Poker Night 2 Review
Poker Night 2 Box Art
System: Xbox 360*, PS3, PC
Dev: Telltale Games
Pub: Telltale Games
Release: April 24, 2013
Players: 1
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p Violence, Suggestive Themes, Strong Language, Simulated Gambling, Use of Tobacco

If that’s not enough, you can earn yourself various items for other games too, depending on which platform you play it on. For example, the Xbox 360 version allows you to win a bunch of exclusive Borderlands 2 items, as well as some nifty avatar rewards. The Steam version also has Borderlands 2 rewards, but it also grants some Team Fortress 2 items. This provides just one more reason to put in an extended play session - as if trying to hear all of the character dialogue isn’t reason enough.

Poker Night 2 Screenshot

I don’t think I even need to mention this, but the audio in the game is fantastic. The voice actors all put in incredible performances, and the atmosphere provided by the amalgam of these character voices is perfect.

The graphics, on the other hand, aren’t especially impressive, but they certainly do the job as well as they need to. Seeing the Inventory again made my heart skip and leap; it looks exactly as I remember it.

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At the end of the day, Poker Night 2 is really just another poker game. But don’t let that turn you off to it. Very few games are stuffed with this much personality. If you like humorous video games at all (and especially if you like Borderlands and Portal), you really need to play this. It actually makes you feel like you’re sitting in a room and hanging out with some of gaming’s favorite stars, and that’s an opportunity you shouldn’t pass up unless you simply hate video games.

By
Josh Wirtanen
Contributing Writer
Date: April 24, 2013

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
3.2
Graphics
Not the best graphics we’ve seen, but everything is stylized.
4.0
Control
Nothing too complex here. It all works as it should.
4.8
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
Fantastic voice acting. In fact, this is pretty much the main attraction.
4.0
Play Value
It’s really just poker. But the draw is getting to hang out with these wacky video game characters.
4.2
Overall Rating - Great
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • A different bunch of weirdoes officially licensed, triple ‘A’ characters (Claptrap, Brock Samson, Ash Williams, Sam).
  • More prizes than ever before (what you can win depends on the game system you’re using).
  • From the Portal game series, your dealer is GLaDOS!
  • Two poker styles – Texas Hold ‘Em and now Omaha!
  • MORE satisfaction in beating the odds (though it’s not guaranteed, since satisfaction is subjective and it must be pointed out, not legally binding in any way)!
  • Hilariously witty banter between your new poker buddies.
  • It’s a dream come true!


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