OXM UK writes: "The first Godfather game took one for the team. It took the full force of that head-in-hands, knee-jerk reaction from anyone old enough to have seen Coppola's movies.
And with all those knees, heads and hands jerking around, it was easy to forget that the first game suffered mainly from a lack of inspiration, rather than being actively rubbish.
It laboured under that classic sub-GTA syndrome, adding only an intimidation process that used the thumbsticks to swing people around their shops. Even with Luca Brasi getting wasted in the opening scenes, it just wasn't memorable..."