Sure, there are games where you play a gangster. But sometimes one gangster isn’t enough. How about a gang of gangsters? That still doesn’t seem right. A village of gangsters?
A city of gangsters. That’s the thinking behind Omerta, released today on the Mac App Store:
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.
PC Gamer’s Tim Stone called it “a destination well worth a visit”, although it’s safe to say other reviews haven’t been quite so kind.