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31

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

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  1. How bad is this game? Well, if you try to ship oil from Alaska to Tokyo, the boat doesn't cross the Pacific, it heads east, around Latin America and Africa. That's right, the game's developers think the world is flat.
  2. 40
    If your fetish for black gold is such that none of these problems dissuade you from getting one of the few games ever made on the oil business, you'll find a decent selection of scenarios, a free play mode, and even multiplayer. The rest of us should simply avoid the title and use the savings for gas money.
  3. Big Oil is poorly designed all around, with frustrating bugs, a practically unworkable interface, and tiresome gameplay.