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Big Ambitions (2023) is a role-playing game that simulates running a business. Like similar games, you make decisions about what, where and how to grow your business. Here though the scale is much bigger, so much so you can drive and walk around the city in which you are building a business. It's like Grand Theft Auto meets Sim City and stands out by the flexibility you have to interact with the world and build your empire.

You start with some finance from an uncle to buy an apartment and get your first job. From here you slowly build multiple small businesses, grow them into huge corporations, or carve your own unique path. As you do you can own more property and go from a small apartment and public transport to luxury suites, fast cars and designer furniture.

Play involves finding a location for your business, setting up and placing every element and then opening the doors to customers. Maybe you want to start a gift shop, supermarket, coffee shop, law firm, clothing store, liquor store or florist? You shape how it looks and developers. Is it a single shop, a chain of fast-food restaurants, a huge corporation, or making millions online?

As you progress, success means more decisions. A bigger business means HR Managers, Logistics and Purchasing Agents. YOu also need to find the space and desks to put them to work. You can check out any building in the world as a potential space for your business, then fill each with furniture that suits your style and standing. Invest your hard-earned cash in real estate to grow your empire. Take over the city piece by piece.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Big Ambitions 15 months ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 3 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Simulation and Strategy game with Brain Game, Collecting, Creative, Role-Play and World Building elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 20 hours and 30 hours to complete. Although you can get through the main story quite quickly, there's a lot of reasons to replay the game and take different courses for your business.


Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.

The game focuses on capitalism and encourages players to take loans to invest and make money. This is always in the context of developing a business. You can create all sorts of businesses, some of which sell alcohol.

Skill Level

12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to be able to deal with multiple systems at the same time, balancing the books and making decisions about stock, staff, customers and profits. You need to also be good at thinking ahead and responding to problems creatively.


Big Ambitions usually costs £19.32.

Big Ambitions

Steam Store PC £19.32
Steam Store Mac £19.32
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 10/03/2023

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Simulation, Strategy (Brain Game, Collecting, Creative, Role-Play and World Building)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Developer: Hovgaard Games (@HovgaardGames)

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