The Godfather II Image
Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 94 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 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
Buy On
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.

See all 29 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 7 out of 21
  1. Dec 29, 2019
    10
    The best game i ever played. I like it! I like it! I like it! I like it! I like it! I like it! I like it! I like it! I like it! I like it! IThe best game i ever played. I like it! I like it! I like it! I like it! I like it! I like it! I like it! I like it! I like it! I like it! I like it! I like it! I like it! I like it! I like it! I like it! I like it! Expand
  2. Aug 12, 2019
    10
    Это лучшая игра на 2009 год
    Жаль что она не стала столь популярной как гта 4
    Но она самая лучшая и с хорошим сюжетом Оно захватило моё
    Это лучшая игра на 2009 год
    Жаль что она не стала столь популярной как гта 4
    Но она самая лучшая и с хорошим сюжетом
    Оно захватило моё сердце как и гта 4
    Это самая лучшая игра в которую я играл
    1 Место Гта 4 и Крёстный Отец 2
    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. Dec 21, 2014
    6
    The Godfather II The Game is a game based on the movie The Godfather II, developed the EA Redwood Shores and published by Electronic ArtsThe Godfather II The Game is a game based on the movie The Godfather II, developed the EA Redwood Shores and published by Electronic Arts (EA). The game manages to bring some events in the film, but little changed. In my opinion the story is not as well written as the film, and not really attract me somehow. Cities of the game are very small. A city in Godfather 2 is as GTA San Andreas Village in. Anyway, the game is not very good. Expand
  5. Feb 16, 2012
    5
    I really saw a lot of potential in this game. The first two thirds, certainly, showed great potential, but in the end it just fell flat. II really saw a lot of potential in this game. The first two thirds, certainly, showed great potential, but in the end it just fell flat. I felt for much of the game i was given a tour of this great game world, but not enough freedom to interact with it. It's a fantastic setting, great characters, music, the feel of everything, but it was just lost potential. Too much time being led around on scipted sequences, driving from place to place, barely any shops or businesses to interact with, and not enough combat or shooting sequences. I think with this setting, they could have made a game to beat grand theft auto. But instead, it seemed like like a lot of polish but not enough under the hood. Expand
  6. Nov 19, 2018
    4
    There is Don`s view in The Godfather 2, along with the map.You will go there two or three thousands times.To send your crew to protect youThere is Don`s view in The Godfather 2, along with the map.You will go there two or three thousands times.To send your crew to protect you business, to upgrade your crew, to change their weapons,to change their clothes (optional). You will press that button at the bottom of the map, to go there, around three thousands times. Which wouldn't be so bad, if you didn't have to, drag the mouse all the way to the bottom of the screen, just to click the Don`s view button.And when you go to take over the rival businesses, you will be called to send your mans to protect your own,when they are attacked, by rival gang. Expand
  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

See all 21 User Reviews