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.
User reviews: Mixed (1,025 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 31, 2013

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"Gangster era Xcom-style game. While not as deep tactically as Xcom it is still very fun and ofter overlooked game."

About This Game

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.

Key Features

  • Historically accurate representation of Atlantic City and its landmarks
  • Strategic gameplay allows city overview, planning, expansion and gathering of intel
  • Turn-based tactical combat with a cover system and stealth action
  • 15 unique player controlled characters each with unique personalities and backgrounds
  • A RPG system for development of player characters and managing their equipment
  • Competitive and cooperative multiplayer mode with persistent gangs
  • 15+ hours of gameplay in a single play-through
  • 20 unique maps visualizing the various districts of Atlantic City

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3 32-bit, Vista SP2, Windows 7
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 8800, Radeon HD 2000, Pixel Shader 3.0, 256 MB discrete RAM
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB HD space
    • Sound: DirectX compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: 2 GHz Quad Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 400 series, Radeon HD 5000 series, 512 MB discrete RAM
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.7 or higher.
    • Processor: Dual-core or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Graphics: Intel HD 3000 or higher, NVIDIA 8x00, 9x00, 2x0, 3x0, 4x0, 5x0 and 6x0, and AMD 2x00 or higher.
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
Omerta - City of Gangsters is a strategic simulation that puts you in the shoes of a small-time mafia don running a very small outfit during the height of Prohibition. The game is reminiscent of Gangsters 2 and Gangland, utilizing similar economic and battle mechanics, but lacking some of the depth and scope of the older games.

The gameplay is divided amongst "levels," neighborhoods of a city in which a specific mission must be accomplished to continue to the next. Most of the missions are relatively straightforward and do not require a great deal of strategy to accomplish. The battle mechanics are also somewhat clunky and unrealistic, and is by far the most challenging aspect of the game due to the limitations. When the mission is completed, the level ends abruptly without an option to continue building your empire in that neighborhood.

Sandbox mode offers more of a challenge, allowing you to set the police coverage to high and offering rival gangs that can quickly move in on your territory, take over your businesses, and attack your "hideout." The neighborhoods are rather small, however, and really restrict the scope this game could have.

Despite the problems, however, this is the best organized crime strategy game that has hit the market since Gangland was released in 2004. It has been enjoyable for hours and I recommend purchasing it on sale.
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21 of 31 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
94.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
The campaign of Omerta: City of Gangsters, flanked by a free mode and the multiplayer strategic, we are given a series of questions about the past that help us build the main character, a boss rampant as it prepares to enter the world of crime and easy money. A talk we think the weapons These elements irrelevant to the narrative level, if not on the strictly personal concerns that the perception of their own avatar, but critical to determine, through a series of bonuses and penalties associated with each choice, the characteristics of character that will be used by the game to determine the outcome of the actions taken. The same characteristics also affect the 15 henchmen that will be joined to us in the rise to power and that we can use on the field or risk your neck in first.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
This is one of the games where I'd like to have an option in between recommended and not recommended.
It fully deserves a "Meh." and that's just what I'm gonna give it.
So I am not saying that you shouldn't get it, neither that you should.

The idea and setting are nice and the game is fun in the beginning, but gameplay just remains absolutely the same all the way through.
Step one: Let's build a mafia business with illegal alcohol and stuff
Step two: Oh look, the (other) bad guys! Let's kill all of them.
Step three: Congrats, you win! Now go the next place.
Over and over and over and over and over.

The economics are extremely simple and the whole game is very repetitive. That doesn't mean it isn't fun for a few hours, but finishing it is one of those things life is just simply too short for. I lost interest somewhere on the way.

tl:dr: Meh game, fun for a few hours, getting it on sale may be worth it, but you probably won't finish it.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Nice theming, shallow gameplay. Every mission makes you start all over again, leading to repetitive and drawn-out gameplay. The combat sequences are nice, and can get pretty tense. Tactical play and thinking ahead is encouraged. Could not finish the game after starting the umpteenth mission and having to build everything up yet again. Overall impression is that the game feels like it was made five years ago. Recommended if you're watching Boardwalk Empire and jonesin' for a fix. Definitely a '6' or a '7' if you're into the period.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
50.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
A combination of business management and tactical turn-based combat, Omerta - City of Gangsters will scratch your Mafia itch like you wouldn't believe. The atmosphere is absolutely incredible and you feel like you've hopped into a time machine and traveled back to the 20's. The single-player story was far deeper and more enjoyable than I had first expected it to be. You create your character by answering about half a dozen questions regarding their past and begin play at about the time they step off of the boat in the United States. From then on, you begin to form connections, set up (or extort) little businesses (some legitimate, others as fronts for the illegal activity taking place within), rob banks, chase off other gangs, etc. All of this takes place while an overarching storyline with several twists and turns plays out along the way.

