The Godfather II walkthrough
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Prologue: NATIONALIST CUBA
Part 1 - TAKING BACK NEW YORK
Part 2 - A QUICK TRIP
Part 3 - FUN IN THE SUN
Part 4 - POLITICS MAKES FOR STRANGE BEDFELLOWS
Part 5 - CUBA LIBRE
Part 6 - O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU?
Part 7 - CHAOS IN CUBA
Part 8 - THE ENDGAME
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May 1 2009 - Version 1.00 posted on Gamefaqs site
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May 31 2009 - Added www.cheats.de to the Legal Things section and corrected a
few more typos. I really should have proofread this more
June 4 2009 - Version 1.1 posted. At a reader's request, I added a new section
after the main walkthrough listing the location of all the
weapons in this game. Also corrected a mistake I made about the
owner's weakness at the Juan Sizzllio's racket in Cuba.
August 18 2009 - Version 1.1.1 posted. A few more typos fixed, a couple more
sites added to the "Legal Things" section.
January 1 2010 - Version 1.2 posted. Added a tip J.B. Krause sent me about
getting a jeep in Cuba. Thanks J.B.!
Prologue: NATIONALIST CUBA
A quick recap of the first Godfather game's events is narrated by your
character, Dominic. After it's done, the first thing you do is create your
mobster using the mobface system you might already be familiar with if you've
played the first Godfather game. You can change your character's hair, skin
tone, eye color, give him an overbite, etc… There's not much to say about this
portion of the game except that you shouldn't hit the start button until you're
satisfied with your mobster's look. It's an easy mistake to make to simply
change his hair, press Start and start the game without making any other
changes to Dominic. In case you're curious, none of these changes affect the
game in the least. And you can change your appearance after you've started the
Our story proper begins in Cuba on the eve of Castro's takeover. Hyman Roth
has called a meeting of the heads of four crime families. In attendance are
Rico Granado, Samuele Mangano and two other mobsters wearing yellow sweaters
who are part of Roth's mob. Representing the Corleone family are yourself,
Fredo Corleone, Michael Corleone and the protagonist from the first game, Aldo
Trapani. Roth speaks of how the families can profit from Cuba and parcels out
his operations for when he retires.
After his speech, you get control of your character and get your first
objective: Talking to Michael. This is rather easily attained, as he's
standing right there. He tells you to go talk to Aldo. Before you leave the
balcony, you can also talk to Fredo and Roth, if you wish. After you leave the
balcony, feel free to introduce yourself to Rico Granados and Samuele Mangano
too. Make your way to the ground floor where you'll find Aldo near the dance
floor. He'll share his apprehension about the communist rebels. As he speaks,
Fredo and Michael will saunter up. No sooner is the conversation over than
Cuban president Batista announces he is fleeing the country. Bedlam ensues.
You have to escort Michael, Fredo and Aldo to the airport where a plane will
fly you all out of the country. The crowd flees to the front of the palace,
but you go out the back way. As you enter the kitchen, you encounter a
communist guerrilla who is easily dispatched with a few punches, then another
who you can grapple and then beat to death. Outside, a crowd of enraged Cubans
runs up and begins attacking a car chassis with no wheels. Since you now have
a pistol, you can shoot them if you want, but you're better off ignoring them
and making your way out the gate and onto the street. Ahead of you, two more
communists are running up and will shoot at you. Once you dispatch them, make
your way to the intersection where you'll find some cover to dispatch the three
or four soldiers there. When they're history, head over to the bridge and
lower it by shooting the bridge operator. You'll find him to your right in a
control room with a big window you can shoot him through.
Move forward to the next intersection. The game will inform you that you can
sprint, but that's not a good idea at this point because the firefight you're
approaching will cause vehicles parked nearby to explode in a sec. If you get
there too soon, you'll be hurt by these explosions, so wait until the cars go
up before rushing in. The soldiers here drop shotguns and maybe even a
tommy-gun that you can pick up. Make your way to the airport gate, which is
closed. Aldo will cut it open with an acetylene torch. As he moves towards
the airplane, a sniper shoots him dead, and then you, Michael and Fredo shoot
On the plane, Michael talks about how Roth's plans for Cuba are finished and
how the families will now be at each others throats. Fredo says he's ready to
step up in the business, but Michael ignores his ambition and makes you Don of
New York instead.
