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  • Summary: Seize power in the auto industry! In the USA between the years 1950 and 2006, as the boss of a company, you are responsible for the development, production, and sales of your cars, and for holding your ground against the comptition. Wipe the floor with your competition economically and take control of the market in forty different scenarios, each presenting a variety of challenges. [Fishtank Interactive] Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. Ultimately, CT just doesn't have a whole lot of staying power. [Mar 2002, p.88]
  2. Car Tycoon may appear to be a decent ride, but if you're looking for a really excellent management game, you should look elsewhere.
  3. 45
    Commits the worst possible crime: it's simply no fun to play.
  4. 42
    As if the lack of stats wasn't enough, trying to figure out exactly what everything that is in the game does is frustrating, and the flimsy manual offers little help...The game also lacks focus and rationale.
  5. This little number's a shiny new lemon. [May 2002, p.69]
  6. The combination of wretched design, brainless financial models, and buggy gameplay leaves you with the realization that you got suckered into buying a lemon. [May 2002, p.87]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 14
  2. Negative: 11 out of 14
  1. Ben
    Feb 1, 2002
    Some nice cars but to top it off it should have some good looking girls in it.
  2. BobC.
    Apr 9, 2004
    One of the best tycoon games i have ever played. but this is the first tycoon game i have played.
  3. Serge
    Feb 5, 2004
    Works on mine ( i have windows 98 ) most ppl have new stuff...but mno girls and needs more styles and vehical shapes.
  4. ChrisP.
    May 25, 2002
    Piece of crap, my worst buy ever. Not only won't it work on my computer but the support offered was non existent to say the least. The little support i did get (1 reply in TWENTY SEVEN E-MAILS) was to download different drivers and change this and that setting which now means it still doesn't work (no other reply since) and to top it off ALL off my other games now CRASH on start up A BIG THANX TO CAR TYCOON (NOT) Overall a BIG FAT 0.00000. Expand
  5. HorstE.
    Mar 7, 2002
    Lotsa bugs, don't buy it!
  6. TellyJ.
    May 30, 2004
    They should shoot people who dare to sell such a game in stores. Although I like such games, this one crashes tie after time. Tried on several pc's, tried several patches and still doesn't work good enough to play for more than 3 minutes till you get the crappy "fatal error" or "access violation in ...". Expand
  7. SarahG.
    Dec 5, 2002
    Hmm... After having some fun with the 1993 Detroit I was looking forward to another design,test and build car game. This one falls flat on its face in ALL aspects. Why can't anyone build a car design tycoon type game that is fun? So far Detroit is the only one that is 1/3 the way there. Sucky, Sucky, Sucky! Collapse

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