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Restaurant Empire

Platform(s): Arcade, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Nintendo DS, PC, PSOne, PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360
Genre: Simulation

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'Restaurant Empire' Is Getting Praised

by Rainier on June 6, 2003 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT

“Enlight has gone the extra mile to create the Rolls-Royce of tycoon games…Restaurant Empire excels and mainstream developers have much to learn from Trevor Chan,” noted in its 4 out of 5 star rating of the title.

"The game's lead designer, Trevor Chan, is responsible for acclaimed strategy games like Capitalism II, and his expertise is apparent in Restaurant Empire," said GameSpot's review of the game. "Restaurant Empire should appeal to fans of the Iron Chef television also provides a deep and enjoyable experience for fans of management simulations."

Restaurant Empire, an innovative combination of business simulation and RPG elements, features five different restaurant cuisines, over 30 unique chefs to interact with nearly 180 recipes while challenges players to build and manage prosperous restaurant businesses in Paris, Rome, and Los Angeles. In the game, players control every aspect of running a business, from buying the restaurant to choosing its cuisine, building its staff, and creating the ambiance through the selected decor. Players’ business acumen and culinary savoir-faire are tested as the travel and meet people who can help them establish a reputation as the greatest restaurateur the world has ever seen!

“Restaurant Empire blends successful design features from Trevor Chan’s past consumer hits along with new features not yet seen in other strategy and simulation titles,” said Paul Lombardi, CEO of Enlight Interactive, the U.S. publishing operation of Enlight. “Restaurant Empire has been well received by reviewers, retailers, and consumers across North America, Europe, and Asia. Because of its intriguing game play, Restaurant Empire brings new life into the business simulation genre.”

Released globally in late March, Restaurant Empire carries an ESRB rating of “E” for Everyone and a suggested retail price of US$29.99. System requirements include a Windows 98/Me/2000/XP operating system, a Pentium III 500MHz or higher, 3D video card and 128MB of RAM. For additional information, visit

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