Part 1 - TAKING BACK NEW YORK
We jump ahead six weeks as another CS informs you that you have a new problem
in New York, Tony and Carmine Rosatos. Once capos under Pete Clemenza, these
two have left the Corleones and started their own families. Frank Pentangeli
thinks Roth is behind them, but Michael disagrees. He tells you to recruit a
made man to help you take care of business. Talk to Frank and he'll tell you
more about made men. In the office are two candidates for your mob, medic Joe
Primanti and arsonist Roy Giordano. You might be tempted to recruit the medic,
who is more valuable in the long run, but recruit Giordano. Then wander around
the house for a sec. The dining room should have extra ammo for your pistols
and magnums. Michael is by the front door, and if you talk to him he'll
discuss Frank's suspicions about Roth.
Head out the door and you'll find a black Cadillac waiting for you, but don't
get in just yet. There's a reason you recruited that arsonist and here's where
it pays off. Turn to your left and face the compound gate. As you approach
it, you'll see a row of bushes to the right of the gate. When you approach
this foliage, a fire icon will appear. Order your made man to burn it down.
Oddly enough, this blatant and dangerous vandalism won't draw any ire from the
Corleone soldiers around the compound (I guess being boss of your own family
lets you get away with a lot). Once the bushes are gone, you'll find an
upgraded shotgun on a bench.
Go back to the car and get inside. That Caddy, by the way, respawns after a
while so if you ever need a car you can come back here and get one. There's
also an armoured version in another part of the compound, but you can't
actually get in it until much further on in the game, so forget about it for
now. If you want a car and don't feel like hoofing it all the way back to the
compound, you can always just grab a parked one or stand on the street and wait
until one comes along to carjack it. Once you do so, however, you'll want to
drive off without delay as cops will arrive after a while and chase you around
if you're still in the area.
Take off and drive the two blocks to the Sweet Life bakery. Go into the back
room where you'll find a bouncer. Grab him and beat him around a bit to
intimidate him into letting you into the brothel. After he's done so, he'll
cower away from you so you can just ignore him. Go inside and you'll find
scantily-clad women, horny patrons and Rosatos guards. How you dispatch the
guards is up to you. If you pull a gun, they'll do likewise, so I found it
easier to simply run up and beat them to death. As you go through the game
you'll find that some rackets have guards who'll start shooting no matter what,
but for now you have the choice of gunplay or no gunplay.
Once you've dispatched the four or five guards, go into the office where you'll
find the owner and a safe. You can't do anything with the safe right now, so
focus on the owner. You have to intimidate him into letting you take over the
racket. Do so by grabbing him and holding on until he cracks. If you want to
speed up the process a little, feel free to throw a punch or two at him. But
don't overdo it or you'll either kill him or rile him up to the point where he
won't knuckle under. If either happens, you'll have to take off and come back
later to take over the racket, and in the meantime the family that controls it
will have sent along more guards. Also, they'll sometimes send reinforcement
guards to a racket you're in the process of attacking, and these guards tend to
come in guns-a-blazin'.
Anyway, now that you've taken over the racket, you should assign some guards to
it in case Carmine Rosatos decides he wants it back. Then leave. If you like,
you can talk to some of the ladies there. Many will be cowering away from you
but any that aren't you can flirt with and see if they respond. It makes no
difference in the game if they like you or not, but you might find it amusing.
Upstairs, Frank's waiting for you to tell you about Fronts. There are three
businesses that act as fronts for the Carmine Rosatos mob and your job is to
take over two of them.
Your choices are the Appliance King shop, the Empire Room bar and Richie's
Tavern. For now, leave the Empire Room and take over the other two instead.
The owner of the Appliance King is vulnerable to property damage, so smash up
some TVs when he's in the room, then grab him until he cracks. The Rosatos
guards at Richie's Tavern aren't in the tavern itself but rather on the roof.
