Empire of Sin’s many bugs, balance issues and competing systems undermine what could have been a novel mob management game.
What is it? Character-driven mob management in 1920s Chicago.
Expect to pay £35/$40
Developer Romero Games
Publisher Paradox Interactive
Reviewed on GTX 1080 Ti, Intel i7-8086K, 16GB RAM
Release date December 1
Link Official site
I’ve got Feds breathing down my neck, a friend I need to betray, employees getting into love triangles and rivals making big plays—no wonder mob bosses end up a bit high strung. There are times when Empire of Sin’s missions and emergent chaos collide to create a cyclone of compelling mobster drama full of intrigue, booze and bullets. Unfortunately, it mostly just gets in its own way, with systems tripping over each other or bugs dragging them down.