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During the Prohibition Era, where trading with alcohol was illegal, the mafia is ruling the city. Don Falcone is entering the city to carry through his own rules and oppress the people. A special unit of the police around Edward Nash is sent to stop the crimes of the mob. A rough war is breaking out between rivaling gangs and between the FBI and the mob. You can choose whether to play as the police or on the side of the mafia. When you play on the mafia side, you are attempting murders, are kidnapping people and try to take control over the city. When you choose to play the police campaign it's the other way around: You try to free the city quarter after quarter and you have to solve several missions like investigations.


Chicago 1930 Windows If they won't go peacefully take 'em down
Chicago 1930 Windows Dialogue
Chicago 1930 Windows Gangsters from cut-scene
Chicago 1930 Windows Mission complete

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Chicago 1930 Screenshot
Chicago 1930 Screenshot
Chicago 1930 Screenshot
Chicago 1930 Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Chicago Wars" -- Working title
  • "Chicago 1930: Prohibition" -- Working title
  • "Al Capone" -- Working title

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Once upon a time in Chicago Windows POMAH (54169)

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Games4Mac Macintosh 2007 80 out of 100 80
GamesFire Windows Jan 21, 2004 79 out of 100 79 Windows Jan 27, 2004 14 out of 20 70
PC Action Windows Dec 09, 2003 69 out of 100 69
Withingames Windows Jan 14, 2004 3 out of 5 60
games xtreme Windows Feb 28, 2004 5.3 out of 10 53
IGN Windows Jul 30, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Joystick (French) Windows Jan, 2004 4 out of 10 40 Windows Feb 26, 2004 3 out of 10 30
Thunderbolt Games Windows Feb 20, 2004 3 out of 10 30


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