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The Godfather (PC DVD)

by Electronic Arts
Windows XP
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
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  • Platform:   Windows XP
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 18 years and over Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game

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  • ASIN: B0009RWHSM
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 13.4 x 3.2 cm ; 141 g
  • Release Date: 24 Mar 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,653 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

Gamers will create their own mob character in the game, putting themselves into the action while reliving classic moments from the fiction and experiencing original missions alongside memorable characters from the film. After a life of small-time jobs and petty thefts the player will be accepted into the Corleone family, America's most famous criminal organization. It will be up to the player to carry out orders, earn respect and make New York City their own.

Amazon.co.uk Review

On the face of it The Godfather isn’t an obvious movie to be made into a video game, what with it being more than thirty years old and staring a lot of middle age men in hats. On the other hand it is incredibly violent; and morally ambiguous enough to make an excellent period version of Grand Theft Auto…which is exactly what this appears to be.

Although lots of missions from and inspired by the movie are promised you actually play a completely new character and control them over a period of ten years, between 1945 and 1955. During this time you get to take part in all manner of mobster type activities including managing protection rackets, assassination missions and full blown gang wars against the five different mob families in the game.

Despite all the big name stars lending their voices and faces to the game it’s actually New York that seems to be the main star with a highly impressive, if somewhat sparsely populated, virtual city. The graphics are excellent, although it remains to be seen just how much variety there is to the missions, considering the game can’t really go to some of the more surreal excess of Grand Theft Auto. So even if this isn’t quite an offer you can’t refuse, it’s at least looking like one to be taken very seriously. --Harrison Dent

This preview is based on an incomplete version of the game; features or problems mentioned above may not appear in the finished game.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fuggetaboutit 1 April 2006
Imagine the sales pitch - "You're this guy who drives the Don to hospital, kills Paulie, puts the horse's head in the bed, helps plant a gun for Michael, and so on. We'll make it a free roaming environment with vehicles like GTA and we'll buy the rights from Paramount, hire Brando and the rest of the cast for their likenesses and some voiceover work. The rest will write itself!".
An instant classic right? Well, no. In fact this title is extremely poor.
The movie was violent but it was mostly low key and separated by long bouts of drama. How do you create a GTA clone without dishonoring the source? You can't and EA doesn't. Instead we get a game that rips the heart out of the movie and replaces it with a stick of dynamite. A simple example is the death of Paulie. In the film he's unsuspectingly shot in the back of the head. In the game, you have to chase him through a maze of exploding boxes. What??? In the film, the heads of the five families are killed by different people. In the game you do them all. It's just stupid. Fortunately, not all of the game is this bad, but a good part is just silly and over the top. Why did they even licence the rights to the film if they're just going to spit on it? Why not just churn out a generic mafia game that could be as stupidly violent and unrealistic as they liked?
We'll put aside the franchise issues for a minute and look at the GTA-style aspects. Some people may get riled by the comparison but this is what it boils down to. You do missions, you get cash rewards, you get bigger weapons, you find hidden packages, you carjack, you avoid police "heat", you buy safehouses and you repeat until you complete. Sound familiar?
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
Not a bad game and it draws a lot from the popular movies which is good.

I was disappointed at how how repetitive it was. Many locations in different parts of the city use exactly the same layouts. Are we expected to believe the NY is full of identical venues? Even the number of characters is extremely limited with talking characters that you interact with often looking and sounding exactly the same as someone you have just whacked. Surely they could have added a few more characters.

There is also almost no consequences for any bad behavior. Shoot someone in front of a cop? No problem just shoot the cop as well it wont cause any real problems. Crash a car into a truck on a busy road? No problem just get out of your vehicle unhurt and carjack another vehicle. Crash on the motorway? No problem just stand in front of any moving vehicle and it will stop and wait to be carjacked. I literally carjacked hundreds of cars in my month playing this game with NO CONSEQUENCES.

