game, I was able to take breaks during the day and play a match or two and go back to work. Before I knew it, I had finished all the 8 ball and 9 ball tournaments.
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TheNgoBrainer
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 28
The power control and menus make the game harder to play than it needs to be.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
This is a game about pool.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
I like this game but I can't recommend it. The graphics are great and it's a well done Pool sim but no matter how many points you have over your opponent, no matter balls you've scored in over your opponent, if your opponent makes the last shot you lose. No matter the scor you lose. I don't believe this is how Pool works or at least from what I read from the official rules of the game. It's a 4/10 for me.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
202.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
140+ hours out of the releases from this dev this is my pick. has a couple of bugs im sure will never be fixed however only seen them a hand full of times and most games have bugs. if your after a good game to play against friends i recommend this
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Awesome game. Good physics, simple controls, different game modes, simple customizations. For a pool game, it kicks ♥♥♥. Worth buying. Especially if you get it for a friend.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
I play pool in real life and I must say, the physics are just as awesome as the visuals. However, the developers seem to only care about money. Just read the reviews on Pool Nation FX and you'll understand. Promised tons of great things with this game, only to drop it and make the same game with a new title. You had something great on your hands, CP, and you b**** slapped us all with it, then threw away the glove. If you have friends to play this with then it's totally worth it but that's about it, since no one plays this online anymore.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
30 of 42 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2015
I bought this before they knew how they were going to implement their "Box of Tricks" but were already advertising what it would look like and all the cool things you could do with it, saying it would be a free update.

Then they released the Box of Tricks with Workshop support and made all the fun things they advertised (loops and tubes) pay-for DLC. So the reason I bought this game was locked behind DLC. Welp.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2015
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
Recommended
30.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2015
Good game - easy to pick up. Played Pure Pool, but this is better.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2015
i love this game

graphics 10

game play 9

tricks 10

over all i would rate this game high if you love pool you would love this one
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
53.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
probably the best pool simulator I have played so far
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
This game is rather fun to play with friends. It also provides the same experience of playing pool in real life (at least in my opinion).
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2015
Probably the best pool game right now. I did not played it so much on this account, but I had good time playing it on other one. Tournament system is really nice, same as every other aspect of the game. GJ for developers!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2015
it is pool
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
37.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Very nice pool game, even fun to play alone vs AI

Singleplayer has: Tutorial, box of trickshots (or something) 4x 9-ball tours, 4x 8-ball tours

Tours include certain ammount of AI matches.
Each match can give you 1-3 stars.
Usually you get 1 star by winning match which also unlocks next match and then other stars you get when doing certain task during the match (you still need to win the match also)

Tasks like: Perform comboshot during match or kickshot or get streak of 7 balls in match + much of other stuff like that.

Also getting 2 stars in certain matches will unlock bonus match in that tour.
Each tour contain few bonus match to unlock.

I have completed first 9-ball tour by 71% and it took me 6 hours, so if other tours take as much time it means total 48h of gameplay and still you havent compeleted everything by 100%, so this game has plenty of nice singleplayer content for your money.

Totally recommend this game but be warned: Multiplayer is dead, so dont buy it for online multiplayer
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2015
Fun lil mini game when you have nothing else to do or while downloading something else.
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162 of 173 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24, 2014
Sometimes, you need a game that's frenetic, fast paced and full of chaos. You need some escapism so you get away from the humdrum of your day job by pretending to be some beefcake named Slab Rockhard blast some bugs to bits with your AK - 22.

Other times though, you need to come home, kick back, crack a brewski and chill out. Take it easy, shoot some pool like a pro and relax. That's what you have Pool Nation for. It's zero pressure, it's zero chaos. It's 100% cool, daddy-o. It's got some great physics too, so you can shoot pool and feel like a king.

Because some times, you need to come home and pretend that you're a slick mo-fo pool shark. Because if you tried to play pool in the real world, people would realize you're a 40 year old dork in dad jeans try his damnedest to look cool.

I uh...that may have gotten too personal.
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116 of 132 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Best pool game i've played to date. I really hope they make more modes and add more game play types other than that this game is very fun. The game looks gorgeous too with its over the top bling bling graphics, a very good art-style IMO.

Music is also very neat. Definitely worth purchasing.
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90 of 100 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
248.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
This is without a doubt the best pool game for PC i've ever played. You can play 9-ball, 8-ball and a bunch of minigames like killer, straight, etc. Both single and multi are super fun modes. What is more, two DLCs (box of tricks and snooker) are coming while I'm writing this review.

To sum up, if you like pool you must check out this game!
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74 of 83 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
26.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
If you are looking for a super realistic pool game, you are in the right place.

10/10 Physics
10/10 Display
10/10 Music
10/10 Game modes

Online match system is just super good, but sadly you rarely see people playing.

the only problem is that the table has a high friction, if you are a real-life pool player, you would expect balls to go a little bit further but they don't.
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52 of 54 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 3, 2014
A really decent Pool Sim for the price, Physics are accurate and cue control is tight (Beware that you cannot just hit the ball at full power) Thay are planning a trickshot mode and snooker as well. The game looks and feels amazing and is updated frequently. Awesome game I have played this so much since I got it.

This game stands up to VP4 and Jimmy White's 2 Cueball :)

The developers are so friendly and listen to any suggestions/feedback you have

GET THIS GAME! NOW!
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