Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic 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. Unfortunately, the gameplay is marred by an awkward control system that requires constant micro management of multiple targets, and an annoying way of layering the map so that buildings disappear and reappear all the time.
  5. In the end playing Gangsters 2 is like watching a really bad B-movie. You enjoy yourself not because the movie is well directed, or acted; you watch the movie because parts of it are so bad it makes you laugh.
  6. 57
    Overall, the game has a sort of generalized, sketchy feel to it.
  7. It's repetitive and confusing in some areas, and too simple in others. And the interface, though easier to understand, is still problematic.
  8. 53
    Not even Eliot Ness and the Untouchables could bust down the doors and reveal the fun in Gangsters 2.
  9. The biggest problem with the game, though, is the AI - both the enemy's and your own units.
  10. 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.
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 29
  2. Negative: 5 out of 29
  1. 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... Full Review »
  2. 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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  3. RandomN.
    Feb 4, 2009
    9
    Only one of the low ratings was deserved..The other people only hated the game because A) They refuse to admit they are just too stupid to understand HOW TO PLAY THE GAME B) They are the type of stuck up idiots who claim the first version is always the best, regardless of how more advanced the sequel is Fact is, this game has been remade, revamped and it's just as entertaining to anyone who doesn't fall into the first 2 categories Grow up and give better criticism than Jeff S "Joey bane runs away from everything" Did you by any chance think to adjust his agressiveness?..Like the game tells you to do..Idiot.. Full Review »