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  • Summary: Playboy: The Mansion blends social simulation with role-playing and empire-building gameplay. As Hugh Hefner, you build the Playboy Mansion and magazine into a cultural icon and a powerful brand. Rub shoulders with attractive women and celebrities as you pursue the ultimate Playboy lifestyle. Grow famous and gain exclusive access to the Playboy Archives, which include footage of the world-famous Playboy Mansion. You're rewarded for living the good life, having a positive sexual attitude, and promoting tolerance and individual freedom. Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 43
  2. Negative: 5 out of 43
  1. The actual running and production of the magazine is executed terrifically, and truly makes you feel as though you are making all of the decisions regarding its ongoing production.
  2. If you don't mind the lackluster production and the somewhat simplistic gameplay, you may actually enjoy a bit of time with Cyberlore's title, assuming you didn't buy it to supplement your collection of items shipped in plain brown paper.
  3. Limited in engrossing gameplay and adult content; there is barely anything here to justify that 18 rating and it would have been more interesting if the game had taken more risks, showing more of what really goes on at the Playboy Mansion (and it's more than just photo shoots!)
  4. The lack of any real strategy or its ultimately repetitive gameplay, leaves me wanting more, a whole lot more.
  5. 61
    It's a shame that Playboy relies so heavily on such repetitive gameplay tasks. The setting is interesting even if you have a social life and have seen an actual naked woman.
  6. It had great potential, but unfortunately Hef let us down with poor gameplay and a rough finish.
  7. They tried to bring us a game in which there was sex, but they don't deliver. I would have been happier with brief movie clips of nude or scantily clad models, than with this silly imitation of intercourse.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 5 out of 8
  1. DaDude
    May 14, 2004
    Damn dude, I wanna be HEF! Effin hot chicks, gettin grotto love, it's all good.
  2. BrianK.
    Apr 30, 2004
    Playboy??? sounds kinda stupid but it has my attention like every other guy in America!!
  3. Derrick
    Jan 29, 2005
    Just a wee tad repetitive...Should of just went full bore on the perversion...IT IS Playboy after all..
  4. Filazafer_X
    Jan 29, 2005
    Unlike most of the people on here I have actually played the game and unfortunately it stinks. It has all kinds of potential, but one major flaw and that is: Hef doesn't do anything if you don't tell him to. The best part of the Sims was trying to train your character and then see what he did when you weren't controlling him. It was a bit of an A.I. simulator and that was cool. But, in this game you just tell Hef to do something and he does, if you don't then he will just stand around. There is no challenge and no pay off at all. If you want a girl to take her top off and have sex with her, you pretty much just ask her to and it's done. That gets real old, real fast. There is also no way to speed up time like in the Sims, so this game is just plain boring. Too bad, it could have been fun. Expand
  5. MarkW.
    Feb 4, 2005
    Admittedly, I only played for 5 min. then scratched the top of the cd with my car keys and took it back to the video rental place. Heff can burn in SIM hell for all I care. Rent it, have sex on the couch, then take it back and demand your money back. Game over!!! Expand
  6. JeffW.
    Dec 18, 2004
    Only good thing about this game is that U are a pimp. Hey I like Nudity better than any only guy but if U actually have to play a game to get any action what-so-ever. I am sorry that is just sad. Don't buy this game unless U are an Paper pushing Nerd.!.! I give this game a 2 OUT OF 10 Expand
  7. PersianPrince
    Jan 24, 2005
    You sad-asses need to get a life if you think this N64ish looking Sims rip-off is anything more than a game selling on its name. It's just another Leisure Suit Larry, with a more well known name to make it sell. Kinda like Sony does with ALL it's games and hardware. Get some real games while you're getting a new life, and maybe look for a real girl instead of one that not only would never have anything to do with you, but one that looks to have come from the Mario School of shoddy graphics. Expand

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