The Godfather: The Game

Critic Score User Score
Xbox 360
77
3.1
Windows
77
3.2
Xbox
70
2.7
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Description

Set in post-WWII New York City, The Godfather: The Game follows the player-created character's rise through a crime syndicate based on the book and film franchises. Combining events from the movie with side-story missions, the player must earn respect by completing missions in territories controlled by New York's five crime families.

Largely open-ended, the game's story is driven by a series of missions where the player can use violence, intimidation, or diplomacy to affect the outcome and influence future events and other character's reactions. A third-person action game, The Godfather: The Game features a punching mechanism to brutally assert yourself, a car theft and driving engine, and a shooting system which allows for locational damage.

The game features a persistent offline world populated with locations from the franchise and characters who are often voiced by the actors who portrayed them onscreen.

Screenshots

The Godfather: The Game Windows MobFace lets you design the main character.
The Godfather: The Game Windows Learning basic punching moves.
The Godfather: The Game Windows This is (the stand in actor for) Michael Corleone
The Godfather: The Game Windows Negotiating a hostile takeover.

Alternate Titles

  • "教父" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "教父" -- Taiwan spelling
  • "O Poderoso Chefão" -- Brazilian title
  • "Ojciec Chrzestny" -- Polish title
  • "Le Parrain" -- French title
  • "Jiaofu" -- Chinese title
  • "Il Padrino" -- Italian title
  • "Gudfadern" -- Swedish title
  • "El Padrino" -- Spanish title
  • "Der Pate" -- German title

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User Reviews

An offer you can't refuse PlayStation 2 Lawnmower Man (140)
Godfather Theft Auto Windows Edward Beezy (38)
A valiant effort, but... PlayStation 2 Zokolov (66)
"Some day and that day may never come... I may call upon you to do a service for me" Xbox 360 Stsung (53)
You'll want to eat some pasta after this one!! Xbox lado (28)

Critic Reviews

Daily Game Xbox 360 Sep 18, 2006 8.3 out of 10 83
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Apr 09, 2006 80 out of 100 80
2404.org PC Gaming Windows Apr 02, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Armchair Empire, The Xbox 360 Sep 22, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Xbox May, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
Totally Gaming Network Xbox 360 Oct 05, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Gamesmania.de Windows Mar 27, 2006 69 out of 100 69
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Mar 24, 2006 13 out of 20 65
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Mar 24, 2006 13 out of 20 65
DreamStation.cc Windows Oct 25, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65

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Trivia

Development

While Marlon Brando did contribute his voice to the game prior to his death, his ill health affected his speech and unfortunately, his lines were not used.

DLC Controversy

Soon after the release of the Xbox 360 version, additional content such as weapons and even extra money was made available at the Xbox Live Marketplace for a small price. Discussion arose whether this content should have been available in the game in the first place, or if EA wanted to make a quick buck by offering these in exchange for micro-payments. The disturbing part was that EA removed the "free money" cheat code from the game, to make the items more attractive in exchange for real money.

Some of the in-game weapons are very expensive, but the Level 4 Tommy Gun – Spectre Minigun can be bought on Marketplace for 100 MS points ($1.25). Then, to actually use it in the game, you need $750,000 in-game currency. If you do not have that amount, EA offers free money for 150 MS points ($1.50) for the in-game amount of $250,000.

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