Feb 2, 2013044.99 euro for this?
It has been said before. You will pay a AAA price for a flash game.
You will regret paying when you realise how utterly boring and shallow the game is.
The mafia strategy genre is still waiting for a proper game adaptation. This is NOT it!
Kalypso has taken the hopes of gamers for a good gangster game, and crushed what little was left of their credibility along with those hopes.
No amount of patching (doubtful Kalypsoy will even make any) or the numerous amounts of expensive DLC (that will no doubt follow) will ever justify the price charged or the lost credibility.
This is shameful, pathetic and sadly these days, not even original.
For shame, for shame...… Expand
Feb 3, 20131They really managed to drop the ball on this one. Boring, repetitive, bland, imbalanced and extremely overpriced, Omerta: City of Gangsters should be stayed away from as far as possible unless the price drops to around 2-10$. Combat is decent in its core, much like the new X-Com but still manages to be despicable with corner-shooting pixel-calculating AI's, luck-based hit system, random deployments, shooting through walls and far too easy. The rest of the games involves around managing and expanding your business in the 1920's america which is probably one of the most fun concepts I've ever heard about but it is FAR too easy and next to impossible to lose unless you've been force-fed lead while growing up. Even on hard because there's next to no random events in sandbox, the campaign is one long sticky scripts that tugs you out of the RTS experience as soon as you start to establish yourself (the most fun part) just to force-feed you a generic story through 2d cutscenes. Me giving this one an 1 is generous due to me being a sucker for these kinds of games, but If you actually bought this for 40+ Euro, get a refund ASAP.… Expand
Feb 4, 20132Nothing very good here :/
From the poor management of your crew to the repetitiveness of the missions and maps, the very disappointing combat system, the story not very appealing... You are doing the same things over and over, and worse, it's not even fun.
Could be "ok" for a game at 10€, but i'm not even sure you could enjoy it more than few hours.
Feb 7, 20134Another wasted opportunity... This game could have been great IF the developers would work out the details, but what we have instead is a lifeless, boring and unfinished strategy game. The game is way too easy, there is no real competition with the AI. Maps are too small and you lose every progress once you reach a new zone. They should have create one huge map with plenty of thing to do...The story is cliched, and I wish they would focused more on the sandbox mode. AI in close combat mode is dumb. Enemy NPC's only tactic is to run towards you and shoot. I hate that I can not choose the clothes of my gangsters (and they look like amateurs with their basic clothes, I want to wear black suits), they go everywhere on foot (amateurish when the boss is running from one end of the map to the other), equipment management and weapon purchases are illogical...Overall not a good game, not worth the full price. Maybe for less money it could have been acceptable, but this is not a complete, polished game.… Expand
Feb 4, 20130I'm rating this a zero not because this game is literally the worst thing that it is possible for a game to be, but because it has absolutely no value. It's a nothing game.
The turn based combat is horrendous. Really poor. Ugly. Poor controls. Poor system. Simplistic and boring.
The co-op is non-existent, you don't play the real campaign, you play a couple of the crappy combat missions, this is a monstrously cynical ploy in itself.
The main campaign is brutally simple and while it looks nice in parts it suffers from loads of really lazy elements, such as gangsters just running around to do jobs, the completely passive enemies, and the staggeringly small size of the maps.
Really there is just nothing to this game to justify the price or anybody's time. Frankly I feel cheated by it.… Expand
Feb 5, 20133Just to reiterate what others have said, this is not a fully developed game, and it would feel more at home on Facebook than on Steam. The strategy elements are either extremely easy, uninspired or a combination of both. It is not worth the $40 asking price, wait until it hits $5 on a sale if you must buy it.
