Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. As long as you're patient and can handle the complexity that goes into managing a hotel, you'll do just fine with Hotel Giant.
  2. 79
    A game that combines building, development, and resource management with a feel reminiscent of Will Wright's "Sims," is an enjoyable, but flawed game.
  3. At worst this game still remains a somewhat enjoyable experience thanks to the deep customizability of creating rooms.
  4. Hotel Giant falls into the trap of trying to be two things at once - an entertaining sim clone, as well as trying to appeal to fans of the various tycoon management games. Sadly, it will fail to fully satisfy either party.
  5. All told, it's a solid and enjoyable game that should appeal to both business tycoon fans who want to focus more on their customers and fans of "The Sims" who want to play a more goal-oriented game. [Oct 2002, p.110]
  6. One of the most deathly boring games you’re ever likely to play.
  7. The disappointing business simulation and the drone-like guests make it difficult for the game to hold your interest for too long.
  8. The drone-like guests don’t offer any spice, there are no real pressing concerns like fire or floods, and boredom is your greatest challenge.
  9. More of a focus on customers and personalities, using grotesque caricatures and stereotypes, as apposed to a detailed simulation of the realities of running a hotel would have done wonders. [Nov 2002, p.83]
  10. Drop dead tedious as a construction simulation, limited and rigid as a business management experience, and ridiculously uninteresting as a people-watching escapade.
  11. Hardened "Sims" fans already inhabit a virtual world they would loathe to leave for such a pale imitation, and management aficionados will decry the lack of depth and flexibility within the gameplay.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Leandra
    Aug 27, 2005
    8
    Good game. Only a bad turtorial and no documentation.
  2. KietoC.
    Jul 27, 2002
    1
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