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 (749 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

PC
Mac
    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
10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
Omerta — a code of silence that forbids Mafia members from cooperating with authorities and revealing information about their criminal activities.Sharing its name with the famous code, Omerta: City of Gangsters is a management simulation and turn-based tactical combat game set in prohibition-era Atlantic City that follows the activities of a newly-established mob boss.Atlantic City consists of 20 maps and each has a role to play in the overall campaign. At the start of a new chapter you get to pick which map to play on by choosing a mission. Missions have different rewards attached to them such as a level-up for your henchmen, special weapons or an increase in team size. Then the game zooms in on the streets on the map and drops you into what could be considered to be the primary melting pot of the game’s many aspects; the strategic level.Here you rent and buy properties in which you can set up both legal and illegal businesses. Character creation is reminiscent of classic turn-based RPGs like Fallout or Baldur’s Gate, but in a mobster setting. Rather than just assign points to your attributes — Muscle, Finesse, Smarts, Cunning, Guts, and Toughness — you select four or so out of a dozen options that establish your character’s aptitudes.Omerta’s turn-based combat feels like the generic brand version of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, lacking any cinematic flair and seeming no more evolved than the turn-based strategy titles from the ’90s, with a cover system that feels ambiguous at best and arbitrary at worst. Sometimes you fight mobsters, sometimes you fight cops, and sometimes you fight KKK members, but there’s little nuance to be had in your approach to dealing with these foes. To Omerta’s credit, you can often skip combat with an “auto-resolve” option.What Omerta does best is capture the charm of the 1920s, from the soundtrack’s smooth jazz tunes, to the accents of the colorful characters, to the aesthetics of period city districts and vehicles. Omerta even touches on the themes of racism and sexism, issues that plagued society in those days, without being offensive or irreverent, and without taking the easy way out by ignoring them altogether.Omerta is a great game which quite successfully mixes economic management with tactical turn based combat in a well-made mobster setting.
Posted: September 26
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Ratings: 8.3/10
Worth playing Turn-Based Strategy Simulation game. Omerta - City of Gangsters's gameplay is somewhat unique and takes time to sum up and complete variety of missions and side-missions. The combat system is accurate enough, fighting against one another showing whose turn will be next and what you'll do and when it's your next move. I'm enjoying the game right now since I like simulation games like these. I got it on sale, not for full price, but I still appreciate it. Looking forward for upcoming updates.
Posted: October 4
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Seems like an okay XCOM tactical style game, maybe not as much depth but pretty decent all the same... can't grumble for £2.99 for the Gold edition on Bundlestars.
Posted: October 15
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
91.3 hrs on record
Pros:
Great turn-based combat
Good character development
Good graphics
combat can be auto-resolved

Cons:
Limited Upgrade oppurtunities
Sometimes felt like repeating the same stuff did in previous missions
AI is always lucky in combat and weapons accuracy is wrong imo

I don't understand why it got such poor ratings in many gaming websites. If anyone know about Chicago 1930, an old school game similar to this. I felt like playing the same great game with much more advanced features and gameplay. Not to spoil the main character development is one of the best. If you are a mafia fan and like the turn based games, I think this one is worth buying it
Posted: October 4
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Like Xcom but with gangsters. 9/10
Posted: October 24
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Purchased this via Bundlestar and i'm glad i did. It's a bit like Mafia 2, The Godfather and 911 First Responders had a child and this is the result.

Definitley worth playing!
Posted: October 17
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Poorly designed game with zombie gangsters, ultimatly broken game.
Posted: October 11
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
26.4 hrs on record
Management system is unique and fun.
Combat is a poor man's XCOM.
Third party DRM isn't intrusive.
Rating/10 buy it on sale.
Posted: September 28
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
it is like standalone game for Fallout 2 - New Reno fights , you feel it dusty
Posted: October 14
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
22.5 hrs on record
Tropico 4 with a different skin.
Posted: September 26
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38.0 hrs on record
Picked this up on sale, I felt, after playing 5 missions or so, that the game itself was very shallow. I was expecting it to _at least_ be on par with 'Gangsters: Organized Crime' which was released in 1998 (i think?). It really felt like the developers focused more on the visual and auditory effects of the game, rather than focusing on depth of in-game mechanics. The game gets pretty boring after a couple hours of playing. I wouldn't recommend buying this, unless it was on sale...
Posted: October 17
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3.4 hrs on record
A fair attempt, but falls short and quickly becomes booring.
Posted: October 8
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4.3 hrs on record
It's just...soulless.
Posted: October 12
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23.6 hrs on record
A great game, for those who like city/building, and xcom tactic like combat areas. Not a fan of mob stuff, but liked this game very much, the cast was very enjoyable, and their development was great. story/dlc stories are excellent as well.
Posted: October 10
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6.8 hrs on record
Omerta- City of Gangsters is one of those games where, you're not entirely sure whether it's going to be good or not from the outset.

I know that when I first got it, I picked it up, liked it, and then didn't pick it up again because other games seem to outshine it a little. And it's a damn shame because it is a fun game in my honest opinion.

I love a good sandbox title, and this game gives you some challenge for sure. It's intuitive, and I didn't even need to play the tutorial again after so long, you can pick it up- get your honest businessmen rolling and shooting up business (Both meanings, if you catch my drift.).
Posted: September 28
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10.3 hrs on record
Awesome gangsta game! 11/10
Posted: October 1
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20.8 hrs on record
At first I had felt that it was a bad investment. After a little while though, I started to enjoy it.

And I still haven't stopped.
Posted: October 3
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24.2 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 11
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6.8 hrs on record
I dont have a lot of expirence with this game, but that is probly for the reason that for some unknown reason i find this game as hard as dark souls. its either really hard or i am really bad a rts. but other than that i think this game has a good and simple mangement system thta i find really fun, and has suprisingly good combat.
Posted: October 5
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8.8 hrs on record
A good game, but needs more tropico features.
Posted: October 23
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