Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 29
  2. Negative: 5 out of 29
Buy On
  1. Even if it were finished, this movie-inspired action game wouldn't be deserving of its prestigious license.
  2. Establishing a new Family is a hard undertaking… and a tedious chore. Imagine spending 10+ hours on taking over one building after another! In GTA: San Andreas and The Godfather, this occupation was but a side attraction; here, it is everything.
  3. 40
    There's absolutely nothing wrong with the game in concept, and done properly, it would easily have established it as a classic on par with the film on which it's based. Instead we get brilliant concepts ham-handedly executed.
  4. You're better off just playing through the first game a second time and waiting for The Godfather III!
  5. PC Gamer UK
    46
    Bizarrely creaky tech masks nice ideas. [May 2009, p.66]
User Score
6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 67 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15
  1. Nov 1, 2011
    8
    I've got to say with all the negative reviews I was wary of trying the game. I've also got to say that I was pleasantly surprised. This isI've got to say with all the negative reviews I was wary of trying the game. I've also got to say that I was pleasantly surprised. This is not a perfect game, but it is a very solid one. The Dons view, and the ability to pick and promote members of your family offer a nice, if slight, strategy edge to what is otherwise a slightly above average action game. It's no GTA4 or Mass Effect, but a very fun game nonetheless. If you can pick this up for any system at a bargain bin somewhere I would say it's definitely worth $20 or so. Full Review »
  2. Jun 4, 2017
    0
    The entire game feels like a mini-game or a DLC to the first game, which was quite good imho.
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  3. May 25, 2015
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. The game is not as good as gta iv or the godfather 1 but still nice. The story is average, the man you played as in the first game is being shot dead during the cuba revolution. You take the role as Dominic, the man who takes over the family. The graphics is still good if you play it in 1080p or above, the textures are sometimes actually better than games from 2010. But... the game is rather short and the cool feeling from the first game is missing. The atmosphere is nowhere near the first game, it doesn't feel like I'm driving in New York because it's smaller than little italy in the first game. I get no 60's feeling either, it feels like a modern GTA game with old "fake" cars.

    Anyway, I'll give it 10 to raise the metascore a bit.
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