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  • Summary: The Godfather Blackhand Edition gives an enhanced combat experience with motion-based Blackhand Control by integrating Nintendo’s innovative Wii controller. Take over the Big Apple in this fully interactive open-world games based on the classic film by Paramount Pictures and the critically-acclaimed book by Mario Puzo. The game offer brand new ways to go from Soldier to Don as you gain control of the streets of New York. Follow the path of an Enforcer or Operator; each with its own unique perks and abilities to earn. Now you can chat up specific characters to get the skinny on dirty cops, take down two additional revised compounds of rival Families, execute five new contract hits, and call in larger Corleone Hit Squads when the going gets tough. For improved, hyper-intuitive Blackhand Control in The Godfather Blackhand Edition, use gestures with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk to really beat down your opposition, or point directly at the screen using the Wii Remote for pinpoint firearm accuracy. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. The dynamic Wii-mote allows you to really become involved with "family business" like never before.
  2. Although there is little difference in the storyline compared to the early versions of the game, the Wii delivers dynamic controllability and good gameplay (neglecting the problematic artificial intelligence) that organized crime enthusiasts will enjoy.
  3. While the formula's got its flaws, it turns out motion controls complement The Godfather 's free-wheeling violence and intimidation almost perfectly, making the game world more immersive than before.
  4. A good port of a pretty good game, which controls very decently with the Wii controller. That’s not quite a glowing recommendation, but this game does deserve some respect.
  5. Even if you have already played this game on another console, I would recommend at least renting this game on the Wii to see how the subtle little details can really add a lot of enjoyment to a slightly cliché gaming genre.
  6. Generally a decent, well-thought out and enjoyable conversion.
  7. The Godfather feels pretty dated but it's still a solid and often entertaining free-roaming action title. The Wii game includes some pretty solid controls that for once haven't been simply tacked on to an existing release.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. GrahamD.
    Jun 30, 2008
    This is a great game that doesn't get the credit it deserves. Even after you beat it, you'll keep coming back for the not stop action and intense shoot outs. The controls are flawless and will keep you coming. This is definately one of the best Wii tities Expand
  2. Xwind92
    Apr 14, 2007
    Beating the Crap! Out of people what more can you ask for? strangle, throw, bash, thrash. Its so fun!! If you like GTA get this game if you dont like GTA still get this game! Expand
  3. AlvinH.
    May 20, 2007
    One of the best games I've bought for my is similar to Grand Theft Auto in the fact you can run around New York, have multiple missions at once, never gets boring! It will take anywhere from 20-30 hours to complete, but there are so many different ways to do missions, you can play this over and over again! The Wii's unique controller is used pretty wisely, could have been slightly more innovative but I love the game, you swing your Wii controller to punch and so forth! BUY IT!! You'll love it! Graphics are the only thing that isn't really the greatest.... Expand
  4. JonathanC.
    Mar 23, 2007
    The controls are absolutely the best. I love throwing the thugs through windows and using the wiimote to beat someone down with a bat or to punch them! Expand
  5. SamuelL
    Apr 8, 2007
    Great game! excellent face art.
  6. JeffZ.
    Dec 4, 2007
    Fun, deep game, with a very mature setting. If you are a fan of the movies, you will enjoy this game. The wii specific controls are some of the best to date. Expand
  7. KeithB.
    Sep 13, 2007
    As a fan of beat 'em ups and GTA, I was really looking forward to Godfather on Wii. Overall, its very nice, and really enjoyable, however could have used a bit more polishing. Noticable right off the bat is textures, they're a bit muddy at times (especially on clothes). Luca Brassi looks like he's wearing a burlap sack for a coat. Next up, the motion controls aren't as great as the reviews and what not made it seem to be, but it is still a blast punching people, slamming them around, etc. Of the controls, my biggest complaint is with the aiming. You can lock on and use autoaim, or aim with the wiimote. The problem is, the free aim, isn't really free. It gets sluggish, and doesn't respond well. You can also do an assisted aiming, which works better, but is still a pain. If you prefer shooting with out the motion controls, then that is not a problem. Overall, awesome game, but has a few drawbacks. Well worth the lower than normal price. Expand

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