Develop a state-of-the art Las Vegas resort complex, using all the money and management skill you can. Customers on the living, breathing Las Vegas boulevard are Notoriously hard to satisfy - can you win the hearts and wallets of Vegas? Amazing real-time 3D graphics show off your resort to the max.
User reviews: Mixed (53 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 21, 2006
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Develop a state-of-the art Las Vegas resort complex, using all the money and management skill you can. Customers on the living, breathing Las Vegas boulevard are Notoriously hard to satisfy - can you win the hearts and wallets of Vegas?

Amazing real-time 3D graphics show off your resort to the max. Experience grand panoramic views, or get up close and personal to fine-tune the inside and outside of your perfect Vegas paradise.

  • Fulfill the needs of 5000+ individual guests
  • 500+ vehicles include cars, taxis, limos and helicopters
  • 10 resort styles, inspired by amazing cultures and themes
  • Relaxed attractions provide a welcome break
  • Create a wedding chapel on the spur of the moment
  • Breathtaking rides and attractions
  • User friendly controls make resort construction simple
  • Fully customizable - adjust goals, competition and difficulty
  • Develop not just the outside of your resort, but the inside too
  • Hire and fire staff, based on true-to-life skills and qualities
  • Adjust the stakes in your favor and Make It Big!


VEGA$: Make It Big © 2003 Empire Interactive Europe Limited. Designed and developed by Deep Red Games Limited. Empire, "E" and Make It Big are trademarks or registered trademarks of Empire Interactive Europe Limited in the UK, Europe and/or other countries. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

System Requirements

    Minimum: Pentium® III 600MHz, Windows® 98, 16MB 3D graphics card, 192MB of RAM. 500MB of free hard disc space. DirectX® 9.0, mouse, keyboard.

    Recommended: Pentium® III 800MHz, 32MB 3D graphics card, 256MB of RAM, 8x CD drive speed, mouse with wheel.

Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Its a very good game and gave me a dose of nostalgia but You should Buy it on a sale.
Posted: October 7
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
It's okay.
Posted: October 3
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84.1 hrs on record
This game is complex, and has a few moments of user surliness, but all in all this game is great. It works on older hardware due to the age of the game, and for it's age the graphics are good quality. It is one of those games that you have to learn it's patterns to succeed in the campaign, but if you love having square foot by square foot and machine by machine control of designing your own casino you will love this game.
Posted: October 4
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18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
22.0 hrs on record
Vegas: Made it Bad

This game is difficult to pick up and easy to put down. A potentially fun game ruined by random game crashes, horrible AI for your support staff, and a ridiculously steep learning curve. Even for less than a dollar I feel like I wasted my money.
Posted: June 25
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16 of 28 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Vegas: Make It Big was produced by a company who thought that "Make It Big" would be a viable trademark. How a tiny video game company managed to trademark this before any fast food giant is beyond me but well done to them. If you've ever been to Vegas you'll see how everything just looks bloody awful. This video game manages to make everything look awful too. The core gameplay is Sims-like management of casinos, so you place furniture and stuff in order to make money. The customers inexplicably vomit/throw red cups everywhere and your staff just refuse to clean it up unless you drag them to the vomit. That's my lasting memory of this game. I literally can't remember anything else about Vegas: Make It Big which really does echo that famous saying: "What Happens in Vegas Is A Forgettable Experience and You Should Only Bother If You Can Get It for Less Than A Quid".
Posted: May 24
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10 of 21 people (48%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
I've read tonnes of reviews on this game that were rather negative but I decided to ignore them and go ahead and buy the game anyway. After playing a few hours of the game I managed to get myself addicted to creating my own casino strip and making in-game money and profiting off the buildings that I placed.

