Critic & User Reviews
posted by Holefannn (WHITTIER, CA) Apr 27, 2006
Member since Apr 2006
31 out of 33 gamers (94%) found this review helpful
Hef has a decent game!
posted by Albino (LITTLETON, CO) May 25, 2006
Member since Jul 2005
15 out of 16 gamers (94%) found this review helpful
The Sims With Benefits
posted by wdwyer (LAKE ARIEL, PA) Jun 27, 2007
Member since Apr 2007
11 out of 12 gamers (92%) found this review helpful
Seriously, I jumped into the game blind, just to see what the real learning curve was. It wasn't much, the on-screen help with the first issue was clear and easy to navigate. I was pleasantly surprised that not only can you do most of the things the Sims can offer, but the fact that you do more about the business side of Playboy than I thought. Sure I can sit here and go on and on about the oodles of topless girls in the game. But I was actually impressed with what it took to put an issue together (at least in the game). I like the fact that not only do you take the Covershots and Centerfolds, but you have to get Journalists, Celebrities, Photographers, and such all on the same page, just for one issue. I also enjoyed the fact that the game kept a running tally of every issue you create, and then let's you choose the Playmate of the Year. This is so much more than just a Sims clone, I couldn't have been more wrong.
Now to be fair there was one thing for me that caused me to score this a 9 instead of a 10. It looks WAY too much like the Sims. As I have said, I hate that game. But if you don't, you'll be right at home (Sim-speak and all). Eventually you may get bored (though I am on issue 13 now and have yet to put the game down). While there are "missions" to complete. The game boils down to wash-rinse-repeat. It wasn't enough to distract me, but I can see it.
Throwing parties, having an inner circle of friends, surprise celebrities (some that used their real names in this game), 2 girlfriends, the "ample" supply of Playmates. Let's just get this over with and say forego the renting, just set the "Buy-Alert" now.
And BTW, did I mention that you can earn reward points to unlock past issue covers and centerfolds? Yeah...you can!
posted by Jesse7 (ENGLEWOOD, CO) Jun 29, 2006
Member since Jun 2006
3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful
posted by sergio (LEBANON, NH) Dec 21, 2006
Member since Oct 2005
7 out of 11 gamers (64%) found this review helpful
Heff must have more fun than this
posted by Bunnylover (STATEN ISLAND, NY) Apr 26, 2006
Member since Jun 2005
4 out of 7 gamers (57%) found this review helpful
The Playboy name is the selling factor.
posted by JFloyd87 (LAWTON, OK) Sep 13, 2006
Member since Sep 2006
3 out of 6 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
It plays like the sims except you aren't really required to nourish your character. So you don't have to face that hassle of using the bathroom, eating, sleeping, or hygiene. That is, if you really do think that was a hassle in the sim games.
So if you take what I just said and throw in the topless pixelated girl factor and the fact that your job is to maintain and produce the playboy magazine (which is no challenge) this is your product. I lost interest in this game in a day. If you are just looking for topless girls, then try google images (safe search off).
This is a mediocre game to say the least.
posted by xAmandax (DAISETTA, TX) May 5, 2010
Member since May 2010
1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
posted by guyperson (HERCULES, CA) Jul 19, 2006
Member since Jun 2006
1 out of 5 gamers (20%) found this review helpful
posted by shorts1 (GIRARD, PA) Jan 23, 2007
Member since Jan 2007
1 out of 7 gamers (14%) found this review helpful
posted by Phoetep (GRANITE FALLS, WA) Mar 24, 2013
Member since Mar 2013
Fun but repetitive
posted by bigben1794 (LAS VEGAS, NV) Feb 18, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
posted by jscott1979 (STEUBENVILLE, OH) Jun 23, 2008
Member since Jun 2008
Playboy: The Mansion
posted by bigrigo3 (BROOMFIELD, CO) Apr 22, 2008
Member since Dec 2007
posted by emmapds28 (WATERBURY, CT) Feb 25, 2008
Member since Jan 2008
posted by Clipped (ONTARIO, CA) May 17, 2007
Member since Dec 2005
Could be better
posted by Ernesto33 (WORCESTER, MA) Mar 31, 2007
Member since Mar 2007
posted by avatarquin (SAVANNAH, GA) Mar 6, 2007
Member since Nov 2006
posted by Grekomon (MERCED, CA) Nov 1, 2006
Member since May 2005
Didn't seem like they did much game testing.