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The Godfather II

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
61
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Windows
64
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Xbox 360
63
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User Reviews

This game made me punch an innocent woman in the face until she was bleeding out of her nose and mouth. PlayStation 3 Kyle Levesque (329)
Good, but not great PlayStation 3 Simon Koetsier (422)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 3 5 3.3
Windows 5 3.8
Xbox 360 4 3.1
Combined MobyScore 14 3.4


The Press Says

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82
WindowsIC-Games
So all in all, this is a good game, with flaws. If you enjoy the chance at mindless and sometimes mindful violence, then you can't go too wrong although for those expecting another title based on the film, then you might well be a little disappointed. One for the solo gamer though, but good fun, none the same... worthy of the money although other titles might be better off higher up the list, first.
82
PlayStation 3IC-Games
So all in all, this is a good game, with flaws. If you enjoy the chance at mindless and sometimes mindful violence, then you can't go too wrong although for those expecting another title based on the film, then you might well be a little disappointed. One for the solo gamer though, but good fun, none the same... worthy of the money although other titles might be better off higher up the list, first.
82
Xbox 360IC-Games
So all in all, this is a good game, with flaws. If you enjoy the chance at mindless and sometimes mindful violence, then you can't go too wrong although for those expecting another title based on the film, then you might well be a little disappointed. One for the solo gamer though, but good fun, none the same... worthy of the money although other titles might be better off higher up the list, first.
81
Xbox 360411mania.com
The Godfather II brings to the table plenty of goods that were missing from part one. Essentially this is the definitive version for someone who hasn’t tried out either game. EA built a strong foundation for this one and with the possibility of a third game, given that a third film was made, I think it sets a new standard for what a mob game should be like. It’s not without its faults of course but in the end, the good easily outweighs the bad.
80
Xbox 360Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Graphic violence and abrasive language (strong would be an understatement - think Martin Scorsese’s 1995 mob epic “Casino”) are huge concerns in Godfather II, and while I’m not one to ever shy away from M-rated material, I’d warn you NOT to share this with your tweens and young teens. This is a game that pushes the limits of the rating. But for those of us looking for adult content, compelling action and lots of hours down a hole building an empire, Godfather II hits the spot. Salut!
80
WindowsHooked Gamers
I played and finished The Godfather II in three days and found myself wanting more when I saw the credits roll by. That to me is the hallmark of a good game. Is it a perfect game? Definitely not, it has its flaws. The graphics are way below par and I wouldn’t have minded if it had provided me with a bit more challenge. Yet the overall storyline keeps driving the player forward and the storyline missions are varied and never grow old. The Don’s View is a great find to keep your empire manageable and the strategic and RPG elements have been well implemented.
79
WindowsPeliplaneetta.net
Peli ei missään vaiheessa alita sisällöltään sitä kriittistä rimaa, jonka jälkeen voisi puhua huonosta pelistä, mutta ei se myöskään yllä huippupelin lukemiin. Harmi, ettei vaikeustasoa ole hilattu hieman ylemmäs eikä peliä ole pystytty piristämään yllätyksillä, jotka olisivat pitäneet mielenkiintoa yllä kauemmin. Kelvollinen gangsterieepos, jolla olisi ollut eväitä parempaankin.
78
PlayStation 3Extreme Gamer
The Godfather II will proably be considered mild upgrade from the first game which means it's a lot of mindless fun. Your adventure as the Don of your own family might only last 12-14hrs, but that whole time you’ll likely be having a great time becoming the king of the mafia world. The Godfather II should be on the top of your list if you're a fan of Mafia styled films, or open-world gangster games. If you've been on the sidelines about this one, maybe a solid week rental would be enough to explore the world of explotation, demolition, and inner-family politicians. Either way, The Godfather II is worth a look. How do you say "banana daiquiri"?
78
Xbox 360Extreme Gamer
The Godfather II will proably be considered mild upgrade from the first game which means it's a lot of mindless fun. Your adventure as the Don of your own family might only last 12-14hrs, but that whole time you’ll likely be having a great time becoming the king of the mafia world. The Godfather II should be on the top of your list if you're a fan of Mafia styled films, or open-world gangster games. If you've been on the sidelines about this one, maybe a solid week rental would be enough to explore the world of explotation, demolition, and inner-family politicians. Either way, The Godfather II is worth a look. How do you say "banana daiquiri"?
