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.
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Release Date: Jan 31, 2013

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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.
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duratta_ss
( 40.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Enjoyable game with several controllable aspects to each sector and fight sequence. I especially liked the unique party members. There are some slightly grindy bits with resources and repeated trades. Some fights were a breeze, some were expletive-inducing. The story was well worth any negatives. Lastly, I never felt compelled to mute the game while playing.
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SouL Plays Games
( 26.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Absolutely lobing this game. It's a pump that lasted short unfortunately.... the soundtrack of Jazz and Blues takes the cake, be glad to see a revive on the series in the future!
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xKRAIZEEMANx
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
It is what it is...take it or leave it.

I enjoyed it, and feel like I got my money's worth out of it. (I got this on sale and let's face it...most of us get our games this way).

  • The main syle of gameplay (city view")is pretty straightforward, buy stuff, wait for the task to complete wash, rinse, repeat.
  • Some parts of the game are turn based where your crew fights another crew.
  • Don't like the turn based aspect, you can "auto resolve". (% chance..just save before and reload if you fail)
  • You can level up your crew and specialize in certain things (The RPG aspect is only a tiny portion of the game, however).
  • The voice acting isn't horrible and fits in with the setting, though the phrases are repeated enough to drive one insane.
  • Speaking of the setting, it is unique and the story is interesting enough.
Fun game that I got for $5...sorry, but I cannot recommend spending $20 on this, much less $30 for the Gold edition (Though the DLC isn't bad).
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Mediafriend999
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
I bought this game thinking it would be sick. It is not. It is weaksauce. For sure. Dont buy it.
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JustSmyle csgofp.com
( 19.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Best simulator I've played.
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☥ Alsamisath ☥
( 91.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
I really liked this game when I played through the original release but then I got the DLC and before I could finish it, the option to play the DLC campaign disappeared.
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.K.A.V.
( 44.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
This game is a nice twist.....I got this on a whim and I have enjoyed it. It can be strange at times, the game play is odd, yet very enjoyable. I do like the battle system, good weapons can be hard to find yet it all works together, still level advancement could be more straight forward.
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petermaffayswarze
( 47.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
no need 2 play it at all. just boring easy most of the time and a much 2 hard endmission.
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Cylexus
( 110.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
I had loads of fun with this game, i wasnt sure about ti based on the trailer or the screenshots but thanks to the demo I was sold :)

Its a shame so few games make demos these days.
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Treebreathe
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Bought it for around a few dollars on BundleStars, not even worth it.
So many game breaking bugs, like how annoying sanbox mode is, I can't even find any fun in this.
I spent 10 minutes trying to get rid of goons at a store and they computer kept buying them over and over (on easy mode).
♥♥♥♥ this game
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the psychopath for life
( 10.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
the game is really fun and adicting. the story is awesome and the era the game is in makes this game a really good gangster game. the combat systme may take some time to get used to. the levels do feel like they are recycled and sandbox mode just seems boring. other than that i rate the game a 7/10
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marie.berner
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
This company tricked me on money, its a pop up in the front of the game that wont disepear! hope you burn in hell with alot of turtles mother ♥♥♥♥ers
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Justin Bieber
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
Its bad, but somehow I still like it. Sound familiar?
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BritishRail60062
( 36.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
I bought the "Gold Edition" pack of this game in the sale at the end of last year. This is a turn-based game when doing the missions and choosing the right weapons for your team can mean the differences between success and failure. You can do many things in this game from buying assets to establish your businesses to doing trades with other criminals and bribing the authorities to turn a blind eye. Its a good linear-based storyline and has a decent reply value to the game. However it can be annoying with some of the auto-resolve in missions if you use it as I have lost battles despite the fact that the chance of success has been more than 75%. But in all honesty. If you like mob-based games like I do, then this is worth a try.
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peter_121_
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
I really liked the old PC game, Gangsters: Organised Crime, and even the more casual Legal Crime. So when I saw the trailer for this game I got very excited.

That's why it's such a shame that after all the nice looking graphics and smooth music - the game simply just does not deliver. The real snub is that it just gets boring fast; lots of repitition, with each level following the same actions with little variety in the middle.

