The mall for many produces fond memories of hanging out with friends, playing games in the arcade, and buying a bunch of useless stuff your bank account definitely would frown upon. Running the mall, on the other hand, is not nearly as glamorous. Enter Mall Tycoon, a title that allows you to not only construct your own shopping center but keep it from devolving into sheer chaos.
Released back in 2002, this PC only title had a certain charm to it and was full of different stores that the player can build. Unlike owning a zoo or amusement park, taking control of a mall seems like a rather mundane job. After all, who wants to be the person that kicks out rowdy teenagers and deals with people trying to shoplift from the latest thrift store – hardly the most exciting video game experience.