Excerpt: I have watched all the Godfather movies and had to buy this game to see if it matched up as I loved the gangster trilogy immensely. The game is okay but unfortunately for me did not live up to the movies. It's always hard to make an adaptation of a great film and they have not quite pulled it off with this game. In the opening scenes of this game we get a well rendered cut scene at the beginning of the movie.
Summary: First of I think that its unfair to compare this game to a GTA:SA, mainly as The Godfather that game was released 2 full years after the former, but also because in my opinion no game copying the style of GTA will ever live up to its standards (with the possible exception of Saints Row), and this game is no exception. So for that reason I will judge it on its own merits.
Well...it's fun isn't it? No really it's kinda good.
29 September 2007
Summary: Now the reference to GTA is very very obvious and I don't have to spell it out to you do I? Just the free roam and drive around to get your mission. Besides that it involves individual ideas that are that you are a gangster in the mafia and you kill other gang members, extort businesses and somehow never get killed...which is kind of weird because the other characters die with a few shots. Buy the game if you've bought GTA and like the film the Godfather.
Summary: If you've ever played the GTA series I think you'll be quite disappointed as I was. All areas of the city look the same, there are about 5 different cars and the challenges are very very samey. You can't jump or climb so it's all rather linear. It's fun while it lasts but the game is only really for those that loved the film as the actual gameplay aside from that is pretty boring.
Summary: Like most movie to game changeovers, the game usually doesn't live up to the hit of its big screen version. However, this game was good (not bad) but by no means a classic like the Grand Theft Auto Series that continues to amaze us each time. It was far too linear in gameplay, far too unimaginative in terms of sub-missions where you ended up taking over a hundred identical business, hotels, warehouses against the identical looking characters each time.
Summary: I'm surprised at the 4 star average rating. I found this game horribly imitative of GTA and Mafia; it felt most of the time like a patch on the GTA engine to cash in on the film series. The game play is shallow in comparison to GTA - the storylines can be completed in a few days; the free-roaming play is very samey. I would not recommend this game to anyone for over a tenner and would simply advise them to instead play some GTA or Mafia.
Summary: This game tries to do too many things; give you the freedom of Grand Theft Auto, with the style of the Godfather movies. It does do both reasonably well, but unfortunatley falls short in too many areas to be a great game. The plot is loosley based around the original films, with you taking on the role of a new member of the family (not seen in the film). The original characters from the films are mostly there, and recreated perfectly.
Summary: I bought this game on its uk release and i must say the first 11 hours or so of gameplay were very good. However i wasnt totally blown away. The hype from all of these reviews is never worth giving it 5/5 until you actually play the game and see for yourself. I couldnt beleive that after only 11 hours of gameplay i was don, and there were no more family missions to do.
An offer you should at least have second thoughts about...
Mr. Od Smith "d2kvirus", amazon.co.uk
27 March 2006
Summary: You're asking for trouble if your game falls into one of these three categories: based on a classic film (especially if it's considered one of the very best), it's delayed before release, or it walks into the territory of one of the very best games out of there. So, six months late, here's The Godfather - a GTA clone... However, having lowered expectations does help the game out - at first.
Summary: This has all been done before. Whatever inspiration The Godfather movie may have provided mobster-game designers over the past decades, the boat for this genre sailed long ago, and The Godfather game seems like a desperate attempt to catch up. It plays like the counterparts it may have inspired, namely the GTA series and Mafia.