Venture

Download Editors' Rating:
2
Mediocre
Average User Rating:
1.0
out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    3,868
  • Date Added:
    December 05, 2008
  • File Size:
    6.48MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/2003

Editors' Review

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Venture is a very basic board-style game in which users build companies, take over corporations, and manage their stock portfolios. Unfortunately, it's not very fun.

The program's interface is basic and not particularly attractive. Part of the point of computer games is that they can be more dynamic and interesting than board games, but Venture is based on a grid-style board on which users build their business empires. Unfortunately, the 3D renderings of the businesses are rudimentary in nature, and look a bit like someone's homework from an introductory AutoCAD class. A built-in Help file explains the rules of the game. Users play against two or three computer players or log on to a network to play against real people. At any given time, there are six spaces on the game board that a particular player can use. With each turn users can establish a company, turn a company into a corporation, or merge with another corporation. Users also have the opportunity to buy stock in established corporations and must make strategic decisions about handling their stock when a merger occurs. When the game ends, the player with the highest worth wins. Overall, we found the game to be boring. It's not particularly nice to look at, nothing exciting happens, and we didn't find it strategically interesting. Users who are more interested in these sorts of things in real life may find it more enjoyable, but we doubt it.

Venture is free to try, but the trial version limits how many corporations a user can create. It comes as a ZIP file and installs desktop icons without asking, but it uninstalls cleanly. We do not recommend this program.

 
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  • 1 stars

    "$6.95 FOR THIS"

    October 11, 2008   |   By megarollman

    Version: Venture 1.2

    Pros

    GOOD FOR WIPING YOUR SELF WITH.

    Cons

    GIVES YOU A SORE A$$ IF YOU DO WIPE YOURSELF WITH IT.

    Summary

    People this is crap! These games all use the same game engine. So-called programmers download them, revers engineer them, and upload them under a new name. And why does CNET still have stuff from the mid 90s on here?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS GAME AND THIS SITE IS A COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME. McAfee Security goes off like crazy on every single download. Spyware / virus free? I DON'T THINK SO!

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    General
    Publisher Sandy Knoll Software
    Publisher web site http://www.tabberer.com/sandyknoll
    Release Date December 05, 2008
    Date Added December 05, 2008
    Version 2.2.0
    Category
    Category Games
    Subcategory Strategy Games
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 6.48MB
    File Name VentureWin.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 3,868
    Downloads Last Week 1
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations Not available
    Price $9.95

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