Guardian Review: The Godfather II

The Godfather Part II, with its sombre atmosphere, lowering characters and rich emotional complexity, was always going to be a tricky film to capture in a videogame. Perhaps inevitably nobody bothered to try, instead using the music, names and near-likenesses of the film's characters and the fact that they're gangsters to pump it up into a relentless hail of beatings, shootings, car chases and crime syndicate management. As presumably in real life, the violence and intimidation are only in pursuit of business, to the extent that one menu screen is purely devoted to your profit and loss account.

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