Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  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. 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.
  7. 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.
User Score
4.7

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Oct 21, 2013
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link 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.. Full Review »