Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
Buy On
  1. Generally a decent, well-thought out and enjoyable conversion.
  2. The new features add to what was already an enjoyable and entertaining experience, only now you can kick, punch, shoot and strangle your way to the top and feel like you're actually doing it.
  3. AceGamez
    70
    The motion controls add of the Blackhand Edition are a nice touch that provide the Wii with something exclusive, and they do add extra interaction into the gameplay, once you've got the hang of them.
  4. 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.
  5. A good game with some of the best uses to date for the Wii controllers. There are some graphical issues and some odd control response but not enough to call out a hit on.
  6. 70
    The control scheme is definitely the selling point here (tossing people around never felt more fun). However, for those who already own some incarnation of this series this comes as guarded approval. Ask yourself: How many times do you need to escort the Don to the hospital or take out the Barzini family before it feels too old?
  7. The new weapon wheel makes firefights less stressful, and adding more missions is never a bad thing, but the basic design of the game remains painfully dull. The uneventful stretches of driving, repetition in interrogations, and simplicity of missions has not improved.
  8. 70
    The controls are an interesting hook. Actually slugging it out with your targets by swinging the Wii Remote and nunchuk is fun, and the shooting elements are handled well by making the pointer aspect of the Remote a "precision targeter," rather than your sole firearms control.
  9. Blackhand Edition has a few high points, but it's hard not to think of what a Godfather game could have truly been.
  10. If you've beaten it on another system, however, pass on the Blackhand Edition. The changes are fun, but they're not enough to justify buying a lackluster game twice.
  11. Wii owners who haven’t yet played the game on another console and are hankering for a violent, bloody Grand Theft Auto-style title should pick this one up. But the expanded content doesn’t quite make up for the humdrum visuals and repetitive gameplay.
  12. Nintendo Gamer
    70
    A bit empty in places but worth a go if you enjoys yer killin'. [May 2007, p.42]

Awards & Rankings

#27 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2007
#19 Most Shared Wii Game of 2007
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. May 15, 2016
    10
    This game.. stop, i want say this EDITION, this is very cool game, so sade and soul with wonderful storyline and normal graphics... Mafia forThis game.. stop, i want say this EDITION, this is very cool game, so sade and soul with wonderful storyline and normal graphics... Mafia for Wii. I very happy for playing this game)) Full Review »
  2. GrahamD.
    Jun 30, 2008
    10
    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 stopThis 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 Full Review »
  3. DougL
    May 23, 2008
    9
    Great until the end... If I had rated this when i had first started playing this I would have given it a 10, greta use of the motion controls Great until the end... If I had rated this when i had first started playing this I would have given it a 10, greta use of the motion controls great story line excellent graphics as far as the Wii is concerned (if you want Xbox graphics buy an Xbox) and good sound/music. After you take over your first warehouse you are about good enough to finish the game. I do not use free aiming much but it worked when i wanted it to. I would have varied what is required to take over a business as the game goes on some how and there should be more of a penalty for dying. The game is repetitive towards the end, but at least it makes you repeat fun things. I will tell you if you like the GTA-style of game at all you will be hooked the first time you choke someone down or throw them off roof or out of a window. Full Review »