Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 56 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 56
  2. Negative: 1 out of 56
  1. The Godfather is not a perfect game but it's a hell of a lot of fun. There's nothing particularly frustrating about it so the challenges won't be insurmountable to casual gamers. Hardcores can immerse themselves in the mob world and enjoy the game as an interactive movie.
  2. 90
    Whether through it's trademark music or unique take on the film's plot, The Godfather does something that licensed video games have tried and failed to accomplish in the past - give gamers a good time and an experience worthy of the film it's emulating.
  3. The camera is the root of my problems with the game. Everything else adds up to a fun ride and a nice homage to the film. It isn't perfect, but it is an enjoyable game, and it even pushes the sandbox genre forward a bit by moving the focus away from just mayhem.
  4. I can't see many people disliking this classic gangster romp, which delivers the authentic mob feeling we've been after ever since "GTA III."
  5. Yes, it's a blatant rip-off of Grand Theft Auto. So were a lot of other games - but at least The Godfather is a good rip-off of the genre setter.
  6. Fans of the movie can’t go wrong here, and likewise, fans of free-roaming, non-linear action titles have a lot to love here as well. It might not be an offer you can outright refuse, but it comes pretty close.
  7. The most fun I had with the entire game is through the simple action of extorting businesses across all the areas of the game.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 85 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. DavidB.
    Apr 6, 2006
    10
    Yes, the mission modes are only about 15 hours long, but those hours go so quickly, but also, you just cant stay away from it, its so Yes, the mission modes are only about 15 hours long, but those hours go so quickly, but also, you just cant stay away from it, its so addivtive. i have already become don of NYC in one day. it is the best game iv ever played. Full Review »
  2. May 6, 2015
    10
    Better than GTA San Andreas. .
  3. Dec 8, 2012
    7
    Another great game. Insane gameplay and plot, very good graphics and excellent sound. This is a very good game which should be played byAnother great game. Insane gameplay and plot, very good graphics and excellent sound. This is a very good game which should be played by everyone who likes its genre. Full Review »