Mall Tycoon 3
For those who love going to the mall so much that they daydream about owning their establishment, Mall Tycoon 3 is something they ought to play. It’s a business simulation game in which you will have to create and manage your shopping mall.
Improved gameplay over the first two titles but still not great
Mall Tycoon 3 comes with a bunch of new and enhanced features that make it considerably better than its predecessors. The graphics are better, and shoppers have improved behavior and most notably, you can customize your shops in rather fine detail.
As far as the GUI goes, it’s colorful and easy to manage, just like everything else. You get short bulletins that keep you posted on all the current events, browsing through store types is a breeze, the camera can be manipulated 360 degrees and you can zoom in and out to get a closer look on how happy your customers are.
A nice simulator but it feels somewhat randomized
Mall Tycoon 3 is mostly created to be a casual game, but that doesn’t mean that it neglects the actual business simulation aspect. You can set rent fees and your cut, build and destroy shops as you wish and you can even train the employees to get the best performance out of them but with all that, it’s relatively hard to understand what things influence the flow of people and cash.
The position of a store has very little to do with how many people shop there and advertising for a specific one doesn’t seem to produce any kind of immediate results. One thing the game gets right is the way people act when they don't have where to sit to enjoy their snacks, they throw a tantrum and then garbage on the floor.
It’s the end of the series, at least it died out on a good note
Mall Tycoon 3 is the final release in the series and it tried its best to be the best of its kind. To summarize, it is a good game for those who enjoy sim titles.