Ultimately they took a great concept and simplified it to death. The Godfather games involve more strategy than this.


All that being said. If this is on offer, and I mean a great offer, pick it up and you'll have a few hours of fun before it begins to get repetitive.
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IzzyUke
( 17.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
This was a fun. a bit repetitive though, needs more things to do.
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_-=Groove=-_
( 47.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 30
Congratulations to the Devs, excellent work!
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KingOfCurtopia
( 22.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 15
Yooz guys and dames will like this game or Benny here, see, he's got a temper and he don't take kindly to no wiseguys.
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Cheshire
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 14
Copied from a GOG review by DIABLITO, but I thing it sums up the game perfectly.

"To me at least, this was a complete waste of money. The so called "sandbox" mode is just you spending some time to "beat" the level.
There is no competition, no one to fight, no trying to muscle in on you. You just build up, paying off police now and then to lose "heat" until you own everything in the *miniscule* maps available.
If you enjoy, short, predictable games that you can win with ease then you'll like this.
If you were hoping for a gangster strategy game...there is no strategy in this, non what so ever. Strategy, requires opponents, what this game has feels more like quests than anything else."
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rlaub1
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 6
Just an awful game to play. I wish I could return it for anything else. What a waste of 30.00. Clunky playback. Bad graphics. Charater development is also another area of concern. Reminds me of a black and white game form the DOS days of game play.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
36.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
I bought the "Gold Edition" pack of this game in the sale at the end of last year. This is a turn-based game when doing the missions and choosing the right weapons for your team can mean the differences between success and failure. You can do many things in this game from buying assets to establish your businesses to doing trades with other criminals and bribing the authorities to turn a blind eye. Its a good linear-based storyline and has a decent reply value to the game. However it can be annoying with some of the auto-resolve in missions if you use it as I have lost battles despite the fact that the chance of success has been more than 75%. But in all honesty. If you like mob-based games like I do, then this is worth a try.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
This is the kinda game that needs a 'so so' button - not a thumbs up or thumbs down.

Its an ok game - kinda like Gangsters 'monopoly'. Basically you buy/capture buildings, set up shops and generate income to buy weapons/sell booze etc and upgrade your gangsters skills/weapons/levels to win the game... and then rince repeat for each level. Obviously the more property/income you have, the easier it becomes.

The fighting part of the campaigns are turn based and require some thinking and planning. This can be challenging and fun - probably the best bit IMHO. Multiplayer with some friends is pretty fun in this as well. The rest of the game is mediocre. You dont really feel like you are the gang boss... its more like you're just managing it. So not real immersive and doesnt get you hooked enough to feel for the characters or that you are one of the characters.

So yes, buy it on sale for a time waster and some mild entertainment. But if your after something like the old games Gangsters and Gangsters 2 - then this is not the game for you.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
This was a fun. a bit repetitive though, needs more things to do.
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56 of 66 people (85%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2015
For those old enough to remember, there was once a pretty decent game called Gangsters 2: Vendetta - a game where you could hire gangsters, buy them weapons, cars, muscle (IE - bodyguards), direct them to whatever point on the map you needed them to be, attack rival gangs and their businesses, take over their territory, set up legit businesses, set up illegal businesses, protect your businesses from rivals, all whilst staying hidden from the law.

Now imagine if someone had taken all that, thrown it out of the window, and replaced it with a gangster themed boardgame of Monopoly. Because thats all this is, every mission - buy a fake business, create a speakeasy to sell booze, make money, win level. The cops or rival gangs never barge in on your operations, and if you DO somehow get the cops attention (perhaps by murdering a few people in a boredom induced rage), slip em a few hundred dollars and they'll forget all about the corpses they've just discovered.

Its a sad state of affairs when I can genuinely say that a 16 year old game beats this into the ground.
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17 of 25 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
56.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
I'm going to have to recommend this one, overall.

It's not as deep as some of the games of yesteryear (see: Gangsters - Organized Crime), but the scenarios are interesting and the building trees coupled with limited spaces make you really think about what kind of gangster you're going to be - loved, feared, or both. The turn-based combat portions are solid, but not fantastic. The storyline highlights various facets of life in the 20s, with some romanticism thrown in. There's a certain faction you run into early on that, I'll admit, is very satisfying to shoot in the face.

