Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. This is one of the strongest versions of the game, without a doubt, coupling a dynamic character creation system with deeper gameplay.
  2. The setting is nailed down perfectly, and EA has taken care to get great voice acting and music.
  3. You should only be considering the Godfather on PS3 if you haven’t played the game before since the new additions don’t drastically change the game. As another caveat, if you’re intrigued by the tilt functionality, you’ll find that motion sensitive controls are better implemented in the Wii version.
  4. The Godfather: The Don's Edition might be a last-gen retread, but for what it's worth, it's still one of the better titles available for the PS3 right now.
  5. Relatively good; on its own merits, not just because its set in the Godfather universe.
  6. An enjoyable game in spite of its lackluster graphics and tendency towards some repetitive gameplay.
  7. I will commend EA for not porting over the Xbox 360 version and just adding a fresh coat of paint. They went ahead and added new Blackhand moves, new executions, upgraded graphics, new side missions, and a host of many new features on your way to becoming the Don of NY.
  8. Graphical upgrades, adjustments to the combat system, new missions, and additional content (there are more warehouses, hubs, rackets and such) make it the version that offers the most bang for the buck.
  9. If you've never tried a Godfather game, the PS3 version offers the best of the bunch.
  10. The Godfather: The Don's Edition works a smattering of new content into the game with good results, but it's not quite worth another look if you've already played previous versions.
  11. Even if you already own the game on your PS2, you may want to give it a second try. There is a lot more content here so the game will feel fresh. If you're a fan of the original game and are looking to keep the good times rolling or if you haven't played The Godfather before, The Don's Edition is solid. However, it may not be worth your $59.99, as the graphics are wholly unimproved.
  12. 75
    EA has done a great job of expanding nearly every facet of the game, and even though only a few of these additions change the game in major ways, the overall package is a good deal better. Still, with last-gen visuals, a frustrating city layout and other issues that plagued the original release, it's still far from perfect.
  13. Although it’s fun to see alternate perspectives on some of the movies’ key events, this title really fails to deliver the complex, emotionally resonant familial saga of the films.
  14. A flawed but praiseworthy attempt to mix Puzo and "GTA" that deserves a lotta respect. [May 2007, p.72]
  15. Extortions, scandals and corruption? For gameplay like this, I’m willing to dump the story and other problems in a trunk and fuhgeddaboutit.
  16. The game experience isn’t all that far removed from the Xbox 360 version (to be fair there is a lot of new content that isn’t available anywhere but on the PS3), but it’s as good a game as any to pick up for PS3 owners starving for some valuable entertainment beyond SCEA’s first-party titles.
  17. Simply put, it's just not a "next-gen" title. But that doesn't mean it's a bad game. In fact, it's actually quite fun, and similar to "Scarface: The World Is Yours."
  18. The area where the PS3 version of this game really impresses the most is in the amount of brand new content that’s been added here. There are nearly 30 new missions, 6 new vehicles, 7 new weapons and an impressive 25 new execution styles.
  19. 72
    The Godfather: The Don's Edition doesn't feel next-gen. Even with the new additions, it plays like a PS2 game.
  20. The Don should have done us all a favor and brought this game out for a budget price, because no matter how great the gameplay continues to be, yet another port of a game that has its mind and eyes clearly focused on 2005 makes for a poor excuse of a full-priced, next-generation title.
  21. 70
    The best news to come out of all of this is the implementation of the Sixaxis: It's not overbearing or intrusive. For example, it only takes a few small gestures to bump someone against the wall. And that's about as extreme as it gets -- which is the proper way to handle the controls.
  22. A decent port job that adds enough to keep first time players entertained, but seasoned Godfather vets will probably stay away.
  23. The graphics look horrendous at ever[y] angle especially in HD and really made the entire game unplayable because I felt like my eyes were melting.
  24. A game that's as easy to refuse as the Playstation 2 version was. [Apr 2007, p.86]
  25. A port of the previous title from PS2 doesn't really have the next-gen punch you are looking for. [Apr 2007, p.58]
  26. Compared to "Saints Row" on the Xbox 360, The Godfather feels pretty dated. It just doesn't have the variety or presentation to match THQ's made for next-gen offering, with the driving being the biggest disappointment.
  27. 60
    The Godfather: The Don's Edition isn't as fun as "Crackdown" and no amount of celebrity voice acting is going the change that.
  28. 60
    The Sixaxis implementation here is unnecessary. More damningly, the game is clearly not a next-gen product, visually.
  29. And since you're getting the same basic experience for the premium price of $60, there's simply no reason to buy this lackluster game. [May 2007, p.82]
  30. Next-gen? It's barely present-gen. The Godfather has no business calling itself a PS3 game. [May 2007, p.108]
  31. 37
    The dominating impression of The Don's Edition is that this is a very lazy PS3 port, with a lame attempt to justify its existence by bolting on Sixaxis functions and throwing in extra content in the form of The Corleone Expansion Pack. [Issue #151, p.91]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Pee-Wee
    Apr 30, 2007
    I played it both on the ps2 and ps3 there is no difference in graphics or visual it is the same game with a few added missions. do not waste the extra for the ps3 keep your ps2 copy. Full Review »
  2. Oct 4, 2013
    I'm close to tossing this game. Every GD time I get into a battle my weapon disappears and while I'm farting around trying to recover it, I get iced. WTF????????????? Full Review »
  3. Nov 26, 2012
    This is the best gangster game ever made! Remember when they made reviews of Saints Row 3? How much did Saints Row 3 score? How many reviewers later said that they were wrong? OMG how the heck can they rate Godfather 6,9? It should be illegal rating it like that. It really deserves a big golden 10! The graphics are perfect and makes it feel like you are living in old days, the guns are perfect and many varieties. It's a long game full of opportunities... everything is entertaining to the maximum and FACK all these busters who rate this game below 9! Full Review »