The Godfather II PlayStation 3

Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 53 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 53
  2. Negative: 5 out of 53
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  1. Godfather II is a good action videogame that is remarkably improving the good work of its predecessor. A brilliant mixture of action, strategy and resources management, with extraordinary ideas in its concept but with a technical side that needs to be more polished.
  2. AceGamez
    80
    The Godfather II doesn't quite live up to the film upon which it is based, but the experience it delivers is much more enjoyable than I expected.
  3. A good game that players will both enjoy and find tedious. Hopefully, the franchise will progress with a third iteration, as sticking to a more complex, strategic-based formula would do wonders for the series. As it stands now, you'll have fun but wish for a whole lot more!
  4. The game has its faults but when it is all said and done if you really enjoy The Godfather you are going to find a lot to enjoy in The Godfather II.
  5. Fans of the first Godfather game will definitely want to take a look at the sequel, with the caveat that the extra layer of Don’s View depth and the strategic learning curve may turn some people off. It’s also not the best looking game, and it’s certainly not the most engaging. But it’s a fair bit of fun if the idea of shooting fools in the face -- when choking them just doesn’t work -- appeals to you.
  6. The Godfather II might be a little sloppy in its execution, but its intentions mean well.
  7. It's a fun single player adventure with an equally entertaining multiplayer mode full of 16 player death matches. Although its graphics look dated, monotony quickly sets in as shooting the same bad guys and completing similar missions gets old. That said, The Godfather II makes for an ideal weekend rental.
  8. 100
    It isn't the best open-world game out there, but it does a sublime job of capturing what it feels like to be the head of a virtual crime family. [Apr 2009, p.81]
  9. Games Master UK
    79
    Too flawed to be truly great, but that doesn't stop it being brilliant, ludicrously violent fun. [May 2009, p.65]
  10. The strategy elements fall short and are only as important as you choose to make them, but the combination of brutal action and customizable crews is reason enough to warrant a play-through.
  11. I for one love what ideas the developers had in store with The Godfather II. The strategy elements were well thought out, implemented nicely, and the game really gives players the feeling of controlling your own family. If a bit more polish and time were given to the game’s action portion, The Godfather II would indeed be one you couldn’t refuse.
  12. If you enjoy fast action-gameplay and build up-strategy games, you will enjoy Der Pate II (Godfather II) very much. If you are fond of the brutal world of crime, this game is your product.
  13. 77
    It's still fun and has almost all of the elements of a great game, but until a harder difficulty level is added (which, fingers crossed, would occur with a future download or patch), The Godfather II falls a tad bit short.
  14. 80
    Electronic Arts has made another offer that you cannot refuse.
  15. 75
    In the end, The Godfather II has the recipe for an excellent game filled with action, mindless violence, great characters and strategic thought. But you just can’t help but shake the feeling that it doesn’t quite feel 100% finished.
  16. Conceptually, The Godfather II has the potential to be an amazing game. However, the somewhat dated visuals, coupled with the occasional mission-ending glitches, and the relatively ease of the strategy component mean that The Godfather II is a good game but one that doesn’t fully live up to its potential.
  17. The Godfather II, although a bit easy and not nearly as long as it should be, is still a great sandbox game that fans of the genre will enjoy wholeheartedly. It boasts solid control mechanics, from on-foot gameplay, to fighting, to gun play, and to car control. The missions are always a lot of fun, even if they can be a bit repetitive, because the game does a good job of conveying the life of a mafioso.
  18. 75
    The strategic action and management combination that The Godfather 2 proposes is a remarkable formula, but also risky. Maybe it won't be able to convince gamers looking for an action game, nor those looking for strategy, but our feeling is that ultimately this is an action game -a good one- with interesting strategy elements, more than the contrary.
  19. 80
    All together The Godfather II really is a fun title to play. The game is not perfect, but brings you a good atmosphere, great storyline and a intense mobster experience. The features to extend your family and the Don's View, are really great new extras.
  20. 86
    While it still isn't perfect, Godfather II is leaps and bounds above the first game, and one of the most engaging titles I have played all year.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 52 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Apr 17, 2016
    7
    The Godfather II is a decent game. It's good fun for a while but it gets repetitive and a bit boring after playing for a few hours. If youThe Godfather II is a decent game. It's good fun for a while but it gets repetitive and a bit boring after playing for a few hours. If you finish it then there is not enough to make you want to play it again. Full Review »
  2. Oct 6, 2015
    5
    This was my first PS3 game and it was good at first but it started to drop in value as the game went on. The best time playing this game isThis was my first PS3 game and it was good at first but it started to drop in value as the game went on. The best time playing this game is the first time around, otherwise the game is really dull and you have to do a lot of very similar missions. Full Review »
  3. Jul 5, 2013
    8
    The Godfather II is a pretty decent game. Not the best game there is, of course, but it is effective and makes the player feel that he has aThe Godfather II is a pretty decent game. Not the best game there is, of course, but it is effective and makes the player feel that he has a family at your service and ready for action. The gameplay is good, and the story is linear, the game tries to do many things and I think many of these things do successfully. The game does not have good graphics, but coming from EA, one would not expect much, but overall it's a very good game and a good experience for the player. Full Review »