Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 33
  2. Negative: 4 out of 33
  1. For a while, it is rather enjoyable to cruise by and experience the closest thing you’ll ever have to being anything like Hef, but you'll quickly long for deeper gameplay or a more real sense of progression. Use that $50 on 3 years’ worth of Playboy subscriptions instead.
  2. Underneath all the tedium, the bones of a very basic business simulation can be found, but there’s a lot of joyless digging to be done to get to it. We’re not entirely sure who will actually enjoy Playboy: The Mansion, as the business side is unsatisfying, the networking is mind-numbing, and the sex is a sad cop out.
  3. As an alternative to "The Sims," only the abundance of nipples saves it. [Apr 2005, p.104]
  4. The game plays a lot like "Sims 2" - just without the charm, animation, possibilities, freedom and, and ability to generate a desire to keep it installed. [Apr 2005, p.84]
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Anton
    Feb 4, 2005
    8
    Good game, like the sims... only better!
  2. Sep 16, 2013
    9
    This game is one of my guilty secrets every couple of years I install it again and have another go at managing the Playboy Empire. It's quiteThis game is one of my guilty secrets every couple of years I install it again and have another go at managing the Playboy Empire. It's quite an entertaining management sim, if it had been an indie release I'm sure people here would be raving about it. Full Review »
  3. Nov 24, 2010
    2
    When I first encountered this game I was a little bit tired of the Simms and the fact of having naked chicks and been able to manage theWhen I first encountered this game I was a little bit tired of the Simms and the fact of having naked chicks and been able to manage the Playboy empire from Hef's shoes seduced me at first, then I become unsatisfied because it was more than the same. The experience as a whole is lame. Not Recommended. Full Review »