Scarface: The World Is Yours PlayStation 2

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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 playerIn 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 46
  2. Negative: 1 out of 46
  1. 100
    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. Given the cliché of terrible movie tie ins, I was most impressed with Scarface on that basis alone, but it does become easier to recommend the game when you consider that Scarface: The World Is Yours would be worth a play through even without Tony Montana.
  5. 80
    It may not be perfect, but the combination of movie authenticity, solid action, and exploratory gameplay adds up to one hell of a good time.
  6. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    70
    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. games(TM)
    40
    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: 20 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 3 out of 23
  1. Jun 6, 2012
    10
    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 somethis 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. AaronG.
    Jan 12, 2007
    10
    This game is excellent, gives something that GTA games are missing, I like the fronts and distributing coke. Building yourself up, its amazing.
  3. CorinneS.
    Nov 30, 2007
    10
    Scarface: The World is Yours picks right up from where the movie ended. Like The Godfather: The Game, Scarface let's you control the Scarface: The World is Yours picks right up from where the movie ended. Like The Godfather: The Game, Scarface let's you control the actions of the man you are playing (In this case, Scarface). The buildings and even Tony's mansion are exactly portrayed as they were in the movie. I recommend this game to anyone who played The Godfather!! Expand
  4. JayC.
    Oct 14, 2006
    9
    This game is great, definately better than The Godfather, True Crime LA, and True Crime NYC -- And if I dare say, better than GTA 3 in the This game is great, definately better than The Godfather, True Crime LA, and True Crime NYC -- And if I dare say, better than GTA 3 in the way that though GTA 3 revolutionised sandbox games Scarface improved upon this (I mean, it's been 5 years since GTA 3). I don't know how PSM, Play Magazine, Gamespot and some others gave it such low scores. That's pathetic. A 5/10 is a crap game, not even decent, something like Aeon Flux or Catwoman or simply a bad game. Scarface is quality. The balls meter is great and works effectively, the graphics though not the best -- Tony Montana has never looked better. Audio/Sound is top notch, Montana's voice-over sounds exactly like Pacino. People who complain about the game's vulgar language and content has probably never watched the movie. It's how it's meant to be, Tony Montana baby! And by the way, a note to Metacritic.com -- The average of all these 22 reviews is 78.36 (rounded to 78) and not 75/100. Please update it if possible, thanks ! Expand
  5. SayGoodnitetothebadguy
    Oct 10, 2006
    9
    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 hadI 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.
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  6. Mar 31, 2013
    9
    Good gameplay, atmosphere, graphics, sometimes FPS view, good music, but dumb AI. This accounts for the 2006 games. Playing the game throws aGood gameplay, atmosphere, graphics, sometimes FPS view, good music, but dumb AI. This accounts for the 2006 games. Playing the game throws a lot of interesting quests, a lot of car, etc.. The atmosphere of good music is good and the film has the feeling. When you have less life, you become a FPS view and shoot him a bunch of people (without, however, TPS view). The AI ​​is a bit stupid, 'cause we can not kill people in the streets crawling with (I remember). The game is worth 9 points I think. In addition to Driver Parallel Lines, the Godfather of one of the best games of 2006. Expand
  7. RachThePoil
    Dec 16, 2006
    3
    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 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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Awards & Rankings

#18 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
#13 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006