Gangsters 2

Windows game, 2001

Genre:
Strategy
Year:
2001
Developer:
Hothouse Creations
Publisher:
Eidos Interactive
Perspective:
Isometric
Theme:
Managerial, Turn-based, Crime

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Set in the fictional city of New Temperance, the game's narrative follows the story of Joey Bane, a young man seeking vengeance for his father's murder. As Bane, players must navigate the underworld, recruiting gangsters, establishing rackets, and engaging in turf wars with rival gangs. The storyline is engaging, with a strong narrative that drives the player's progression through the game. …read more

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Set in the fictional city of New Temperance, the game's narrative follows the story of Joey Bane, a young man seeking vengeance for his father's murder. As Bane, players must navigate the underworld, recruiting gangsters, establishing rackets, and engaging in turf wars with rival gangs. The storyline is engaging, with a strong narrative that drives the player's progression through the game.

Players must manage various aspects of their criminal operation, including extortion, bootlegging, and gambling, while also handling the logistics of maintaining a gang. This includes recruiting and managing individual gangsters, each with their own unique skills and personalities, and deploying them on missions to expand the player's influence and control over the city.

The game presents a detailed simulation of a 1920s city, complete with bustling streets, businesses, and police patrols. Players must strategically plan their moves, as actions can attract police attention, leading to raids and arrests. The interaction with law enforcement adds a layer of complexity to the game, requiring players to balance their criminal activities with the need to keep a low profile.

Combat in Gangsters 2 is tactical and requires careful planning. Players can engage rival gangs in street battles, using a variety of weapons and tactics. The combat system is robust, allowing players to set ambushes, plan drive-by shootings, and use the environment to their advantage.

The game's graphics and sound design effectively recreate the atmosphere of the Prohibition era. The art style captures the gritty essence of the criminal underworld, while the soundtrack and voice acting enhance the immersive experience. The sound of gunfire, the roar of car engines, and the background jazz music contribute to the game's authentic 1920s feel.

For fans of strategy games and those fascinated by the criminal underworld of the 1920s, Gangsters 2 provides an immersive and challenging gaming experience.

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