World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions review

  • Advice from Jesus
  • Decorating poker halls
  • Playing poker
  • Borrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrring
  • Opponent AI is woefully dumb
  • So goddamn slow

It’s all about celebrities. Poker on TV gives you Sir Clive Sinclair sitting looking concerned in a hat. But World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions has the ultimate celebrity: Jesus.

That’s Chris “Jesus” Ferguson: champion poker player and a man with the ability to cut a watermelon in half with a flying playing card. He happily trots out useless advice throughout the game. And that’s all the excitement in this game pretty much done with.

This is no frills “career” poker: start out in a shabby poker room (which you can decorate), and progress through circuit events en route to a championship bracelet. It’s thrill-free: winning hands against brain-dead AI players is no victory. Games move slower than it takes for “Jesus” to grow his trademark beard another millimeter, and there are breaks to load animation.

More Info

Release date: Nov 14 2006 - Wii (US)
Available Platforms: PS2, Xbox 360, PC, Wii, PSP
Genre: Family
Published by: Activision
Developed by: Left Field Productions
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Simulated Gambling, Mild Language


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