Parents' Guide to

The Godfather II

By Brett Molina, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Brutal, adult mob game based on Godfather films.

Game PlayStation 3 , Xbox 360 2009
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+

You're better getting your Kids GTA.

Its amazing. However it is not for kids. As a massive fan of the godfather trilogy is was stoked to play this game. It is full of sex, violence, language and drugs. Sex (10/10) in this game you have to own strip clubs, prostitution rings and porn industries, you can also talk dirty to women and see them topless. Violence (10/10) in this game you kill many people including civilians and police officers which results in a massive amounts of blood. As well as this the player can do brutal executions (ffor example throw a person to the ground stamp of there next and fire a tommy gun into There back) which also result in lots of blood. Language (9/10) lots of f-bombs. Drugs (10/10) players can own drug factory's and create drug rings, players will see many drugs through the duration of this game. Dont get me wrong this games brilliant. Just not for kids.
age 14+

Good for a mature teenager

This game is really great, a fantastic play. I'd say that if you know you're kid is mature and can handle this level of violence (there is lots of blood and gore) and knows that the sexual exploitation of women is wrong (players can run both strip clubs and prostitution 'businesses') this game is A-OK. Judge your kid by their maturity to see if it's OK for them.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (12 ):

Perhaps the most interesting parts of Godfather II are the strategy elements. The Don's View is laid out nicely, allowing players to easily navigate and pinpoint businesses to target. Players must also determine how many bodyguards to hire for each acquired establishment, forcing you to balance expenses. This strategic thinking applies to selecting crewmembers as well, as players try to achieve the ideal combination of strength and support.

Everything else about the game doesn't seem at all different from the first Godfather game. In fact, like the first game, Godfather II just feels like another Grand Theft Auto knockoff when you strip out the strategy. Visually, it looks like a slightly polished version of its PlayStation 2 predecessor. The story isn't very interesting, which is surprising when you consider it borrows from a well-respected film. The henchmen make battles interesting, when they listen to you. Most times, players are better off sending them to clean up messes while you handle the important stuff. Fortunately, the strategy allows players to have a decent experience overall.

Game Details

  • Platforms: PlayStation 3 , Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release date: April 7, 2009
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language
  • Last updated: January 31, 2020

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