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Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust

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MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
17
2.1
Windows
28
1.4
Xbox 360
28
1.1

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Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 3 6 2.1
Windows 13 1.4
Xbox 360 7 1.1
Combined MobyScore 26 1.5


The Press Says

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Xbox 360Electronic Theatre
Team17’s Unreal Engine3 powered Current-Generation vision of the infamous Leisure Suit Larry franchise has received a lot of criticism since it’ European launch back in March. While many may briefly spy the box art and assume it’s warranted, those in the know will be expecting more substance from the game than the critics currently suggest is available. And they’d be right. Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust may not be anything to write home about, but on a generation which has delivered the likes of Turning Point: Fall of Liberty and Jumper: Griffin’s Story, it’s far from being the worst game available on retail shelves.
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Xbox 360Vandal Online
La cantidad de problemas con el motor, sumado a la inclusión de las plataformas -que tanto desesperará a más de uno- y a lo insípido y monótono que pueden resultar los retos propuestos hacen que esta nueva entrega de Larry quede por debajo de sus predecesores. Por suerte ha llegado a precio reducido, tanto para videoconsola como para ordenador, uno de los pocos puntos a favor que ofrece la obra. Es por eso que los jugadores más seguidores de la serie tendrán que esperar para ver el verdadero renacer de Larry, que, esperamos, lo haga como mejor sabe hacer, con una aventura conversacional como las de antes.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Es ist amtlich: Die "Leisure Suit Larry"-Reihe ist tot! Ähnlich wie im Vorgänger Magna Cum Laude absolvieren Sie öde Minispiele der Marke "Sammle 15 Drehbuchseiten". Vom Tempo und Spielwitz eines Rayman Raving Rabbids ist Box Office Bust meilenweit entfernt. Zudem stören die bockigen Kamera, unnötig lange Laufwege sowie unkomische Penis-Witze.
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Xbox 360ZTGameDomain
Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust is one of my most disappointing outing this year. 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. I was really looking forward to taking Larry for another journey down an adult road, but most of the comedy here is just plain infantile and not very funny. While there is certainly nothing else like it, there is very little reason to recommend Box Office Bust to anyone. There is a reason the game released at $19.99.
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Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
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. If you want to ogle at deformed pixelated bosoms and partake in some pretty crude humour, Box Office Bust is for you, but even then I would advise you to steer clear. It comes in at a cheap price and the achievements are fairly easy, but the old saying rings true here ... you get what you pay for.
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Xbox 360TeamXbox
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. More important to those who are thinking of purchasing Box Office or Bust for something fun to play is its numerous technical gaffs. If this version of Leisure Suit was a bit more polished on the technical side, it probably wouldn’t have been that bad. But add the tech anomalies in with the generic gameplay and lack of strong, sexual zest and you’d be better off getting your jollies from a National Geographic.
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Xbox 360Wonderwallweb.com
Box Office Bust is a very disappointing title which may not even have enough depth to please ardent fans of the series, but should we really have expected anything else?
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Xbox 360Gamer Limit
What pains me the most is that I really wanted to like this game. From the time I put it into the tray until the time I took it out it absolutely pained me to watch it fail. If you think you can stomach horrible gameplay, and weird graphics…just try. If you’re a big fan of dirty jokes, and great innuendo then this is an absolutely funny game.
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WindowsMeristation
Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust es un juego que nada tiene que ver con la franquicia que le da nombre. El exagerado cambio de género, junto con la muy contada relación con las mujeres, lo convierten en un producto que no sabe encontrar su lugar en ningún momento. Las plataformas no están al nivel, pese a imponerse por todo el juego; los minijuegos están poco inspirados y son bastante insípidos; técnicamente se antoja desfasado, sucio y poco trabajado; el sistema de control deja bastante que desear; la cámara vive en su propio juego independiente; se hace demasiado largo por lo tedioso y repetitivo que se puede llegar a hacer. Consiguen destacar los chistes puntuales y el gran trabajo de doblaje, pero da la sensación de que no consigue transmitir lo que se pretende representar en pantalla, debiendo poner demasiada imaginación el usuario. Tiene momentos divertidos, pero en general es un gatillazo en toda regla.
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Xbox 360Planet Xbox 360
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. The game wants to be offensively funny, but comes off as offensively bad instead. We can't come up with a single reason to recommend purchasing Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust other than the fact that it is a bit different from most other games out there, even so avoid with all costs.
