Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 27
  2. Negative: 26 out of 27
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  1. 45
    This Box Office Bust is a sample of how to change what worked completely for the worse.
  2. 42
    Not only does it take away from what the original games did so well, it fails to execute even the simplest of gameplay necessities. The platform jumping is horrendous, the combat mechanics are atrocious and sitting through some of the dialogue is just plain painful.
  3. Larry Loveage is the nephew of Larry Laffer, but he's not half as charming as his uncle. This new game offers completely new gameplay that doesn't suit the character, along with many technical issues that make it a repetitive, uninspired and not so interesting game. It forgets Larry's legacy and tries its own ideas, but with little fortune.
  4. While Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office or Bust does succeed in the execution and delivery of its smutty script, it fails on nearly every other account.
  5. Overly repetitive, boring and childish. There is not enough going on to keep you hooked.
  6. Box Office Bust is one of the poorest games I have played on the 360 to date and I've played X-Men! The broken jumping and fighting mechanics zap out any sort of enjoyment you start to get from the title and the subtle humour of the old Larry games is nowhere to be found.
  7. To be completely honest and brutal, there is nothing to like about Box Office Bust. It is hard to find any game that is completely worthless, but this is thankfully one of a kind.
  8. games(TM)
    Tedious, clumsy and uncomfortable to play, Box Office Bust is one of the least enjoyable platform games we've been subjected to this generation. [June 2009, p.123]
  9. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Terrible controls. [Issue#46, p.87]
  10. I have played the Larry Laffer saga since the beginnings and I think if the developments of Leisure Suit Larry games continue in such this way, I already foresee the ending. The special charm with the erotic undertone has totally got lost in Leisure Suit Larry – Box Office Bust. Since Al Lowe leaves the Larry Laffer production, Larry as character isn’t the same again. The jobs become quickly boring, because the typical puzzle and combination tasks are completely missing. The new character does not offer the elegant macho charm, who can twist all ladies around the fingers. Larry Lovage looks clumsy, rude and cheeky.
  11. Magna Cum Laude promised young adolescent players at least some (cartoon) nudity, but Big Office Bust has nothing to offer. Larry, what have they done to you?
  12. Mindless, repetitive gameplay and a truly atrocious sense of humor help Leisure Suit Larry live up to its name--it's a total bust.
  13. A horrible joke in and of itself, if you buy Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust the joke will be on you. We can think of a good number of other uses for your two hands; and we're using our to give this stinker two thumbs way down.
  14. 22
    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.
  15. It's not funny, it's not fun to play and it's less erotic than psoriasis. As the Smurfs would say: **** off, Larry.
  16. The worst offense Box Office Bust makes is giving Larry something resembling a plot other than trying to get in the pants of the opposite sex. Instead of the simplest plots devices, we get a convoluted story with weak gameplay that never truly delivers on the funny.
  17. It’s a crime to see how this series turned out, after a few titles with a quite good quality. This family of virtual seductive gigolos needs a reform, or maybe someone who revives the series from the ashes.
  18. What a shame Larry, no chance to revitalize a such brilliant career. It's time to stop the show, before Sierra ruins what is still good in our memory. After more than 20 years of story, he deserves some rest. Go Larry, and don't come back!
  19. Games Master UK
    This is just awful. [June 2009, p.80]
  20. 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.
  21. Awful controls, boring missions, a terrible camera, hideous characters, and juvenile, unfunny dialogue make Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust one of the worst games in recent memory, and, if there’s any justice in the world, will mark the end of this poor, abused franchise.
  22. One of the worst video games ever made - brutally unfunny and monotonously inept on every level.
  23. Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust is without a doubt one of the worst games in history. There isn't a single characteristic in the game that is worth spending your money on. With the buggy controls, it's the king of crap. Under any circumstances, do not buy this game.
  24. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    The worst game on Xbox 360 to date. [June 2009, p.93]
  25. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    It's poorly designed and poorly made, and has the air of a game even the devs didn't care about. [July 2009, p.82]
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 15 out of 17
  1. IanK
    Dec 16, 2009
    This is one of the best games ever! I played for 2 days straight and never got bored! The graphics rock and the storyline is SO creative! This is one of the best games ever! I played for 2 days straight and never got bored! The graphics rock and the storyline is SO creative! Thumbs way up! A must buy! Full Review »
  2. PhillipH
    Apr 30, 2009
    Better than Cum Lauda. Graphics lovely, story interesting, music good and girls look excellent. The game play sucks at times.
  3. NeoVDR
    Apr 3, 2009
    I was very saddened by this game. Not that it was awful; I have seen games much, much worse than this. The whole game just feels "rough". I was very saddened by this game. Not that it was awful; I have seen games much, much worse than this. The whole game just feels "rough". While the comedy exists it's inconsistent. Truly funny bits that will have you on the floor in tears are interspersed with cliches and low level humor. This manages to diminish the game's only advantage. Gameplay-wise the game is atrocious with it's weird camera and clunky controls. The bad controls can be a game-stopper on more than one occasions. At one instance you have to chain an unbelievable number of jumps and because the combo chaining in this game is non existent I suspect that many users will end the game there. If not there then it surely will happen at the point when you have to fight 9 guards and do some jump chaining afterwards. The graphics are quite mediocre. Despite the use of Unreal Tech the game doesn't push any boundaries, hell it does not even reach the norm. And even though the graphics are not taxing still the pop in is evident. The best thing in the game is the audio, with great voice talent but dull tunes. This game had tons of potential yet somehow it lost it on the way. Even the smaller pricetag does not justify such mediocrity. Full Review »