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Editors' Review

by   / June 07, 2009

With its realistic graphics and attractive interface, 3D Live Pool makes playing pool on the computer just as fun as the real deal.

The game controls are easy to use, with helpful directions in the bottom left of the screen. Gameplay depends heavily on the use of the mouse, which allows users to adjust their view of the table and cue position. The speed of the mouse movement determines the force with which the cue hits the ball, a feature that does a nice job of simulating the real thing. Users can play against the computer or another player, and we found the computer to be a fair adversary. Users of the trial version can choose between three difficulty levels; purchase of the game adds two more. The trial version also limits users to 8-ball and a bonus game; purchase of the full version adds eight more. Players can participate in network play with other users, although the game must be hosted by a player using the full version of the software.

The Help file contains simple instructions for gameplay as well as rules for the various games. Our only major complaint is that the manual opens in Internet Explorer, which can be slow and annoying for users of other browsers. In addition to the limitations on difficulty levels and game types, the trial version of this game is good for only 15 days. The program leaves a folder in the program files upon uninstallation. However, we highly recommend this program for any user looking to pass the time with a game of pool.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.70

Version 2.70 has fixed a few bugs and improved the graphics.

General

Publisher Top Pop Games
Publisher web site http://www.toppopgames.com
Release Date January 14, 2009
Date Added January 14, 2009
Version 2.70

Category

Category Games
Subcategory Sports Games

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Download Information

File Size 2.03MB
File Name livepool.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 873,928
Downloads Last Week 2

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-use trial
Price $19.95
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