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  • Summary: The Movies gives you the opportunity to run your own Hollywood movie studio, ranging from 1920's silent films through to the present day and into the future. Whether you want to pioneer new technology or just make great movies, you'll be in charge of one of Hollywood's dream factories. YouThe Movies gives you the opportunity to run your own Hollywood movie studio, ranging from 1920's silent films through to the present day and into the future. Whether you want to pioneer new technology or just make great movies, you'll be in charge of one of Hollywood's dream factories. You decide such facets as content, sets, actors, costumes and more. Hire and fire the people you want as you make the best movies you can. Generate a short promotional trailer for every movie you make. Deal with Hollywood's brightest stars and biggest egos. Introduce special effects, new camera techniques and even 3D. Develop Web pages to hype your movie. Put you and your friends into the film world. Make a cheap, quick production or an epic blockbuster. Expand
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  1. Positive: 56 out of 62
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  1. Most importantly the game’s gradual learning curve, handy tutorials and simple interface is immediately accessible, yet there’s still plenty to learn and discover when it comes to the subtleties of filmmaking 30 hours later.
  2. A flexible and fun experience which can be overwhelming at times but always manages to entertain.
  3. Addictive, entertaining and just plain fun, The Movies gives players creative freedom no other sim has offered.
  4. There is no other game like it on the market, which proves that Peter Molyneux never ceases in his ceaseless search for innovation.
  5. The replay value for this game is extremely high, as you are only limited by your imagination.
  6. 80
    While the studio lots themselves can become wonderful places given the right attention, and stars can be fun to screw with, too many limitations and confusion as to why some things work the way they do can create a tiresome management simulation.
  7. Although the game has some very nice quirks and touches, it fails to provide a strong, engaging experience. The rewards of running a successful studio aren't worth the patience and frustrations involved.

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  1. Positive: 24 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Nov 25, 2011
    10
    There aren't many games that I give a a perfect 10 score. The Movies is a perfect example of an imperfect, entertaining game that is expandedThere aren't many games that I give a a perfect 10 score. The Movies is a perfect example of an imperfect, entertaining game that is expanded almost endlessly on your own personal imagination. The ability to craft your own short-stories with Sims quality characters (at least Sims back in 2005), and to voice act in your own movies is something unseen. If you're looking into animation, or anything of the sort, pick this game up for $10 and let your imagination run wild. Export the movies and share them with friends, or make them with your friends. There's hours of fun to be had here. Expand
  2. Sep 8, 2012
    10
    One of the most entertaining game i have ever played. Great atmosphere, great music and sounds, colorful world. The Sims thing is a little bitOne of the most entertaining game i have ever played. Great atmosphere, great music and sounds, colorful world. The Sims thing is a little bit annoying me. Expand
  3. Jan 17, 2014
    10
    ONE OF THE MOST FUN GAME THAT I HAVE EVAR PLAYED!!!!!

    seriously this game is so fun that i just want be the star of this game it has one
    ONE OF THE MOST FUN GAME THAT I HAVE EVAR PLAYED!!!!!

    seriously this game is so fun that i just want be the star of this game it has one most fun things ever
    this game and it expansion pack are a must you really should get this game if you are interested in making your own films
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  4. LaRue
    Nov 19, 2005
    9
    This game is awsome! I love it! It's so realilistic! I gave it a 9.7
  5. JonasHøiberg
    Jun 11, 2008
    9
    This game is one of the, if not THE, most entertaining tycoon titles on the market. In some way, I feel like it measures with some of theThis game is one of the, if not THE, most entertaining tycoon titles on the market. In some way, I feel like it measures with some of the titles from the lost era of the 90's. You control every single little bit of how the studio is run, along with script writting and your actors' social lives. This is a great game. Expand
  6. Jan 29, 2013
    8
    One of the most underrated gems I've ever seen. I can play this game any day. I simply can't tell what's so cool about this game. Basically,One of the most underrated gems I've ever seen. I can play this game any day. I simply can't tell what's so cool about this game. Basically, everything. I can close my eyes on repetitiveness only because it's really one of a kind game. People should expand on the ideas that this game has! Imagine The Movies, but where you're not choosing scenes, but creating them yourself! It's sad, that there's no Movies 2, or hell, any other alike game, i really love it, the idea is great and still needs to be executed much better. But, I'm pretty happy with this game. Collapse
  7. Jok`RdeMo
    Dec 3, 2005
    5
    Have not anybody noticed, that this game is boring? It is all the same throug all the game, just come new sets where to shoot movie and new Have not anybody noticed, that this game is boring? It is all the same throug all the game, just come new sets where to shoot movie and new speceffects. And about realism - were have you seen, that big movie companie cannot find enough janitors etc (because nobody comes to apply for job?) Expand

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