Scarface: The World is Yours

His code of honor won't stop him from stealing people's cars or hassling them on the street, though. These exchanges are actually fairly clever, and usually involve Tony swearing up a storm at some nervous pedestrian (who in turn begs him to stop talking like that). His intimidation skills also come in handy during drug deals, when a quick minigame will let him browbeat dealers into submission.

The money he makes from these deals can then be spent to furnish his mansion with all sorts of rococo crap or spent to hire goons who'll do his dirty work for him. He'll even be able to summon a driver to bring him a car from his collection, and that driver will then ride along and help out on missions.

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All of this is driven by a script from David McKenna (Blow, American History X), and while it won't be appearing on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 anytime soon, Scarface already looks to be making the most of current-gen technology. If the finished game is as cool as what we've seen so far, then haters could end up eating their words when it ships.

Mikel Reparaz
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.