Omerta: City of Gangsters demo smuggled onto Xbox 360

Omerta City of Gangsters demo smuggled onto the Xbox 360
Omerta: City of Gangsters now has a demo available on the US Xbox Live Marketplace. The 1920s Atlantic City bootlegging simulation (developed by the makers of Tropico) arrived on PC and Xbox 360 earlier this month.

Unfortunately, especially if you go by Metacritic scores, reviewers of the game haven't been very kind. See if you disagree – and don't forget there's already a PC demo.
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Xbox 360 Demo Available for Omerta – City of Gangsters

Ridgewood, NJ, February 28, 2013 - Kalypso Media has released a new single-player demo of Omerta - City of Gangsters for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft today.

The demo features two levels from the Prohibition-era gangster game that mixes city conquest with turn-based combat and heist planning. Grab the demo to get a taste of Omerta, and see if you can become the ultimate crime lord in 1920's Atlantic City.

Omerta – City of Gangsters is a simulation game 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.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.