Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. The game looks great, plays well, has a solid soundtrack, is user-friendly, and is enjoyable. What more could you ask for?
  2. While the concept is anything but original, the game is polished and enjoyable. [Holiday 2002, p.114]
  3. 75
    An interesting twist on the empire-building genre, but a lack of polish keeps it from being truly great.
  4. While it's good for a quick game, in the long term you must ask yourself, "How much fun is it to place objects and watch people?"
  5. There is some basic strategy, but once you've got the hang of it, Casino Empire is a pretty simple game.
  6. 62
    An exercise in tedium and frustration that's best left in the box, Casino Tycoon's few positives do little to balance out a mass of overwhelming negatives that avid players of the genre and even casual fans will find sorely displeasing.
  7. It plays conservatively and never hits the jackpot.
  8. Like Buddy's Casino, the first business you manage in the game: solid and full of promise, but ultimately unable to knock off the big boys further up the street. [Jan 2003, p.125]
  9. If you're more interested in the relaxing sights and sounds of Las Vegas than you are in playing a highly challenging strategy game, you might want to take a gamble with Casino Empire.
  10. A graphically eye catching title offering multiple game choices and services to use in the development of your perfect casino, but looking past this glitter and technical stability is a title offering no long term gameplay or challenge even to novice fans of the genre.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. J.K.
    Jan 8, 2003
    5
    Its WAY too easy! After about 20 hours I'm done.
  2. K.Bob
    Dec 18, 2002
    10
    Dis game ruled.
  3. JustinB.
    Dec 17, 2002
    10
    This game is great.