Basically the game lacked a sense of reality and seemed more like a child's fantasy of gangland rather than a reconstruction of New York.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars plain stupid 24 Sep 2006
By CB..
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
even with top notch graphics this game would have been frustratingly adolescent in nature...given the poor generic graphics and modelling it just dies on it's feet before you get past day one...only interesting feature really was the inclusion of clips from the film..sadly this only serves to emphasise and or remind you just how far removed from genuine immersion and story telling the game actualy is...rather like chewing cardboard then being shown a three course meal...some interesting RPG elements but the in game world and activitys are so limited and so basic that any possible storyline becomes abrieviated to nill...better car driving physics might have saved it tho...saldy the driving experience belongs on an zx81
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Caveat Emptor! 31 Mar 2006
This should have been great, the movie is one of the all time greats after all and this is presumably an official tie in. Unfortunately, like so many movie licenses before it, this game fails to deliver. Graphics are fine, some of the cut scenes are good, and it's a nice idea to unlock movie clips. But the actual gameplay falls well short of the mark. It's just too repetitive to hold the interest.
How many times can you beat people up before it gets boring? Sure, you can steal cars, but there's not much need as you can get to most places walking. This is like a mini version of GTA, but not as well executed. I confess that I didn't play it for that long so it might get interesting later on, but it's a very small game for sure. I was not even finished my training when I first checked my stats and found that I had already completed 6.5% of the game? Go figure!
Buy it if you must, but don't say it was an offer you couldn't refuse...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Could be better 13 Jan 2007
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
I am not a big games player but bought this game as I love the Godfather movies so much. The initial atmosphere is quite good and evocative of late 1940s New York but as said elsewhere it does suffer from repetition of scenes. The car control is diabolical and overall control is very mediocre. The need to get to a safe house to save the game is irritating. The lack of a Michael Corleone is a glaring ommission. This could have been a powerful franchise for EA but they have weakened it. I hope there is a Godfather 2 and that it is done properly. I would buy that if it came out, but again only because I love the movies so much.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work
Even though I read promising reviews, unless you have the correct operating system, it does not work. I operate off of Windows 8, and it is not compatible. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mr P
1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't work
This game refuses to work, I don't want money back or anything, but come on guys sell some decent stuff, but love you godfather
Published 9 months ago by Daniel
3.0 out of 5 stars good supplier sent wrong disk
this game came within the stated delivery time unforuantly it is not compable with my computer. I was sent the wrong game to start with but the supplier sent me a sae to return... Read more
Published 11 months ago by RANGEROVERMAN
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad delivery
They sent me the game in the wrong language and now I don't know what to do with this game
Published 15 months ago by Bad game
4.0 out of 5 stars rather good
the weapons and driving i found quite satisfying - quite empowering. like the engines of the vehicles felt fast with good acceleration and the weapons felt powerful and precise -... Read more
Published 18 months ago by tomnomnom
5.0 out of 5 stars A game that you cant refuse.
This game is ideal for Godfather fans following the story of the first film. Beginning as an outsider for a local street gang, this game offers a great deal of missions, side... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Jon
4.0 out of 5 stars Looking at the actual game, and not comparing it to others...
The overall game is pretty good. I have always liked the Godfather franchise.
The thing that cost it a star for me, was that it can't be played on latest PC without modifying... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Hatchet Girl
3.0 out of 5 stars Godfather is not a Classic but it's Good Fun
I really enjoy this game!

The city is a bit repetitive, the interiors are not as varied as they could be. Read more
Published on 2 Jun 2012 by Harkon
5.0 out of 5 stars san andreas in the godfather universe
i played it 5 times
what more can I say?
businesses to take over, old cars, street wars....
Published on 10 May 2011 by Haraga Georgeta
2.0 out of 5 stars Fine idea poorly executed
Why did it take so long for this game to appear? especially as it looks and plays like a game from years ago! Read more
Published on 16 Nov 2009 by hobohemian
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