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 (2,232 reviews) - 91% of the 2,232 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 18, 2013

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"This is hands-down the best Pool game on Steam, and for a great price!"
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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

Just Updated

Pool Nation has been updated, including the Box of Tricks, and UK 8 Ball!!!

This update includes, but is not limited to:

  • Box of tricks unlocked.
  • Workshop integration (BETA) added. Share trickshots with other people.
  • 8Ball UK rules added (including leaderboards and online play)
  • Walkaround camera added. (Activated/deactivated by pressing A when it is your turn)
  • New 'mode' icons to indicate which view mode you are in. (walkaround, shot taking, replaying etc)
  • Fix to hopefully prevent non-gaming/unsupported devices interfering with controls (steering wheels etc)
  • Replay HUD visuals updated to now show replay speed in a more elegant way.
  • Reply control panel can now be hidden (by clicking the left stick on controller)
  • Fixed incorrect reflection maps being used on cues/tables in certain locations
  • We no longer display the 'archive_' prefix when listing saved archive matches.
  • Alt-Tab crash fixed
  • Favouriting shots with controller now has correct button hint.
  • Floating balls over pockets in Endurance are now frame rate independent.
  • Online 'spectator' bug where both players think it is other other player's turn fixed.
  • New foul messages for UK 8 Ball specific fouls
  • Nominating with keyboard and mouse in Straight now works correctly
  • Fixed issue with 'Force Forfeit' message being shown at incorrect times.

A note from the Dev...

We're a small team, with big ideas, we eat sleep and dream of balls, our sole focus is on creating the world best most realistic Pool Sim, and we hope you enjoy Pool Nation as much as we enjoy making it, so we just wanted to say thank you all for your input your ideas, thoughts and suggestions they are all are invaluable to us, so keep them coming and lets make Pool Nation the best it can be, together!

Thanks guys!

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
39 of 53 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Now, I can enjoy pool from the comfort of my computer instead of my local bar, which is full of ruffians and murders. 10/10.
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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.1 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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31 of 49 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
The difficulties I have with Pool Nation start in the fact that I already know ho to play pool. I will explain: The english in Pool Nation does not accurately represent the way in which a ball would travel with said spin. Top and bottom english when making a cut shot can cause the cue ball to travel more left or right on the deflection, and this is not represented at all.

Left/right english isn't actually as useful on a pool table as an amateur might think. I rarely use left/right english in real pool, as top/bottom english can account for most necessary ball control.

As I can best explain it: Top and bottom english account most for how the cue ball deflects off the object ball, and left/right english effects the way the cue ball deflects off rails. There is a small amount of effect with left/right on ball deflection, and top/bottom on rail deflection, but it is very slight.

This has to do with the fact that the rail is a solid unmovable force, and ball deflection is sympathetic to mass/friction.

My previous pool experience makes this game very unintuitive!
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40 of 67 people (60%) found this review helpful
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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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
Got this game on sale for $1.50, same damn price to play a REAL game of pool!!
Let me just say it's worth every dirty quarter you woulda slipped into that sexy-♥♥♥ pool table in real life.
If you are looking for the perfect pool (not-the-swimming-kind) experience... Look no further.
Pool Nation isn't only the best pool game I've ever played- it just might be the best GAME I've ever played! (aside from the darts minigame in Shenmue).

Do yourself (and your friends) a favor and buy this game.
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