empire of sin
Show Chicago the true meaning of mob rule
THE DEVELOPER SAYS… “All the interactions, I think make it way more interesting and complex than just a pure strategy game.” John Romero, cofounder, Romero Games
Romero Games/ Paradox
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It’s the 1920s, and the streets of Chicago are awash with corruption and black market liquor. As a fresh-faced mob boss sauntering onto the scene, your goal is to take over the city racket by racket, forging an empire of casinos, brothels and speakeasies.
Success requires no small amount of strategy. As an aspiring kingpin you’ll need to manage your various illicit businesses across the city map, before zooming in for turn-based battles to defend your ill-gotten turf.
Your crew of gangsters is more than just a set of blank-faced soldiers to command, however. Each has their own randomised traits, temperament, and even relationships with other people in the city, all of which can affect your battle for supremacy. Recruiting a new enforcer, for example, might be rather easier if they’re friends with your second-incommand, and a particularly cruel hired gun might be better suited to an attack on your rivals.
These factors even change over time based on what your recruits do and what jobs you send them to complete. Send that bloodthirsty gunman to carry out one too many executions and he might pick up a sadistic streak you can’t control, carrying out unsanctioned killings. Other crew members might feel uncomfortable working with him, and he certainly won’t be best suited to bodyguard duty.
These emergent systems promise to add a wonderful dash of chaos to the historical strategy, and the setting is absolutely dripping with atmosphere. Just make sure you get all your tax paperwork in order…
BELOW Empire Of Sin really captures the atmosphere of Prohibitionera Chicago.