The Don is Dead - exclusive movie

Check out our video to learn how gameplay and plot sync up in The Godfather

Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes, the Don has been shot and you're the only one who can keep him alive.

One of the things the team behind The Godfather likes to brag about is how cleverly their game's plot syncs up with that of Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 gangster epic. And after playing through the game, we're inclined to agree with them.

To give Godfather fans an example of how the game ties in with the film's storyline, we've put together this little video from the PS2 version. Clocking in at nearly five minutes, it shows the assassination attempt on Don Vito Corleone, along with an unfiltered look at the game's aiming, fighting and driving mechanics. Click on the Movies tab above, hit The Don Is Dead and watch out for falling oranges.

March 16, 2006

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