The business management side of the game is entertaining, and simple enough to learn quickly without a significant time investment. On each map there are dozens of lots that can be built on (if there isn't already a building there), purchased, taken over, or firebombed by your gang. On these lots are everything from pizza shops to speakeasies to casinos to gun shops to smuggling rings, each with their own purpose and choice of upgrades.

The combat aspect of the game is can most easily be compared to XCOM. It's a turn-based tactical combat system that utilizes a variety of unit stats, skills, and equipment to engage in battles where a limitless number of approaches are possible. Though you can only ever have six members of your gang working directly with you at any given time, every single member of your gang levels up at the same time - a massive convenience for those Dons who prefer to swap gang members in and out on the fly.

I recommend this game to anyone who enjoys tactical turn-based strategy, light business sims, and that Mafia-era Roaring Twenties setting.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
76.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
Was hoping for something closer to gangsters 2 which I'd give a 9.5 out of 10. This game was more like a 7 out of 10. I like when you can post guards at each facility and your gang memebers get into random shoot outs on the streets. This game has the potential to be great with a lil dlc improvement. Story line was so so. Food for thought.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Worth playing on leisure times
I have long to play something like this at a casual pace, it was nice except the camera control should be better expecially when fighting scenes.
The graphics are nice and the ambience were also quite OK throughout the game.
I'll play more when I have more spare times.

It took few try to really understand the tutorial before really playing it for the first time..
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
75.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Great atmosphere game, which transports you into the 1920's Atlantic City and lets you climb the crime ladder in the turbulent times of the Prohibition.

Always start with the positive:

+ Graphics are neat, even on my laptop I can run high end settings.
+ Pictures and 2D art are amazing
+ Decoration and attention to detail bring this world to life.
+ Great jazz music form the era
+ Superb voice acting
+ Turn-based combat (think the 90's Fallout 1&2)
+ Jobs are varied and dynamic, some provoke armed confrontations.
+ Useful skills and perks.
+ Character creation based on background, can make interesting bosses.
+ Because your gang members are such memorable characters you can get an emotional attachment to them like in X-Com or Darkest Dungeon (with much lower mortality rates than those two games).

Although:

- Missions require you to restart building your empire in each neighborhood.
- Story can be completed rather quickly once you get the hang of the game.
- Because it is all scripted, there is little replayability value (even though I still did a second playthrough and some free-mode as well).
- Leveling up is scripted.

Overall, the game is really fun for awhile and if you love the era it's a must have. Otherwise pick this up on sale (reg. price is only 20$, 10 makes it a steal)

Thumbs up!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Great fun for first couple of hours and I was surprised with the gameplay features but than chapter changes and you have to start over again (yes, you lose everything you did in last couple of hours) and this cycle goes on and on. It should be one continue Sim but its not :( the game got lots of potential but in each chapter you have to start from zero (doesn't make sense)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Extremely repetitive, not very rewarding, clunky game play. Gets quite boring, Ganglands is very quite similar but is a lot better, I recommend looking into that.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
A relatively fun game to play, altrough it is not a game like the other games, you see your character from the top, and you have to click it around, enter shooting scenes and all that.

Recommended!
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
The only reason I have 8 hours in this game is because I fell asleep playing it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
got this from a doller store dvd copy for $1.50 game is good tho :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
I don't recommend this game. It's not worth the money. The combat is pretty disappointing, especially compared to X-Com. The story is weak and it's very repititive. It becomes a grind.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
29.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
Easy and fresh game. Sadly without much replayability.
But it cheap and play a little.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
39.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Simple addicting game.
Not very complicated for those looking for that, but oddly satisfying.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
52.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
This game is well done. Good story, strong characters and some twists. Combat is easy to learn.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
This Is The Best Game I Played This Week was Stack At A Area with No Wifi For 2Days so i played the hell out of it was fun except the time i went bankrupt and had to fire a guy to replace a girl cause well just Cause
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
26.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
It's alright. Worth 3 bucks, certainly.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
28.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
Although the strategy / simulation part of the game is very cool and fun to play , the combat encounters are horrible. There are so many annoying issues with the combat missions ( random factor , combat system, balancing, enemy AI ) that I eventually decided to stop playing.
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