The Movies: Stunts & Effects PC

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
Buy On
  1. 70
    Is it worth 30 bucks? If you're heavily invested in its movie-making tech, or didn't struggle with the late game busywork, the answer is probably, though a 10-dollar shave seems more appropriate since stunt antics add relatively little to the sim game.
  2. 70
    If you're into The Movies for the strategy sim, there's nothing noteworthy added in Stunts & Effects. But if you enjoyed building your own films, the freecam and the improved prop placement options alone are worth the price, while the props, sets, costumes, and effects merely add to the moviemaking experience.
  3. 70
    Unfortunately, the introduction of stuntmen adds even more micromanagement to the already-laborious game.
  4. Unfortunately, the biggest problem from the core title still hasn't been addressed, and that's the extremely limited number of available workers.
  5. 70
    The Movies: Stunts & Effects adds some top quality content, but fails to address the major issues that held the initial game back.
  6. So, while The Movies: Stunts & Effects Expansion Pack offers plenty for the hardcore moviemakers who compose the original release's main fanbase, more casual players will gain little from the expansion pack.
  7. The Movies is still a dangerously addictive game, and the options added through the expansion pack make this even more so true; it’s just a sad fact players who couldn’t get over the interface and management issues of the original title won’t find a major reason to return for The Movies: Stunts & Effects.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Feb 27, 2012
    7
    The movies is one of the best simulation games ever, the stunts and effects does add a bit of diversity to the repeatability requirementsThe movies is one of the best simulation games ever, the stunts and effects does add a bit of diversity to the repeatability requirements within the game. If you have any interest in movies or the movie industry you'll love this. Full Review »
  2. Dec 13, 2011
    0
    One of the poorest excuses for an expansion pack that I ever played. It fixes very few of the flaws in the original Movies while adding aOne of the poorest excuses for an expansion pack that I ever played. It fixes very few of the flaws in the original Movies while adding a bunch of eye candy. Full Review »
  3. Roy
    Jun 24, 2007
    10
    If you want to make your own movies you must get stunts and effects it contains so much more than the movies alone has.