The music is also too damn catchy.

If you like the era and want a modern take on the whole gangster thing, grab this and the DLC. Especially if it's on sale.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
67.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
It took me 27 hours to beat the main story mode on normal difficulty. I probably could have finished much faster, but I enjoyed being thorough on each mission. And enjoying it is what it is all about.

The game is quaint, straght forward, and pretty fun. It has basic resource management and turn based tactical strategy, but isn't in depth enough to be stressful.

A simple, fun little game with decent replay value. Well worth looking into, especially if you are a fan of the Ganster Era.
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
Way to go, Omerta. You've made gangsters with tommy guns boring. It's a cool idea, no doubt (who doesn't like a story about mafia gangsters?), but it's just not that great. If you've seen one level, you've seen 'em all (with some minor variations on the same theme). It's just a boring game.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Extremely boring and lacks depth. Save your money.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
37.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
Fun casual top view turn base shooter with gangster family simulation but not detailed
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
recommend! funfun

tactical part is a bit hard at start but I really enjoyed it after a while.
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306 of 342 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
101.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2013
tl;dr version:

PROS:

+ Easy to learn, not that hard to master
+ Authentic language, music and scenery
+ Functionally combines Economy Sim and Round-Based Combat
+ "Sandbox" Mode where you can check out tactics you didn't try in the campaign
+ Fine-tune your henchmen and their weaponry by leveling them up and finding new firearms
+ All weapon classes (Revolver, Pistol, Knife, Baseball Bat,...) have their own playstyle and useful
+ All STATS (Strength, Endurance,...) are useful and you can reset PERKS for your player/henchmen easily
+ All characters unlock widely varied combat-specific SKILLS which if properly used give a BIG advantage in combat
+ Multi-Player with Henchman Level Progression
+ Skills, STATS and Perks and the ability to switch out your gang on the fly helps to vary gameplay


CONS:

- Average economy system will be too easy and simple for above average sim fans
- Turn based combat can be a bit infurating (Hit chances, friendly fire, damage stats,..)
- Playing too many hours in a row will show how repetetive the gameplay can get
- Co-Operative Mode is restricted to 2 modes of the Turn Based Combat, no co-op campaign with economy map!!
- After 10 hours you have may have heard and seen everything that exists in the game
- You might think that some henchmen are better than others



DLC WORTH IT?

Yes if you get it all cheap at once, each DLC (not counting ADDON!) adds 1 mission and 1 henchman but on their own not worth 5 bucks.

SUMMARY: Definitely buy if you want a fun and not too deep eco-sim/turnbased hybrid and feel a bit like "Boardwalk Empire" or other Prohibition-related media. Great game, just not perfect but one can forgive the weak spots.


Long Text:

A fun little niché title that combines economy simulation with round-based combat in a meaningful way. By no means the most deep and realistic simulation of the Prohibition Era but it manages to capture the atmosphere through authentic, if sometimes comical, voice bits, great and fitting music and general flair.


Neither combat nor economy sections of the game work perfectly but work seamlessly together but it can get repetetive.


Multi-Player is PvP (vs other players and their gangsters) and 2 Co-operative missions. You can only play the turn-based combat but you can build your gang out of the game's henchman list, level and equip them according to your preferences (and what you can afford).



It IS a fun game that draws you in with its charm, easy to use and understand controls and mechanics, quick action and original maps based on Atlantic City.


It is NOT a hardcore economy sim with deep layers of mechanics nor a high-tech combat simulator.

You are limited to the ingame ressources and will most likely figure out the most efficient way to play about midway through the 10-15 hour campaign and slight repetivity might sour your experience.
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296 of 345 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
39.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2013
Actually, that is very controversial game to be recommended...

On the one hand, it's a quite attractive mix of city management game (like Tropico series) and tactical combat game (like XCOM or Silent Storm).

On the other hand attempt to mix these two features can't be called successfull because:
- management part much easier than in Tropico and not so absorbing:
- tactical combat part can entertain you but it's far-far behind XCOM or Silent Storm:

In other words, if you have an opportunity to buy it on sale for 5-10 USD (with all DLC) then do it - worths it completely. If it's much more expensive, it's simply waste of time and money.
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288 of 370 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
I love gangster settings, but this game has oen massive problem.
It's boring.

