The Godfather

There's more to the mob than family

These beatings are immensely fun. Using a control scheme that EAcalls "the black hand,"players use the right analog stick like a pair of fists, pulling off hooks, uppercuts and lightning-fast jabs with simple flicks and rolls. Getting in close lets you grab your enemies, at which point you can smack them around, slam them against a wall, or threaten to shove them over a ledge. And if they've outlived their usefulness or just need some extra motivation, you can strangle them and feel their fading pulse through the controller's rumble motor. Or you can just shoot them. Whatever works for you.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

After graduating from college in 2000 with a BA in journalism, I worked for five years as a copy editor, page designer and videogame-review columnist at a couple of mid-sized newspapers you've never heard of. My column eventually got me a freelancing gig with GMR magazine, which folded a few months later. I was hired on full-time by GamesRadar in late 2005, and have since been paid actual money to write silly articles about lovable blobs.
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