'Poker Night 2' - Best new Android, iOS apps of May 2013


Poker Night 2

7Poker Night 2 
(Developed by Telltale Games)
Available for: iOS
Price: $4.99

You may know when to hold 'em, when to fold 'em, when to walk away and when to run, but you've never played a game of poker quite like Poker Night 2. Your opponents are a motley assortment of characters from other Telltale Games releases, including Army of Darkness' Ash Williams, The Venture Bros.' Brock Samson, Borderlands 2's Claptrap and Sam the dog of Sam and Max fame--the banter between the gamblers is a major highlight, and even if your chip count dwindles to almost nothing, the in-game interactions will keep you engaged. You can even purchase the characters drinks to help identify tells and smoke out ill-considered bluffs.

Beyond its comedic value, Poker Night 2 is a top-notch gambling simulator: You can select between Texas Hold 'em or Omaha Hold 'em, and while the gameplay is fairly straightforward, there are some intriguing in-game bounties to unlock, including themed tables, chips and cards. The graphics are impressive, the UI is simple but effective, and the game rewards repeat plays, even if some of the dialogue grows overly familiar with time. Even so, if you like video poker--and if you like any or all of these cult-favorite characters--Poker Night 2 is a solid bet.