"Godfather II" is not as bad as people try to make it out to be. Sure the graphics aren't totally up to date but the story is very enjoyable, especially if you already know the Godfather story. One big accusation is that the game is very repetitive and while this may be true in some ways it isn't on most. The way you progress in the game is you have to take over certain rackets and and by controlling all of them you get a bonus, such as armored cars or body armor. Because there are many different types of rackets there is a need for constant racketeering thus making people state that this game is repetitive. Personally, I did not find this too repetitive but at times did want to just get through it and move on to the next mission. The "3D" map mode was an interesting concept if you were looking at it from street view the whole time but most of the time will be seen from overhead view which did not look as impressive. The length of the game pretty good (approximately 15 hours) and sort of immerses you in the life of a Don. Overall "Godfather II" is a very good open world third person shooter that offers a lot of fun and a good story.
It took me about 12 hours to finish The Godfather II, but I felt like it just ran out of steam about two-thirds of the way through. There are definitely a lot of interesting ideas at work here, but the game was never challenging enough to make any of the decisions I had to make feel very weighty.
Godfather II is a game that’s never quite sure of which audience it’s trying to please, instead choosing to go straight down the middle and culminate in an experience that is as unengaging as it is unsatisfying.
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.
Good game, but just lacks the grit that the first one had, it's not dark enough, there's not enough blood and guts of the world. The made members of your family was definately a good addition to the game. Overall it's good, and worth a play, but Mafia 2 seems to capture the period a lot better.
SummaryAfter 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 introduc...