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Omerta - City of Gangsters Review
3 April 2014
Excerpt: Omerta – City of Gangsters is Haemimont Games next title, hoping to build off of their success with the Tropico series. Tropico was a much loved city builder and political simulator; many gamers had high hopes for their next title. A few changes have been made from Tropico to Omerta, namely the clock has been wound back to the Prohibition era of 1920-1933 in the USA, and you play as a fresh immigrant starting your own mafia family.
Summary: I still have fond memories of the Gangsters series, two games that gave me the freedom to break the law in many innovative ways and play out scenarios that until then I had only seen in period movies.
Excerpt: Omerta is a new sim/tactical RPG from Kalypso media which accurately represents Atlantic City, New Jersey in the mafia's golden age. The aim is to create an engaging portrayal of crime life complete with an entertaining and full-featured combat system. Given that Omerta is a multi-platform release in the same price range of big studio blockbusters, there is a certain degree of ambitiousness about this game, and the bar it sets for itself is high.
Excerpt: Omerta: City of Gangsters welcomes you to the prohibition era of Atlantic City, New Jersey. Gun running, liquor distilling and beer swindling are only a few of the options available to you to build your criminal empire. And yet, even after you’ve fire bombed casinos, sent your gangsters off to drive-by protection rackets, it doesn’t take long before the simulation’s simplicity takes away the potential feeling of being a crime boss.
Excerpt: This is not a polished, full experience, and with some more time, it could have been something truly special. As it is, though, Omerta: City of Gangsters still manages to be relaxing mafia fun, and has a formula that will pass hours of your day in a blink.
Conclusion: In the rough streets of the Prohibition Era Atlantic City, you have finally made it to the ‘Land of Opportunities’ from Italy. Despite your former life, you end up back in the life of crime in the city of gangsters. For those who don’t know, Omerta is Italian slang that symbolizes a code of silence for consequences. As you are a leader of an Italian gang, the meaning of this phrase becomes clear as you progress through the game.
Excerpt: Omerta – City of Gangsters is the latest strategy release from Bulgarian developer Haemimont Games, who is probably best known as the creator of the last two Tropico titles. In Omerta (which means “code of silence”), you take control of a young gangster, and you advance his career until he’s in charge of all of the shady operations in Atlantic City circa 1920.