EA
PS2, Xbox, PC

OVERVIEW: Work your way up through the ranks of the Mafia by completing contract hits, property takeovers, and bank heists. Before you know it, the Corleone family will make you an offer you can’t refuse.

GAMEPLAY: I know I’ve made some crazy claims in the past, but The Godfather is the best game I have ever played. No question about it. There are literally endless amounts of tasks that can be done by your character—all of which require you to kill people. To make the killing interesting you can buy upgraded guns and ammo that can kill your enemy with just one shot. Weapons with names like the Python, Saturday Night Special, and the Street Sweeper are enough to make any mobster drool. The entire gaming experience is fun, but challenging enough to keep you glued to your controller for hours on end. Check out the “MobFace feature to create your own character. Customize everything down to the sunglasses, facial moles, and shoes.

GAPHICS: Don Vito Corleone has never looked so ravishing.

SOUND: In addition to the classic soundtrack from the movie, 100 minutes of new music was composed just for this game. It’s all old school—violin, cello, and viola, baby!

PLAYERS: 1

OVERALL RATING: 10