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Scarface: The World Is Yours review

AT A GLANCE
  • Great shooting mechanic
  • Scads of things to do
  • Superb voice acting and music
  • Missions blur together after awhile
  • Melee combat is painful
  • You've done this all before

While carjacking about any vehicle in sight is an option, getting around Miami is best when using a Gordon Gekko-style satellite phone to summon minions that immediately show up with one of his stronger, better, faster cars in tow. For a quarter mil, he can even get a stretch limo that’ll whoosh him off to any owned properties - a nifty trick that prevents dozens of unnecessary car wrecks.

Every good coke baron knows real estate is the key to success, so buying up properties all over town to be your drug-dealing store fronts drives cash flow. Some of these missions are ferociously tough, but the payoff is a huge, money-producing distribution ring. Frequent trips to the bank to deposit your ill-gotten gains and save progress are strongly recommended, especially when you’ve got a bunch of dope and greenbacks burning a hole in your pocket.



And while it often may not seem like it, Tony’s not completely alone in his quest; at various points, you’ll need to kill time (and people) as a well-dressed enforcer or super-sexy, Catholic schoolgirl/assassin, since The Boss can’t be everywhere all the time.

Obviously, the game apes Vice City in many ways (which stole from the Scarface film, so fair's fair). The upshot: it looks better - way better. The Xbox version even supports 720p high-definition glory, if you're ramping up for next-gen with an HDTV. But even when played on a PS2 with a standard TV, it's still a fine-looking effort.

More Info

Release date: Oct 10 2006 - PS2, Xbox (US)
May 26 2006 - PS2, Xbox, PC (UK)
Available Platforms: PS2, Xbox, PC, PSP, Wii
Genre: Action
Published by: Vivendi
Developed by: Radical Entertainment
ESRB Rating:
Mature: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Drugs
PEGI Rating:
18+

2 comments

  • Genericpenisjoketista - August 5, 2010 5:05 a.m.

    This. Game. Is. Marvelous. It revolutionized my life. It made my seventh grade year a grade for the ages. No fuckin' lie? I had a dream about this game. I, as Tony, was pulled into an underwater cave, forced to confront none other than the shark. Yes. The shark.
  • adamf5900 - December 15, 2008 1:47 p.m.

    poroberly the most fun game of 06 evryone who played it liked it but the game was to short and got boring after doin all the missions but definatly worth a four star rating but it wasent worth five i mean yeah i enjoied it but it wassent quite good anofe if it had of bean longer then maby a game4 for all time. but if you havent played it then get it and play it

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