Governor of Poker 2 is a game of poker that adds a level of strategy by allowing you to travel all over the state of Texas to buy properties and buildings. However, the main fun of the game happens in the saloon, where you will be playing a game of Texas Hold'em poker against computer controlled opponents.
The name of the game refers to a new governor of the state of Texas, who has banned Poker in the state. You, as the protagonist of the game, are now charged with proving to the governor that poker is more than a game of chance, rather it is also a game of skill. To this end you move from city to city, and play the game in these cities of the state to prove your point. This background story does not interfere with your games of poker; however it adds an element of strategy to the game and makes it more interesting.
The poker itself is played in the different saloons of the cities where you travel. As with any online game of poker, especially where the competitors are controlled by the computer, there is the question of realism of the game; poker is more interesting when you can make a guess at whether your opponents are bluffing or not. In this game, the designers have solved this problem by giving different personalities to your opponents, so that after a while you can make an informed guess about the type of move they are making.
Once out of the game, you can buy properties in the cities, which allow you an extra income to help fund your games. This income can really come in handy if you lose some games and money in a row. As the game progresses from day to day, you can see your daily revenue and the money you have spent or lost. This adds an element of strategy into Governor of Poker 2.
The game can be played in six different languages, including Italian, French, German, Spanish and Dutch; apart from the two versions of English, US and UK. However the setting of the game remains Texas, which makes sense in a way because it is Texas Hold'em Poker you will be playing. The game comes with an interactive tutorial for players who are new to poker. With beautiful graphics and art, and sound effects to go with it, the game is as good looking as any flash game. If you are an avid poker player, or someone who wants to start playing it, this is game made for you.
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