Gangsters 2: Vendetta Image
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

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  • Summary: As small-time mobster Joey Bane, you have the opportunity to avenge your father's death and rise to power by hiring a bunch of gangster henchmen with specialized skills such as bombing, kidnapping, and running illegal businesses to do your dirty work.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. A highly addictive game with good design and interesting gameplay. The unusual concept and the unraveling plot will keep you glued to the screen. The game is well balanced and keeps getting more complex as you progress deeper into the underground.
  2. An offer gamers may not be able to refuse.
  3. Fans of the original may find the changes made have 'dumbed' down the game whilst casual gamers will find it still too complex for an engaging experience.
  4. 57
    Overall, the game has a sort of generalized, sketchy feel to it.
  5. It's repetitive and confusing in some areas, and too simple in others. And the interface, though easier to understand, is still problematic.
  6. 53
    Not even Eliot Ness and the Untouchables could bust down the doors and reveal the fun in Gangsters 2.
  7. Gangsters 2 just guts the administration and throws in a huge quantity of low quality combat, making for a pretty lame game. Let's strap some cement boots on this one and let it sleep with the fishes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 29
  2. Negative: 5 out of 29
  1. SCG
    Mar 5, 2008
    10
    It's a great game! One thing missing THE SINGLE PLAYER. I hope there will be GANGSTERS 3....I have some cool ideas for the 3-th, if Hothose or Eidos reads this, contact me. Expand
  2. LuisR.
    Mar 20, 2002
    10
    Gangsters2 is the best, hope they make Gangsters3.
  3. KeesK.
    Sep 22, 2003
    10
    The best !! Realy cool game. AND NOT SLOW !! Just get a better pc if u think its slow !!
  4. D.Rols
    May 18, 2006
    9
    I like the new commands in gangsters2 like drive bys, although i agree with some of the comments on it being to much on a story line, the option should have been there to have a skirmish like in gangsters1. I really hope they make a gangsters3. This time with the option to not do the campaign. In gangsters one you could buy any premises u wanted and turn the whole block into one large business, they made a mistake removing this option. Stil G2 is a class game tho. Expand
  5. Feb 3, 2013
    9
    Heyyo, I love this game. Gangsters 1 was more complex which is true, but the tutorial sucked and the game had a crazy-steep learning curve. Thus far I love this game still more than Omerta City of Gangsters on release. If they touch up the combat? I'd consider it equalish for gameplay enjoyment... but this game has lots of charm. It's just fun getting a load of guys into a car and start doing some driveby's.

    To Bribe police? You need a Gangster with Charm ability (I think Level 4 is the first one you get one named "Tux" and it has to be high enough to work for certain Cheifs deputys etc.

    To put specialists into illegal setups in buildings? Go to the Illegal business tab, then select the specialists mini-tab, click the for a specialist and then click the "Deploy" button and he'll run there, so when capturing enemy businesses, be sure for ones with illegal setups that there's no enemy gangsters between your Office and the building, otherwise there's a good chance they'll get gunned down before making it there.

    As the campaign progresses you'll get more Gangsters with more abilities like "Assassinate" and "Kidnapping" which adds to the enjoyment of the game, but damn do missions get challenging.
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  6. DaniilK.
    Feb 7, 2002
    7
    Pretty good game, but I don't like that u go by a story line and that sucks, another thing, its hard to get in the game, turtorial don't learn everything, I'm playing this game now in 3 days and I still dont know how to bribe, anyway, if u like strategy games u should get this... Expand
  7. JeffS.
    May 23, 2002
    0
    Geez... Get rid of some cops and don't make Joey Bane run away every time someone shots at him. He runs away from everything, he never fights, and when he tries to flee he never gets away!! Expand

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