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  • Summary: After being promoted by Michael Corleone to Don of New York, players expand to new cities, as they build up their families through extorting businesses, monopolizing illegal crime rings and defeating new families in an effort to become the most powerful mob family in America. To help playersAfter being promoted by Michael Corleone to Don of New York, players expand to new cities, as they build up their families through extorting businesses, monopolizing illegal crime rings and defeating new families in an effort to become the most powerful mob family in America. To help players manage their empire, The Godfather II introduces "The Don's View" – an innovative strategy meta-game that allows players to oversee the entire world as they grow the family business. Using the Don's View, players will be able to build, defend and expand their crime rings, while keeping an eye on the movements and plans of the rival families. Players will also learn to master the business of organized crime by building a family of Made Men, hiring crew, handing out orders, and promoting their best men up the ranks. Set in a stunning open-world environment, The Godfather II expands on the popular gameplay mechanics of the first game and doubles down on the series' signature BlackHand control scheme, which now features even more visceral hand-to-hand brutality at your fingertips, introducing a new combo system, pressure tactics and executions. In The Godfather II, players fight alongside their hand-picked crew, who have their own skills and expertise. Each family member specializes in a specific field such as demolitions, arson, engineering, first-aid and more. As The Don you control the family, sending some of your men on missions while heading off into action with others. The combination of strategic organized crime gameplay and brutal BlackHand action promises to set The Godfather II apart from other open-world games. Play The Godfather II online multiplayer modes and become the true Don of Dons. Take your money, weapons, and crew from your single-player experience online and wage mob warfare against up to 16 players from around the world. Play as one of the family’s crew specialists and put your best strategies to the test as you take over territory and strike back at rivals. Earn upgrades and money that can be used in your single-player experience. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 29
  2. Negative: 5 out of 29
  1. PC Gamer
    79
    The Godfather II doesn't trip over the ambition of its design - it balances the different genre aspects extremely well - but nagging graphics issues weigh it down, causing quest characters and family members to disappear or distort in-game and in cutscenes, sometimes requiring me to load old saved games to progress. [Apr 2009, p.82]
  2. Being a virtual mobster never has been this much fun; though the highly repetitive gameplay manages to put an end to the gun-toting joyride before long.
  3. Dominic’s criminal activities remind me of GTA. The first one in 3D to be exact – the one released for PC seven years ago. But despite its prehistoric visuals I like it in some kind of way. The don mode adds some strategic challenge to the quite simple (and in a couple of missions even quite boring) gameplay. Not a perfect mafia game, but if you have never played GTA4 before, you’ll be well-entertained.
  4. Violence is of an unsightly and masochistic flavour and nothing here is a patch on the king of the genre.
  5. All in all, The Godfather II goes on the same path of its predecessor: funny gameplay, but repetitive, cool design, but graphics look old. You can squeeze the best out of it while managing your rackets, but the fun won’t last long, and won’t leave much behind when it’s over.
  6. EA had a chance to deliver a really cool game and to improve upon the sequel. They seemed to have failed on both fronts.
  7. Establishing a new Family is a hard undertaking… and a tedious chore. Imagine spending 10+ hours on taking over one building after another! In GTA: San Andreas and The Godfather, this occupation was but a side attraction; here, it is everything.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 29
  2. Negative: 6 out of 29
  1. Apr 23, 2022
    10
    Unlike the previous game. The second Godfather game called Godfather 2 takes place during the events of the second movie of the same name. TheUnlike the previous game. The second Godfather game called Godfather 2 takes place during the events of the second movie of the same name. The game now focuses on Dominic Corleone just like Aldo Trapani the first default protagonist of the Godfather games and the man who became Don of New York. Dominic can be customizable and it even has more outfits and accessories in the game. The combat is not really similar to the previous game but it has more combo moves in-game even it did have a move list and it even has more satisfying black hand brutalities which are also known as executions or Blackhand Executions and more absolutely new animations. The detail in the game is almost amazing which shows more realisticness even though there are not enough fun things to do. The combat was both realistic and absolutely fun. What is even more fun is that you can try to kill an army with just bare hands. Of course, when used carefully. It has side missions and hitman mode to grind up the fun and preparation. The story is almost just like the movie like I said before a director’s cut extends more of the scenes from the movie. And the best part of this game is that I get to hire recruits as my allies and followers to fight against enemies which also features protection rackets to help fight against invaders.

    I really love this game that I really wanted to play a long time ago. And I wish there is another game for Godfather 3.
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  2. Aug 14, 2019
    10
    This game pretty, it makes me play it over and over again since 2012 when I was given it by a friend on CD. Don't listen to critics alwaysThis game pretty, it makes me play it over and over again since 2012 when I was given it by a friend on CD. Don't listen to critics always create your own opinion Expand
  3. Mar 13, 2019
    9
    Love this game. The incorporation of strategic elements to the GTA style of gameplay was the best idea. It makes the game unique as none otherLove this game. The incorporation of strategic elements to the GTA style of gameplay was the best idea. It makes the game unique as none other tried it so far, which makes me sad. Pickens approves! Expand
  4. Feb 27, 2020
    7
    The Godfather 2 the game is an adaptation of the film to a game and it is a direct sequel to the first game, telling a story of it's own.The Godfather 2 the game is an adaptation of the film to a game and it is a direct sequel to the first game, telling a story of it's own. Compared to the first game this is a far better game that learned from the mistakes from the first game making it a huge improvement... but is it perfect? let's check it out.
