Omerta City of Gangsters, a criminal-conquest game from our friends at Kalypso Media, is now available for download on Xbox 360 via the Games On Demand service on Xbox Live. The Xbox Live download costs just $34.99 and drops players into Prohibition-era Atlantic City as they fight to take over the city through legal and less-than-legal means.
Also available is “The Con Artist” DLC for the Xbox 360 version of Omerta City of Gangsters, which includes a new henchman, an additional weapon and a new district to explore (and take over). The goal of the overall game and this DLC is to strategically conquer the city block by block by buying, building or bullying the competition. And, yes, by pulling off turn-based heists.
Omerta City of Gangsters is a simulation with tactical turn-based combat. Taking the role of a fresh-off-the-boat immigrant, with dreams of the big life, the player will work his way up the criminal hierarchy of 1920’s Atlantic City, New Jersey. 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.
The player strategically manages his business and his minions in a real-time format, slowly but steadily increasing his influence over the city. The player sends his henchmen out on missions ranging from assassinating an informant, to raiding a warehouse, springing a friend from prison, robbing a bank or attacking a rival gang’s hideout. Nobody is above the law in Atlantic City, so it always helps to have a little cash handy to bribe a policeman or pay off a politician.
The turn-based combat in Omerta – City of Gangsters focuses on the tactical command of “The Boss” and his henchmen. Cover and stealth are essential parts of any shootout in the game. Finding the best vantage point to gun down an enemy, while taking cover from a hailstorm of bullets, can be just as satisfying as sneaking quietly behind a foe and taking him down.