75
Xbox 360Xboxdynasty (XD)
Wie man mit so einer Lizenz ein technisch altbackendes Spiel wie dieses abliefern kann, ist für uns unverständlich. Gefehlt hätte auch noch eine packende Inszenierung der Geschichte um „Der Pate II“ zu einem echten GTA-Konkurrenten, oder zumindest einem guten Spiel zu machen. In dieser Form lässt sich das Spiel nur mit einem „befriedigend“ abstempeln. Für Fans des Paten sicherlich einen Blick wert, wer aber auf der Suche nach einem packenden Mafia-Epos ist, der bleibt dann doch lieber bei der Roman-Vorlage oder bei den Filmen. Abschließend und um dann doch den gefürchteten GTA-Vergleich ins Spiel zu bringen, kann man der Pate II wohl als schlechten GTA-Klon mit guten Ideen bezeichnen. Unserer Meinung nach aber schlechter als der erste Teil des Spiels.
74
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Mit illegalen Tätigkeiten wie Geldwäsche kam ich bisher nur in Berührung, als ich neulich versehentlich meine Jeans samt Börse in der Hosentasche in die Waschmaschine schmiss. Meine Erfahrung mit Mafia-Thematik ist daher ziemlich beschränkt. Deshalb erwartete ich nicht, dass mir Der Pate 2 Spaß macht. Dennoch zogen mich die kriminellen Machenschaften der Hauptfigur Dominic eine Zeit lang in ihren Bann. Allerdings wiederholen sich die Missionen sehr schnell und die Atmosphäre leidet unter einer mäßigen Präsentation. Ein Überflieger ist der Titel also nicht, aber ein netter Zeitvertreib allemal.
73
Xbox 3604Players.de
Unter dem Strich bleibt passable und nur selten fordernde Gangster-Unterhaltung mit kompromisslosen Auseinandersetzungen in technisch überholter Umgebung übrig, die leider nur eingeschränkt die erhoffte langfristig motivierende Wartezeit-Überbrückung bis Mafia II darstellt.
71
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Der Pate 2 hat ein entscheidendes Problem: Das Spiel kommt drei oder vier Jahre zu spät; die veraltete Technik, die sterile Welt und die spannungsarme Handlung wirken schlichtweg überholt. Schließlich hat GTA 4 gerade erst bewiesen, dass man auch in einer offenen, lebendigen Umgebung eine packende Geschichte erzählen kann. Den Todeskuss erspare ich der Corleone-Neuauflage aber, denn vor allem die Strategie-Elemente haben mich stundenlag gefesselt. Betriebe erobern und Feindfamilien jagen darf ich in anderen Actionspielen nämlich nicht. Der Pate 2 ist also zumindest ein bisschen einzigartig, all seinen Schwächen zum Trotz.
70
WindowsCheat Happens
Credit must be given to the developers at EA Redwood for trying something different with The Godfather game. Taken for what it’s worth, the Don’s View mode is entertaining and opens up gameplay – it’s just too bad it feels like an unfinished concept. Fans of the trilogy should check out The Godfather II as it allows for players to experience many of the film’s events from a new perspective, but gamers looking for a satisfying action-adventure experience are advised to look elsewhere.
70
WindowsGamereactor (Sweden)
Det första spelet var proppat av sanslös repetition, tjatig bilkörning och ogenomtänkt struktur. Godfather II är mer varierat och mer ombytligt, bättre upplagt och har en tightare struktur som bättre passar spelets olika uppdrag samt den story som här berättas. Något Grand Theft Auto IV - är det dock inte på långa vägar.
70
PlayStation 3Gamereactor (Sweden)
Det första spelet var proppat av sanslös repetition, tjatig bilkörning och ogenomtänkt struktur. Godfather II är mer varierat och mer ombytligt, bättre upplagt och har en tightare struktur som bättre passar spelets olika uppdrag samt den story som här berättas. Något Grand Theft Auto IV - är det dock inte på långa vägar.
