- Non-linear action-adventure gameplay — countless choices for solving the family’s problems with brutal violence, skillful diplomacy, or a cunning mixture of both
- Use loyalty and fear to earn respect through interactions with characters in the world
- Presents classic moments from the movies and original missions alongside memorable characters from the film
- Decisions you make will have lasting consequences, just as it was in the mob underworld from the Godfather films
- From mob hits and bank heists to drive-bys and extortion, you’ll need a talent for intimidation and negotiation – these are your tickets to the top
List Price: $19.99
The Godfather: The Game Description
From mob hits and bank heists to drive-bys and extortion, you’ll need a talent for intimidation and negotiation – these are your tickets to the top..
Reviews By Paul Arellano : Date March 25, 2006
Though most of the game concept was lifted from GTA, it still manages to come up with some original flavor into it, thanks to the unforgettable characters that made The Godfather a classic. Amazingly, the game isn’t just a drive around and do missions. It actually leaves you free to walk around and do things that will affect your business as a “made-man” with the Corleone family. Yes, you have to do the missions to keep the story moving but at the same time, you can ignore the missions and just go about doing other things to increase your “business” and contribute to the Corleone family. Take for example what I did in the game. I did about 50% of the missions and I decided to just clean-up Little Italy (where the Corleone family is based) from the Tattaglias; taking over these businesses, their warehouses.
One interesting mode in the game is the “Mob War” mode. This happens when you hit a crime family too much, they eventually declare a mob war with the Corleone family. Only to win a mob war is to either bomb one of their properties or pay an FBI agent to come down hard on the rival family. It’s good fun really, and quite different.
Reviews By Murphys Law : Date May 10, 2006
This is a great game. Violent as all get out but hey, that’s life in the family. Definitely NOT for kids though.
The graphics of the game are very good. The characters look fairly close to the actual actors (with the very notable exception of Michael Corleone) and even the stock characters, while not much in the line of variation, look decent as well. Voice work is excellent and original actors in most cases again with the exception of Michael. Controls are extremely easy to master and the story line draws you in immediately.
You don’t have to be a fan of the movie or to have even seen it to follow the game but it certainly helps because you will gain further appreciation for the devotion of the developers. It’s obvious that they were huge fans of the film and many of the best remembered scenes show up in the game (the infamous horse head scene, the hospital scene, Sonny getting gunned down at the toll booth, etc.)which really makes the game feel more genuine.
The game is non-linear and you have a huge area to wander around in, taking over businesses and just causing trouble in general. There are specific tasks assigned and hits to carry out but you can really approach the game in any way you choose…be a top negotiator or just gun everyone down within a 2 mile radius. There are film reels scattered about which unlock film clips but they aren’t really part of the game, just extras to pick up if you want. The film clips are either actual clips from the movie or from the game itself, some of which contain hints for objectives. You can interact with everyone in the game but only those with the Godfather Puppeteer above their head are the ones with the real value. This makes a big difference in the gameplay as well so you don’t waste time searching for the character you need.
I have determined however, that I am one wicked driver. I’ve plowed down more pedestrians and signposts than I care to admit not to mention the countless cars I’ve crashed. Hey, I’m the Don so get out of my way.
The only negatives I can think of for the game are as follows:
1) Graphics can be a bit glitchy at times and while the game loads very quickly sometimes it takes the background graphics a while to catch up. Not a huge issue though.
2) Virtually no variation in the rival family compounds. I can live with the bad guys and general public all looking the same but I think they could have at least made some of the compounds look a little different. Some are even identical to the Corleone compound. The stores are all about the same as well. Again, not a huge issue.
Reviews By The Dude : Date March 27, 2006