Gangsters: Organized Crime

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Developer(s) Hothouse Creations
Publisher(s) Eidos Interactive
Designer(s) Martin Capel
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
  • NA: 1998-11-30
Genre(s) Strategy
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Gangsters: Organized Crime is a strategy game by Eidos Interactive. It is set in the fictional Chicago suburb of New Temperance in the Prohibition era. A sequel, Gangsters 2: Vendetta, was released by Eidos in 2001.

Platinum Edition[edit]

It includes the Update 4 patch, Acrobat Reader 4.05, and a separate CD containing demos of Thief Gold, Thief 2, Tomb Raider 3, Tomb Raider 4.


Four gangs (identified by the colors blue, orange, green, and red) compete for control of the city. There are three ways to win the game. The easiest is by accumulating resources and then going straight. A more difficult way is by getting elected mayor. The hardest way is by destroying the other three gangs.

Gangsters is played by alternating between turn-based and real time gameplay. At the beginning the player gives orders to the gangsters (or 'hoods') under his control, which are then played out in front of him during the real-time aspect of the game (the working week).

The player can begin expanding his territory by giving his hoods the order to extort businesses into paying protection money to him every week (which must be collected). He will also have to begin recruiting more hoods for his gang as soon as possible by giving his hoods the recruit order. Additional hoods can be recruited from gyms, pool halls, cafés, the docks and the unemployment office.

The hoods have many different attributes such as intelligence, fists, knives, etc. which make them suitable for different missions. Hoods can be promoted to lieutenant, which gives them the ability to lead teams of hoods. It is also possible to hire a lawyer and an accountant. There are different automobiles and weapons that can be purchased to aid in carrying out missions.


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