OMERTA - CITY OF GANGSTERS is a simulation game with tactical turn-based combat. Taking the role of a fresh-from-the-boat immigrant, with dreams of the big life, the player will work his way up the criminal hierarchy of 1920’s Atlantic City. Starting with small jobs, his character recruits a gang and expands his empire by taking territory from other gangsters. Eventually he establishes his own crime syndicate and becomes the de facto ruler of Atlantic City.
Any fan of mob movies -- like Goodfellas and The Godfather -- would love a game that allows you to control your own group of wise guys. Omerta: City of Gangsters allows you to do just that, putting you in the middle of prohibition 1920s Atlantic City. Part XCOM-like strategy combat, part resource management, Omerta tries to strike a fine balance between strategic combat and city takeover through alcohol and firearms. While the concept is great, Omerta suffers from repetition and depth. Fresh off the boat from Sicily, you'll start off creating your mob boss. Since Omerta: City of Gangsters was developed by Haemimont Games and published by Kalypso Media, you'll notice that it borrows a bit of the character creation from Tropico 4.... Read Review