70
Xbox 360Gamereactor (Sweden)
Det första spelet var proppat av sanslös repetition, tjatig bilkörning och ogenomtänkt struktur. Godfather II är mer varierat och mer ombytligt, bättre upplagt och har en tightare struktur som bättre passar spelets olika uppdrag samt den story som här berättas. Något Grand Theft Auto IV - är det dock inte på långa vägar.
70
PlayStation 3Pelaajalehti
The Godfather II ei yritä päästä elokuvaksi elokuvan paikalle, vaan on häpeilemättömän viihteellinen teos 1960-luvun vaihteen omintakeisessa ilmapiirissä. Viisaasti se ei pureudu lähdemateriaalinsa arvostetuimpiin seikkoihin, vaan ottaa sen toiminnallisen ja strategisen puolen luoden koukuttavan mafiasimulaattorin.
70
WindowsgameZine (UK)
Much like a lot of the game, I suppose. I was immediately engaged in the action but the niggles kept building up. When it's not pointing you to where you need to go (almost like stabilisers), you simply don't know what to do. It's, well...too easy. You die, but it seems to be out of the encouraged bravado that you are, in fact, invincible. Still, the dialogue is believable, the taking over of businesses for bonuses is great and it's still thoroughly playable. The graphics are quite impressive, yet it still lacks that finer detail. Then again, character models remain true to the actors in the film, giving it that added level of authenticity. It looks like it won't be until the third incarnation that this series gets a memorable title. Perhaps that one will follow the events of the film a little better, too, instead of jumping in halfway through.
70
PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
Le Parrain 2 saura aisément tenir en haleine les joueurs qui ont goûté et aimé le premier volet. Plus qu'une digne suite, il parvient à nous faire oublier les limites concédées par son aîné en termes de liberté d'action. Pourtant, ce titre n'a pas que des qualités puisqu'il souffre notamment d'une réalisation bâclée et d'un gameplay que l'on aurait souhaité moins inégal. Mais loin d'être le traditionnel héros quasi passif, le joueur est propulsé à la tête d'un règne qu'il lui incombe de sauvegarder en écrasant la pègre new-yorkaise entre deux voyages à Cuba ou en Floride. Difficile de ne pas se sentir un Corléone après une telle aventure.
70
Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Le Parrain 2 saura aisément tenir en haleine les joueurs qui ont goûté et aimé le premier volet. Plus qu'une digne suite, il parvient à nous faire oublier les limites concédées par son aîné en termes de liberté d'action. Pourtant, ce titre n'a pas que des qualités puisqu'il souffre notamment d'une réalisation bâclée et d'un gameplay que l'on aurait souhaité moins inégal. Mais loin d'être le traditionnel héros quasi passif, le joueur est propulsé à la tête d'un règne qu'il lui incombe de sauvegarder en écrasant la pègre new-yorkaise entre deux voyages à Cuba ou en Floride. Difficile de ne pas se sentir un Corléone après une telle aventure.
70
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Le Parrain 2 saura aisément tenir en haleine les joueurs qui ont goûté et aimé le premier volet. Plus qu'une digne suite, il parvient à nous faire oublier les limites concédées par son aîné en termes de liberté d'action. Pourtant, ce titre n'a pas que des qualités puisqu'il souffre notamment d'une réalisation bâclée et d'un gameplay que l'on aurait souhaité moins inégal. Mais loin d'être le traditionnel héros quasi passif, le joueur est propulsé à la tête d'un règne qu'il lui incombe de sauvegarder en écrasant la pègre new-yorkaise entre deux voyages à Cuba ou en Floride. Difficile de ne pas se sentir un Corléone après une telle aventure.
67
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Een zwak vervolg dat ondanks de goede bedoelingen op bijna alle vlakken tekort schiet. De licentie The Godfather totaal onwaardig.
67
Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
This game is not terrible but, when that is the best you can say about something, that really isn't much to go on. You will have plenty of fun while it lasts but the all too obvious flaws will leap out at you and soon begin to spoil what would otherwise be a fairly enjoyable romp. It was never going to live up to the standards of the film but the real injustice is that it barely lives up to the standards of most games either. Flat, repetitive and short – this one is a rental at best and chances are it will not even register on most people's radars.
65
WindowsClick!
