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Pool Nation, Steam's Only Pool Game, with WORKSHOP integration COMING SOON in our Crazy Mode the Box Of Tricks (BETA Access Available)! 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...
Release Date: Oct 18, 2013
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Pool Nation Trading Cards Available Now!

May 21st, 2014

Hoorray Pool Ninjas our Trading cards have arrived!

Within our pool-tastic bounty you will find:

  • 10 Trading Cards
  • 5 Emoticons
  • 5 Backgrounds
  • 6 Pool-licious badges
You'll find a sneak preview here
Trading cards have arrived

...and the best bit, you can start collecting now! :-)

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Box Of Tricks Closed Beta and 70% Off to celebrate

March 24th, 2014

To celebrate the sheer amount of fantastic ideas generated by the commuity taking part in our closed BETA programme for the Box of Tricks we thought we'd give Steam Gamers 70% off!!!

The Box of Tricks as you know is a free update for all and the BETA programme its a great opportunity to mold how it develops, to show your interest comment in our community hub and I'll be in contact!

Happy Trickshot creating guys!!!! ...and do get involved, we love to hear your object ideas and many more...

Thanks again for your support!

CPx

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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

The Box Of Tricks is Coming....

The Box of Tricks, Pool Nation's Trickshot Editor, is coming to Steam and what's more it will be a FREE update for all!! This crazy mode, gives you the ability to create the most outlandish trickshots, limited only by your imagination, the Box of Tricks will provide hours of workshop fun!

*BETA access is NOW AVAILABLE please contact Cherry Pop Games via the steam forums for more information ...

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About the Game

Pool Nation, Steam's Only Pool Game, with WORKSHOP integration COMING SOON in our Crazy Mode the Box Of Tricks (BETA Access Available)! 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!

NB. Trading cards are not listed but are coming soon we are just in the process of implementing them.

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
Helpful customer reviews
21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
488 products in account
57 reviews
5.0 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 24th, 2014
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
665 products in account
375 reviews
10.3 hrs on record
Pool Nation isn't a perfect pool game, but it's a huge step up from what's come before. If you're not already a billiards fan, Pool Nation won't make you one. Conversely, for those dying to scratch the billiards itch, Pool Nation is sure to satisfy. An entertaining, highly varied and technically excellent pool game, even if lacking in innovation or new elements for its genre.With Pool Nation you'll get a pooling experience that you've never had before. The simulator delivers several game modes and a lot of options to choose from. Every kind of shot that you can imagine is possible to make in the game and because of that you can truly speak of a great simulator. Another big plus are the graphics, which are truly stunning for a low budget title. Overall, Cherry Pop Games's first endeavour has left us with a fantastic billiards game featuring stunning visuals, great audio and even better physics. The lengthy, albeit difficult career mode, will give you plenty of play time but perhaps for the wrong reasons. If you're looking for a realistic, stylish, and fun billiards game, Pool Nation is the cream of the crop.
Posted: July 5th, 2014
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
569 products in account
9 reviews
11.5 hrs on record
I remember a few months ago when it was on sale and i thought it would be one of those games that i buy and dont even play, And even when it was only a few euros, i didnt buy it!
I was wrong....
My boyfriend remembered that moment too and he recently gifted me the game.
We've been playing it A LOT ever since.

The game looks absolutely stunning! There is so much detail in this game.
The controlles are easy to use, Its easy for beginners but you can make it more challenging for yourself if you want too, when your getting better.
There are so many options in this game which makes it an awesome pool game for everybody.
Yes, Also when you dont know anything about pooling lol.

In single mode you can unlock different Rooms, Balls, Tables and so much more.
Which is cool because you can make it totally as you want it to look, also online against your friends.
That brings me too the biggest plus of this game... The multi player option!
Playing against others works great, but the sad part is that not many people play this game which makes it not so easy to find people to play a match with.
So if you want to play it online i recommend that you find a friend on your friendlist to play it with.

This game which i thought would get boring quickly turned out to be really addictive and extremely fun.
Its even THAT good that i write a review for it and thats something that i rarely do.
Its a must have, And since its on sale again at this moment i would say its worth to give it a try.
You'll be amazed, I promise ;]
Posted: June 21st, 2014
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1,566 products in account
6 reviews
56.9 hrs on record
Right off the bat, one thing that will catch your attention is the variety of game types. Most billiards games like to focus only on either 8- or 9-ball. Those games are here, but they do not stop at that. Along the game, other games like Rotation and Golf are in the mix. With nine different ways currently available with Snooker and Trick coming soon, there are plenty of ways to play.

Another strong point about the game is the controls. Like in any other pool game, being able to control the cue ball is important. Most games simply allow you to aim the ball and adjust the power. Even though most games stop at this, there are more options to offer. By being able to adjust the angle of the cue stick as well as where on the cue ball to aim, it gives the option of doing jump and swerve shots, something most billiard games leave out. Additionally, with a full tutorial teaching how to do all of these moves, it does not take long before they become second nature.

Beyond all the gameplay details, a nice touch about the game is the amount of customization available. Even games that try to simulate pro billiards tend to stick to a single, sometimes sponsored look throughout the game. This one goes beyond the basics. As soon as you start a game, the highly detailed and moving locals make it feel like you are in what could be a real location. As you keep progressing, at least a dozen locals, cue sticks, ball sets, and even table decals make it that regardless your taste, there is plenty to see even from a visual standpoint.

Once the single-player game is over, there is still more to play. Through online multiplayer, it is possible to keep playing with others. It is even possible to create tournaments to learn who the best player is. However, the one drawback is that there is no local multiplayer mode available. This means that in order to play with another person in the same room, the two of you must play through a network. This feels like a major oversight. A simple hot seat patch would have made that the game could be a great party game. Even without local multiplayer, this is still a great package that any billiards fan can easily enjoy.
Posted: July 13th, 2014
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
7 products in account
7 reviews
19.3 hrs on record
Best Pool Game...
Awesome Graphics...
Shinyy Ball, Table and Room...
I Played Most Other Games Like This..
But This Game Is Awesome...
Skill Shot System Is Too Awesome...
Nice Slow Motion Potted Ball System..
I Love This Game...
Developers Done A Great Job..10/10
Posted: March 28th, 2014
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107 of 120 people (89%) found this review helpful
1,960 products in account
44 reviews
29.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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