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WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust kan je maar beter zo snel mogelijk vergeten. De slechte, herhalende gameplay en de niet-grappige vulgariteiten zijn zo storend en frustrerend dat we bijna willen teruggrijpen naar een Larry-game uit de vroege jaren.
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Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Ce n'est pas Leisure Suit Larry : Box Office Bust qui permettra à la licence de redorer son blason. Soucieux de ne pas trop s'aventurer sur le terrain glissant et incertain de l'humour coquin et de la subversion, les développeurs de Team 17 ont pris le parti de couper la série de ses racines et d'en faire une sorte de GTA à Hollywood. Mais encore fallait-il assumer ce choix en dotant ce jeu centré sur l'action de missions intéressantes et d'une technique à toute épreuve, ce qui est loin d'être le cas. En dépit de son petit prix, Box Office Bust n'a donc pas la moindre chance de convaincre le joueur, qu'il soit fan de la série ou nouveau venu.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Ce n'est pas Leisure Suit Larry : Box Office Bust qui permettra à la licence de redorer son blason. Soucieux de ne pas trop s'aventurer sur le terrain glissant et incertain de l'humour coquin et de la subversion, les développeurs de Team 17 ont pris le parti de couper la série de ses racines et d'en faire une sorte de GTA à Hollywood. Mais encore fallait-il assumer ce choix en dotant ce jeu centré sur l'action de missions intéressantes et d'une technique à toute épreuve, ce qui est loin d'être le cas. En dépit de son petit prix, Box Office Bust n'a donc pas la moindre chance de convaincre le joueur, qu'il soit fan de la série ou nouveau venu.
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WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Een triest dieptepunt voor een gamelegende als Leisure Suit Larry. Blijkbaar zijn filmsterren niet de enigen die in de goot kunnen belanden.
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Xbox 360The Review Busters
No matter what this game will still be available for purchase. For the asking price you might (I stress this) find something good. Most gamers will find nothing good about this one; even trying to earn achievements is boring. The Leisure Suit Larry series either needs to die already or a whole new team needs to come aboard.
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PlayStation 3Good Game
Yeah it’s insulting and what’s more it’s boring. I’m going to give three chickens because I did like the cinema location with the old movie playing on the screen behind you...that was clever.
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WindowsGry Onet
Skoro niemal wszystko w "Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust" jest porażką, można by chociaż sądzić, że gra nas rozweseli. Poprzednie części były bardzo zabawne, lecz tej w żadnym wypadku nie można za takową uznać. Autorom zabrakło weny twórczej i poza kilkoma sporadycznymi fragmentami, nie ma z czego się śmiać. "Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust" można chyba śmiało uznać za całkowity koniec tej lubianej serii. Jej poziom z każdą kolejną odsłoną spadał w dół, a teraz osiągnął samo dno, od którego raczej nie da się już odbić. Wielka szkoda.
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Xbox 360GameSpot
Perhaps the greatest peril you'll face when playing Box Office Bust is that, after being so heavily bombarded with such repulsive dialogue, you might find yourself tempted to repeat some of the things Larry says to your friends or family. Don't. Keep your mouth shut and get rid of the game ASAP. Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust is a cesspool of foul language and ugly personalities. The terrible gameplay is stretched thin over hours and hours of redundant, repetitive quests, and it's a bad purchase even at its discount price. The one good thing you could say about Leisure Suit Larry is that it aims high: by relentlessly degrading men and women alike it transcends mere misogyny and insults us all equally and without prejudice.
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WindowsGameSpot
Perhaps the greatest peril you'll face when playing Box Office Bust is that, after being so heavily bombarded with such repulsive dialogue, you might find yourself tempted to repeat some of the things Larry says to your friends or family. Don't. Keep your mouth shut and get rid of the game ASAP. Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust is a cesspool of foul language and ugly personalities. The terrible gameplay is stretched thin over hours and hours of redundant, repetitive quests, and it's a bad purchase even at its discount price. The one good thing you could say about Leisure Suit Larry is that it aims high: by relentlessly degrading men and women alike it transcends mere misogyny and insults us all equally and without prejudice.