Feb 5, 20130Feels like a flash game, plays like a flash game (wait 254 seconds until you can raid that building again), but does not cost like a flash game. Graphics are decent. Music is ok, but neither of that justifies spending 45 EUR for this game. The combat, even if its turn based does not resemble either the X-Com, or the games like Silent Storm. Basically point and click until somebody dies. If that game was a product of Zynga, it would probably get around 5, but Kalypso should do much better.… Expand
Feb 6, 20130This game has no enemies. It also has no controller support on PC. Dev says it was developed for consoles primarily as of the writing of this review the game isnt on consoles yet. That means the PC version is some weird beta version that lacks features like being able to play it. Also there are no enemies which is weird.
Feb 5, 20130I feel cheated by having spend 39.99 for such a piece of garbage. Repetitive, formulaic storyline. The campaign is not challenging at all, the missions are boring. The gangsters simply run at an inhuman pace across the map to complete actions instead of, I don't know, taking a car? When you rent or buy a property and turn it into a speakeasy, pizza parlor, or boxing ring the outward appearance of the building doesnt change at all. In fact, the only aesthetic changes to the map at all can be made via decorative upgrades to your hideout with do nothing for you. Don't waste your money.… Expand
Feb 15, 20134I approached this game with a lot of curiosity yet at the same time remembered many games that were expected to be great yet somehow turned out to be bad. Well, this game falls to the latter category it's bad.
The first thing that struck me is that the combat which was introduced as an important element is just a bunch of scripted events, where enemies are randomly dumped onto the area and the same fight can go completely different if you just restart it. The combat mechanics? Mixed feelings here you have options to use covers but those seem to have little to none impact on the fight. Also, the percentage of hit chance is a failure it makes you happy to hit 3 times in a row at 10% but when you miss 3 times at 95%, then something just feels wrong. Best avoid combat whenever you have the option to do so, as it's not a good experience.
The economic part is just too damn easy, and that's all there is to say about that. Sure, the system with taking over buildings and redoing them to your needs is nice, but there is no challenge to it as everything is scripted and any combat where you might loose something happens once-twice in a mission. So unless you waste your starting money on stuff that doesn't generate income, you've basically won.
All in all, this game is not terrible like some people here write about it. It's "just" bad a bunch of nice ideas were executed in a poor way, the game feels like it was made for a tablet of sorts, and the difficulty level is just a laugh. If you can get it for 10 euro, go for it as it has some nice parts that can keep you playing for a while anything higher than that is too much and you'll waste money.… Expand
Feb 12, 20134The user reviews on the front page are pretty accurate. The game WOULD be fun, but there's just not enough content. It's set up basically as challenge missions. Once you pay a deputy off at the start of the mission, you can go crazy robbing everything in the zone, when an investigation opens up on you, just ask the deputy for a favor and it magically goes away.
I was really looking forward to this game because there were a few games similar to it released way back. If you want to enjoy this game, then I suggest checking out Gangsters (released way back in '98 though, but it's still better than this.… Expand
Feb 8, 20131I am a huge fan of Tropico so needless to say when I heard Omerta was going to be published by the same company I jumped at the chance to own this game. Going into this game I noticed a few disturbing trends.
First the staff was telling us not to expect to much on the forums that it would be a different game than what we want.....Not a good sign. So after I bought the game I noticed the game's single player mode had some nice additions but sandbox is where everything is at, right?
Sadly I learned the best part of the game is the music.
Here are my Pros and Cons of this game.
+ Great Music
+ Looks great
+ Missions to sell vice items
- No matter what you name your main character you will always be "Boss Deanglo"
- sandbox is very limited
- When in a tight spot your criminals in a battle have to wait for everyone to flee to escape. So my criminals are angels now?
