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Review: The Godfather (XBox)

The Godfather: The Game

Now that the game is finally out, everyone wants to know whether or not the game truly delivers a cinematic experience. Well, the reviews are in.


Team XBox: (8.3 out of 10)“The Godfather: The Game succeeds much more than it fails and for that EA should be commended, not only for making an acceptable videogame based off of an acclaimed movie, but because they did with The Godfather – a film many movie critics believe to be one the finest. There are elements missing and there are certain mechanics that could have been better produced, but for the most part it’s a fun and exciting experience that you won’t soon forget.”

1UP: (7.7 out of 10) “For any other legacy, this game would be just fine. For the iconic Godfather series, it really could have been something with more of a Brando weight. But even though it’s more of a Tony Soprano, The Godfather: The Game still manages to deliver a solid gangster experience.”

Gamespot: (8.1 out of 10) “With the sheer number of businesses to extort and missions to complete, you can easily spend 20 hours working your way up through the ranks and eliminating other families before finally becoming the Don of New York City. You can unlock bonus clips from the movie by collecting 100 film reels that are scattered throughout the city, so there’s definitely plenty to do in The Godfather. If you’re a fan of the film, you’ll appreciate the way the game pays tribute to the movie. Even if you’ve never seen the film, the satisfying combat and challenging missions make this game worth playing.”


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Bottom Line: All in all, “The Godfather: The Game” looks to be a fairly decent representation of the classic film – which should be considered a major accomplishment.
Look for the XBox 360 and PSP release sometime in Q2 2006 (Planned ship date 7/1/2006.) The title is currently available on PC, PS2, and XBox.

Posted by Sean


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