Choć mogłoby się zdawać, że wszystko to składa się na złożoną rozgrywkę, Ojciec chrzestny II nie ma żadnej głębi. Zabawa bardzo szybko staje się przejrzysta i jak na dłoni widać, że wszystkie te nakładające się na siebie mechanizmy mają na celu tylko wydłużenie czasu gry. Trudno uwierzyć, że produkcja oparta na filmie z tak sugestywnym klimatem może być pusta jak wielkanocna wydmuszka. Nawet pojawiające się na ekranie nagie laski czy brutalne egzekucje, które wykonujesz z zimną krwią, nie budzą większych emocji. Na dodatek, choć system Don's View miał sprawić, że poczujesz się jak prawdziwy boss, wszystko musisz tu robić sam, bo sterowanym przez AI podwładnym raczej nie można zaufać. Zamiast pławić się w luksusach demolujesz piekarnie i znęcasz się nad kucharzami. Sam przyznasz, że niezbyt zachęca to do zajęcia się przestępczym fachem.
65
WindowsGame Captain
Das größte Problem von Der Pate II ist wohl der mangelnde Abwechslungsreichtum: Ein Hauptteil des Geschehens konzentriert sich auf die Eroberung immer weiterer Geschäfte – langfristig ein ziemlich eintöniger Zeitvertreib. Gute Ansätze sind zwar vorhanden, in Form der Teamarbeit mit den verschiedenen Spezialisten und dem Befehlssystem rund um den Don, jedoch bieten diese Elemente zu wenig Tiefgang und taktische Möglichkeiten, als dass von einem “besonderen Etwas” die Rede sein könnte. So bleibt es bei einem weitgehend typischen GTA-Klon mit altbackener Grafik, lahmer Fahrphysik und einer Story, die nur unzureichend von der großartigen Filmvorlage profitiert.
64
PlayStation 3Fragland.net
The Godfather 2 isn't exactly the best Mafia game. For that it's too much in the shadow of the movies and the promising Mafia 2. Except for some nice features like Don's View, the mano-a-mano combat system, decent sound and relatively good recreation of the 60s crime scene this game has little to offer.
60
Xbox 360Good Game
I eat a lot of sugar. As far as open world games go we’ve been spoilt lately, so it’s hard for godfather 2 not to seem a little bland. Open world games have rules that are becoming less punishing with every generation but there are too many video game rules in this world, and after a copule of hours, you don’t enjoy exploring it you just merely tolerate it.
60
Xbox 360Good Game
And considering that most of the game is taking over joints, it’s hard not to get frustrated by a building with no exits and impenetrable 10 cm ledges. It wouldn’t happen in real life and it takes you out of the game. A GPS system would have been nice too - At least the combat is good and it has a reasonable cover system. We especially liked the Molotov’s, shotguns and explosions.
60
Xbox 360Blend Games
Much like a movie gangster, Godfather II was ultimately undone by its boundless ambition. It couldn't just be a sandbox action game - it had to be a strategy game too. It couldn't just be a sandbox action/strategy game - it needed role-playing elements and a multiplayer component too. This is a game that tried to have it all but ended up with nothing. Okay, maybe not "nothing" - it's entertaining enough but doesn't manage to distinguish itself in any specific area. Maybe now that they've got the basic blueprint down, they'll be able to develop the features more in a sequel.
60
Xbox 360Giant Bomb
The Godfather name is little more than bait for this empire-focused take on the Grand Theft Auto-style of criminal action.
60
Xbox 360UOL Jogos
"The Godfather II" é uma continuação decepcionante do sucesso de 2006. Apesar de expandir as ações de controle de território e adicionar um divertido componente estratégico, o jogo parece ter sido finalizado às pressas e sem muito capricho. A inteligência artificial é fraca e os gráficos não chamam a atenção, o que é agravado pela narrativa que altera momentos cruciais do filme. O charme da franquia ainda deverá ser capaz de atrair alguns fãs, mas o potencial desperdiçado é frustrante.
