The Godfather: Mob Wars PSP

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  • Summary: The book by Mario Puzo and classic film by Paramount Pictures serve as inspiration for The Godfather, as gamers join the Corleone family and earn respect through loyalty and fear as they rise through the ranks to become Don in a living 1945-1955 New York. Gamers create their own mobThe book by Mario Puzo and classic film by Paramount Pictures serve as inspiration for The Godfather, as gamers join the Corleone family and earn respect through loyalty and fear as they rise through the ranks to become Don in a living 1945-1955 New York. Gamers create their own mob character in the game, putting themselves into the action while reliving classic moments from the fiction and experiencing original missions alongside memorable characters from the film. After a life of small-time jobs and petty thefts the player is accepted into the Corleone family, America's most famous criminal organization. It is up to the player to carry out orders, earn respect and make New York City their own. Featuring non-linear action-adventure gameplay, The Godfather offers gamers countless choices for solving the family’s problems with brutal violence, skillful diplomacy, or a cunning mixture of both. From mob hits and bank heists to drive-bys and extortion, step deep inside the world of The Godfather where intimidation and negotiation are your tickets to the top. Players use their powers of loyalty and fear to earn respect through interactions with characters in the world. Decisions made by the player in the game have lasting consequences, just as it was in the mob underworld featured in The Godfather fiction. James Caan, Robert Duvall, and the late Marlon Brando provided voice acting and likenesses for the game. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 34
  2. Negative: 5 out of 34
  1. Games Master UK
    80
    Feels like a lean street fighter compared to the flabby console game. [Dec 2006, p.100]
  2. PSM Magazine
    70
    As is often the case with PSP games, the game has some control issues and suffers from low framerates and blurring. [Nov. 2006, p.80]
  3. The Godfather never feels like it has any real consequence to it, and interspersed with missions as it is, it commits the sin of slowing an action game down.
  4. 60
    The best thing you can say about The Godfather is at least the developers didn't just slap the console version into a handheld and call it day.
  5. Godfather: Mob Wars is the game Francis Ford Coppala should have been complaining about.
  6. In trying to make a game based on the movie, they've ended up making a movie based on the movie. It's not as good as the real thing.
  7. The Godfather is not a total failure, but when the main impetus to play through its missions is to watch the bonus film material, you have to ask what the point is.

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Awards & Rankings

#53 Most Shared PSP Game of 2006