Real Pool is a free pool game in which you can play pool against the computer or against another player. You can choose from a number of different classic pool games as well as customising some other aspects of the play experience.
Simple but classic
At its heart, Real Pool is a pool simulator, offering solid physics gameplay without a lot of additional bells and whistles. You can choose one of a range of different games to play against a computer or human opponent. Once the game is started, you'll take your place at a virtual pool table. Simply align your cue and choose the power of your stroke; power is displayed in a simple bar at the left side of the screen. The bottom of the screen displays your score plus a record of the game. Graphics are clean but simple, showing the table and balls against a range of different bar or billiard-room backgrounds. Like the gameplay, the graphics are simple but attractive. As with any game that has a power mechanic, calculating the strength of a stroke in Real Pool can be challenging the first few times you try it.
Like the name says
Real Pool is exactly what it says -- a pool simulator. It doesn't have a lot of variety or alternative game modes, but if you're a pool fan who wants a simple game, it's worth a look.