Percentile Rank

Big Pharma is ranked in the 25th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 10 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

64

Top Critic Average

40%

Critics Recommend

Based on 10 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Dragnix
Recommended
Recommended
Nov 30, 2015
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Scored Reviews

Gaming Masters
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 5, 2016

A very unique and fun title but difficult when getting started

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TechRaptor
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 27, 2015

Big Pharma takes the cake when it comes to puzzle games that can both be therapeutic to watch, while being the right level of infuriatingly difficult to make you come back for more. If you are a fan of sizzle games, you owe it to yourself to take a look.

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COGconnected
70 / 100
70 / 100
Dec 19, 2019

Big Pharma might not be a cure-all product, but it should definitely alleviate that simulation itch for some.

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Nintendo Life
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 16, 2019

Big Pharma has a lot to offer for players who want a deep management simulator.

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GameSpew
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 2, 2015

Certain scenarios will test your morals by forcing unfair economic sanctions or an overabundance of bad ingredients on you, all designed to test how easily you slip to the dark side

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Pixelophobia
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 15, 2020

Big Pharma is quite a nice game on a PC, but on console it's lacking. Controls are terrible and interface not friendly at all. You can't really recommend it to anyone with a clear conscience as it needs plenty of time to struggle with game's interface.

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The Digital Fix
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2015

If you want a brilliantly designed logistical puzzler then so many other games offer so much more.

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Cubed3
4 / 10
Cubed3

Top Critic

4 / 10
Mar 30, 2020

While the idea of Big Pharma is interesting, and could have the potential to engage some players in many hours of gameplay, the implementation causes this to be not enjoyable. Text that is so small that it is hard to read, alongside with information disappearing and reappearing, are somewhat annoying, so much so that some may decide to give up before even exploring the title's full potential. That along with confusing tutorial instructions, make for a disappointing gameplay overall.

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AbsoluteXbox
2 / 5.0
2 / 5.0
Jan 30, 2020

I feel Big Pharma would be much more satisfying if I was playing the PC version, as this port hasn’t been done very well, with its mediocre graphics, clunky controls and confusing menus.

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