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  • Summary: The sequel to Restaurant Empire takes you further into the depths and delights of the culinary universe than ever before. Take part in an exciting world where the customers are fickle and the bounty in your cash register changes as quickly as their tastes. With two handfuls of cash and aThe sequel to Restaurant Empire takes you further into the depths and delights of the culinary universe than ever before. Take part in an exciting world where the customers are fickle and the bounty in your cash register changes as quickly as their tastes. With two handfuls of cash and a dream of stamping a legacy, build, cook and hire your way to the very top of the gastronomic biz, where tasty food is king and smart management reels in the dollar signs. And if you’re lucky, you just may go further than any other before you and cement your status as a true legend of cuisine. [Enlight] Expand
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  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Restaurant Empire doesn't offer a main course very different from the first episode, but is certainly a good management game. The two campaigns are long and challenging but the game leaves a strange taste in your mouth, you definitely like it but actually you think that something special is missing.
  2. I wasn’t thrilled with Restaurant Empire II, but I didn’t hate it, either. There is a lot of content to the game, with 34 scenarios to play, six types of restaurants to run, and hundreds upon hundreds of recipes to learn, but the game leans more towards quantity than quality, and I prefer the leaning to go the other way.
  3. Restaurant Empire II's biggest failing is that it missed the opportunity to iron out some of the major flaws from the first game, including buggy AI, sometimes-clunky interface and less-than-impressive graphics.
  4. If you are looking for a tycoon style meal then chow down on this because you won’t find a better restaurant management game out there.
  5. 69
    Restaurant Empire 2 is a little tricky to evaluate. On one hand, you’re getting two games that give you glimpses of what it’s like to run dining establishments, both of which manage to essentially get the job don and pack in a story to boot.
  6. Despite some flaws and the fact it gets repetitive after a while, the game manages to bring some freshness to the management strategy game genre.
  7. You can admire the complexity and new ideas in Restaurant Empire 2, like cafés or patisseries but you can’t deny the confusing controls and the fact it soon gets repetitive and boring. [Aug 2009]

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  1. RavinH
    Jul 26, 2009
    10
    I'm really tired of these reviewers review new games based on old games. They have lost the ability to review unbiasedly. I review each I'm really tired of these reviewers review new games based on old games. They have lost the ability to review unbiasedly. I review each game based on what that game does not what some other game did before it. This game is excellent and excellent fun and challenging to boot. Graphics are excellent and the new recipes and things to pretty up your restaurants are awesome looking. It's on sale at Gamersgate right now for $4.99 so you can't cry about the pricing you are getting waaaay more game than it costs you. Expand
  2. Jul 28, 2013
    7
    Got this as part of a bundle with 5 other games for 3 bucks. This game is unique in that as a tycoon game it actually has a story that doesn'tGot this as part of a bundle with 5 other games for 3 bucks. This game is unique in that as a tycoon game it actually has a story that doesn't just seem jammed in there because they have to, it's there to actually show you the game. The menu system is pretty in depth. I like the game, it's not a must own as there are some flaws (it can be hard to get into) but if you want something that has decent depth and is pretty unique than this is a game that can help you pass some time. Expand