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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.6
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.2
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Overall User Score (9 votes) 3.5

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GameZone (Feb 22, 2002)
Mall Tycoon is, by no means, one of the strongest games in the genre, but it does have appeal and is very user-friendly.
60 (Jun 26, 2005)
Qui a dit que le joueur de jeux vidéo était un doux rêveur perdu dans des mondes étranges et violents ? C’est que tout le monde n’est pas fan des jeux de foot, vous savez madame… Il existe même des jeux qui peuvent plaire aux grands-mères. De celles qui préfèrent déambuler dans les rayons de leur supermarché habituel à la recherche de la dernière promotion perdue. Shopping Center Tycoon est peut-être de ceux-là. Dans la grande lignée des jeux de gestion à la Sim City, voici venu le temps des supermarchés et autres centres commerciaux. Votre compagnie vient d’acquérir trois superbes surfaces dans trois grandes villes européennes : Paris, Londres et Berlin. La nature mercantile n’appréciant pas du tout le vide, il vous faudra combler. Mais pas n’importe comment…
If building malls is your thing, then Mall Tycoon is your only option. If you're into sims like I am, then this is a good game until you make one successful mall, and never want to go through the mundane process of building another one again. The Simulation Mode is a bit of a saving grace, but not enough to excuse some obvious oversights in the game. If you've bought a copy, then you know what I'm talking about. If you haven't bought a copy, try and play it at your friend's house because there are far better looking, sounding and engrossing Tycoon games out there.
IGN (Feb 12, 2002)
As you've probably already guessed by now, I wasn't all that impressed with Mall Tycoon. Building your own galleria is fun for a bit, but because it's such a simple economic simulation, there's just no staying power here. This coupled with dated graphics and a smattering of bugs is enough to plop it right into that "mediocre" slot I was talking about earlier. The game does have a few redeeming qualities and may appeal to children and casual players, but real gamers shouldn't even waste their time on this one. Now I gotta get out of here to go pick-up a Pomeranian and a salty treat.
GameSpot (Feb 08, 2002)
Should you get Mall Tycoon? Not unless you really, really, really want to be able to build a computerized shopping center. The game's excellent music just can't compensate for its poor graphics or clunky interface. Yes, it retails for the inexpensive price of $19.99, but these days, you can choose from quite a variety of much better games...including the much-better RollerCoaster Tycoon. And even if you do sit down and try to enjoy the game on its own terms, you'll probably find that Mall Tycoon is more trouble than it's worth.
PC Games (Germany) (Aug 06, 2002)
Handwerklich ist das Ganze eigentlich solide gemacht: Genretypisch bauen Sie Geschäfte, stellen sicher, dass Ihre Besucher genug zu essen und zu trinken bekommen und kümmern sich um die Einrichtung. Wenn Ihnen dieser Satz jetzt bekannt vorkam, dann war das Absicht ­ in Mall Tycoon gibt’s nix, was es nicht woanders (zum Beispiel in Rollercoaster ... na ja, Sie wissen schon) auch schon gab. Das wäre an sich ja noch keine Katastrophe, aber leider taugt ein Kaufhaus nur bedingt zum Spielmittelpunkt - viel zu schnell kommt langweilige Routine auf. Die Fahrstuhlmusik, die karge Optik und die einfallslosen Szenarien helfen da auch nicht weiter. Warten Sie lieber auf Rollercoaster Tycoon 2.
40 (Jun 03, 2005)
A moins de s'appeler Paris ou Nicole, personne ne devrait trouver son compte avec Shopping Centre Tycoon. Il y avait pourtant de quoi faire un truc rigolo sur le sujet, avec par exemple des éditeurs de boutiques et de clients. Tant pis.
Game Over Online (May 03, 2002)
I took a quick jaunt to do some ad hoc research on Holistic Designs. Apparently they were behind titles like Final Liberation and a Warhammer 40K turn-based strategy game. The whole development crew seems pretty inundated into fantasy/sci-fi designs. I actually liked that game and in light of that, a game like Mall Tycoon appears totally out of place. The concept, at least, still proves to be an interesting prospect. As I mentioned at the start of this review, I have been waiting for an intriguing economic simulation based around a mall for quite some time. After playing Mall Tycoon, I've decided that I'm still waiting.
Mall Tycoon wants so badly to be part of another developer’s Tycoon franchise, but it never comes close. This game is so not fun, it almost put me into a coma.