This game is amazing. So many people are sying "This is no tycoon game for casino's blah blah blah." but to be honest, it's one of the best i've played yet. The graphics may be crappy and the game my be glitchy, but the glitches that i've found are non-game-breaking glitches that you can live with. As a game developer myself I can tell this developer has put a lot of work into this title.
Posted: May 24
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
i remember playing this game as a kid back in 2007 would spend hours messing about. cant wait to see if it is as good as it was back in 2007 :D
Posted: May 18
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
34.4 hrs on record
Especially for its price, "Vegas: Make It Big" is a great buy and a game I would recommend to anyone who enjoys Business Sims.
Posted: August 1
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
the orcs suck in this game
Posted: September 16
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
62.9 hrs on record
It's Ok
Posted: June 22
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4 of 11 people (36%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
<3 it
Posted: May 16
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10.0 hrs on record
I really wish I could give a good review for this game because I actually like it a lot. The lack of campaign scenarios, steep learning curve on placing objects and crashing bugs outweigh anything good I have to say about the game.
Posted: May 31
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1.3 hrs on record
this is nice
Posted: May 16
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0.3 hrs on record
Its like a beautiful Sim City but with las vegas. you can modify alot of things and micro management is not too overwhelming. you will need to pay attention to the tutorial or else youll get lost.
Posted: June 29
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4.3 hrs on record
While it is an okay game on offer, and I would really like to enjoy this, I simply can't. It's too easy, and even if disasters are on full, the disasters are more just annoying and don't make sense. It attempted to be a SimCity style game, however ended up too simple and easy. If it was remade to be more complex, this game would be amazing. The idea has potential. The good points of the game would be the high customizability, being able to adjust all the settings, buy multiple lots that work alongside others, different themes and casino customization.

I'd say, if you really wanted to purchase this game, get it on offer, preferably 50% pr greater.
Posted: May 7
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2.5 hrs on record
$0.74 of Summer Sale frustration... ;)

Honestly, if you're going to buy this, get it on one of the big sales. I personally like little crappy tycoon games like this (Lemonade Tycoon, Fish Tycoon, ect...) It's not a hard game, just has a lot of micro-managment that isn't explained well, and the interface isn't great. I kind of enjoyed it once I figured things out. Graphics aren't a big deal for me, but if they are for you, then definately stay away. I reccomend you at least get through the tutorial and a few das past before you give up on it.

Bottom line: Good, so long as you don't mind figuring things out on your own and some bad graphics. But once you understand it, it's not too horrible.
Posted: June 28
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1.4 hrs on record
This is basically an empire building sim, but a decent one.
Don't expect too much from this and you should be rewarded with a few nice suprises.
The tutorial is straight forward, to let you get into the action quickly, but there is still plenty to pick up as you go along so it stays interesting.
You can play in either Sandbox or Campaign mode, but once you have completed objectives of campaign it lets you keep playing and you can progress to the next scenario when you want.
There is a wide range of attractions you can put on your plot of land, from the obvious hotels and casinos (you get to design the layout of the casino) to the more spectacular movie theatres, rollercoasters and waterparks.
Ideal for attracting the family and O.A.P. demographic, or you could just say stuff that and fill it up with topless bars and showgirl reviews.
Posted: August 3
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0.3 hrs on record
This game had potentional but the camera system works terribly, Yes it is quite old now but its insanly hard to move the camera to a nice place and just view the casino nicely , The casino tycoon espect is great and Im postive another game is on point but this game is just unplayable really with the dodgy camera. Maybe its just me who thinks this its my opinon thats why I have to say I don't recommend this game .
Posted: August 3
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1.6 hrs on record
Yes Yes YES!!! I recommend this game! OK normally I could not be bothered to write a reveiw on a steam game but this game was so good it deserves one. Those who are looking for a high quality graphics game should not buy this game! However the graphics are decent enough and I picked this game up for £0.74 (about $1.10) and it was worth every penny. It is very in depth and is a proper tycoon game. Employ staff, buy lots and build casinos. Once you have done that you must build water and generator centres to make sure the lot is powered and water supply is maintained. You can also build hotels and shops.

The engine allows you to go into the casino itself and design everything from where you put the tables and slot machines to decoration and lighting!

For 74p I am very happy with this game and those looking for a tycoon game with a flexible difficulty from stupidly easy to very hard should buy this game! Marvelous piece of work, well programmed and well configured!
Posted: July 30
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0.4 hrs on record
Huge fan of tycoon genre (RCT, Evil Genius, Theme Hospital) but never got to play this as it crashes to desktop with no potential fixes online.
Posted: September 4
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