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- Relive the greatest moments from "The Godfather II" in an open-world action experience inspired by the movie.
- Act like a mobster to command respect, intimidating and extorting business owners and rival families with devastating new attacks and executions.
- Recruit, develop, and promote members of your crime family. Recruit your friends to join your family and take them into battle online to find out who is the Don of Dons.
- Bring up to three crew members along on jobs, including an arsonist, demolitions expert, safecracker, and more. Command their actions in battle and unleash their specialties on your enemies.
- Be a true Don as you coordinate all the action using a 3D world map: survey your turf, place defenses on businesses, analyze crime patterns, identify new illicit racket monopolies, and choose the target of your next attack.
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On the eve of the Cuban revolution, a major mob meeting in Havana takes a bloody turn. The Don of your family is killed in Cuba, leaving it to you to take the reigns and lead your battered organization and reestablish the Corleone powerbase in Queens. Success breeds opportunity: after you've proven you have the chops to run a top-tier crime organization, Hyman Roth invites you to expand and support him in South Florida. Do you accept his offer or do you remain loyal to the Corleones? Things get even more complicated when Michael Corleone comes under investigation by a Senate Committee on Organized Crime, and you're tapped to run the Family with support from Tom Hagen. Whatever decisions you make, you must build up your arsenal, command your crew, and establish and maintain power... or face the consequences. Stack your pockets with favors from those in positions of influence as you fight off attacks and strike back at your rivals. As the Godfather there will be a price on your head and a target on your back, but don't take it personally. After all, it's only business. The Don's View
Be a true Don as you coordinate all the action using a 3D world map: survey your turf, place defenses on businesses, analyze crime patterns, identify new illicit rackets, and choose the target of your next attack. As the Don of a family, there are a ton of strategic choices to make in The Godfather 2. Just one example are Monopolies. Monopolies are groupings of rackets that "run" the same criminal activity. Controlling, and defending a monopoly comes with both a monetary bonus and game perk benefits making them key to owning the map, gaining wealth and amassing power. Monopolies can be local to one city or span across the cities. Larger monopolies made up of many targets, spanning multiple cities are obviously more difficult but offer greater rewards. Other in-game rackets include: Fronts - extortable legitimate businesses of the game that provide payouts as well as money laundering opportunities; and Small, Medium and Large Rackets - venues containing an illegal criminal activity and usually disguised as legitimate businesses. These three require various degrees of muscle to defend and keep under your control. Key Game Features:
- Build Your Family - Recruit, develop, and promote members of your crime family.
- Command a Crew - Bring up to three crew members along on jobs, including an arsonist, demolitions expert, safecracker, and more. Command their actions in battle and unleash their specialties on your enemies.
- The Don's View - Be a true Don as you coordinate all the action using a 3D world map: survey your turf, place defenses on businesses, analyze crime patterns, identify new illicit racket monopolies, and choose the target of your next attack.
- Blackhand Brutality - Act like a mobster to command respect, intimidating and extorting business owners and rival families with devastating new attacks and executions.
- Bring Your Family Online - Recruit your friends to join your family and take them into battle online to find out who is the Don of Dons.
- 'It's Only Business' - Relive the greatest moments from The Godfather II in an open-world action experience inspired by the movie.
There are six ranks within each family, starting with the Don. As the Don you will have a right hand man, your Consigliere Tom Hagen, who will teach you the ropes and advise you on how to take down the other families. The rest of your family is comprised of an Underboss, Capos, Soldiers and Associates. These are the men who guard your interests and follow your orders without question. Members of your family within these ranks, known as Made Men, possess exclusive skills and specialties that can be taken into battle. Direct them wisely and upgrade them to develop their specialties and increase the power of your organization. But beware. Each rival family has it’s own family tree as well. Learning how to hunt down and permanently eliminate their Made Men will be critical to your success. Take Your Family Online in Multiplayer Modes
Play The Godfather II online multiplayer modes and become the true Don of Dons. Take your money, weapons, and crew from your singleplayer experience online and wage mob warfare against players around the world. Play as one of your family’s Made Men and put your best strategies to the test as you battle for riches and honors that transfer back and forth between your singleplayer campaign. Some available modes include: Fire Starter Game Mode - Arsonist crew members attempt to destroy as much as possible in a race to reach the scoring limit. Safe Cracker Mode - Safe cracker crew members attempt to find safes throughout the map. Cracking them earns your team points and money. Demolition Assault Mode - Use your demolitions specialty to destroy the enemy’s three assault points. Team Deathmatch - The bloodiest mode and so not for the squeamish. Team with most kills wins.
Top Customer Reviews
There are some vast improvements on the control of your Family in this version of Godfather and I love how you can hire men, promote them and upgrade their skills and weapons. Don's view is a nice quick way to order men to help protect your investments. The developers were also nice enough to provide us with the locations of any missing safes, finishing moves, etc. for your achievement hunting.
The sad thing is that's about where the game's improvements ends and the bad points begin. While very fun to play in single player, the game's AI strategy is very poor. Outside of the occasional random bombing or attack, the AI posed little to no threat as my empire grew.
For a game that claims to be open-world it's frustratingly closed.
There are three city maps to compete on including NY, or what amounts to about 3 city blocks of NY, Florida (the largest city) and Cuba. In each city the number of buildings you can take control of was considerably lower than in the original game and outside of Florida the maps are really small. Each building is part of a racket which expands your family with upgrades such as additional ammo and eventually armored cars. Sadly the AI families don't appear to use or gain any benefit from holding onto rackets and many of them you cannot control until you unlock the next map. By the time I unlocked Armored Cars the game was well in the bag with about 30 minutes left of game play.
Gone from the original game:
- Don't expect drivebys. Not once did the AI Families chase me down with a vehicle.Read more ›
As a huge fan of the movies, I've never been quite sure how to feel about these Godfather games. They're such weird animals, based loosely on the movies but not really inhabiting the same world, what with all the swearing and bright colors. They feel more like 'Goodfellas' the game rather than 'The Godfather'. Not that one is better than the other, but 'Goodfellas' was much more visceral, casually violent and coarse; and that's where these games seem to come from. And they go so far out of their way to 'expand' on the story to shoe-horn in this super-gangster you play as: did the Godfather realy need MORE plot? Also, HA! Did you see the fake Michael Corleone they had to use because they couldn't get the rights to Al Pacino's face? More like Al Paci-NO! ...huh? Or, Michael NO-leone! ...maybe?
Anyway, the story is awkward and 'expands' upon what was already a great story in ways that just cheapen it and make it... stupid. The Corleone family starts to come across as some kind of para-military organization as opposed to, you know... criminals. None of it works. Still, I appreciate the attempt to get as many of the original actors as possible to do some voice acting for it. That was pretty cool to hear.
But the gameplay, despite my moaning about the story, isn't too bad. Shooting and brawling are both fun if occasionally flawed, and there's the beginnings of some nice variety when it's time to assault your enemies compounds.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well, packaging and shipping was wonderful. It got here 2 days early, and I was super stoked to play it since the first one was just amazingly done.. Read morePublished 15 hours ago by Faith R.
I bought this product, tried to play it and it didn't work. The disc was so scratched up that it wouldn't play on my xbox. The disc looks like it was owned by a 5 year old. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Shannon Sedlar
Was a game I played a good amount. Was worth the discounted price I bought it at.Published 12 months ago by JDog255