10 Best Gangster Games for PC in 2015
Feel like a smooth criminal in the PC's best gangster games!
Organized crime has long been the object of fascination for those of us who live within the strict boundaries of the law. You don’t get more counterculture than the gangster; these guys know how to live, wearing fancy suits and driving fancy cars, and they don’t take any crap from anyone. Plus, there’s a visceral buzz from beating some no-good rat bloody.
But while cinema and television have largely satisfied our curiosity about the criminal underworld with the The Godfather trilogy, Goodfellas, and The Sopranos, the computer game industry has been less forthcoming.
Listed here, then, are what we feel are the 10 Best Gangster Games for PC in 2015. We usually limit our lists to the most recent titles, but due to the dearth of good PC gangster games, we’ve included those released as far back as 2005. So, without further ado, let’s start with gangster game number…
10. The Godfather II
The Godfather II is widely recognized as the best gangster film of all time. The PC game version just falls short of doing that honor real justice.
Set in the 1950s, you assume control of Dominic, who, under orders from Michael Corleone, has to take control of rival crime families and the businesses they own. And you must do all this while running your own mafia family. No pressure!
The meat of the gameplay involves peppering enemy thugs with bullets and driving around the massive, open world in sexy cars. Players also get to travel abroad and even expand their influence to Cuba.
While the game uses the events of the second movie as its backdrop, purists will likely be upset by the liberties it takes with film canon. Still, The Godfather II perfectly captures the 50s mobster vibe of the movie, and for that we believe it remains one of the best gangster games for the PC.
Our rating – 3/5