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When i think... truly great playstation 2 gmae, a few games echo through my mind, obvious choices such as the GTA series, and other such titles, but i do beleive that 'The Godfather' will firmly cement it's self in the hall of fame of playstation 2 gaming. Using a revolutionary new system, the 'Blackhand' , you are free to judge yourself how hard to hit enemies. This is a useful system, as in this game you have to extort businesses to earn money. By puling the analogue stick back, you therefore pull your hand back, and scare the shopkeeper into paying money, without resorting to violence. By following cleverly designed levels, vaguely following the godfather series, you traipse around New York, stealing cars, extorting businesses , defeating rival gang members. and of course completing the odd missions. A beatufiul addition to the game is the 'Htman' missions. Using these missions breaks up the story gameplay greatly, offering bonuses if the target is killed according to the contract.. You can also take control of rival family headquarters and warehouses, greatly challenging your game-playing skills. The graphics are amazingly sublime, along with the soundtrack. A truly superb game, effortlessly playable.