Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 17 out of 17
  1. This Box Office Bust is a sample of how to change what worked completely for the worse.
  2. This game is totally broken, it's impossible to find something good. The new gameplay is bad and the game lacks of all the stuff that people like in the previous games. Sexy jokes aren't funny and the sex itself is not so cool and funny as it should be.
  3. Plays a bit like "Psychonauts," but lacks any and all of that game's wonderful charms. [July 2009, p.76]
  4. Magna Cum Laude promised young adolescent players at least some (cartoon) nudity, but Big Office Bust has nothing to offer. Larry, what have they done to you?
  5. Mindless, repetitive gameplay and a truly atrocious sense of humor help Leisure Suit Larry live up to its name--it's a total bust.
  6. 22
    The lowest rating numbers here at IGN are reserved for games with nearly no redeeming qualities or interesting ideas, with next to nothing enjoyable to offer players, and which under no circumstances should be purchased by anyone. Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust is, without a doubt, one of those games.
  7. How to lose friends and make everyone hate you? Here’s a recipe “from Vivendi”: kill a good publisher, take one of its classic adventure franchises, give it to the creators of Worms, spend all money on Hollywood talent voice-overs, and hope for a profit.
  8. A weak sandbox affair. [Issue#20, p.55]
  9. It’s a crime to see how this series turned out, after a few titles with a quite good quality. This family of virtual seductive gigolos needs a reform, or maybe someone who revives the series from the ashes.
  10. The worst offense Box Office Bust makes is giving Larry something resembling a plot other than trying to get in the pants of the opposite sex. Instead of the simplest plots devices, we get a convoluted story with weak gameplay that never truly delivers on the funny.
  11. This is just awful. [June 2009, p.80]
  12. Boring, buggy, profoundly meaningless, and utterly dreadful in every imaginable way. Not just bad - this is novelty bad. [June 2009, p.92]
  13. Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust is without a doubt one of the worst games in history. There isn't a single characteristic in the game that is worth spending your money on. With the buggy controls, it's the king of crap. Under any circumstances, do not buy this game.
  14. The latest Leisure Suit Larry adventures show the very bottom where once an excellent game could fall. Absolute trash came from the creators of Worms – simply unbelievable. [July 2009]
  15. This game is a shameful dismantling of an iconic (though possibly equally shameful) gaming figure. [June 2009, p.101]
  16. Goodnight Larry. Sleep tight and may we never see your scrawny ass again.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Jan 26, 2012
    Terrible controls, terrible writing, and terribly designed open world environment. Getting around from place to place is an absolutely dreadful chore. Quests are boring, button-mashing nonsense. The hidden bonus pickups have no value whatsoever and seem to reset whenever you load a saved game. Unfinished, broken, buggy, and utterly horrendous excrement. Avoid at all costs!!! Full Review »
  2. Jun 15, 2013
    This game is horrible, i didnt see any gay anal scenes anywhere. When i tried to hump a random guy in the street they didnt even callt he cops on me, that turns me off. I thought this game was gonna be the game of the year but they didnt even show the main chracters hairy chest. Full Review »
  3. Grimlockt
    May 2, 2009
    Literary gold. I have played games for quite some time and there is not a single line that I expect from within this amazingly written game, "Well guess what! my mother was a whore! so your insult holds no meaning!" to name one of the well written gold. Full Review »