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  • Summary: Empire of sin, the strategy game from romero games and Paradox interactive, puts you at the heart of the ruthless criminal underworld of 1920S prohibition-era Chicago. It's up to you to Hustle, charm and intimidate your way to the top of the pile and do whatever it takes to stay there. ThisEmpire of sin, the strategy game from romero games and Paradox interactive, puts you at the heart of the ruthless criminal underworld of 1920S prohibition-era Chicago. It's up to you to Hustle, charm and intimidate your way to the top of the pile and do whatever it takes to stay there. This character-driven, noir-inspired game puts players smack dab in the glitz and glamor of the roaring 20S, all while working behind the scenes in the gritty underbelly of organized crime. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 49
  2. Negative: 5 out of 49
  1. Dec 20, 2020
    91
    Empire of Sin is a love-letter to the old-school design of Bullfrog games. Part management sim, part RPG, part XCOM (with gangsters), it achieves its goal to bring different elements together into a cohesive and enjoyable unit. Its shortcomings and few bugs did not affect how much fun we had testing this game.
  2. Nov 30, 2020
    80
    Fantastic mafia management game with a good combat system. Employee relationships make up for bad artificial intelligence and some illogical situations.
  3. Nov 30, 2020
    75
    Empire of Sin is a competent hybrid that borrows mechanics from tycoon games, turn-based tactics and RPGs. Unfortunately, the game is plagued by numerous bugs and glitches that risk compromising the experience.
  4. Nov 30, 2020
    65
    While it is not a bad game, Empire of Sin is sometimes disappointing in that it fails to give shape to complementary ideas that could have been good. If the first hours in the game are rather pleasant and that we take pleasure in growing his empire of crime, once the management mechanics are assimilated, the game goes on autopilot. In addition, he proves too unconvincing in his fights, conventional, sometimes buggy and which often seem interminable, because too repetitive and not very nervous. Not uninteresting then, but not as balanced or entertaining as one would have hoped.
  5. Nov 30, 2020
    60
    Despite an overwhelming number of strategic options and features, many of Empire of Sin's mechanics just don't mesh well or they can be completely ignored. Playthroughs will feel roughly similar to what you've done previously, and it becomes a repetitive affair and a chore to see what else you could do.
  6. Dec 1, 2020
    58
    Exploring these characters is by far the most enjoyable thing to do in Empire of Sin.
  7. Dec 1, 2020
    40
    Empire of Sin's criminal management sim and turn-based tactical combat combo sounds brilliant on paper, but it completely fails to live up to its aspirations due to major imbalances and bugs.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 86
  2. Negative: 21 out of 86
  1. May 25, 2021
    10
    New player here! The devs gave such a good performance at PDXCon that I was inclined to play EoS soon after, lol.

    EoS is great. Open world,
    New player here! The devs gave such a good performance at PDXCon that I was inclined to play EoS soon after, lol.

    EoS is great. Open world, missions and empire management! I've been convincing my friends to play since I've been having so much fun lately. Can't wait for the DLC!
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  2. Apr 21, 2021
    10
    The combat is fun, the environment is gorgeous, the bosses and characters are interesting, and the music is amazing! Combat is definitely oneThe combat is fun, the environment is gorgeous, the bosses and characters are interesting, and the music is amazing! Combat is definitely one of the best parts of the game. I love rolling into a place with Maria on my crew. Really loving the 1.04 patch too, lots of cool changes. Expand
  3. Jul 14, 2021
    10
    might be a shorter review than most ppl here but...
    great game for fans of gangsters: organized crime and xcom, i loved playing as goldie!
  4. Apr 22, 2021
    8
    as someone who loves empire building sims, this was as game for me. i found myself engrossed in the city and absolutely loving the stories ofas someone who loves empire building sims, this was as game for me. i found myself engrossed in the city and absolutely loving the stories of each of the bosses. having said that, a lot of bugs early launch prohibited me from actually getting very far into these questlines.. lol. the fixes though seem to have beaten those out of the game tho, which is good to see since i can now actually do the missions properly. definitely has a ways to go, but if you're looking for some fun, worldbuilding stuff with an extra of turn based combat, this might be for you. id like to see more depth in future updates, like missions and customisable gangsters, but for now i am happy with their 1.05 update... definitely has peaked my interest once again. i'll be playing this from time to time for sure Expand
  5. Jul 5, 2021
    8
    Good stuff, I've had a fun time with this game so far.

    One thing I'd like to focus on: I love the RPG side of each gangster with unique
    Good stuff, I've had a fun time with this game so far.

    One thing I'd like to focus on: I love the RPG side of each gangster with unique backstories and personalities. It feels like every time I boot up Empire of Sin, there's always going to be some crazy stuff going on with my gangsters. I think it's fair to say that one of the 'high selling points' of this game is the randomness of it. Your gangsters can fall in love, send you on missions and develop their own traits. It's all very high level and one of my favorite parts easily.

    The combat as well is great. Turn based with intense music and gory executions make for an enjoyable, almost goofy experience.

    Love it.

    [ 8/10 ]
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  6. Jul 9, 2021
    5
    罪の帝国は楽しいです。暴徒のボスを演じながら帝国を管理します。
  7. Dec 6, 2020
    0
    Game freeze during tutorial. Can't play more.
    75 characters.....

    Don't buy it.

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