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 (808 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
5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
24.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
It is hard to say, as I am torn on this one. I would give it a 6 out of 10. If it is on sale, Pick it up, it is fun. But sadly, it gets old fast. There is barely too much for replayability - in fact, after the first few levels, you start noticing there is barely too much for advancement.

First of all, I loved Mob Rules from back in the early/mid 90s. I'm also a fan of stories about the prohibition era. I don't think society would cope with prohibition now, and much less in the 20s when this took place. That is why stories are so fascinating to me. But every game about the mob during prohibition is the same, more or less, and they run dry after long.

I'll sum it up with a list of pros and cons:

Pros:

- Good story line. It isn't strong, and in fact, far from original. But it is still a good story line. It is a little unique, but nothing special. Start small, build a reputation, and become big. It even spans the full prohibition era, for the most part.

- Pretty decent city management sim. Again, nothing special here, but it is fun for a bit. There are quite a few options.

- Plenty of maps. Each one increases in options and difficulty - but again, nothing too spectacular.

- A lot of weapons and skills. Henchmen have plenty of skills to choose from, and each one can bring unique things to the table. You also have plenty of henchment to chose from based on play styles, so if you want a team of masterminds, or maybe thugs - there is room for this.


Cons:

- Every level, you start fresh. You bring a little bit from previous missions, and you get more increasing difficulties.

- Every map starts becoming the same thing - over and over again. Start small, build up without becoming too noticed by the cops. Bribe them, and keep a low profile. They become terribly easy and uncreative after long, especially when you start learning what to do.

- The learning curve isn't great enough to keep a steady interest. It is easy to learn, and easy to master. Again, once you find a good solid stratagy, every map is the same. There may be one curve ball here and there - but nothing to special.

- The game only becomes more "difficult" because people rat you out (to be expected) and because the prohibition is coming to an end, cutting into your profits (again, to be expected). No real sense of accomplishment, more a sense of "Well, I survived and made a profit early on..."

- The story can be exceptionally predictable. No real surprises, and very few curveballs to keep you on your toes. Easy to go on autopilot.

- After finding a winning stratagy, the game turns into "Send henchmen somewhere, afk for a few minutes, come back and check on profits and missions completed."

- Rival AI is.... lacking. Seriously, there is no challenge from them. They litterally let you walk all over them and don't try to stop you. You can raid their places too easily, but nothing from them to retaliate. It's like they don't care at all they are losing to you.

- Severe lack of a hard mode at all... At least, I didn't notice any difference on the difficulty settings.

Again - It is a good game, don't get me wrong. but not really a $30-40 game.... Maybe a cool $8 game on holiday/summer sale, when you want to see what the prohibition is like.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
It is a single-player monopoly.
The main problem with the game isn't the poor combat or the fact that there's no point in strategically building your buildings for one purpose or another.
The core problem is that you can't lose.

There is no competition trying to compete for the same areas that you are. Imagine a strategy game in the style of Starcraft where you find a set of minerals but there's no point in rushing to build there because no one else will take it. As a matter of fact, there is no point in building bunkers or base defences either, because the only time you will get attacked it will be scripted.

Additionally the multiplayer is a joke. It only allows you to do a small number of pre-created missions. There were gangster games made over ten years ago that have higher quality than this!

The only good thing I can say about this game is that it has a good atmosphere. Worth 20 Euros? No, absolutely not.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Torn on a decent review for the game itself, or the lack of a better Gangster game. I am "The Boss", so they got that right. A turned based point click tactics, such as used in other odler games. Has a good story line, and gives the player decent options to expand his control. Yet lacks that freedom of movement and combat outside of instanced quest zones. It still has life in Sandbox mode even after you defeat the main quest and its multple DLC zones.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
107.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
I love this game! I love the story line as well! I really hope other players get the same enjoyment I got from playing this game!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
25.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
A fun game with fun mechanics, can get a little repetitive, but the story is good and sandbox is cool.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Not living up to the full potential of what they could have done. But i have enjoyed playing that game, i think they caught the charm of the Mafia days.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
understand this, people say this is like xcom.... it is not, it is a kalypso game expect a kalypso game, its kinda like a mobster tropico, now with turn based combat on the side line, instead of the more passive combat in that series.

worth a buy on sale if like that kinda thing, otherwise try out the demo and see if you do, but dont expect xcom, it isnt nearly as well done, and its more about the base building than combat.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Simple & fun - I really enjoy this game ~
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7 of 14 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
I think they wanted to try something new in this game, and sadly it just didn't work. The game is too scripted, when they have the knowledge and technology to make a fantastically dynamic and fun game in this genre. One step behind and they just took a wrong turn somewhere. Wait to see if someone else does it right and save your money.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Ultimately a disappointment. It tries to mix management sim with turn based combat, but ends up not doing either terribly well. The management sim, which is what interested me, has little depth. You are limited on what you can do, and the different options don't feel like they have meaningful differences.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
I had really high hopes for this game, but the strategic part (building and improving your revenues) pretty much means a lot of meaningless cliclking. There is no much choice, or place of optimisation. You dont't have to build supply chains, tune and defend them from competition. Just wait for good offers on the black market and click on them. When you get enough resources, you improve your businesses, and they give you more money. So you can improve them further. Very repetitive, gets boring waay to quick. Tactial fighting is just ok. Altogether - I didn't even finish the game. Big dissapointment for me :(
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
brillant game if you can pick it up cheap, relaxing game very chilled out, but it is not xcom no where near as stressy
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
I was hesitant when I bought this game because of the mixed review it has but once I played it I instantly loved it. The story line is rich and deep and I particularly like the economy system. Buying and Selling Beer, Liquor, Firearms, and even laundering money/giving a loan. I recommend this game.
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8 of 17 people (47%) found this review helpful
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Very repetitive,same structure to every mission.

Took my nearly 2 years to some up the ability to finish it.

Buy something else.
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7 of 15 people (47%) found this review helpful
33.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Combat in this game is atrocious. The final battle is an exercise in absolute frustration.
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Its a great game with a decent story the gameplay is easy and the menu is friendly 6/10
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
The only good things about this game are the setting and maybe the graphics.

Everything else sucks. It's very repetitive and the turn based combat is just really badly designed. I mean how do you screw that up? It's not like there's been decades worth of good turn based strategy games already out. /s

Totally not worth the money even on sale.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
yeeeep
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
2/5
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Good game. You should pay up to $10 for this game.
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