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)!
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Overall:
Very Positive (2,360 reviews) - 91% of the 2,360 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
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Overall:
Very Positive (2,360 reviews)
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PreludeBot
( 15.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
I don't really try to take this game too seriously. I mostly play it when I need to think or if I'm planning a grocery list.

But in all seriousness, it has decent ball physics and there's a true to life satisfaction when sinking the balls in order and never sinking the cue ball. Love every second of it.

My only complaint is there's only one background, I'd love to play in a smoky cafe or bar with moody light and a lit cigar on the counter.
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Crystics
( 8.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
The graphics and especially the reflections are ♥♥♥♥ing mint!
Best game of its kind!
9.5/10
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Pacmanalex007
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14
1000/1000 - would pool again
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GeckoCox
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10
Best pool game I've seen/played. Looks great,and gameplay is realistic/tight. Perfect performance. Challenging AI in the later stages. Pick up on special for a few $$$.

No con's.
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6x30recon
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 7
i bought this game after reading that snooker was going to be added, i have no interest in pool. i think i have been ripped off.
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JoshB
( 11.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 4
I enjoyed playing this game, recently it stopped working ....completely, I deleted local files and redownloaded the game and it still won't start up, pretty sad at this as it was not as good as Virtual Pool Hall but was a decent substitute until VPH is available again
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DragonElderX9
( 15.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 3
A pretty nice looking pool game. Pool is pool honestly, but this one gets it right. You can do all sorts of neat trick shots and play 9-ball or normal billiards. With customizable cues, tables, and balls it stays pretty fresh. The characters are douches and you won't wanna stop until you wipe the smirk off their faces.
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dwoolley428
( 13.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Hugely enjoyable. As a pool devotee I can assure you that the physics are just a good as the graphics. Superb stuff.

Possibly the best pool sim available.

9/10
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WESTWOOD
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Game is good, good physics, but
BUGS BUGS AND MORE BUGS.
Cues, balls and location setting cannot be saved. Once exit the game, go set them again next time.
And almost three years out, still no snooker as dev promised.
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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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
I don't really try to take this game too seriously. I mostly play it when I need to think or if I'm planning a grocery list.

But in all seriousness, it has decent ball physics and there's a true to life satisfaction when sinking the balls in order and never sinking the cue ball. Love every second of it.

My only complaint is there's only one background, I'd love to play in a smoky cafe or bar with moody light and a lit cigar on the counter.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
A pretty nice looking pool game. Pool is pool honestly, but this one gets it right. You can do all sorts of neat trick shots and play 9-ball or normal billiards. With customizable cues, tables, and balls it stays pretty fresh. The characters are douches and you won't wanna stop until you wipe the smirk off their faces.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
163 of 174 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 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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117 of 133 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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79 of 97 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
526.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
Best pool game i have ever played on pc and the snooker DLC is on it's way worth alot more than it sells for.
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54 of 62 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
53.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 5, 2014
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.
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56 of 66 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2013
Possibly one of the most addictive games I've ever played, Pool Nation emulates real-world billiards perfectly and has plenty of different game modes and unlockables to increase the replay value.
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