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 (1,055 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
34 of 39 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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13 of 13 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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10 of 11 people (91%) 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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22 of 36 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
102.0 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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
76.6 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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