So is the owner, and he's vulnerable to grabs and leans, so grab him, drag him
over to the ledge and lean him over. He'll crack in no time, but make sure you
don't throw him off.
Now that you've got three businesses under your control, you might notice that
they probably don't produce enough income to justify hiring the maximum amount
of guards they can accommodate. My rule of thumb is to hire as many guards as
you can up to the limit of your daily income. So if you're income is, say,
$2343, your guard expenses should be $2300. Make sure all your rackets and
fronts have guards, and if you have to trim a few from a front to keep a racket
at maximum strength, than that's the way to go. Don't worry about money for
now, as there are plenty of other ways to make money in this game. So far,
you've only made money by extorting shopkeepers and picking up loose cash
dropped by people you've killed, but other revenue streams will open up soon.
One of them is the bank you might have noticed is in town. Don't go there yet.
You can't get at the money there and all you'll do is bring down police heat on
Now that you've taken over the two businesses, pay phones all over town,
including the one on the ground floor of Richie's Tavern, will be ringing.
Pick up the call and you'll find it's Michael telling you to come back to the
compound. Meet with Michael and he'll advise you to hire guards for your
rackets and fronts (which you've already done). He'll also tell you it's time
to recruit another made man. On the way out, you can talk to Fredo if you
want, and he'll tell you that you can sometimes bribe cops to look the other
way while you're up to your wacky shenanigans.
Head out and drive over to the Tribeca Park basketball court where you'll find
your next recruit, Bill Bardi, a demolitions expert. Recruit him. Now your
next objective will be to take over La Maison Rouge and complete your
Prostitution crime ring, but let's hold on a sec. There's no rush for you to
do that just yet. Instead, head back to Richie's Tavern. The bar is on a
street corner and the street heads off to the east before it turns southwards.
Go to that corner and look to the northeast. Between the two big buildings
you'll find a trio of tables, like a restaurant. Wandering around that area is
Alvin Uzzano, another mobster you can recruit as a made man. Trouble is,
you've only got room for two thus far. Open up the Don's View, take a look at
your family and set your arsonist as Marked for Death. Trust me, you're not
gonna need an arsonist any more. Uzzano is an upgrade across the board as he
has two specialities (safecracker/medic) and has an advanced gun licence, which
means he can use better weapons like the upgraded shotgun you picked up. So
grab your arsonist, beat him to death and recruit Uzzano. Don't feel too bad
about the arsonist you just killed, as he's not as dead as the game says he is.
Now that you've got a safecracker at your disposal, you should go back to the
businesses you've already taken over and open the safes inside them. The one
at Richie's is on the ground floor next to the staircase, the one at Appliance
King is in the back room and the one at Sweet Life is in the office with the
owner. Each safe has $1000 in it, so now you've picked up $3000 and you didn't
have to kill anybody for it. Sweet! From here on in, make sure you crack the
safe whenever you take over a racket or front, as they all have safes.
You might be wondering if having a safecracker means you can hit the bank yet.
You can if you want to, but it's still a bad idea, so keep away from it for
Since you've got some money burning in your pocket, upgrading yourself and your
made men is a good idea if you haven't done so yet. A good upgrade is Ready
Weapon, which will make you and/or your made men reload their guns faster.
Another good one for you to acquire is the Extortion Expert upgrade as this
will make it easier for you to rack up more cash when you take over a business
without pushing the owner too far. And another thing I like to do is change my
made men's clothes so that I don't get them confused with the guards I'm
attacking. You might have noticed that the guards in other mobs all wear the
same colors (like Carmine Rosatos` guys wear mostly orange and brown) so make
sure your made men don't have those colors on or you might find yourself
pumping bullets into one by mistake.
That done, it's time to get back to your business. Head over to La Maison
Rouge. You won't be able to get in through the front door, so head on over to
the back. You'll probably encounter a guard as you do so, so just run up and
beat him up. The only way to get in is by blowing up an entrance in the back,
which is why you needed to recruit Bardi the demolitions expert. Once he's
done his job, enter the building and go into the kitchen. Remember how I said
some rackets you can take over without drawing a weapon? Well, this isn't one
of them, so draw your shotgun and get ready to shoot. If your made man can't
use the advanced shotgun, the magnum isn't a bad choice either, but its range
isn't great. Anyway, they'll be about ten guards or so in the joint, half of
them on the top floor popping out of two doors at the east end of the hall.
