After last year's impressively accurate ball-nudging offering, Codemasters has seen fit to beaver away feverishly on a 2004-friendly title. Aside from helping us to keep up with the trends (WCS2003 is so last year), Codemasters has also added the rather nifty option to play online against absent pals - or strangers - via the Network Adaptor. So, if you've got broadband, and a hankering to go up against some of the finest players in the sport's circuit, World Championship Snooker 2004 is an essential purchase.
Recreating every aspect of the baize-based pursuit, World Championship Snooker 2004 allows players to take part in real tournaments from the current season, including the LG Cup, British Open, The Masters, The World Championships, and many more. And snooker buffs will be pleased to note that all the major arenas are present and correct, with the world-famous Crucible just one of the venues available to play in.
There's also a (snooker) star-studded line-up of famous faces from the sport on hand, with Stephen Hendry, Mark Williams, Steve Davis, Ken Doherty, John Higgins and Tony Drago among the 30 celebs available to play.
But the biggest draw is surely the option to go online and play against like-minded snooker loopy types with the network-enabled two player mode. Battle it out with a pal, neighbour, or a newfound online friend, and see your high scores gracing the Hall of Fame.
- Improved ball physics and enhanced graphics make for the most realistic PS2 game of snooker to date
- Features 30 leading international players, including Stephen Hendry, Mark Williams, Steve Davis, Ken Doherty, John Higgins and Tony Drago
- Includes Career, Quickplay and Trickshot modes, plus 8 ball and English 9 ball pool
- Go online and test your cue-brandishing techniques against fellow snooker buffs