60
PlayStation 3UOL Jogos
"The Godfather II" é uma continuação decepcionante do sucesso de 2006. Apesar de expandir as ações de controle de território e adicionar um divertido componente estratégico, o jogo parece ter sido finalizado às pressas e sem muito capricho. A inteligência artificial é fraca e os gráficos não chamam a atenção, o que é agravado pela narrativa que altera momentos cruciais do filme. O charme da franquia ainda deverá ser capaz de atrair alguns fãs, mas o potencial desperdiçado é frustrante.
60
WindowsUOL Jogos
"The Godfather II" é uma continuação decepcionante do sucesso de 2006. Apesar de expandir as ações de controle de território e adicionar um divertido componente estratégico, o jogo parece ter sido finalizado às pressas e sem muito capricho. A inteligência artificial é fraca e os gráficos não chamam a atenção, o que é agravado pela narrativa que altera momentos cruciais do filme. O charme da franquia ainda deverá ser capaz de atrair alguns fãs, mas o potencial desperdiçado é frustrante.
60
Xbox 360Game Observer
With a little more effort and polish it could have been a classic to rival or even exceed GTA IV, but flaws aside it still brings entertaining and fun ideas to the table.
60
WindowsGamersGlobal
Es ist zum einen die unzureichende Technik die einem den Spielspaß vermiest. Und die paar netten Ideen wie die Tötungskonditionen oder die Übernahme von Geschäften, die aber zum Teil schon aus dem Vorgänger bekannt sind, verkommen spätestens nach dem Abschluss von New York zu langweiligen Wiederholungsaufgaben. Die größte Schuld trägt dabei die mangelhafte Gegner-KI, die selbst für Einsteiger keine wirkliche Herausforderung darstellt. Der uninspirierte Multiplayer-Modus ist erst gar keine Erwähnung wert. So bleibt am Ende nur ein schlechter GTA-Klon, den wir niemanden mit gutem Gewissen empfehlen können.
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Xbox 360Game Informer Magazine
This game shows how having control over a family can be a powerful experience. But as I dictated where a city’s money was sent, I couldn’t shake the feeling that this wasn’t a Godfather game. Although many of the characters from the film are present (complete with actor likenesses), the vibe often reflects that of a teen gross-out comedy. The Godfather II seems to have more in common with Saints Row than the license it gets its name from.
55
WindowsGame Informer Magazine
This game shows how having control over a family can be a powerful experience. But as I dictated where a city’s money was sent, I couldn’t shake the feeling that this wasn’t a Godfather game. Although many of the characters from the film are present (complete with actor likenesses), the vibe often reflects that of a teen gross-out comedy. The Godfather II seems to have more in common with Saints Row than the license it gets its name from.
55
PlayStation 3Game Informer Magazine
This game shows how having control over a family can be a powerful experience. But as I dictated where a city's money was sent, I couldn't shale the feeling that this wasn't a Godfather game. Although many of the characters from the film are present (complete with actor likenesses), the vibe often reflects that of a teen gross-out comedy. The Godfather II seems to have more in common with Saints Row than the license it gets its name from.
50
Xbox 360Thunderbolt Games
After experiencing The Godfather II in its entirety, it’s impossible to deny that this is an unfinished, irrational product that fails to capitalise on the license which has been well and truly worn out after two poor iterations. It’s barely worth mentioning the online multiplayer, which plays out like a vagabond’s version of GTA IV. In the end, that’s what makes this title so inexplicably poor; it aims to replicate the luscious life and experience of a Don, and only ever provides the opportunity to become a hit and run chump.
50
WindowsValhalla
Podsumowując, Druga część Ojca Chrzestnego to profanacja szlachetnej licencji. Efekty pracy studia Redwood Shores to gra skrajnie niedopracowana i zabugowana, bez jakiegokolwiek pomysłu, fabuły i mechaniki. Widać, że autorzy chcieli zrobić coś fajnego, o czym świadczy dobry tryb „widoku dona”, czy możliwość walki ramię w ramię z towarzyszami. Szkoda, że z tych dwóch nowości tylko ta pierwsza nadaje się do użytku. Widocznie czegoś zabrakło. Czasu? Pieniędzy? Godfather II mogę polecić jedynie najbardziej zagorzałym fanom włoskiej przestępczości zorganizowanej, a i to chyba tylko dla fajnie zrealizowanego outra z muzyką Jamesa Browna.
