It’s almost time to make a start on your 1920s gangster career, becausecomes out today. The new strategy game from Paradox Interactive and Romero Games will plonk you in the shoes of a Prohibition-era crime lord to do what crime lords do best: shoot people, manage a criminal empire, and wear a fedora (cigar-smoking optional).
I call it a strategy game, because that’s broadly what it is, but it has a mixture of genres thrown in there. It’s a more management-style game when organising your crime ring, a turn-based XCOM-like romp when it comes to combat, and there’s even an RPG-ish loot system for kitting out your mobsters.
If it’s the mob bosses you’re interested in, there are plenty of famous faces you’ll get to play as – from Al Capone and Goldie Garneau, to John Romero’s actual gangster gran (, apparently) and Brenda Romero’s grandad Paddy Donovan (who’s called Frankie Donovan in-game, because ).
You’ll get to meet them all yourself later today, because Empire Of Sin hits Steam around 6pm GMT (10am PST) priced at.