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Xbox 360411mania.com
I have played a lot of bad games in my day, and generally find something amusing or fun about them, and sometimes just being a bad game is enough. What separates fun bad games and this game is that, at the very least, the other games tried to, you know, be fun. It’s obvious that Team 17 and Codemasters put little to no effort in this game and seem to be content with disgracing the legacy of the series (whatever that legacy may be). Al Lowe, the original creator of the series as mentioned earlier, has even said the game is terrible and is glad he had nothing to do with the budget title. Oh, yeah, they’re selling this game for $20, but even that is a complete rip-off and a slap in the face to any fans of the series.
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Xbox 360GameTrailers
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.
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Xbox 360IGN
With a process as complicated as game development, there's the potential for a lot of things to go wrong. With Box Office Bust, what went wrong turns out to be almost everything. 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.
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WindowsIGN
With a process as complicated as game development, there's the potential for a lot of things to go wrong. With Box Office Bust, what went wrong turns out to be almost everything. 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.
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PlayStation 3Games Radar
It’s misogynistic, the assumption being that if you lie to women they’ll want to sleep with you, but this is all so poorly executed that it’s hard to get worked up over. The hideous quality of the writing is far more offensive than the endless references to ‘muffs’ and ‘tards’. Jokes about Katrina and the Holocaust come and go, mostly ignored because the game just threw you off a roof forcing you to repeat the last hideous 15 minutes of mindless idiocy. When you finish a challenge there’s a lingering grey screen that declares, “You Succeeded!” It never feels like you did.
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Xbox 360Game Couch
With Laffer Studios acting as the world map, Larry runs around doing missions for actors and executives, delivering packages, completing races and playing minigames. It’s GTA down to being able to carjack the golf carts driven around the studio lot. It’s just not fun. Controls are sluggish, the camera is wonky and the game chugs along from one sexual innuendo to another.
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PlayStation 3GameSpot
Perhaps the greatest peril you'll face when playing Box Office Bust is that, after being so heavily bombarded with such repulsive dialogue, you might find yourself tempted to repeat some of the things Larry says to your friends or family. Don't. Keep your mouth shut and get rid of the game ASAP. Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust is a cesspool of foul language and ugly personalities. The terrible gameplay is stretched thin over hours and hours of redundant, repetitive quests, and the PlayStation 3 version costs $29.99, while the other versions are only $19.99 (do technical problems cost extra?). The one good thing you could say about Leisure Suit Larry is that it aims high: by relentlessly degrading men and women alike it transcends mere misogyny and insults us all equally and without prejudice.
20
PlayStation 3IGN
With a process as complicated as game development, there's the potential for a lot of things to go wrong. With Box Office Bust, what went wrong turns out to be almost everything. 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.
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Xbox 360Cheat Code Central
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. It’s sad to say that this game would have benefited from either having the people behind the last National Lampoon movie help or a little bit of nudity, but looking at the character models, thank God there’s no nudity in the game. Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust should never be played, it should be used as a paperweight.
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Xbox 360Eurogamer.net (UK)
Let's review some of the words used in this article: hateful, toss, stupid, tedious, terrible, dreadful, pathetic. That about sums it up, but just to be clear: do not buy this game. You will not only want your money back, you will want reimbursement for the electricity consumed by your Xbox 360 in the six minutes it took to realise you had made a horrible mistake. It's impossible to understand why Codemasters plucked this from the rubble of the Vivendi-Activision merger, like a shellshocked Blitz victim retrieving the dead cat instead of the family jewels.
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Xbox 3604Players.de
Sie haben Larry kaputt gemacht! Spielerisch und technisch ist Box Office Bust ein schlechter Witz.
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Windows4Players.de
Dass das Spiel nichts mehr mit den früheren Teilen zu tun haben würde, war ja abzusehen, aber dass uns ein derart missratener und prüder GTA-Klon erwarten würde, hätte ich in meinen schlimmsten Träumen nicht erwartet. Was merkwürdig genug ist, denn der gut vier Jahre alte Vorgänger Magna Cum Laude war zwar nicht brillant, aber wenigstens unterhaltsam! Box Office Bust ist selbst an dem simpel scheinenden Ziel, wenigstens dieses Niveau zu halten, meilenweit vorbeigeschossen. Traurig, aber wahr: Sie haben Larry kaputt gemacht! Und zwar so gründlich, dass es schmerzt.
