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The Godfather review

The Corleones come back swinging in this beefed-up car-crime epic

Thankfully, there's a lot to distract from the streets. The clockwork crowds roaming them are a lot more responsive, and will actually crowd around and hoot if you start a fight. They'll also get up to less friendly dealings, and you'll often have the chance to foil muggings and earn a little reward.

The shopkeepers you'll lean on for protection money - your main source of in-game income - have a little more depth to them as well. A lot of them can still be bullied into submission by smacking them around or pulling a gun on them, but all the new destructible objects give you inventive ways to destroy their businesses and get them to play ball. And sometimes, they're actually eager to make a deal, provided you'll just go and do something nasty to someone who's been harassing them.

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DescriptionA great (if repetitive) car-crime game that immerses you in the movie's 1940s gangster drama.
PlatformXbox, Xbox 360, PS2, PC
US censor ratingMature
Release date21 March 2006 (US), 24 March 2006 (UK)


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