Parents' Guide to

The Godfather: The Game

By Aaron Lazenby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Gory game may satisfy movie's fans -- adults only.

Game PlayStation 2 2006
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Community Reviews

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Based on 6 parent reviews

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this looks pretty awesome

i loved the movie so there's a good chance I'll love the game

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (15 ):

Fans of the movies may have fun with the Godfather-based material: Familiar faces and scenes pop up, and dialogue is often straight from the movie. Players chat with hotheaded Sonny Corleone or drive the hapless Fredo around town. They hide the gun for Michael to retrieve and visit Hollywood to deposit a bloody -- uh, present -- in the bed of an uncooperative producer.

But there aren't enough of these moments. Mostly players operate around the Godfather story, not getting involved in its unfolding. Missing that connection, The Godfather: The Game seems to exploit the most brutal aspects of the films without expanding its narrative. What we're left with is a well-executed and fun-enough Grand Theft Auto knock-off (with all the associated liabilities) dressed up in a snappy pinstriped suit.

Game Details

  • Platform: PlayStation 2
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release date: July 6, 2006
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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