Excerpt: To write a review of The Godfather without mentioning the Grand Theft Auto series would be an impossibility. Rockstar’s criminal franchise has spawned many capable copycats, and EA’s gaming adaptation of the Mario Puzo novel and 1972 movie of the same name just so happens to be one of them. This 360 version is basically the PS2 and Xbox versions with some additional content.
Conclusion: The Godfather is a very good game in general, but as the second rendition of the title hits the Xbox 360 we were expecting just a little bit more in the way of new content. There’s plenty of gameplay to be had, so if you haven’t taken up your place in the Corleone family yet, this is the version that will likely coax you into doing so.
Conclusion: I am a great fan of The Godfather saga, and while I don’t feel any game could do true justice to the sheer creative impact of the Corleone family, this game makes us one hell of an offer I couldn’t refuse. Next stop, hopefully Vegas!
Conclusion: The plot and voice acting are great, and despite a few minor problems, the core gameplay works well. The only really big negative is the "DLC", a cheap marketing ploy by EA to get some of your money. It's up to you to decide whether that's a big enough problem to avoid the game entirely.
Excerpt: The Godfather is one of the best regarded films of all time. This is evidenced by the fact that the movie can spawn an officially licensed game more than thirty years after it debuted in theaters. Familiarity with the movie is not a requirement to play and enjoy the game, but if you haven’t seen the film then you won’t be able to appreciate what a good job the developers have done weaving the game’s storyline with that of the movie’s.
Excerpt: Whatever you think of Electronic Arts, you can't argue that they make games that appeal to a large audience. The Godfather was released for current-gen systems and PC earlier this year, and surprised many people by being a very competent GTA clone set within the Godfather universe. Six months have passed since then, and the Xbox 360 version of the game has finally been released, but with games like Saints Row and Just Cause flying the next-gen flag, does an upgraded...
Excerpt: One of the few liberties developer Electronic Arts has taken with this long-awaited game smacks you in the chops right from the start. Al Pacino's character Michael Corleone (the most important character in the movie after Don Vito Corleone) is not present. The Godfather puts you in the role of a character that did not feature in the film at all.