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  • Summary: Project Highrise is a skyscraper construction and management sim.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Sep 14, 2016
    90
    If you’re not very into management games, I could definitely see Project Highrise being an absolute bore as you wait for earnings to come in. I mean, you’re building a tower, not saving the world from aliens. But for fans of the genre or curious gamers, whether you’re playing through the games scenarios or in sandbox mode, this is one of the best management games to come out this year.
  2. Sep 6, 2016
    90
    For the curious and the creative, brimming with replay value, and fairly priced, Project Highrise is the game that SimTower should’ve been.
  3. Sep 18, 2016
    80
    Project Highrise is the kind of game that grabs a hold of players and doesn’t let go. Only once you’re in deep with a massive building do you begin to notice the cracks. There are undoubtedly numerous improvements that should be made — and likely will be in the coming weeks via patches — but even with some niggling complaints, it’s still incredibly challenging to put the darn thing down.
  4. Sep 7, 2016
    70
    Looking beyond the aesthetics, fans of the genre will find a pretty deep business simulation that is worth exploring. The challenge increases along with the height of your tower and stays challenging right until the very end, though there will be some quiet, less exciting times somewhere along the way.
  5. Sep 8, 2016
    70
    Throughout the early levels and into the more advanced stages, this fun, occasionally frustrating strategy game continues to offer plenty of reward for your time and effort, but lacks the character to make the spirit of the simulation as enticing as its systems.
  6. Oct 14, 2016
    68
    A fun, varied and relaxing skyscraper sim. It can be a little bit formal at times, and there are some glaring deficiencies, but it is a welcome return to this theme nonetheless.
  7. Sep 15, 2016
    58
    I played for about 10 hours total, and it was a chore. The game doesn’t look good, nothing interesting happens while you’re playing, and the strategic elements are minimal.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Mar 27, 2017
    10
    As someone who spent their childhood cutting their teeth on Sim Tower this game rocks... I can honestly say this is one of the first towerAs someone who spent their childhood cutting their teeth on Sim Tower this game rocks... I can honestly say this is one of the first tower games I've played that gave me the same excitement I felt as a kid. The developers are also very responsive on the steam forums. If you loved playing Sim Tower as a kid pick up Project Highrise - you won't be disappointed. Expand
  2. Jun 14, 2018
    10
    El juego en si no es tan malo , me gusto el juego por que desde que lo vi , me encariñe con el juego por que se parecía bastante al simcity ,El juego en si no es tan malo , me gusto el juego por que desde que lo vi , me encariñe con el juego por que se parecía bastante al simcity , y cuando lo probé , me costo un tiempo en saber bien a jugarlo , he encontrado bugs en el juego pero es lo que menos me importa Expand
  3. Oct 15, 2016
    10
    Absolutely addictive.

    Balancing the many (many) needs of your tenants, along with designing something aesthetically pleasing is deceptively
    Absolutely addictive.

    Balancing the many (many) needs of your tenants, along with designing something aesthetically pleasing is deceptively difficult. It's true that there's not much variation between room types, but the workshop will soon sort that out.

    There's ALWAYS something wanting your attention and I've already been playing for a few hours and it feels like five minutes.

    There are lots of different types of offices, restaurants, shops and apartments to build, each influencing something near it in different ways.

    For example;

    One office wants greater variety in restaurants that serve dinner, you plop it down and the guy next to him starts to complain about the smell.

    Meanwhile, the restaurant complains because they can't empty their rubbish, so you pop a rubbish bin down; the guy near that starts to moan about the smell and next to the restaurant has become too noisy so one of your tenants demands a rent decrease.

    I love this sort of thing because it absorbs you for hours. I really love this game - I'm sure there's a perfect balance to be struck with placement but I'm yet to find it. I'm enjoying the search though!
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  4. Dec 6, 2018
    7
    It's a solid tower management game. Has all the little features and bits you'd expect from a game like this. It just gets a little easy andIt's a solid tower management game. Has all the little features and bits you'd expect from a game like this. It just gets a little easy and repetitive after a little while. Worth a look for fans of sim style management games. Expand
  5. Jul 24, 2020
    7
    If u like SimTower or YootTower then Project Highrise is a game that you need to play. Though lacking the livelier invite unlike SimTower, itIf u like SimTower or YootTower then Project Highrise is a game that you need to play. Though lacking the livelier invite unlike SimTower, it is still a good and fun Tower Simulator building game. I hope theres more stuffs added soon in the SteamWorksop to make my tower look unique and interesting. Expand
  6. Jan 9, 2019
    6
    Project Highrise is a well-featured game, but has quite a few quirks and bugs.

    [][]PC Requirements[][] Low. [][]Graphics[][] 6/10. Okay.
    Project Highrise is a well-featured game, but has quite a few quirks and bugs.

    [][]PC Requirements[][] Low.

    [][]Graphics[][] 6/10. Okay.
    About as good as I'd expect from a management simulator. Sometimes parts of structure textures are reused for other structures, which is not ideal because it can cause a bit of confusion.

    [][]Gameplay[][] 6/10. Okay.
    The game has a campaign in the form of 15 scenarios - easy, medium, and hard - and a sandbox mode. The scenarios each have 3 challenges. Building trees are complex and large. However, the gameplay is significantly less enjoyable because of the numerous bugs.

    [][]Game Time & Replayability[][] 8/10. Good.

    [][]Audio[][] 8/10. Good.
    Relaxing soundtrack, well suited to a simulator game like this. Background noises are not distracting and well-recorded.

    [][]Bugs[][] 2/10. Bad.
    Need extra money? Raise rents to 200% just before midnight and then lower them right after. Evictions can be done cheaply by simply lowering the tenant's rent to $0. Apartments that cannot be built below ground can be moved to the basement after being built. You can build two floors and then delete the lower one.
    The game will auto-save when you exit to main menu (there is no option to turn this off) and there is no way to load except from the main menu; this can result in the auto-save you want to load being overwritten, making the auto-save feature less useful.

    [][]Overall[][] (6+6+8+8+2)/5 = 6

    [][]Game version 1.6.0[][]
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  7. Sep 12, 2016
    0
    This game is rubbish. After playing for a bit, I decided it wasn't worth my time due to the pedestrian graphics, poor game play and overlyThis game is rubbish. After playing for a bit, I decided it wasn't worth my time due to the pedestrian graphics, poor game play and overly complex and mind numbingly bad user interface. I checked the forum to see if there were any redeeming qualities and immediately found a (locked) thread about poor balance and bugs. The developer/moderator argued incessantly with their customers and warned people despite having no cause. I then wrote a review of the boring game play and mentioned that they were awful to deal with on the forums. The developer had it flagged so it doesn't count against their negative reviews. I'm sure they're doing the same thing with other negative reviews. Beware! Expand

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