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  • Summary: The Movies gives you the opportunity to run your own Hollywood movie studio, ranging from 1920's silent films through to the present day and into the future. Whether you want to pioneer new technology or just make great movies, you'll be in charge of one of Hollywood's dream factories. YouThe Movies gives you the opportunity to run your own Hollywood movie studio, ranging from 1920's silent films through to the present day and into the future. Whether you want to pioneer new technology or just make great movies, you'll be in charge of one of Hollywood's dream factories. You decide such facets as content, sets, actors, costumes and more. Hire and fire the people you want as you make the best movies you can. Generate a short promotional trailer for every movie you make. Deal with Hollywood's brightest stars and biggest egos. Introduce special effects, new camera techniques and even 3D. Develop Web pages to hype your movie. Put you and your friends into the film world. Make a cheap, quick production or an epic blockbuster. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 62
  2. Negative: 0 out of 62
  1. Most importantly the game’s gradual learning curve, handy tutorials and simple interface is immediately accessible, yet there’s still plenty to learn and discover when it comes to the subtleties of filmmaking 30 hours later.
  2. A flexible and fun experience which can be overwhelming at times but always manages to entertain.
  3. Addictive, entertaining and just plain fun, The Movies gives players creative freedom no other sim has offered.
  4. There is no other game like it on the market, which proves that Peter Molyneux never ceases in his ceaseless search for innovation.
  5. The replay value for this game is extremely high, as you are only limited by your imagination.
  6. 80
    While the studio lots themselves can become wonderful places given the right attention, and stars can be fun to screw with, too many limitations and confusion as to why some things work the way they do can create a tiresome management simulation.
  7. Although the game has some very nice quirks and touches, it fails to provide a strong, engaging experience. The rewards of running a successful studio aren't worth the patience and frustrations involved.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. Nov 25, 2011
    10
    There aren't many games that I give a a perfect 10 score. The Movies is a perfect example of an imperfect, entertaining game that is expandedThere aren't many games that I give a a perfect 10 score. The Movies is a perfect example of an imperfect, entertaining game that is expanded almost endlessly on your own personal imagination. The ability to craft your own short-stories with Sims quality characters (at least Sims back in 2005), and to voice act in your own movies is something unseen. If you're looking into animation, or anything of the sort, pick this game up for $10 and let your imagination run wild. Export the movies and share them with friends, or make them with your friends. There's hours of fun to be had here. Expand
  2. May 14, 2014
    10
    I really wish there were more games like The Movies, it's a one of a kind gem. It's just simply so much fun to manage the movie studio andI really wish there were more games like The Movies, it's a one of a kind gem. It's just simply so much fun to manage the movie studio and make your own movies.

    I highly recommend it.
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  3. Oct 27, 2012
    10
    Amazing in every way. The Movies is an Addicting game that mixes Tycoon games like Roller Coaster Tycoon mixing that with Hollywood mogul andAmazing in every way. The Movies is an Addicting game that mixes Tycoon games like Roller Coaster Tycoon mixing that with Hollywood mogul and The Sims which is a mix that is really great. Expand
  4. LaRue
    Nov 19, 2005
    9
    This game is awsome! I love it! It's so realilistic! I gave it a 9.7
  5. JonasHøiberg
    Jun 11, 2008
    9
    This game is one of the, if not THE, most entertaining tycoon titles on the market. In some way, I feel like it measures with some of theThis game is one of the, if not THE, most entertaining tycoon titles on the market. In some way, I feel like it measures with some of the titles from the lost era of the 90's. You control every single little bit of how the studio is run, along with script writting and your actors' social lives. This is a great game. Expand
  6. Mar 6, 2017
    8
    I wasn't sure what to expect when purchasing this game but i was more than happy with it. Definely one of the better simulation games for theI wasn't sure what to expect when purchasing this game but i was more than happy with it. Definely one of the better simulation games for the time and well worth a look. Expand
  7. Apr 12, 2020
    0
    L'exemple typique de la fausse bonne idée, laquelle a été mal dégrossie et grossièrement développée, à l'emporte-pièce et carrément bâcléeL'exemple typique de la fausse bonne idée, laquelle a été mal dégrossie et grossièrement développée, à l'emporte-pièce et carrément bâclée dans ses mécaniques (très répétitives ici). Car on fait peu ou prou toujours la même chose et la gestion devient assez vite laborieuse... et fatigante.

    L'humour reste, quoi qu'on en dise, assez imbécile et les **** "films" qu'on peut... "réaliser" (entre guillemets !) sont anecdotiques, limités et ne tiennent en fait que du gadget superficiel là aussi typique dont on se lasse très vite...

    Enfin, l'aspect cartoonesque du jeu n'est pas très réussi et l'interface générale se révèle étrangement perfectible à l'usage... Pour l'époque, le jeu s'avére aussi étonnamment gourmand en ressources et globalement lent et saccadé.

    En vérité, une fois passé le temps -plutôt bref- de la découverte et de la pseudo-originalité, on se rend bien compte que le jeu n'a que des défauts qui s'accumulent et s'entassent les uns sur les autres. Alors il est temps d'évacuer le plateau, direction la poubelle.
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