With over 150 different card games, Hoyle Card Games 2008 once again
returns for those gamers that simply cannot get enough of card
The current incarnation of Hoyle Card Games 2008 offers some great
gameplay features such as improved artificial intelligence and
improved graphics, making this one of the best in the series to
Mac users will be pleased to know that the PC version also supports
the Mac O/S.
Over 150 classic games including
all the favourites!
In-Game Tutorials – learn to play
with easy tips and hints
Compete with 15 virtual opponents
with adjustable skill levels and “attitudes”
Use Face Creator to create the
Earn HOYLE® Bucks to unlock new
Customise game variations, card
backs, backgrounds and music
Official HOYLE® Rulebook and
Strategy Guide included! (PDF)
PC/MAC compatible and on DVD for
the first time!
BONUS 55 new solitaire games and 5
Video Poker Machine!
Updated interface, new music and
new game lobby
As with all Mindscape gaming products, the installation is almost
not mentionable as the program simply auto-installs and in under a
few minutes, the player is ready to be bedazzled by over 150
different card games.
There are also a plethora of different Solitaire games... some easy
and some strangely annoyingly difficult. Crazy Eights, Hearts (my
personal favourite), Texas Hold'em and Rummy 500 are just a few of
the card games available in this current compilation. I applaud the
developers as they have made a great interactive experience with the
AI, each with different personalities and characteristics.
The program also allows for players to customise their characters
via the "Use Face Creator" function which allows you to truly
personalise your Hoyle Card Games player. The title also offers 15
virtual opponents from aliens to bears and of course... humans,
ensuring that one game is never the same.
The artificial intelligence of the title has been improved since
previous verstions and gamers can select the skill level and
attitudes of these players, making the game much more interactive.
Some of the avatars are quite amusing.
Graphically, the title is also a vast improvement over its
predecessor with colourful background environments and an almost
cartoon like avatar system. Match that with new music (albeit a
little too elevator for my liking) and Hoyle Card Games 2008 is a
well rounded game.
conclusion, definitely a must have game for those fans of card games
and with over 150 different card games, there's a game or two or ten
or one hundred for gamers of all ages. Great stuff!