The sequel to the widely popular Restaurant Empire game takes you further into the depths and delights of the culinary universe than ever before. Take part in an exciting world where the customers are fickle and the bounty in your cash register changes as quickly as their tastes.
User reviews: Mixed (73 reviews)
Release Date: May 27, 2009
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February 15

Restaurant Empire II version 1.11 now available

Restaurant Empire II v1.11 has been released.

It fixes a compatibility issue with Windows XP.

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February 3

Restaurant Empire 2 version 1.10 has been officially released

Restaurant Empire 2 version 1.10 has been officially released. It supports up to 1920x1080 resolution on the full screen, and improved display scaling on the window mode.

To change the screen resolution, select “Options” from the main menu to go to the video options page. First select whether you want the game to run in Window mode or not as this affects the list of available screen resolutions. (e.g. 1920x1080 is only available in the full screen mode.)

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About This Game

The sequel to the widely popular Restaurant Empire game takes you further into the depths and delights of the culinary universe than ever before.
Take part in an exciting world where the customers are fickle and the bounty in your cash register changes as quickly as their tastes. With two handfuls of cash and a dream of stamping a legacy, build, cook and hire your way to the very top of the gastronomic biz, where tasty food is king and smart management reels in the cash. And if you're lucky, you just may go further than any other before you and cement your status as a true legend of cuisine...
Key features:
  • A brand-new 16-mission campaign that gives us a look at the ongoing story of the Leboufs, as they try to tiptoe through the minefield of marriage and the unique circumstances of professional success.
  • A superior graphics engine brings to life the cities, characters and restaurants that populate the world of cuisine using advanced techniques such as real-time reflections to give unprecedented realism. Food has never looked so good.
  • Two new enterprise categories: Coffee Shop and Dessert House that complements the existing Restaurant enterprise; with each category having over 130 unique delicacies, beverages and recipes to choose from.
  • New themed restaurants ranging from the aquatic deep, exotic rainforest and motor racing takes the idea of "themes" to unprecedented heights. You've never seen restaurants looking this amazing before.
  • Over 700 new interior objects, bringing the total number to 1400. There is more variety and fun than ever before in setting up, decorating and managing your very own restaurant.
  • Introducing the new German cuisine category of restaurants complimenting the existing foods and architectures of the French, Italians and Americans. Over 600 total recipes.
  • Munich, in addition to the triumvirate of Paris, Los Angeles and Rome is now yours to select as a destination to set up shop and expand your burgeoning business.
  • Hire live performers to perk up your restaurant's atmosphere, varying from concert soloists to rock bands and indoor circus performers, and set up their scheduled stints to entertain your valued guests at the right time of day.
  • With the new Recipe Research feature you can now actively invest into improving the quality of your food as well as gain invaluable knowledge in the formulation of new delicious recipes.
  • And finally, Armand awaits for you with a secret mini-game inside.

System Requirements

    • Operating System: Windows® 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor: 1 GHz CPU or above
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB
    • Video Card: 128 MB 3D card compatible with DirectX9
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • DirectX® Version: DirectX® 9.0c
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
26.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
hadnt played this game since it originally came out but when i saw it pop up on steam for a bargain price i thought why not give it ago. i did expect a few improvements to the game to make it easier to pick up and play (like making your menu's quicker) but as you can see by my game time, its still gets you hooked and playing
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
143.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Great Game, I wish more of these games were made as it actually requires you to think about what you are doing. Yeah sure, it would have been nice if you could pack the tables in tighter and hire more Captains. But this drawback means you have to find a solution which is part of the principle of a good biz strat.

I hope they make a 3rd installment and recommend this game highly.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
25.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
Review: A little over complecated in some respects and over simplistic in others, but this game certainly has its own unique charm that definatly makes it worth playing over and over.

Background history: Found this game advertised in a game called "Capitalism II" (lot of fun what it was). I downloaded the demo embeded in the capitalism game, and played it over and over, meanwhile searching for a copy of it in stores for months. Thankfully i finally found it and played the game to death years ago, until i found this one recently on steam. Essentually the same game as the origional but with some new features and slightly better graphics (THANK YOU).
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
32.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
One of your usual Tycoon games, telling the story of Armand LeBoeuf: a young french chef who just graduated from culinary school. We play through the basics of financial management, collect recipes of world cuisine and train other chefs to challenge the authority of OmniFood, a corporate firm that monopolized food industry years ago. Aside from side goals being a bit challenging to accomplish, the actual campaign is easy to get done. All you have to do is get things in order and wait till the end of month, which makes this game real casual and relaxing, more like a simulation even.

So far, I can count this game as one of my favorite tycoon games, aside from old classics like Theme Hospital or Zoo Tycoon. It gives you a perspective on food business and presents the basics of becoming a restauranteur. It is fun, and educating in a manner. Never have been a good cook myself, I get to stumble upon some really cool recipes that I'd like to try someday :) If you're into the subject, it's a neat game.
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65 of 69 people (94%) found this review helpful
36.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 1, 2014
It's a dated game, yeah. But for those who like to play tycoon games where they are in control of everything in a restaurant, it gets pretty addicting to check profits and figure out how to reach the goals in each scenario. The first campaign starts a bit hard because not everything is accessible and the player is expected to play with whatever the tutorial gives. I had to fire more than 5 servers before I found two that wouldn't be rude to customers because I didn't have access to staff training yet. Managing the restaurants is no easy task as the player is expected to know how to be successful in finances and food.

Players could easily cheat by using codes that are readily available, but where's the fun in that? Some might complain about the super bright glowing effects when they first play the game, but that can be remedied by turning off all glow features in "Settings". Eventually, the player will be in control of what s/he wants to put in the restaurant as well as serve in the restaurant while keeping in mind of ratings. There's a little bit of free customization for the floors, walls, and employee outfits.

Time passes in a day in the game's universe, meaning the restaurant operates within 24 hours and every minute counts. At the end of the day, whatever money that is generated is multiplied by 30 or 31 to represent monthly revenue or profits. Therefore, the player should avoid wasting too much time by letting the minutes pass while deciding how to arrange furniture or improve recipes, but that's why the pause button is there!

Overall, someone who is easily enticed by tycoon or management games can get easily stuck in his or her seat for a few hours trying to get perfect ratings or avoiding debt (at least... I did.)

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