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  • Summary: The Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust video game gives gamers an all-access pass to the glitz, glamour and gorgeous women of Tinseltown. In this 3rd person adventure game, Larry takes a summer job working on his uncle Larry’s movie lot doing odd jobs and trying to uncover a mole from another studio who threatens to air the studio's dirty laundry in the tabloids. Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust is a rollicking, innuendo-laden lampoon of Hollywood that features open world sand box game play that includes exploration, platforming, racing and puzzle-solving to complete missions. Additionally, the game features an all-new Directors Game that allows the player to create their very own "Larry Feature." True to form, Leisure Suit Larry Box Office Bust features sophomoric comedy and bombshell babes thanks to the writing talents of Allen Covert and an All-Star cast of actors and actresses, including Jay Mohr, Dave Attell, Shannon Elizabeth, Carmen Elektra, Patrick Warburton, Jeffrey Tambor, Nikki Cox, Peter Graves, Jane Lynch and Josh Keaton as the voice of Larry Loveage. [Sierra Entertainment] Collapse
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  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. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. A weak sandbox affair. [Issue#20, p.55]
  5. Boring, buggy, profoundly meaningless, and utterly dreadful in every imaginable way. Not just bad - this is novelty bad. [June 2009, p.92]
  6. Goodnight Larry. Sleep tight and may we never see your scrawny ass again.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. 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. Expand
  2. KatieD
    Apr 2, 2009
    This is NOT your typical Leisure Suit Larry game. No, it does not follow-up with the other games other than Larry Lovage's return as the main character. There is no nudity and sex is only implied. What there is to be found, though, is plenty of great sexual humor, fun gameplay and an interesting plot. The graphics have gotten a lot better since Magna Cum Laude, and Larry is a LOT more likable, particularly since he is voiced by Josh Keaten (MGS3, Ocelot). Lots of great voice acting talent, too. Only complaints are that the camera can get pretty wonky so it may end up killing you a few times. If you can get past that, though, a real fun play if you take it as its own game! Expand
  3. KenH
    Apr 26, 2009
    Better than MCL. Very funny . camera angles are a bit off. Some hard controles till you get used to them. I'd recommend getting a game controller for PC version..Hard to move around with the keyboard. Expand
  4. 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. Expand
  5. 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!!! Expand