Gangsters: Organized Crime (1998)

About This Game

Become a made man as you vie for power in a Chicago-like town during the prohibition era. Gangsters is the strategy game where crime pays and with dividends! You can don the knuckle dusters and “persuade” the local business owners to pay you for “protection” services.

You can get your hands even more dirty and navigate in the cutthrat world of politics. Or simply go for the throat as you order your wiseguys to execute your enemies in the streets and show the city who’s “da boss”. Gangsters gives you all the power you need to get things done.

The game sports an easy-to use strategy planning interface, to
authentically recreate the seedy, violent, and ruthless world of gangland monsters. Remember, real power is never given, it’s taken!

ATI/AMD compatibility notice: Gangsters: Organized Crime requires graphic card drivers version 13.4 or older.


The hoods have many different attributes such as intelligence, fists, knives, etc. which make them suitable for different missions. A hood with high knife skill and low fists skill may inadvertently kill someone he was merely sent to beat up, for instance. 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.

Go Straight: This requires the player to get a good lawyer and pull in a good sum of purely legal money from businesses owned, no hoods wanted by police and no “heat”. Eventually the player can choose to drop the life of crime that paved their way and be legit with their new business empire. Rival gangs are the main threat to this goal as their movement on the player’s territory can draw the player back to crime to retaliate or defend.


  • Run illegal businesses: extort, intimidate, bribe, and ruthlessly whack the opposition.
  • Become a Godfather and control every aspect of a 1920’s-era mob “family”.
  • Break the law and taunt the system or go legit and get elected Mayor!

Game Details

Genre Strategy – Simulation – Managerial
Works on Windows (XP, Vista, 7)
Languages Audio and text: English
Released December 1, 1998
Size 233.2 MB
Company Hothouse Creations / Square Enix

System Requirements

Minimum system requirements – Windows:

Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.


Gangsters: Organized Crime (1998)

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