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gamerisms, part 5 presents 12 poker game software reviews updated to
include a review of the entertaining cast of characters of Poker Night
This article is also one of the 10 video game
Poker game software is an indispensable tool for a new or veteran
provides the best simulation of the game to train for the elusive game
of poker, run reports, show statistics, display information about one’s
game by reading hand histories of one’s opponents.
We looked at several types of software available for this poker
game software reviews genre article and found them to be varying in
games, settings and style—always a good thing.
This genre article lists individual poker games
and tournament software
in that order.
To give you a more in-depth look of tools available in the market
and their good/bad features, 12 poker game software reviews follow.
We have noted some of the low points or bad reviews received by some of
the software, however, your mileage may vary. We do not believe that
these thumbs down
opinions should exclude the software from
this review list.
Having said that, I believe there is total agreement with the premium
software from Wilson, so let's begin with their products.
Texas Holdem and Wilson software, Turbo Texas Holdem
made for each other. Features include the ability to create your own
personal player and opposing player profiles. Therefore, the user can
modify the playing styles of each player to create the type of game you
want to play. You can also set the player line-up for a hand, thereby
determining a loose, tight, or average style game.
Turbo Texas Hold’em can be played with two – ten players in each game.
You control the game by determining the blinds, bet amounts and
difficulty of the game. Each update for this poker games software
presents features like technology that closely simulates a real poker
game, simulated players who play like humans vs. computers, advice
during each hand and custom graphics.
To add to your overall poker experience, Wilson keeps moving forward
with poker game software that uses artificial intelligence, extended
of play to choose from, programming to help you study your opponents,
and 60 different player faces.
The realty of poker play is likely the single factor that places this
resource high on the poker game software reviews list.
Omaha is another popular game played by passionate poker
players and Wilson steps up again with Turbo Omaha Hi-Low.
Again, the features permit creating player and opponent profiles,
determining tight or loose play and can be a 2-10 player table.
Further, you determine the blinds and bet amounts and a point counter
on the screen can be viewed for assistance. Also, hand analyzers and
poker tips help to make the simulation players appear lifelike. Once
again, Wilson 'scoops' the pot for reality poker play.
Stud poker is well represented here with Wilson's Turbo 7 Card Stud
. One of the
outstanding features is creating profiles for both your opponents and
you, as the player by skill level. Designed for 2-8 players, you can
set the play for each hand by determining skill level and bet amounts.
The hand analyzers allow more accurate playing of the simulated
players, which is the true 'bring in' feature of this software.
In conclusion, Wilson poker software claims to produce the most
realistic simulation of poker nowadays. But, users and reviewers say
that their interface can be difficult to set-up.
4) Holdem Inspector 2 Poker Game Software Reviews
This poker software offers the innovative feature of allowing one to
analyze his/her game and study a certain situation, thus the name. It
also enables players to put up various profiles to test different
techniques for many poker situations. It is sure to spike
5) Seven Card Inspector 2
This software is labeled as the little brother
of the Holdem
Inspector 2 poker game software. Though it has the ability to track up
and outs, the available profiles are not that commendable. Also, it
does not allow you to run complex simulations. This software has
bad reviews on its belt.
6) Poker Stove: Poker Game Software Reviews
This Texas Holdem poker calculator boasts it can fully analyze complex
pre-flop situations about 100 times faster than other available tools.
7) Poker Office
This resource is said to be one of the most
well-developed software since their original version. Its features are
the ability to
automatically track stats, import old hand histories, and offering
advice on how to improve the game. gamerisms' Poker Game Software
has Poker Office worth the money spent.
8) Crazy Pineapple Poker Game Software Reviews
This poker game software claims to have an easy installation feature
smart computer advisor. It has an internet play and watch play for the
purpose of easy learning.
9) Mobile Poker Trainer
This poker game software is a good download for the cell phone. This is
mobile version of the Texas Holdem software. The software is good
to kick boredom away while using your mobile phone. The downside of
this program is that play is limited to five characters that have
predictable playing strategies. Thus, reviews are mixed and it may be
more qualified as a video game.
