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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
22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
1,112 products in account
495 reviews
10.1 hrs on record
Pool Nation is a great pool simulator that will make you feel like a hustler once you master all the different trick shots. Lots of different game modes like 9-ball, 8-ball, endurance, and tournaments. Plus you can play online versus friends. The game offers good graphics, although they can be a little bit on the shiny side. The cue control system is mostly user friendly even though sometimes it can feel like a chore to set up a trick shot just right. Straight shots are extremely intuitive and the angle assistance makes it really easy to sink shots. Although bank shots and combos aren't so straightforward.

This is the first real pool game that I have played on the PC and quite frankly I wouldn't be surprised if it was the last. I just don't know how it can get any better. The game trailers and screenshots really sold me before my purchase and the game certainly has not disappointed--really well done. The only blemish is that it occassionally crashes.
Posted: January 29th, 2014
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
551 products in account
355 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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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
116 products in account
1 review
71.4 hrs on record
One of the best pool sim to come along since the Virtual pool series. The developers are a small group working out of Manchester, England and they do a whale of a job listening to their players. They frequent all of the forum and community hub sites and update when needed. They really do care about their product and want to make it the best sim on the market and to my opinion they have succeeded. This game is a really "must have" for the serious and not so serious pool gamer. Cheap and twice the price but well worth looking into...buy this game!
Posted: January 18th, 2014
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
477 products in account
55 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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
543 products in account
9 reviews
11.0 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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