Empire of Sin

Rating Summary

Based on 56 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

62

Top Critic Average

27%

Critics Recommend

Based on 56 critic reviews
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4 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2020

Empire of Sin's criminal management sim and turn-based tactical combat combo sounds brilliant on paper, but it completely fails to live up to its aspirations due to major imbalances and bugs.

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Recommended
Nov 30, 2020

A charismatic and enjoyable gangster sim that gets a bit bogged down in admin.

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49 / 100
Nov 30, 2020

Empire of Sin's many bugs, balance issues and competing systems undermine what could have been a novel mob management game.

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3 / 10
Dec 4, 2020

The potential for an exciting period strategy game is clear but that only makes the buggy mess of unbalanced combat and simplistic tactical decisions all the more frustrating.

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5 / 10
Dec 15, 2020

Empire of Sin is a promising strategy game but one that feels woefully incomplete. I can't recommend it, but I can recommend following it's hopeful transition into something genuinely wonderful.

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75 / 100
Dec 4, 2020

Despite a couple of negative aspects, if you are fans of the mafia genre, strategy and management, Empire of Sin will make you an offer that you will not be able to reject.

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8 / 10
Nov 30, 2020

There’s a lot going on in Empire of Sin. Romero Games and Paradox Interactive build quite a hybrid of business management, character growth, and turn-based combat, and the 1920s Prohibition-era backdrop makes for an interesting story. The gang leaders are varied in so many ways between their business, combat specialties, and personal stories. Meanwhile, the overall flow of business expansion, hostile takeovers, and diplomacy or confrontation with other gangs also makes for a mostly engaging gameplay loop.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2020

Empire of Sin isn't a bad game, just a simple game, not deep enough to catch the attention of the genre's veterans. The organized crime theme is, as always, interesting, but it could have been developed better: as it is, Empire of Sin looks more like XCOM-lite with gangsters than a true mafia simulator.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2020

Fantastic mafia management game with a good combat system. Employee relationships make up for bad artificial intelligence and some illogical situations.

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Nov 30, 2020

Empire of Sin has its bugs and some rough cinematic moments. But Romero Games pulled this project off with a team of just 30 people. For a game of its ambition, that seems like a small team. It’s pretty much an indie project, or perhaps “double-A,” compared to other games that are more polished but have hundreds of developers — or even more — working on them.

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