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8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31

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  1. Mar 8, 2013
    5
    I thought this was OK. The whole concept of running your own business is cool, but it just felt like it didn't really add enough to make it a legitimately good expansion. It isn't terrible, but there are better expansions.
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78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

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  1. Positive: 19 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. 80
    By itself Open for Business may not be a must-have, but paired with "NightLife," the two packs together will probably add hundreds of hours of gameplay to the series. Running a restaurant, building a trendy nightclub, creating a megastore, opening a cozy little coffee shop -- these kinds of challenges will keep you entertained for months to come.
  2. The economic model is robust enough to keep things interesting and the complexities of running a business will keep players hopping.
  3. 70
    It's a tougher -- and leaner -- game than its older expansion-pack siblings, but isn't starting your own business all about being the toughest and leanest?