Scarface: The World is Yours. It only scored a 75 on Metacritic. However, while this might be a controversial opinion on these forums, I think it's better than the majority of PS2 generation GTA games (not better than GTA SA though). For one, it has much better shooting mechanics than any PS2 era GTA along with a much better camera than GTA III and GTA VC. Also, Tony Montana was reenacted superbly.
it was alright the Godfather was better though imo that scored about the same aswell.
I have not played The Godfather game yet, but I've heard relatively positive things about it (and bad things about the second one). I think these games only got average scores since they were released at the end of the life cycle of sixth generation consoles. I know that the Scarface game is quite a bit advance for a PS2 game, and I'm sure that The Godfather game is about the same. For instance, Scarface: TWiY's driving is about on pars with GTA III era games, but its shooting mechanics and camera are far ahead. Seriously, go back and play either GTA III or GTA VC on the PS2. They're great games, but the camera and shooting will have you wishing for something much better (GTA VC is much better on PC though).
In 70% of the cases i end up loving game, that is literally shunned not only by reviewers, but by the majority of gamers (both casual and hardcore) as well! And in return when most of the games nowadays are getting praised to no extent i usually end up hating it! The great example of such game is Saints Row 2, if you see how many people bitch about it being too silly, story, that doesn't make any sense, poor driving and damage physics, shooting animations etc...then you'd get basic idea of what i'm talking about! To be honest i have absolutely NO problems at all with all those things in Saints Row 2 and as a whole i can't see why people hate all those things so much, because i personally find them enjoyable! I wish there were more games like Saints Row 2 with extensive customization in ALL areas (not only vehicles and weapons, but also characters and gangs!), SOOO much side activities and missions and such an interactive and living world! (if you played through Saints Row 2 you'd notice how good interaction is in that game! People are walking in the park holding hands of each other, playing dice games sitting on the streets, reading newspapers, using umbrellas when its raining, playing guitar for money, high school support teams near high school stadiums and many many more!) If only people give a try and see all those things as i see them, they'd realize how stupid they're for shunning such a great game!
Saints Row 2 is another great game that gets a lot of flak just because it tackles the same genre as GTA. I believe I only stopped playing it due to the repetitive police and gang AI. They always ran you over, sprung out of their vehicles, and then just spam you with gunfire. Also, helicopters got pretty annoying. Otherwise, it was good in most ways. I've seen many GTA fanboys bash it for having "bad graphics" and a "dead city". However, to be honest, I believe the cartoonish graphics have aged a bit better than GTA IV's graphics, and the pedestrians in Saints Row 2 do roughly the same amount of sh*t as the pedestrians do in GTA IV (possibly more).
Saints Row 2 definitely had terrible graphics, a dead city, sh*tty physics/animations, terrible voice acting, mechanics, terrible car models. It had some good concepts, badly executed however. Overall it's a f*cking sh*te game, badly made and it's no surprise it receives flak, it's certainly not just because it tackles the same genre as GTA...