Summary: After a life of small-time jobs and petty thefts you've been accepted into America's most famous criminal organization, the Corleone family. Now it's up to you to carry out orders, earn respect, rise through the ranks, and make New York City your own. Play your cards right and you could even be running everything as the next, and most powerful, Don.
Excerpt: The Godfather: Mob Wars adds a card-based strategy game to a third-person action game based on the most popular mobster film of all time. The idea sounds bad on paper, but it's slightly better in practice. The free-roaming gameplay of the console versions of The Godfather has been removed here, as have many of the more interesting missions. Worse than that is the absolutely awful camera control that all but ruins the game.
Pros: Mob Wars has the makings of a fun turn-based strategy game, Well-written story that complements the film, Great voice acting and music
Cons: Terrible camera control makes it a constant struggle to see what's going on, Shallow, straightforward missions get old quickly, Connection between story mode and mob wars mode is disjointed, No free roaming means that there's a lot less to do in the game
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is EA has brought us one of the greatest films of all time on the PSP in the shape of a game that’s not so great. The Godfather on the PSP is essentially two games rolled into one package. On the one hand you have the game that we have seen on the home consoles. The big difference here is that there is no free roaming. On the other hand we have ‘Mob Wars’. This mode is a strategic game where you, i.e.
Summary: If the PSP is the only system you own that will play The Godfather, then might I suggest you go and pick up The Godfather trilogy on DVD instead? This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on. However, that does not always apply to classic/retro games. This specific product, however, came straight from a PR guy for the purposes of being reviewed!
Conclusion: . While I thought the game was relatively short and sometimes not complex enough, it was still quite fun to play through. I especially enjoyed the mob wars mode and would have loved to have seen it developed into something bigger with more territories, more cards, stronger diversity in gangsters, micro-management of the rackets, and an online multiplayer mode.
Excerpt: Movies and video games are often viewed as two mediums that should never mix, and given the abysmal failure of Doom at the box office and Fantastic Four on consoles, that’s perfectly understandable. However, things can change and though the thought of an enjoyable video game movie may always be a distant dream so long as Uwe Boll is around, it cannot be denied that the steady advances being made in technology are giving developers a better chance at offering adaptations...
Excerpt: “Sorry. My bad, me talking about nothing but depressing stuff and I didn’t even do that last time we reviewed The Godfather for the PS2... Only unlike The Warriors which went only so far we now have Godfather games up to wazoo. Godfather on the PSP, the PS3, the XBox360 (probably) and the Wii.