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  • Summary: In a complex world filled with excess and greed, players can take the role of Tony Montana, one of the most ruthless gangsters ever depicted on film. Highly acclaimed screenwriter, David McKenna, has written an original event-driven storyline for the interactive game that leads the player through a sordid underworld. The Scarface video game creates a gameplay environment that authentically recreates the historical time period of the film, touching on politics, news items and events of the day. Players travel through the steamy, often violent streets of Miami, the irie islands of the Florida Keys, the Bahamas and various other locales and interact with a world full of seedy and dangerous characters to procure information, negotiate business deals, smuggle contraband and avoid rivals and DEA on a mission to rebuild their fallen empire. [Vivendi Universal] Expand
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  1. Positive: 32 out of 46
  2. Negative: 1 out of 46
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    With all that is found through out Scarface: The World is Yours, there is a huge amount of things to do and more action than you can shake a stick at.
  2. Radical Entertainment did a wonderful job not only keeping Scarface close to the source material, but also creating a sequel to a movie that was never going to see a sequel.
  3. A worthy sequel. You get what is advertised - more of Tony Montana. If you want open ended crime gaming, get another game. This is Tony Montana you're dealing with here.
  4. There are flaws with the Heat meter and Balls system (yes, Balls system), and the graphic engine could've used some more polishing, but the game has hours of entertaining chaos to spare, and it nails down the movie's atmosphere and Tony's attitude perfectly.
  5. Scarface the game is not a classic befitting of the film, but it’s an edgy, uncompromising, sometimes humorous and overall positive offering, which makes the blatant cadging from a superior game series just a bit more forgivable.
  6. This is a big game, a good 40 to 50 hours long, and those hours are almost all good. But like the over-the-top voice actor gamely imitating Al Pacino, Scarface falls just a little short. [Nov. 2006, p.116]
  7. Brian De Palma’s film was an indictment of violence and capitalist greed; here they are your primary goal – the developer is relishing in the brutality and profanity and severely missing the point in the process. [Dec 2006, p.123]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. Jun 6, 2012
    this game look just like gta fused with godfather 2 i like this game enough wish only voice character would be al pachino but as said some impersonator did his voice did real good job Expand
  2. TJB.
    Dec 21, 2006
    I thought this game was excellent! IT's definetly the best movie-based game i've played. keep up the good work Radical!
  3. DD
    May 28, 2007
    SWEET game. Best console game I have EVER played. You can do almost anything!
  4. TKTyler
    Oct 12, 2006
    The game is better than I expected. Combat is fun, driving is a little too arcade for me but it doesn't piss me off. The character of Tony Montana is great and the dialogue is f***ing funny. I just figured out how to lip off people on the street if they disrespect me and earn some balls back. I dunno, I've been playing the game all week and I'm pretty far into it now but I still find it fun. Expand
  5. SayGoodnitetothebadguy
    Oct 10, 2006
    I see the critic's have finally caught up to speed on how great this game is. When I first checked the page for reviews I think they had it scored in the low 60's still with just a piddling of reviews, mostly bad. These early-birds must have played a pre-release date version of the game without all the kinks ironed out because I tell you this: Scarface is a blast.

    Sick of playing some cookie-cutter thug in the GTA games, with no identity or distinguishing personality to speak of? Well, fret no more. Here's your chance to actually become Tony Montana and work towards a goal of rebuilding your own empire rather than constantly running missions for some mob boss, politician, crooked cop or any other number of people looking to take money out of your hard-earned mission winnings. In Scarface, every red dollar you make goes into your pocket and goes towards your cause of trying to revive the glory days of your ginormous drug empire. This is one of the most satisfying parts of the game because each time you risk your ass in one of these missions, you're not just doing it to merely earn the 'respect' of your peers as in GTA: SA, you're doing it to put money in your pocket, yayo up your nose and a fine honey in each fist.

    The game's soundtrack is very faithful to the movie, offering tons of real tracks from back in 70's and 80's but also contains many more songs from dates ranging from the 50's straight through to this day and age of the new millenium.

    Shooting in this game also puts GTA to shame, taking only the best elements of that game's targeting system and perfecting it by adding in the much more agreeable free aim form of the Godfather game. Not to mention being able to target various parts of your enemies bodies for extra points. Kidney shots are definitely key.

    All in all, this game is a definite winner. From the moment you slide the disc into your console and watch the opening movie with scenes straight from the movie classic, you will immediately be immersed in Tony Montana's world. There's nothing like running around a free-for-all Miami as Al Pacino's most notorious character, knocking down anyone that dares stand in your way and macking on the females that saturate the beach paradise environment. No more will you be a slave to running missions for the benefit of your superiors. In Scarface, the only person that matters is you and your quest to regain everything that's coming to you: the world, Chico, and everything in it.
  6. R.G.
    Mar 29, 2007
    It's very fun, good music I love it! Just like playing a GTA game.
  7. RachThePoil
    Dec 16, 2006
    Stay away from this game for now. The PC version is unplayable as it is now. The frame rate is very poor even if you have a very fast system with a good video card. You can Expand

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