The Godfather: Blackhand Edition review

  • Lots of new stuff
  • Motion-control is cool
  • Strangling feels oddly real
  • Fistfights feel laggy
  • City still feels confining
  • Long, unskippable cinemas

The Godfather: Blackhand Edition might look like yet another cynical, last-gen retread ported over to the Wii, but don't be fooled. A lot of work went into adapting the game to the console, with the designers going so far as to re-animate the main character to better reflect the motions the testers were using to control him. And while the formula's got its flaws, it turns out motion controls complement The Godfather 's free-wheeling violence and intimidation almost perfectly, making the game world more immersive than before. If you're looking for something in the Wii's sparse library that really puts its controls to good use, this is worth checking out.

More Info

Release date: Mar 20 2007 - Wii (US)
Available Platforms: Wii
Genre: Action
Published by: Electronic Arts
Developed by: EA Redwood Shores, Electronic Arts
ESRB Rating:
Mature: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes

1 comment

  • BastianBond - May 6, 2009 5:55 p.m.

    A really good-long game!.. tons of thing to do.. and even more if u like the movie you'll love this game... guaranteed!.. Almost all of the missions all almost perfectly connected with the first Godfather's movie.. i liked it, and i'm still finishing some missions and things to do to get 100% of the game completed.

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