The Godfather Xbox 360

Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 51 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 51
  2. Negative: 0 out of 51
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  1. The Godfather on the Xbox 360 isn’t a bad title; it’s just too similar to the Xbox version. There are a few new features and tweaks in the game, but nothing that has you wanting to play the game all over again.
  2. It still doesn't offer deeper business tactics once you do become the Don of New York, nor full online play ala "Saint's Row." It also leaves out important little things that keep it from nailing the dramatic essence of the film it's based on as well.
  3. Official Xbox Magazine
    70
    Still, the overall experience is quite fun and usually immersive as you re-experience the classic flick with a twist. [Nov. 2006, p.76]
  4. Ultimately, the game's body count moves it away from the film and makes it more like a poor man's "GTA." [Nov 2006, p.96]
  5. 360 Gamer Magazine UK
    70
    The enhancements from the last-gen versions are clear to see. [Issue #15]
  6. 70
    Though it's not the best free-roaming game ever made, it's easily the best movie-based game in history and pays tribute to the Don with great respect.
  7. 70
    Are you one of those people who watches all of the extra features on your DVDs? If you answer "yes," if you're a fan of the film, if you love Grand Theft Auto, and you do not own the game on the current-gen platforms, there's a good chance you'll enjoy it. If you said "no," well...Don Vito Corleone finally gave you an offer you could refuse.
  8. It makes it hard to justify paying extra for a game that can be bought cheaper on another console.
  9. After the shambles that is "Reservoir Dogs," The Godfather shows how to bring a film license to the world of video games.
  10. Play Magazine
    70
    There's nothing about The Godfather that is especially effective; it just plays well enough and carries enough fun ideas to work as a satisfying experience. [Nov. 2006, p.86]
  11. X-ONE Magazine UK
    70
    Certainly not a bad game but this is very much a last-gen title, with a few bells and whistles tacked on. [Issue 13, p.92]
  12. 65
    The Godfather for the Xbox 360 isn't a huge upgrade from the previous generation versions but despite a few problems the game is thoroughly enjoyable.
  13. Compared to the recently released "Saints Row," 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.
  14. A huge, lazy and sometimes glitchy disappointment of a game.
  15. With a longer, more substantial campaign mode, a bit more polish and less pointless peripheral missions we could have been talking about The Godfather more fondly, but as it is, its place is history is as a flawed GTA clone that really didn't need porting to the 360.
  16. But with winners like "Saint’s Row" out there, The Godfather is one big bully stuck in the past.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 64 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. May 5, 2011
    10
    In my view this game is underrated. The main problem is probably that people try to compare it to the godfather films. It is not going to beIn my view this game is underrated. The main problem is probably that people try to compare it to the godfather films. It is not going to be as good as them because it is in a different line of media and focuses more on the game play than anything else. I view it more of a 1950s Grand Theft Auto which lets face it is something that we do not see enough. I rate this as ten due to the rating being lower than it deserves. I advise that if you are the type of person who enjoys third person soot em ups you should buy this game. If you don't like third person shoot em ups then start liking them. Full Review »
  2. BobM.
    Aug 23, 2007
    8
    Great Game. Addicting for the true godfather fans... what we've been waiting for!
  3. Apr 17, 2016
    10
    In my view this game is underrated. The main problem is probably that people try to compare it to the godfather films. It is not going to beIn my view this game is underrated. The main problem is probably that people try to compare it to the godfather films. It is not going to be as good as them because it is in a different line of media and focuses more on the game play than anything else. I view it more of a 1950s Grand Theft Auto which lets face it is something that we do not see enough. I rate this as ten due to the rating being lower than it deserves. I advise that if you are the type of person who enjoys third person soot em ups you should buy this game. If you don't like third person shoot em ups then start liking them. Full Review »