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PlayStation 34Players.de
Dass das Spiel nichts mehr mit den früheren Teilen zu tun haben würde, war ja abzusehen, aber dass uns ein derart missratener und prüder GTA-Klon erwarten würde, hätte ich in meinen schlimmsten Träumen nicht erwartet. Was merkwürdig genug ist, denn der gut vier Jahre alte Vorgänger Magna Cum Laude war zwar nicht brillant, aber wenigstens unterhaltsam! Box Office Bust ist selbst an dem simpel scheinenden Ziel, wenigstens dieses Niveau zu halten, meilenweit vorbeigeschossen. Traurig, aber wahr: Sie haben Larry kaputt gemacht! Und zwar so gründlich, dass es schmerzt.
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PlayStation 3GameFocus
All I have to say is that Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust is both a disgrace and an insult to the cult franchise. Honestly, when Codemasters picked it up from Activision Blizzard, I had a little something inside telling me that these guys might be able to do something after the rather uninspiring Magna Cum Laude. 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 there, find all the copies, bury them in the darkest place known to man, leave it there and never speak of it again. Let’s hope that the rumored sequel is a joke.
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Xbox 360GameFocus
All I have to say is that Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust is both a disgrace and an insult to the cult franchise. Honestly, when Codemasters picked it up from Activision Blizzard, I had a little something inside telling me that these guys might be able to do something after the rather uninspiring Magna Cum Laude. 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 there, find all the copies, bury them in the darkest place known to man, leave it there and never speak of it again. Let’s hope that the rumored sequel is a joke.
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Xbox 360Gamervision
Codemasters was smart in one way when it came to publishing this game; they didn’t put their name on the cover. Instead, they published the game under their subsidiary, Funsta. I can’t blame them one bit, and I have a feeling that Funsta doesn’t really exist, and was created as a hiding place for this God-awful game. 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.
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PlayStation 3Good Game
The worst thing for me is that this is a game that could be held up as being intentionally made for an adult audience...after all Adults WANT games made for them, but if this is what this games developers think MIGHT appeal to grown-ups then they really need to be abducted by your alien space beam Bajo because I challenge anyone with a functioning brain cell to find much to amuse them here. I’m struggling to even give it one chicken.
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PlayStation 3Thunderbolt Games
A few times in the past, at Thunderbolt HQ we have discussed zero out of ten ratings, and whether they can and should be applied. There is a general consensus that if a game works in any capacity then it shouldn’t really be given what is technically a nonexistant score. Well, Box Office Bust works, but you wouldn’t want to play it because it really has nothing to offer except a template to show how games should not be made. In short, BOB has no redeeming qualities at all and I would not wish this on my worst enemy.
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PlayStation 3Gamer.nl
Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust is zonder twijfel één van de slechtste games uit de geschiedenis die het daglicht heeft mogen zien. Werkelijk alles in de game zit enorm slecht in elkaar, waarbij vooral de besturing een ‘eervolle’ vermelding verdient. Onder geen enkel beding bestaat er ook maar een reden om deze game te kopen.
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Xbox 360Gamer.nl
Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust is zonder twijfel één van de slechtste games uit de geschiedenis die het daglicht heeft mogen zien. Werkelijk alles in de game zit enorm slecht in elkaar, waarbij vooral de besturing een ‘eervolle’ vermelding verdient. Onder geen enkel beding bestaat er ook maar een reden om deze game te kopen.
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Xbox 360Teletext
One of the worst video games ever made - brutally unfunny and monotonously inept on every level.
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WindowsImmoral Gamers
In a cutscene someone exclaims, “Or this would be the shortest, shittiest game ever!” He’s only half right. The game refuses to end, refuses to give up, like the Pariah Dog in Fallout 2. The creator of Leisure Suit Larry, Al Lowe, a real humorist and a real writer, would be frothing at the mouth in his coffin if he weren’t still alive. In addition to the indignity of being denied the chance to reprise his work on his legacy, he gets to see it pissed and shat on by hacks and amateurs for the second time in a row. If he didn’t look like Father Christmas, I would hate to be him.
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WindowsJust Adventure
Considering the probably above average budget, the big-name voice talent and the involvement of a publisher once recognized for quality titles – though to be fair, Codemasters did acquire the rights late in production after Vivendi/Activision reorganized and put the game in limbo – this is a major embarrassment for all concerned.