You will sit on the map waiting for resources to unlock so you can continue plugging away with the game. Want to break up the monotany with combat missions? You'll be punished with a raised alert status with the cops. It goes too high and the game is over.
Unless you have money to bribe, in which case it's never a concern.
And sadly the combat missions feel random. The difference between everybody living and everybody dying can sometimes just feel like a random dice roll, even after playing the entire mission smart.
To add insult to injury I still don't know how to change the weapons my crew is carrying. And I'm ten hours in.
There's a lot of potential but it just doesn't live up to any of it.
I won't begrudge anybody who likes this game, but this game just wasn't for me.
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112 of 126 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
33.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 16, 2014
Omerta is not a terrible game, and I'm almost inclined to give it a thumbs up. Heck, I spent 30+ hours playing it, so you might think that's an implicit recommendation right there. But it's not.

There's enough going on in Omerta to keep you occupied in a pleasant, cow-clicker kind of way. But the strategic/RTS layer lacks enough depth to be really satisfying - every mission plays out in pretty much the same way, tilting from "how long do I have to wait until my next building? I hope I don't run out of money" over to "I'm printing money and the police are in my pocket" in about 10-15 minutes each time.

The tactical combat is pretty fun, but unlike XCOM EU, you don't feel like you're really making many interesting choices in the team construction. I've carefully balanced my squads between AoE shotgun-types and single-target pistol/rifleman. I've also just thrown a bunch of characters in with the best-rated weapons that happen to be in my inventory. Either way you'll find a way to win without too much sweat. So leveling up gang members and choosing their skills/perks becomes a forgettable side note, not the kind oi high-stakes, nailbiter moment it should.

I picked up Omerta as part of a Humble Bundle so I'm plenty happy with the purchase. If I'd dropped north of $10 on this, though, I'd feel cheated. Omerta has some nice production values, but the gameplay is a lot more like a Facebook/casual game than a real AAA title.
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88 of 100 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2015
This is one of those games that takes a good idea, in this case running a mafia gang in 1920's Atlantic City, but just doesn't deliver on its potential. Each level is set in a different neighbourhood of Atlantic City. You have an overview of that neighbourhood where you can rent or buy buildings and establish illegal or legit businesses or joints. There's also some squad based tactical combat where you control some of your hired gangsters as they fight rival gangs or cops.

Good points:
- the games style is pretty good with nice looking maps that pull of the 1920's look quite nicely. The music also adds nicely to the games atmosphere.
-running your own mafia gang is pretty fun for the first few hours at least

Bad points:
- this game gets very repetitive after a few levels. The basic formula for each level is start setting up businesses, discover more of the neighbourhood, set up more businesses, gather enough money, resources or liked rating to complete objectives, combat mission end. While the campaign has a story and objectives that try to keep things fresh is doesnt stop the repetition creeping in and the game becomes a chore.
- the combat sections arent great. Granted its not the gameplays main focus but it doesnt have much depth and combat sections become more of a nuisance later in the game.

