Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. The only thing particularly wrong with Mall Tycoon 3 is provided right in the game’s title. After three installments of this series alone, not to mention the gazillion other tycoon games, Mall Tycoon 3 simply doesn’t offer anything that hasn’t been done so many other times before.
  2. 68
    Unfortunately, the game's grip on economic simulation feels relatively loose and a little too randomized. I don't get a sense of shoppers flowing from one direction to the other, and therefore I can't attempt to divert foot traffic to where I want it to go.
  3. The challenges aren’t really challenging at all and it seemed to drag on as I played more. The rewards of playing more didn’t feel that gratifying to earn.
  4. The economics of the game simply feel shoddy. The AI is frustrating. The bleak emptiness of your mall initially and the fact that the best way to build a satisfying mall is by taking out loans seems a little funny.
  5. The only redeeming value this game has going for it is its affordable price tag, under 20 bucks, however that does not excuse a poor game.
  6. The economic model guilding the action is ridiculously off-kilter. [Feb 2006, p.66]

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