    As mention above, the game tells an original story and it crosses between scenes from the film. In the game the player plays as Dominic, a member of the Corleone family who's been left in charge of taking care of the family's businesses, just like in the first game, the story is interesting and good, in terms it's a bit shorter than the first game but interesting.
    For the gameplay mechanics the combat made a huge improvement, hand to hand combat and gun combat, now the bullets hits the enemies (something that in the first game was rare), precision is far better, enemies are more balanced and... well... in general the combat is enjoyable!!! the game is an open world style of game, now the story and game don't take place just in New York... it expands to Florida and Cuba offering more variation in environments.
    Racket take down has returned from the first game, but now it's more fun, it consist of taking over rival family businesses, once you control all the rackets you can take their compound and eliminate that family from existence, In the first game this was optional and by taking rackets you earned more money to buy upgrades, here it works the same, you can buy upgrades to get stronger and buy upgrades for your crew... this is something i will mention shortly, still this rackets are still optional but there's a new addition in this racket take down, now rival families can take back rackets you take from them, this is something that didn't occurred in the first game, and because of this a new addition was added which is "crew members" the player will be able to recruit members to his family that can assist you into combat when things got a little tough, this members had their abilities that makes them useful to create different approaches to engage in combat, at the same time you can send them to take rackets by their own or the defend them, as mention with the money you earned you can upgrade your crew to make them stronger for combat, all this adds a little implementation of RTS style of gameplay to plan your attacks and defends.
    During the game the player will find weapon upgrades for more firing power to take down enemies even faster, you can add weapon upgrades to your crew but for this you need a "Gun Licence" and this can only be obtained in only multiplayer which by the way is totally dead.
    You can customize you outfit and you crew outfit as well.
    Certain rackets will unlock useful upgrades that can only be obtained when taking over rackets like, bulletproof vests, bulletproof cars, extra ammo, and more money.
    The game runs well in modern OS, i had no problem making it run in Windows 10, (something that was a big issue with the first game and i had to play it on another PC running Windows 7), no need to install custom patches or community mods or anything like that, just install and play... well, you will only need a patch for the activation key but only that.
    Now moving fast with the not so great stuff... The Godfather 2 suffers some technical issues like NPCs or crew members getting stuck in invisible walls, sometimes your crew members AI won't be to efficient and you will end off being their babysitter so they won't get injured in combat, sometimes you will be driving and the car will got stuck in the floor and once you get down from the car this will disappear from existence.
    Character models looks like if they were made out of plastic, which is something that surprise me, because Visceral Games made this game and the year prior to this game they released Dead Space which still looks pretty good for today.
    Mission design is the same in every mission, Drive here, talk to someone and then drive again and kill someone and repeat.
    The Godfather 2 is a huge improvement over it's predecessor, adding new mechanics and redefining old ones, visually looks bad, it's a shame, and it mission design it way to repetitive and Ai is a bit silly, but it is an enjoyable game after all.
    Should you play it? sure, why not? It's a shame that this game is not available on STEAM, GOG or ORIGIN, your only option is buy it on Ebay pre-owned but well.
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  5. May 5, 2021
    6
    İlk oyundan çok daha kötü. Tabi çok geliştirilen yerleri var ama genel olarak çok ama çok kötü bir oyun. Bu oyunu oynayınca şunu farkİlk oyundan çok daha kötü. Tabi çok geliştirilen yerleri var ama genel olarak çok ama çok kötü bir oyun. Bu oyunu oynayınca şunu fark ediyorsunuz; biz ilk oyunun değerini bilememişiz. Expand
  6. Jan 21, 2013
    5
    Its pretty much like the previous game, except reskinned to look like the 50's. They should have remade everything from scratch but instead weIts pretty much like the previous game, except reskinned to look like the 50's. They should have remade everything from scratch but instead we have the same average looking graphics, repetitive side missions. Decent gameplay, the gunplay is your standard fair but the improvements here is being able to overview the city what stores and businesses can provide something for the family and new made men to recruit into the family. The melee combat is a bit better than before which adds a series of combo's. While this sounds good what lets it all down is the game is ridiculously easy. Theres health potions that fall from every enemy you kill and your health regenerates. You can take over the city on your own you don't even need any made men to come with you...
    Multiplayer is terrible. Its wasted potential.
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  7. Dec 18, 2010
    0
    simply unplayable. simply unplayable. simply unplayable. simply unplayable. simply unplayable. simply unplayable. simply unplayable. simplysimply unplayable. simply unplayable. simply unplayable. simply unplayable. simply unplayable. simply unplayable. simply unplayable. simply unplayable. Expand

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