- You really can't edit much and there is no real opposing AI Factions in Sandbox building and trying to take over space. The Combat sucks
- No real world editor The best part of this game is single player. Honestly skip the game or wait till the price drops unless the DLC is free it is not worth it.… Expand
Feb 23, 20132It feels and plays like a facebook game just with a faster pace than every 6hrs. The first campaign missions are like drudging through dialog popups and then not knowing what you just did to save your criminal empire! Though the game is pretty simple, you do crime in an organized fashion and don't want to alert the police, which can then cost you a resource or a bribe. Then its combat system is bland with visual issues and targeting problems. 2/10… Expand
Feb 16, 20130I tried really hard to like this game, being a huge fan of the Tropico series, but this game is just awful. The gameplay will bore you to death, the graphics are all right but the game somehow manages to combine lack of content with making the maps feeling cramped. Comparing it to Xcom like some attempted buzz for the game has done is just a joke. Stay far away from this game, or try the demo if you want to experience what I just described first hand.… Collapse
Feb 18, 20130Well, I give up. I can't find anything positive to say about Omerta. It's just so, so, so bad. The key skill required on the part of players is patience. "Just wait a bit and everything will be alright" might occasionally be considered useful life advice, but it's hardly a solid basis around which to design a game. Do something stunningly obvious, wait a bit, do something else stunningly obvious, wait a bit, occasionally indulge in some outrageously shallow XCOM-style combat that was clearly slammed together in a couple of weeks... and that's it. I mean, I understand the desire of games companies to appeal to those of a less hardcore persuasion, but Omerta sets the decision making bar so low that it represents a trip hazard to gerbils!
In short, this is an absolute turd. Don't even touch it if it's free. Use your bandwidth for something more interesting and challenging, such as watching foreign language infomercials for cleaning products based on lemon juice that shift even the toughest stains without damaging the environment or representing a hazard to children and animals.… Expand
Feb 13, 20132At first glance it looks promising, when I get my hands on it it feels stiff but fun, after playing it for a while I decide to never play it again. This genre is so done, this isn´t something "new" sure it´s a cool thing that they have decided to make in a gangster/mafia style, but seriously how man gangster games don´t we already have? My final thoughts, boring, outdated and I would rathether play Mafia on Facebook, and that´s free!… Expand
May 3, 20133I enjoyed XCOM Enemy Unkown so much that I went on a hunt to find more games like it and I stumbled across this game. When I first started playing the game I found its entire prohibition era theme extremely interesting. I really liked the concept this game went for, it is just everything else about the game I could not get myself to enjoy. The nostalgia enjoyment quickly wore off and I found myself rather disappointed with the next 36 hours I spent on the game. Each mission is a series of repetitive tasks, simple as that. While you perform these tasks they will try to piece in little bits of story and nothing really ever changes from board to board. Now I will not say this game is absolute junk, but for the price I paid, I was expecting something much more impressive, or at the very least slightly impressive.
It is one thing to pay for a game and decide, "Crap, this game was just not for me," but when I ended this game I pretty much just felt ripped off. This is actually probably the perfect example of an extremely overpriced modern game.… Expand
Apr 3, 20132This game had so mutch potential but it ended up being boring and simple. Singleplayer gets boring preatty quickly and the storyline is not interesting at all. Sandbox has the same problem it gets boring so quickly you dont really have any competition in the sandbox you just expand your criminal business without any challenge. There might be cops on your tail but you can just bribe them over and over again. The combat system is kinda nice although you might rage when you are standing right next to your enemy and shooting him with sniper rifle and still missing the shot. The good thing in the game is the graphics and atmosphere. It really looks and feels like 1920 Atlanta but that still doest make up the lousy singleplayer and sandbox mode. With the current price of the game it simply is not worth buying… Expand
May 3, 20130I am not gonna waste my time trying to explain why this game sucks. Everyone else did a pretty good job of it. But I do not even think it is worthy of a single point, this game is a complete rip-off at the price. If it would have been in the 10 dollar range I may have given it a 6 or 7 at best, but this is just a sad, sad game for a whopping 40 bucks. And to piss me off even more, they charge 5 bucks per HORRIBLE DLC content. Money all wasted.… Expand
Apr 9, 201340A promising concept of managerial and turn-based strategy from the Prohibition in the United States era. However, its realisation is unfortunate. From the managerial point of view the game is too long, reminding Waiting for Godot. Entertaining fights are subsequently killed by repeating locations and unpolished cover system.