World Championship Poker is a series of poker video games first developed by Coresoft and released in 2005 by Crave Entertainment. The series capitalizes on the recent popularity of poker due to the successful World Series of Poker.
World Championship Poker
The first title of the series, World Championship Poker received generally favorable reviews when it was released. GameSpot criticized the title for its lack of refinement but acknowledged its multiplayer appeal.
World Championship Poker 2: Featuring Howard Lederer
The sequel was released a year later and improved upon some of the criticism found in the previous version. GameSpot's review complimented the computer AI and the use of online across all platforms.
World Championship Poker: Featuring Howard Lederer "All In"
The third game in the series was first released nine months later for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, and Xbox 360. Reviews for the game were mediocre, receiving an overall score that was lower than its predecessors. GameSpot criticized it for not introducing newer elements as had been done with competing franchises. A version for the Wii was then released in 2007, being developed by Point of View. It is known that the title will allow players to utilize the motion-sensing functionality of the Wii Remote to play the game.