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Available on:PlayStation 4Dec 1, 2015
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: On The Metal

Publisher: SCEA

Genre: Simulation

Bigfest is a sim game where players manage a music festival. The player is in charge of managing everything from the locations of toilets to the bands playing. Players can visit other other players festivals via online play and simply listen to the acts that they've chosed or cause environmental destruction. The game is integrated with jamendo music catalogue allowing the player to promote real unsigned bands. The game is also launching with a website that allowed intrested bands to submit their music for inclusion. Once a band is in the game their music will be ranked based on the order of the setlists that players create. For instance acts that are constantly being put in supporting acts will be ranked lower than those that are constantly given headline acts. On The Metal hopes that this allows players to discover new music that they normally wouldn't be exposed to.

BigFest Critic Reviews


No Recommendation / Blank

Music festivals offers an alluring theme for a management sim, but BigFest's simplistic approach fails to make the most of its metaphor.

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When viewing the vaporized remains of what Sony has pushed out to the public, one can just make out what could have been a great game. Since the heyday of Rollercoaster Tycoon and Theme Hospital, it's not often that lite-management sims get a chance to strut their stuff. This was not originally meant to be that game, but it could have been with a change of the business model. Instead this is a title that is balanced for tedium.

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BigFest Gamescom Announce Trailer | PS4, PS3 & PS Vita thumbnail

BigFest Gamescom Announce Trailer | PS4, PS3 & PS Vita

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