Pool Shark 2
|a game by||Dark Energy Digital|
|Platforms:||XBox, PC, Playstation 2|
|User Rating:||9.3/10 - 3 votes|
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|See also:||Pool Games|
For Most, pool is best played in the back room of a pub with a bunch of mates after several pints of Stella and ten packets of fags - not in front of a monitor with a Cup-a-Soup. Nevertheless, if you're keen on homebased hustling, here's another game to tickle you with its cue.
The big boast in PS2 is its physics -the developer has got a really good feel going on with the way the balls crash around the table. You can easily apply spin, screw and stun, although the mouse aiming system can be a little sensitive.
Single-player is all about the Hustle mode where you play for cash against a succession of low-lives, trying to convince opponents that you're crapper than you are so the other guy bets more money. Fun for a while, though hustling an Al routine ultimately wears thin.
Otherwise, there's rotation pool, 10-pin pool, three-ball pool - every variation you can think of. Great for a few frames at lunchtime on a LAN or online.