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  • Summary: Starting with nothing except some cash and a passion for food, build a restaurant from the bottom up - hire waiters, decorate, even cook the meals! Buy, build, outsell and underprice your competition. Will you use your culinary wizardry to out-cook chefs? What tactics and strategies will youStarting with nothing except some cash and a passion for food, build a restaurant from the bottom up - hire waiters, decorate, even cook the meals! Buy, build, outsell and underprice your competition. Will you use your culinary wizardry to out-cook chefs? What tactics and strategies will you employ to buy out the competition? You decide. With a combination of business strategy and role-playing game styles plus a free-form sandbox game mode, three huge cities, and over 30 playable chefs and a host of locations to travel to, Restaurant Empire is an epicurean delight of gastronomic proportions! [Enlight] Expand
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Despite a slightly flawed interface and presentation, provides an enjoyable and deep strategy experience.
  2. The combination of statistical depth and the persistence of the player’s accomplishments is not to be ignored. Unfortunately, it does not quite reach the level of crossover appeal that it seems to desire.
  3. Those that like management sims, dealing with the minutia of number crunching and furniture placement, and still enjoy The Sims will have a good time with it.
  4. Despite its minor flaws, RE successfully combines the excitement of the restaurant biz with the deep number-crunching of a dedicated business sim. [July 2003, p.81]
  5. 78
    It offers a fresh approach to the economic simulation market. It's not stretching things too far to think of Restaurant Empire as the long-awaited but still unannounced workplace expansion for "The Sims."
  6. 60
    All the ingredients were in place, and the resulting concoction isn't totally worthless, it's just that between the freaky game design decisions and poorly thought out content, this is a meal some gamers may not have the stomach for.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. PaulG.
    May 28, 2003
    10
    Awesome and better than The sims.
  2. ReneeF.
    Mar 7, 2005
    10
    Great game! My favorite by fa! It lets you be in total control of the restraunt.

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