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Gangsters: Organized Crime (Windows)

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Gangsters: Organized Crime is set in a fictional city in Prohibition-era America, featuring over 5000 citizens including 400 individual gangsters. The player's goal is to take all the riches, through bribery, theft and aggression.

Gameplay is a combination of Sim City-style building and turn-based planning, where you have lieutenants who do the dirty work for you. The more blocks in the city you take over, the more people you have loving your work, making it easier to control each area. But be careful, there are three other gangs out there, so blood can get spilled easily.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Gangsters: Organisiertes Verbrechen" -- German full title
  • "Gangsters: Le Crime Organis√©" -- French title

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User Reviews

Unrewarding Gangster Simulator Terrence Bosky (5226) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars
Gangsters is a deep, interesting, satisfying sim for those with the courage to climb its learning curve. Jim Newland (53) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
Hopefully worth the effort Spike Robinson (2) unrated
A great, but a difficult game Buuks (179) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 1998 86 out of 100 86
Jeuxvideo.com Jan 04, 2011 17 out of 20 85
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1998 77 out of 100 77
PC Games (Germany) Dec, 1998 77 out of 100 77
Gamesmania.de 1998 75 out of 100 75
Privat Computer PC 1999 70 out of 100 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Feb 05, 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Imperium Gier Feb 10, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot Jan 05, 1999 5.5 out of 10 55
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 1999 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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Eidos made plans to hire an actual gangster, convicted in the 1960s, to appear at a trade show in Europe to promote the game. When the press came down on them hard for this stunt, Eidos PR was quick to downplay it.

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Kartanym (10751) added Gangsters: Organized Crime (Windows) on Jan 21, 2001