Cue Club Demo

Billiards game that makes you feel like you're at the pool hall

  • Vote:
    7.6 (968)
  • Category:

    Sport

  • Works under:

    Windows XP / Windows 2000 / Windows ME / Windows 98 SE / Windows 98

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Trial version

Cue Club is a pool game that offers a lot more than you will find on most websites and older programs. It includes a wide variety of separate games and a unique rankings system.

The Cue Club Game

Over the years, most computer-based games have increased in popularity due to improvements in graphics design, better stories and layouts, and faster internet connections that allow people to play games quickly and reliably. Even pool games have enjoyed these improvements, including Cue Club, the popular game released by OneWorldBDC.

With Cue Club, players get a true-to-life look at a wide range of billiards games, all from the comfort of their home computers. Unlike various console games and previous releases for the PC, Cue Club can actually claim realism. It looks and feels like a real pool game not only due to the graphics, but also because of the complex physics that are used inside of the game. Cues must be properly chalked, speed is an important consideration, English can make or break a shot, steadiness of your hand is crucial. Cue Club strives to be very close to a real game of pool.

Features of Cue Club

The biggest feature of Cue Club is actually a set of features: The seven different types of pool you’re able to play. There is regular 8-ball, played on a regulation table, and then there is European 8-ball, which is played a lot differently. Players can try a game like 9-ball, complete with tournament rules such as fouls and ball-in-hand. If you’re a snooker fan, there are actually two separate types of snooker you can play. You can also enjoy shoot-arounds and practice games to hone your skills.

Another good feature of Cue Club is the tournament structure. After you get the hang of the game, you can compete against other players for trophies. There’s a community feel about the game, and many players gather in the chat room to talk strategy, to form teams and alliances, and to just shoot the breeze. The “club” aspect of the game is taken very seriously.

One feature that might strike you as a little odd is the color of the cloth lining the pool table. Instead of being a solid color, such as green or red, you will find that some tables have weird themes that can be quite distracting. For instance, some tables have a star on them, reminiscent of the Dallas Cowboys logo. Cloths are solid in real life for a reason, so this can be rather annoying.

Pros

  • A very realistic game
  • The tournament structure is cool
  • Seven different types of pool available
  • Chat rooms offer a social networking feel

Cons

  • You don’t get many features in the demo version
  • The tables can be a bit distracting
  • Some real players tend to flee matches if losing

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