Here's where the shotgun really shines. Once they're dispatched, you'll find
the owner in the eastern room. Punch her around until she's low on health and
then grab her if you like. She'll hand over the business and you'll get your
first crime ring reward: Brass knuckles. You'll do more damage when punching,
so be careful when roughing up shopkeepers from now on.
The game then instructs you to take over the rest of the rackets. But on the
way out of your new brothel, you'll probably get a message that the Sweet Life
bakery is under attack. So drive on over and get rid of the attackers. It's
just a couple of them on the outside of the building, and you can usually get
at least one of them simply by running him over with a car. Attacks like these
are why you need guards to protect your businesses. Disposing of the attackers
in front of witnesses will bring police heat down on you. So go inside the
bakery and answer the ringing phone. It's Michael and he wants to see you, but
not at the compound. Drive over to the marker and you'll find Frank meeting
you outside an apartment house which becomes your safehouse. It's got spare
ammo lying around, which is always nice. Also, if you ever need to lose cop
heat, just duck in and they'll leave you alone. Most important, when you do a
bank job, you have to return to your safehouse before the money you boosted can
be spent. So now you can do bank jobs if you wish, though I'd still hold off
for a while.
Once you're inside the safehouse, Michael will tell you it's time to hit
Carmine's men. To get rid of an opponent's made man, you have to know what
their kill condition is and dispatch them in that specific way. Talk to Frank
and he'll explain how you can find out these kill conditions from people on the
street. Look for people on the street with a key icon over their heads and
talk to them. They'll tell you what they need from you and once you do it,
you'll find out the location and kill condition of a mobster. You can look up
the mobster in the Don's View and mark him for death, at which point his
location will appear on the mini-map. Marking your target for death is also a
good idea as these mobsters are usually accompanied by other goons you have to
fight through, so it's good to know who's the guy you need to kill a certain
way and who are the other mooks you can just blast away at.
Getting rid of an enemy mob's made men early is a good idea as if you wait,
these made men will often be involved in attacks on your businesses. Your
guards will fall like bowling pins before a made man when one attacks your
rackets. The only thing that you can do to counter a made man attacking your
business is to dispatch made men of your own to help defend it or go there
yourself, which can be inconvenient if you're in the middle of a job.
However, there is one advantage to having enemy made men attack your business.
Normally, you have to go to a made man's hangout to kill him. This isn't such
a big deal when you're targeting soldiers, but capos and underbosses are
usually surrounded by a dozen guards or so. On the other hand, when they're
attacking your business, they only have two or three extra bodies to protect
them. So if you get a message that your business is being attacked, check your
enemy's family tree in the Don's View and see where everybody is. If you see
that one of the made men is attacking your business, mark him for death and
take note of what his kill condition is. Then go over to your business and
take the guy out that way if you can. Sometimes, the kill condition will be
something impossible at that business, like throwing somebody off a building or
running them over with a car. In that case, you probably shouldn't bother
going over there. Just send some made men and go about your business.
Once you're done talking to Frank, you'll find a guy across the street from
your safehouse who needs a favour. Agree to do it and then take the Caddy
provided to do the job. Like the car at the Corleone compound, this black
Cadillac will respawn. There's also often an armoured version of the car
parked next to the safehouse, but it's just as unusable as the one at the
There are five types of favours you can do for people on the street:
Assassinations, where you kill somebody, Intimidations, where you have to beat
somebody up without killing them, Sabotages, where you have to do property
damage to a store, Burglaries, where you have to open a safe to get something
inside and Demolitions, where you have to blow up a building. There's not much
to say about the first two, aside from the fact that you might get police
attention. Also, if you ever have to kill somebody near a hospital, you'll
have to prevent nurses and doctors from running up and reviving your target
before the job is considered finished.
