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  • Summary: It's a zoo out there, and you're in charge! Go wild with your imagination running the most exotic, fun and exciting zoo ever. Tend to your animals' health, happiness and nutrition by hiring employees, and adopt new animals as you unlock the numerous features hidden within the game. Attend toIt's a zoo out there, and you're in charge! Go wild with your imagination running the most exotic, fun and exciting zoo ever. Tend to your animals' health, happiness and nutrition by hiring employees, and adopt new animals as you unlock the numerous features hidden within the game. Attend to visitors by providing facilities for them to eat, drink and buy souvenirs from as they revel in your zoo. Sporting flexible gameplay, choose from either the sandbox mode where you establish the rules of the game, or accept the challenge of graduating from rookie zookeeper to wildlife whiz in the challenging career mode! Keep your animals, employees and visitors happy, keep the money rolling in, and path by path, animal by animal, exhibit by exhibit, build your very own Zoo Empire! [Enlight Software] Expand
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. A good choice if you're looking for something that is the complete opposite of the latest offerings of shoot'em, smash'em, kill'em brand of games.
  2. Not so bad that you'll want to pluck your own fur out, but that's all. [Nov 2004]
  3. Zoo Empire does add depth to the "Zoo Tycoon" formula, but plays it safe and doesn’t make any effort to change the established norm. If you tried "Zoo Tycoon" but didn’t think that it had enough options or graphical punch, Zoo Empire is for you.
  4. The look is reminiscent of "Theme Park World" - colourful, but not particularly detailed - although the animals have been put together with some charm. This, coupled with the lack of any real challenge, makes the game a reasonable option for animal-loving kids, but not a lot more.
  5. There is not much here to hold an adult for long, but be warned this game takes up a hell of a lot of space on your hard drive its over 1GB installed and over 50% of this is game textures which is a little bit much when you see the graphics.
  6. Adults will want something that feels less childish to play, and kids will want a game that is less demanding in terms of micro-management.
  7. Yes, I’m still disappointed by the lack of opportunities for the creation of chaos, and yes, the graphics do reek of things from ye olden times of management sims.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. GregZ.
    Oct 8, 2004
    8
    I played the game and really liked it. Therefore 8 points !!!
  2. MarkH.
    Sep 11, 2004
    7
    A decent offering...basically if you liked Zoo Tycoon then you will like this, it's practically the same game only with 3D graphics and A decent offering...basically if you liked Zoo Tycoon then you will like this, it's practically the same game only with 3D graphics and a few more options to boot. Expand
  3. KimS.
    Mar 13, 2005
    0
    Has a defect. We've tried this game on two different powerful systems (with the requisite video cards) - and it CRASHES time and time Has a defect. We've tried this game on two different powerful systems (with the requisite video cards) - and it CRASHES time and time again - once your zoo is pretty full, Beware. Expand
  4. Oct 21, 2013
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. this game always crashed once your zoo is fully complete. 0 score for me, i stop playing this game when i encountered this bugs.. so please beware. i dont actually know if there is a fixed about this bugs.. Expand