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|The book by Mario Puzo and the classic film serve as inspiration here, as gamers will join the Corleone family and earn respect through loyalty and fear as they rise through the ranks to become Don in a living 1945-1955 New York. |
|Game||The Godfather: Mob Wars|
|ESRB Descriptor||Blood, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong language|
|Number of Players||1|
|Game Special Features||James Caan and Robert Duvall return to their movie roles of Sonny and Tom Hagen; Storyline based on the popular movie; music by award winning composer bill Conti and Ashley Irwin; exclusive PSP extras.|
|Support Elements||Memory Card|
|Also Available In This Platforms||PC Games, PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360|
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Name of the Game: The Godfather: Mob Wars
Platform: Playstation Portable
Movie Sequences: 5/5
We originally played this game when it came out for the Microsoft XBOX. Even to this day, this game is definitely on our top ten list for best games of all time.
The gameplay is unique. Several people will claim that it is similar to Grand Theft Auto or Gangs of London but The Godfather stands in a class all of its own. The missions generally increase with difficulty, taking more time and strategy than the one before it. In addition, there aren't meaningless missions that the game sends you on (we find that some of the Grand Theft Auto games do this quite often); each mission has a purpose and the story progresses with the completion of each task. This is both a good and bad thing, since the Godfather was so much fun to play we didn't really want to move on to the missions for fear of actually beating the game. Strategy is the key here, well, it's the key with any game really. You'll be sent to collect money from those who owe the Godfather (destructive mini-missions that you won't be able to pry yourself from to save your life) through means of extortion. Each merchant that you extort gains a piece of territory for your mob, usually a small shop but sometimes a warehouse. One of the main goals of the game is to conquer all of the mob areas while working through the storyline. The goal proves to be time-consuming and extremely fun but, on occasion, it will feel like you're playing two different games at the same time. The missions themselves follow the movie and you'll get to see fairly decent cutscenes as you complete or take on a new mission. Along with extortion, you can participate in stealing cars, bribing federal agents, waging wars on rival mobs and much, much more. What The Godfather does well (in terms of these "activities" offered in the game) is represent the fights in a realistic manner and give you control over how you fight someone, introducing important factors such as the pressure point, respect, payout, different fighting moves (our favorite is the slam... it's disturbingly refreshing to slam someone's head into a pool table) and execution styles that you employ and earn throughout the course of the game. Respect plays a huge role on how your character moves up in the ranks and it was awesome earning respect for throwing a guy out the window.
Other things to mention about the gameplay:
- it's a lengthy game and well worth the time and money spent on it
- there are several modes of play to keep you interested in the Godfather and only the Godfather until you beat it
- Controls were semi-difficult to learn at first but there's a tutorial in the beginning that helps you learn them quickly
- we could replay this game a thousand times before it got old
- difficulty tends to increase as the game plays through so you won't get bored with easy and repetitive missions
- the music was intense and convincing, so much so that you forget you're not living in that time period
There is SO much to say about this game and yet, we find ourselves running out of room to continue on. So, let's just leave it at this:
If you choose to pass on the Godfather, you will miss out on one of the best games to hit the PSP.
Yes, it really is THAT good.
I thought this was going to be another game that ripped off Grand Theft Auto when I bought this game. It does a little, but only a little. This game, though, adds so much more. It has all the cool things from the Godfather Trilogy whether it's carrying out a hit on a rival family, paying bribes to G-Men and cops, or influencing store and hotel owners that they need your protection for a fee. You can go along with what the agenda is or you can go and try to obtain more businesses and racketeering ventures. And what's really cool about the game is that for each time you kill a member of a rival family, they keep a vendetta out on you. If you kill too many members of the same family, then a mob war starts. The only way to end the mob war (and win anyway) is to bribe a G-Men or bomb a rival business within 48 hours (time goes by rather quickly though, it's not really 48 real hours, more like 48 minutes if even that). The only gripe I had was the controls are a little goofy to get used to for a newbie when you're fighting (it kind of reminds me of Fight Night, the boxing video game). But I got used to it, and now it's no big deal at all.
Dollar for dollar, there aren't too many games that are as good as The Godfather. The storyline is exceptional, and there are so many things to do. It even lets you create yourself as a crime thug (I'm a longhaired hippie and it won't let me have long hair-minor bummer) and you work yourself up the family ladder. I bought 24: The Game and thought that game was pretty good, but that almost stinks when compared to this game. I liked the storyline on 24, but the options and gameplay on The Godfather are much much better, it's just way more fun (sometimes too fun, real time hours go by too fast when you play this game, warning to significant others). I reviewed 24 a couple months ago and now I wish I hadn't given it such a good review after playing this game. If you're a fan of the Godfather Trilogy, you'll absolutely love this game. If you're not familiar with the series (I would say "If you're not a fan", but that would be absurd. I mean if you're reading this, you can't dislike the movies unless you just dislike Godfather 3), you'll get to be a character in the movie but in game form. Parents should be cautioned with this game. It's violent and the language might not suit young ears. Otherwise, I know you'll love this game. It's unique gameplay and storyline will give you hours and hours of enjoyment.
I got a chance to play beta version of Godfather: Mob Wars PSP version of this game, and the action adventure cross-platform game based on the iconic film trilogy moves to the PlayStation Portable, taking with it most of the missions and adding a whole new turn-based strategy section to the mix. The PlayStation Portable version of the Godfather is a game of two parts. The story mode takes you through a good deal of the content found in the original console version of the game, whilst the Mob Wars mode blends third-person action with a turn-based strategy game. Definately wort checking out
this game is one of my favourite, i sit for hours to see this game to dvd. I have this game also at xbox and i finish it. On psp i think is more easier than xbox because at psp get me three days to finish it and at xbox about 10 days. EXCELLENT GAME AND EVERY TIME THEY MAKE A NEW VERSION I WILL BUY IT!!!
Excellent game but i like the Wii version more. the controls on the psp are good but not the same as the wii. it is the only wii game that i really like. I love the Godfather so much i enjoy just following the story and being part of the family.