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Car Tycoon (Windows)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
2.6
MobyScore
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User Reviews

Car Tycoon: Good Economy, Poor Performance, Quality Issues Kevin Forth (1) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 2.1
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.4
Overall MobyScore (11 votes) 2.6


The Press Says

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76
Joystick (French)
Un Tycoon de plus. Sans doute pas le meilleur, mais en tout cas l'un des plus agréables à jouer, avec une interface plutôt humaine qui détonne de celles dont sont affublés les autres jeux de ce genre. L'intérêt global du jeu s'étend de la conception de la voiture à sa distribution et sa promotion. En gros, on survole un peu tous les aspects qui ont pu faire de Mercedes une marque bon marché et très prisée chez les jeunes.
68
PC Zone Benelux
Originele invulling van een bekend concept, behoorlijke graphics. Oppervlakkig, soms wat statische gameplay. Redelijk oefenmateriaal voor aankomende gragehouders.
68
Game Informer Magazine
Aside from its numerous flaws, Car Tycoon does deliver when it comes to addictive gameplay. Watching your newest model of land yacht roll off the line and get purchased the moment it enters the showroom is fun, but ultimately CT just doesn’t have a whole lot of staying power.
65
Game Informer Magazine
A game whose concept should've been thought of sooner, but should've been in development longer, Car Tycoon spends too much time on espionage and not enough on car design. I wish it were more open-ended and stat-driven. I wasn't always sure why I was doing well or badly. Car Tycoon is like getting a flat tire on your way to Makeout Point. Disappointing.
60
Jeuxvideo.com
En somme si ce Car Tycoon se veut assez original et dans l'ensemble riche en possibilités, on lui reprochera en revanche son manque de variété. On se lasse rapidement même si les paramètres sont nombreux et l'on retombe finalement assez vite dans les mêmes schémas. Le système d'acquisition des différentes infrastructures est de son côté un peu décevant avec des sur-enchères qui amènent à acheter des bâtiments hors de prix.
58
Svenska PC Gamer
Kort och gott - detta är ett spel som mycket lätt blir tröttsamt, och som affärssimulator kommer det till korta genom affärsmodellens enkelhet. Det är synd, för det finns på tok för få kvalitativa affärssims. Men för nybörjare i genren kan det nog vara något.
56
GamingExcellence
Car Tycoon had the potential to be a very well rounded addition to the Tycoon series of games. Unfortunately, it stops short of a full-blown tycoon game as the financial aspect is too simplistic, and very few options are available. The numerous crash bugs kill the game and greatly reduce the replay value of the title. If you are a diehard automobile fanatic or simply enjoy the tycoon series of games and own every rendition, then you may derive some entertainment from Car Tycoon, but until the problems are resolved, if they get resolved, Car Tycoon should be approached cautiously.
52
GameStar (Germany)
Man sollte meinen, das Geschäft mit dem Autobau sei recht aufregend. Da darf man doch exotische Designs austüfteln? Die Prototypen in Windkanal und Teststrecke ausreizen? Muss man nicht Crashtests durchführen, aufwändige Shows organisieren, fremde Märkte erobern? Nicht so bei Car Tycoon! Fishtank hat das brillante Thema dermaßen verschenkt, dass ich weinen möchte. Bezeichnend genug, dass im ganzen Spiel kein Bild eines Autos vorkommt, das größer als drei Zentimeter ist. Stattdessen klicken Sie sich durch Fenster und Tabellen; die Mechanismen sind nach zwei Stunden ausgereizt. Wenn Sie überhaupt so weit kommen: Zur Zeit töten die Bugs jeglichen Spielspaß.
51
GameSpot
Is Car Tycoon at all enjoyable if you can tolerate its many problems? Possibly. If you enjoy a management strategy game that lets you acquire large amounts of imaginary money, and you don't mind hunting through multiple menus just to try to find an unclear approximation of how you're doing, you might enjoy Car Tycoon. And considering that it has 40 different scenarios, you'll be able to get quite a bit of that enjoyment (whatever it might be) from the game. However, if you've seen a few screenshots and have come to the conclusion that Car Tycoon is about as good as most other management strategy games, don't be fooled. Car Tycoon may appear to be a decent ride, but if you're looking for a really excellent management game, you should look elsewhere.
45
GameSpy
You get the idea. In the end, Car Tycoon commits the worst possible crime: it's simply no fun to play. All of the problems listed above could possibly be overlooked if it managed to do something very well -- enough for you to get some measure of enjoyment out of it. But it doesn't.
41
Gamesmania
Langeweile pur! Selbst Einsteiger werden beinahe unterfordert. Aus dem Thema hätte man richtig viel rausholen können. Aber selbst Übersichten und die Berücksichtigung von Absatzmärkten fehlt in Car Tycoon beinahe komplett. Wieder ein Produkt, das ihr getrost im Laden stehen lassen könnt.
36
PC Games (Germany)
USA, 1950. In der Provinz wetteifern vier Fahrzeughersteller um die Gunst weniger Hundert Dorfbewohner. Fabriken, Verkaufsräume und Werkstätten sind bereits gebaut, sie müssen nur noch auf den zufällig stattfindenden Auktionen ersteigert werden. Ingenieure entwickeln einige der sieben Fahrzeugklassen, anschließend gelangt der Wagentyp in Produktion und in den Verkauf.
30
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
The combination of wretched design, brainless financial models, and buggy gameplay leaves you with the realization that you got suckered into buying a lemon. All things considered, Car Tycoon is a game that you’re best off leaving at the junkyard.