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Gangsters 2: Vendetta is a 2001 PC Computer Game. It was developed by Hothouse Creations, with Eidos Interactive as publishers. Gangsters 2 was designed by both Peter Moreland & Rob Davies. The game is the sequel to Gangsters: Organized Crime also published by Eidos.
The game follows a character called 'Joey Bane' whose nickname is decided by the player e.g. Joey 'Scarface' Bane. The character's father is murdered at the beginning by a mob controlling most of New Temperance (the fictional city where the games are set), the leader of the mob is Frankie 'Hammer' Constantine. The player progresses through the game by defeating different gangs and gang leaders that are all connected to the killing of Joey Bane's father.
The game is very heavily a strategy game, utilizing a point and click interface. Each gangster ('hood') the player controls can have four subordinates that will help the character in a firefight. Players can use vehicles to reach targets faster, attempt drive-bys and transport goods. Weapons can be upgraded, including those of your 'hoods'. Business must be bought, sold and taken over from rival gangs, players must set up many types of illegal businesses to make the most money e.g. gambling dens, breweries and brothels.
The player is given objectives to fulfill. They range from setting up illegal businesses, claiming the enemies' business, kidnapping, and murder.
Players can purchase a number of different automobiles, business specialists and other "specialists" including hitmen.
There are five different cars for purchase as well as a range of guns: revolver, dual pistols, rifle, shotgun and the tommy gun. Bombs can also be purchased, but only used efficiently by a gangster with the bombing skill.
- ↑ http://uk.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/gangsters2vendetta/review.html Gamespot's Gangsters 2 page
- ↑ http://archive.gamespy.com/reviews/july01/gangsters2/ Gamespy's Gangsters 2 review page
- ↑ http://www.computerandvideogames.com/game.php?id=2666 PC Zone Magazine's Gangsters 2 page
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