I don't think I've ever used the phrase "it looks real" when referring to a videogame, but I am inclined to make an exception for Zen Pinball. Zen Studios obviously went the extra mile to create as authentic a pinball experience as they possibly could. The tables don't just look fantastic - they look real. There is one visual design choice that subtracts marginally from the realism factor (emphasis on "marginally"). The ball blurs when traveling at high speed, which does not happen on a real table. With that slight exception, Zen Pinball looks phenomenal. The lights are appropriately blinding, the physics are spot-on, the camera angles are perfect, and each table is wonderfully themed - from the tuner culture-based V12 to the table based on the real-life scientific endeavors of Serbian engineer Nikola Tesla. Furthermore, the yellow dot matrix that is usually located on the backglass of every pinball machine is unobtrusive, no matter which camera angle you choose to use. All of this works together to make you feel like you're really in an arcade.
The top-notch presentation is not exclusive to the visual design; Zen Pinball sounds great. The flippers respond to your commands with satisfying "thunks," the tables emit hollow roars as the ball screams over the surface, and each table's announcer sounds wonderfully cheesy. For example, losing a ball in the Shaman stage will provoke him to shout "Sacrilege!" Good stuff.