As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster. That's the opening line of Martin Scorcese's pivotal mobster film Goodfellas. With these amazing, free Gangster Games, you too can live the dream without having to worry about the feds coming to bust in your door. Here at Silvergames.com we've collected the best, most exciting and coolest games for you to enjoy, capice?
Gangsters are people - usually men - deeply involved with organised crime and are often depicted as being prone to extreme bursts of violence. Games that choose to use gangsters as protagonists tend to celebrate both the independence, the coolness as well as the brutality of those characters. After leaving an indelible mark in film with The Godfather, Scarface, Goodfellas and The Sopranos the gangster went on to take other media by storm. The Grand Theft Auto series (often shortened to GTA) popularized this genre for a new generation of gamers. These games often feature missions in which you have to either get rid of your competition, in a permanent and usually very bloody way, outrun and outsmart the authorities or just conclude the illegal business that your crime family is involved in.
So if you don't mind getting your hands a little dirty; if you know what omertà is, or why you should leave the gun but take the cannoli, then straighten your jacket and seek out some excitement, action and adventure with these Gangster Games.