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  • Summary: The Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust video game gives gamers an all-access pass to the glitz, glamour and gorgeous women of Tinseltown. In this 3rd person adventure game, Larry takes a summer job working on his uncle Larry’s movie lot doing odd jobs and trying to uncover a mole from another studio who threatens to air the studio's dirty laundry in the tabloids. Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust is a rollicking, innuendo-laden lampoon of Hollywood that features open world sand box game play that includes exploration, platforming, racing and puzzle-solving to complete missions. Additionally, the game features an all-new Directors Game that allows the player to create their very own "Larry Feature." True to form, Leisure Suit Larry Box Office Bust features sophomoric comedy and bombshell babes thanks to the writing talents of Allen Covert and an All-Star cast of actors and actresses, including Jay Mohr, Dave Attell, Shannon Elizabeth, Carmen Elektra, Patrick Warburton, Jeffrey Tambor, Nikki Cox, Peter Graves, Jane Lynch and Josh Keaton as the voice of Larry Loveage. [Sierra Entertainment] Expand
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 11 out of 11
  1. 24
    Possibly the worst game of this generation. It’s broken, infused with ill-judged and unfunny humour, and devoid of any enjoyable gameplay. You’re better off playing GTA IV while reading Nuts.
  2. 20
    The lowest rating numbers here at IGN are reserved for games with nearly no redeeming qualities or interesting ideas, with next to nothing enjoyable to offer players, and which under no circumstances should be purchased by anyone. Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust is, without a doubt, one of those games.
  3. I always try to find some positive beneath the negative. Unfortunately, Box Office Bust doesn’t deserve the try. It took away all the respect and love for the franchise I had left. Just like George Lucas tried to do with the Star Wars Holiday Classic, Codemasters should go out, find all the copies, bury them in the darkest place known to man, leave it there and never speak of it again.
  4. Although LSL is about smutty humour, the laughs are non-existent, courtesy of flat fart jokes, pathetic sexual innuendo and practically stillborn puns. [July 2009, p.77]
  5. At some point during the development any wit and/or charm the series had left was quietly escorted out of the building and shot. [Sept 2009, p.67]
  6. In short, BOB has no redeeming qualities at all and I would not wish this on my worst enemy.

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  3. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. DustinU
    May 24, 2009
    Honestly, only after a week of release did I find this used at an EB games for $14.99. I picked it up, thinking that all of the horrible things people said may not be so true, considering some of the same things were said for Magna Cum Laude and that turned out to be a very entertaining game. Well, even if you liked Magna Cum Laude, you WILL HATE this god-awful atrocity that Codemasters dared call a game. Activision was fully right to cancel this game, but considering it was near-complete, I can see why Codemasters picked it up, but that's about all they did. It's like they took a pre-Beta copy, compiled the code into a (somehow) semi-workable program, slapped on their label and shipped it off. Now, I kinda have a soft spot for bad games (much like a lot of people enjoy a schlocky B-movie once in a while), but this isn't a "so bad it's good" game, it's "E.T. for the Atari 2600" bad, and something tells me there's a pit out in a desert somewhere being dug to hide the unsold piles of this horrible game. To anyone who is considering giving it a shot, DON'T...this is NOT a Larry game! It's a cruddy platformer that claims to be a Larry game. In "Magna Cum Laude", at least Larry still looked and sounded like Larry, even if it was his nephew. The receding hairline, the bad clothing, and most of all the cartoonish voice in Magna Cum Laude at least reminded you of the Larry games, this game will not! Playing it doesn't even feel like a Larry game. First off, Larry Lovage's voice sounds like some college douchebag, and Larry Laffer's voice sounds like a guy you'd expect to see working the front desk of a peep show! Every single character in the game looks like they had all their teeth knocked out with shovels only to have them replaced with horse dentures! and the girls in the game aren't even mildly pretty, it's like they scanned in Bratz dolls and increased the breast sizes by 1000%. And the dialogue, man oh man, believe me, I indulge in raunchy comedy quite a bit, and laugh at it often but this isn't even's not even really offensive, just...well...not funny. And when I bought this garbage, I hoped the one saving grace would be the fact that Allen Covert wrote it, considering Grandma's Boy is one of my favorite raunch comedies ever. But no, it sucks so bad that human thought and speech are incapable of describing it. And worst of all, leave it to this game to have choppy frame rates for such simplistic graphics. The graphic textures are so cartoonish and simple that this should've run on 60fps on a Wii! It takes a special kind of idiot to screw up even the Unreal Engine THIS bad! Frankly, from what I hear another Larry game is in development and I can only hope for one of two outcomes: Either they bury it and never speak of it again, or they go back to the good ol' cartoonish and humorously awkward style of the lovable loser that was once known as Larry Laffer. Expand
  2. Dec 15, 2010
    You remember that kid at school who tried his best to be funny by drawing penises on the chalkboard? This is the game equivalent. Just childish. This game literally is a child shouting 'BOOBS!!' at the top of his voice and **** And lets not go into the walls that suck you in trap you and make you stuck to make you restart the game and the rabid, and I mean RABID homophobia. The only appealing feature is the decent celebrity voice work. But everything else just buries that one redeeming feature under a steaming pile of crap. You have turned into a disgrace to gaming Larry, time to retire I think. Collapse
  3. May 5, 2011
    I write reviews mostly on the games downsides but this game is a TOTAL JOKE! DO NOT BUY THIS GAME TOTAL RIP OFF WASTE OF TIME. This game has so many glitches just over does Toilet humor WHICH ISNT EVEN FUNNY! god aweful characters ugly game FAILS MISSERABLY honestly did this game even go through testing for errors? obviously it did not. DO NOT BUY THIS GAME. Expand

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