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Xbox 360Gamestyle
Godfather II stands out in the sandbox genre because of the Don’s View but it’s the only thing that really does. Everything else can be discarded, but if EA can take the Don’s View and put that in a game with more technical proficiency, we’ll be buying.
50
PlayStation 31UP
Ultimately, Godfather II suffers from a lack of design foresight. Instead of delivering a movie-quality narrative, it presents a frustrating, accidentally comic world. In one pivotal cut-scene, your character even gets shot, point-blank, in the face, but no one offers any real explanation as to how you survive. And once you reach the game's half-way point, you lose a large number of the businesses and rackets you've built up -- artificially lengthening the game. Coming from such believable source material, Godfather II asks you to accept a too implausible experience.
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Xbox 360Play.tm
There's no real reason to recommend playing Godfather II over GTA IV, Saints Row 2 or even Crackdown. Despite the pedigree of the licence, very little of the movie's quality has made its way into the game. The characters are bland and the presentation of the narrative is decidedly uninspiring. It feels like a half-finished game and, whilst the idea has a lot of potential, is decidedly lacking in quality in its current form.
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Xbox 360GameSpot
Even looking past these anomalies, all you're going to find is repetitive, unsatisfying gameplay in an illogical, inconsistent world. The Godfather II should have been an offer impossible to refuse, but like Michael's brother Fredo, this one will break your heart.
45
WindowsGameSpot
Even looking past these anomalies, all you're going to find is repetitive, unsatisfying gameplay in an illogical, inconsistent world. The Godfather II should have been an offer impossible to refuse, but like Michael's brother Fredo, this one will break your heart.
45
PlayStation 3GameSpot
Even looking past these anomalies, all you're going to find is repetitive, unsatisfying gameplay in an illogical, inconsistent world. The Godfather II should have been an offer impossible to refuse, but like Michael's brother Fredo, this one will break your heart.
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Xbox 360GameSpy
In the end, The Godfather II comes off as a project whose reach far exceeds its grasp. There's absolutely nothing wrong with the game in concept, and done properly, it would easily have established it as a classic on par with the film on which it's based. Instead we get brilliant concepts ham-handedly executed. All I could think of after finishing the game was poor Fredo standing in the house in Nevada whining, "I'm smart! Not like everybody says... like dumb... I'm smart and I want respect!" Respect has to be earned, and The Godfather II doesn't even come close.
40
WindowsGameSpy
In the end, The Godfather II comes off as a project whose reach far exceeds its grasp. There's absolutely nothing wrong with the game in concept, and done properly, it would easily have established it as a classic on par with the film on which it's based. Instead we get brilliant concepts ham-handedly executed. All I could think of after finishing the game was poor Fredo standing in the house in Nevada whining, "I'm smart! Not like everybody says... like dumb... I'm smart and I want respect!" Respect has to be earned, and The Godfather II doesn't even come close.
40
PlayStation 3Eurogamer.net (UK)
Having had such a great run of form with new IP, this is a stark return to the EA of old, where a treasured licence is butchered irredeemably. Lacking both a challenge and soul, and failing to even engage on a narrative level, what you're left with is an overly forgiving shooter with weak strategy elements, which only serve to make it even easier for you. Having played right to the end, I wish there was something I could point to in its defence, but all I'm left with is the empty realisation that they've managed to somehow make this even less entertaining than the flawed original.
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PlayStation 3GameSpy
In the end, The Godfather II comes off as a project whose reach far exceeds its grasp. There's absolutely nothing wrong with the game in concept, and done properly, it would easily have established it as a classic on par with the film on which it's based. Instead we get brilliant concepts ham-handedly executed. All I could think of after finishing the game was poor Fredo standing in the house in Nevada whining, "I'm smart! Not like everybody says... like dumb... I'm smart and I want respect!" Respect has to be earned, and The Godfather II doesn't even come close.
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WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
Низкосортные поделки «по мотивам» — настолько прибыльный товар, что сейчас его выпускают все, от зарубежных разработчиков игр до российских режиссеров. Однако ЕА Redwood Shores кого хочешь переплюнет. Выдав посредственную Godfather, студия смело шагает уже проторенной тропой с еще более халтурным продолжением за пазухой. А ведь могли бы сделать подарок на 35-летие картины…