With this cue, gamerisms has included this poker game software reviews
article in the list of Video Games genres.
Among all types of poker played, tournament poker is the undisputed
Below are 2 poker game software reviews for this genre.
10) Poker Tournament Manager
This poker game software provides all of the tools you need to host a
tournament. Poker Tournament Manager has unlimited levels allowing you
to determine breaks, calculates pay offs and chip additions. It also
has a feature that allows you to track player statistics over multiple
tournaments. Setting up the tournaments can be tedious but this
software is equipped with a tournament assistant to help you determine
the details and create custom play.
There are numerous colors, graphics plus audio/video add-ons for you to
Players prefer this software because it is easy to use.
This poker game software provides these tools
easily manage your tournament:
11) The Tournament Director
- Poker clock with unlimited levels and breaks.
- Support for buy ins, re-buys, chip add-ons, and point
- Automatically calculates fixed or percentage based payouts.
You can even randomly assign seats and balance tables
as players go out.
- Track Player Stats and Post Results.
- View stats and points to see top players over multiple
tournaments. Results and stats can be shared with other
players by auto-posting results.
- Customizable tournament structure, audio and visual notifications
plus color and screen options.
Poker game software review of this software notes that it offers a
of game modes, game changes between rounds, and a variety of limits.
The Tournament Director automatically calculates all of the numbers
such as pot amounts, chip counts and buy in rates. This software also
calculates player statistics over a number of games played. Keep track
of your poker league on line for free. Tournament Director
automatically seats players and suggests places to play in order to
keep the tables balanced.
Poker players prefer this software because it is easy to operate, can
simulate real life poker situation, and offers several customization
Our poker game software review of The Tournament Director notes these
- Runs limit, pot-limit, and no-limit games, and game changes
during a tournament (first round is Texas Holdem, second round is 7
Card Stud, etc)
- Handles guaranteed pot, house contributions, formulas for
awarding points, multiple rakes and player bounties.
- Calculates statistics over multiple tournaments along with
schedule and prize suggestion tools plus chip calculator. Also
- Make changes 'on the fly' while your tournament is running.
- Export rounds, players, prizes, to various formats. Export the
tournament results to HTML to share with your players.
- Save your rounds structure, prizes, layouts, chips, independently
as templates for future tournaments.
Now for something completely different, here is a review of the vastly
entertaining Poker Night 2.
12) Poker Night 2: Poker Game Software Reviews
One poker game that definitely gets a mention for poker game
reviews is the excellent Poker Night 2 by Telltale games. Ironically,
the same company who made The Walking Dead game also produce a great
poker game that is not only an amusing game of poker, but one that can
elevate your poker play in real time as well.
The presentation of Poker Night 2 is top of the line concentrating
attention to detail. Thanks go to Telltale who is recognized for
innovative and polished games. Thus, Poker Night 2 sets the bar high.
The real charm of this game is your impressive opponents. Ash from the
Evil Dead and Sam from Sam & Max are but a couple of your poker
buddies. The awesome dealer is GLaDOS from Portal. No other poker game
challenges your play utilizing this formidable cast of characters
sitting at the table.
As to actual game play of Poker Night 2, it is very simple and that is
not a bad thing. Many poker game reviews will knock a game for not
being really tough, but that is where Poker Night 2 shines. It's fun
and friendly presentation eases you into the world of poker. This is a
great introduction to poker for new players to facilitate their way
through the basics of the game all the while having an amusing poker
Feature of the Poker Night 2 Game are:
- An amusing cast of characters displayed in rich graphics
- Available for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 owners
- Game options to play either Texas Holdem or Omaha Holdem
- Tournaments start with a $20,000 buy-in and after a number of
hands, continues until each player either runs out of cash, gets
knocked out or is the last one at the table.
- Provides you with strategy for a real game of poker
gamerisms welcomes your comments/suggestions about these poker game software
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