One group of games that is still missing from our passive sportive arsenal here are pro billiards and snooker games.
And that is a real shame because those sports might just be some the geekiest sports known to man. Every single shot in those games is based on an insight or ‘feeling’ for the fundamentals of geometry and physics. Ergo, not to be discluded on a site like this.
Today, we try to make it up to you. Reader, meet Cue Online. I’m sure you’ll get along really well.
Cue Online was released earlier this year by GameCampus.com, the guys behind soul mate MMORPG Asda Story, and is without any doubt, one of the best pool games out there. Since then, it has received several nominations — amongst which, one for “Best Game of the Month” by the Korean Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Cue Online allows you to enjoy games of eightball, nineball and snooker, accompanied by astonishing 3D graphics — but great graphics isn’t even the trump card of Cue Online. The game is based on one of the most realistic engines on the market, the physics of which allows you to manipulate every detail of the game, even pull off pro billiards trick shots.
Ultimate Pro Billiards Realism and Manipulation
As would be expected, the player can control aim and power but in Cue Online, you can also adjust the angle of your shots and the exact place to hit the ball, to give it a spin or to make it jump.
Apart from how the shot is exercised, the movement of the ball gets influenced by a few other factors like the realistic cloth friction. Make the sum of all this, and you’ve got a first class realistic pool game that will satisfy even the most critical of minds.
During gameplay, the player can improve upon five different skills; power, spin, push, pull and masse. Unlike most skill-based games (mostly MMORPGs), you don’t get better only by using them often, but also by really learning how to use them well.
It is to be expected that skill would play a major role in a precision pro billiards sports game like Cue Online, but the game’s system provides various possibilities of gameplay. You’ll notice that each player is unique, with different strengths, weaknesses and a defining playing style, just like in real life.
If you’re up for a great game of eightball, nineball, or snooker, you must download this game.
|Minimum Specifications||Recommended Specifications|
|CPU||Pentium III 450MHz||CPU||Pentium IV 1 GHz|
|RAM||128MB RAM||RAM||256MB RAM|
|Video Card||3D Accelerated 32MB||Video Card||GForce 64MB|
|Direct X||Direct X 9.0c|
|Internet||High Speed Connection|
Let us know what you think about it, or which of the 3 games you enjoy playing. Also, let us know about the other sources of billiard games. Don’t be shy, the comments section is below.
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