I've ticked not recommended for this game instead of recommended but it's really one of those "somewhere in the middle" games. It's not so much a bad game but it's not good either, just average. If the game sounds like something you'd enjoy it might be worth a try but probably not worth it otherwise.
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116 of 143 people (81%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
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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105 of 136 people (77%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 11, 2015
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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90 of 115 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
36.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2013
I don't like to berate games for nit picky reasons, but I really didn't enjoy Omerta for nit picky reasons. Omerta uses a turn-based combat systerm (like Heroes of Might Magic), combined with a free market economic environment (like Patrician, or any of the Impression city games) and has a "take over the world through back alley means" main goal (like Grand Theft Auto or Tropico). It begins with you making a "custom" character (you pick one of six portraits, his starting weapon and his stats). After that, your story picks up and you go from immigrant to booze king of New York during the Prohibition. Typical gameplay involves sending one of your six on hand gang members (all of which are preselected) to buy one of three main commodities in the game (beer, liquor or guns), steal any of the commodities, sell any of the commodities, establish a property that deals with any of these things, or just accumulates money. Every now and then, you will need to go into a combat mission, which involves you picking four (and only four) of your six gang members. Each character does have their own special weapons and talents (healing abilities, morale boosting abilities, etc.) and you get to plan out the assault/raid/assassination. Here are the reasons I didn't like this game: 1.) They don't let you customize the main character as much as, say, Baldur's Gate, nor do they let you make custom characters to bring into the game (like Freedom Force). 2.) the learning curve is horizontal until the very, VERY last mission. Then it becomes vertical. In other words, I ended up rage quitting over how easy and not challenging everything was after they decided to make the last mission 20x harder than the previous missions. 3.) You are given a multiplayer option that nobody uses (pay $40 for this game or nothing for TF2, Planetside, Dota 2, or Tribes: Ascend?). 4.) This game was very cheaply made, and that's coming from a guy who still will play Heroes of Might and Magic 4, Zeus: Master of Olympus and other cheaply made strategy games. There are spelling/ grammar errors everywhere, the jokes they make in this game are dumb and the voice acting quality leaves me wondering if the white guy sniper is actually black, or if the drunken irish doctor is actually Italian. 5.) There is absolutely no replay value and very restricted freedom in the game. After you beat the campaign (and the dlc, if you REALLY think that's a sound investment), you have an open sandbox mode (which isn't bad, to be fair) and the aforementioned multiplayer mode. Considering that Kalypso made this (yes, the people who made Tropico made this crap), I was disappointed with the fact that I couldn't just put a hit on random people (random buildings, yes, random people (Mike Hodges, etc) no). While Kalypso is doing everything to always add content and fix bugs, it simply isn't worth the price. For $40, buy XCOM or the newest Tropico. For $5.99 or less, go to GOG.com and you'll find several quality strategy games that trump this little thing.
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75 of 93 people (81%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
47.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 2, 2014
After playing total of ~30 hours and in fact finishing the game with every unique weapon, unfortunately I don't recommend this title.

Let's start from the good side. You have very nice voice-acting, awesome graphics (especially rain visuals on street is pretty damn good, I liked that), and... yeah, that's it.

For some reason I couldn't find more pros. It's a very simple mix of strategy and RPG, with turn-based combat. Gameplay is pretty damn boring, it takes some time in every mission to "settle up" and make a good income, only to discover that 5 minutes later mission is finished... And you start again...

Actually there's no real reason for "having fun" with doing anything apart from main storyline. The only things, which are permanent are the weapons, and most of them are useless anyway.

I won't lie if I say that I had higher hopes for this title. I love Tropicos and got this game as a preorder special to Tropico 5, and decided that I can play it a bit before Tropico 5 arrives, but no. Game is unfortunately boring, repeatable, very short (you can finish it with collecting most of the achievements under 20 hours, on normal gameplay it's about 10-15 hours I'd say), and doesn't really offer ANYTHING, which could potentially hold me for a bit longer.

Sorry Kalypso, but Omerta isn't your strongest title. Adding more RPG elements like taking 1/10 or even less of daily income to the next mission would make it far more enjoyable. There's no real reason for making anything apart from storyline, and perhaps collecting some interesting weapons, but even this is pretty optional. I had higher hopes for this game and I was sure that it will be similar as with Tropico - I start playing and it forces me to finish every damn mission, only because it's that good game. In this case, I had to force myself to finish this game, and it's unlikely that I'll launch this game ever again.
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Recommended
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
I bought this game for a quick weekend play, thinking it would be an interesting pastime that I'd binge-play once or twice and then never touch again. Boy was I wrong: Omerta sucked me in with its huge campaign, awesome mechanics, cool characters and absolutely amazing soundtrack. Seriously, the soundtrack is among the greatest Jazz/Swing stuff I have ever heard, and I listen to that type of music regularly. If you like the idea of being a prohibition-era gangster and don't mind not having Mass Effect-level cutscenes (this game does not have ANY real cutscenes, just quick montages) and buy and sell on a city-spanning market of beer, liquor and guns, this game is absolutely for you.

Also, it has a DLC-campaign that is roughly the same length as the original one, and I have not even played through half of it. So buy this game, especially if it is on sale, because it really is worth your hard earned clean money.
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