Nicholas "bapenguin" Puleo
EA - PS3, 360, PC
I never got around to playing the first Godfather game, but I had heard good things about the sequel from Electronic Arts. The new game follows Dominic, the new Don in town, as you build up your family through various locations like New York and Florida. Each location offers new areas of interest for you to control, gain power and grow your family.
Like any open world game, there's a lot to do in the Godfather II, though a lot of your open world time may be spent in the "Don's View" managing
Godfather II also offers an online multiplayer mode, and while the standard team deathmatch is ho-hum, some of the objective modes are a blast to play. Best of all, all stats and bonuses earned in multiplayer carry to your single player game.
While there's a lot of customization and unique ways to grow your family, the game really feels like it's the same thing over and over again. Sure you can blow up a building, a car, rough up an owner or a cop, and intimidate your way to get what you want - but it all feels very uninspired.
I thought about throwing in something about an offer you can't refuse, but in this case you may just have to.