As to the last three, Demolition jobs are pretty rare. To complete them , you
need to have a demolitions expert plant a bomb next to the gas pipes on the
outside of the target building. Sabotages and Burglaries always take place
inside a racket/front, so it's not a good idea to accept jobs from people in an
area where you don't control most of the businesses. On the plus side, if the
burglary is at a store who's safe you've already cracked, you'll find the safe
closed and cracking it will not only complete the job, but net you some extra
money too! For now though, you need to do the favour for this dude, so let's
get back to that.
Once you've done the favour, whatever it is, open up the Don's view, find the
made man of the Carmine Rosatos family with the key on his picture and mark him
for death. It's Franklin Credi, and you'll find him next to the Federal
Building. Unlike most of the targets you'll have to liquidate as the game goes
on, he's all alone. So just run up to him and strangle him. Once you've done
so, the pay phones will start ringing again. Ignore them for now. Go into the
federal building and crack the safe in the room on the right. Then wander
around looking for other people with keys over their heads. Do three more
favours for them and you'll have the locations and kill conditions of the rest
of the Carmine Rosatos mob. You can also do favours for the people with money
icons above their heads, which, as you might have guessed, will net you some
The three mobsters you've got info on are Clyde Lando, Jimmy Guidalatto and
Norman Rossi. The first two are fairly easy to get rid of. Clyde is hanging
around a freight yard right next to the Corleone compound. Easiest way to get
him is to start at the Sweet Life bakery and drive south through the
construction. A guard will be loitering outside the yard so run him over, then
drive in and run over Clyde who's in the back. Another Rosatos guard will
shoot at you, so you can either have your crew shoot him from the car or simply
leave. Jimmy is in a park next to the East river with only one guard. You can
just run up to Jimmy, throw him in the river and then beat his bodyguard to
Now Norman Rossi, on the other hand, might be a tough nut to crack. For one
thing, he's got more than a dozen guards watching out for him and they'll start
shooting at you as soon as they see you. For another, he's on the top level of
a building under construction, so you have to fight your way through the guards
from the ground floor up to the top. And finally, his kill condition is that
you have to do a pistol execution, which requires you to be standing right next
to him at the time (Check out EXECUTION ADVICE later on in this guide for more
on executions). This can be hard to pull off when his guards are shooting at
you. Best way to do this is to shoot Rossi a few times with the pistol from a
distance to stun him, and then run up and finish the job.
Mark Rossi for death in the Don's View but otherwise leave him alone for now.
If you're lucky, the Rosatos will attack one of your fronts while you're doing
something else. Since you've killed all their other made men, they'll send
Rossi and it'll be easier to kill him when he's attacking your business.
You'll still have to use a pistol execution, but he'll have less guards by his
side. If he's not sent to attack you, just leave him for later.
Answer the phone after you've killed Clyde and Jimmy. It's Carmine Rosatos and
he wants a truce. Meet him and Frank at Richie's Tavern. The meeting turns
out to be a set-up and Frank ends up on the wrong end of a garrotte. The chance
arrival of a cop saves your life but he calls in his trigger-happy buddies.
Run up the stairs to the roof where your crew is waiting, then make your way
across the rooftops. You'll have to whack some cops as you go, and you'll pick
up the sniper rifle too. You'll eventually make it to a staircase near the
overpass. Cops on the overpass will take potshots at you, but you can ignore
them. Make your way down the fire escape and then jump into your safehouse to
make the cop heat disappear.
Your phone will be ringing, so pick it up and then go see Michael at the
compound. He denies being behind the attack on you and Frank. He tells you to
recruit another made man. You'll find three in the kitchen, including the
arsonist you beat up to make room for Alvin Uzzano. Told you he wasn't dead.
Don't recruit him though. Get the engineer instead. Just as every racket has
a safe, it also has an electrical board. Having an engineer sabotage the
electrical board prevents that racket from calling reinforcements when you take
it over. Also, engineers can cut through fences with acetylene torches like
Aldo did in the Cuba prologue (though unlike Aldo, they don't become sniper
meat immediately thereafter). Going through fences will often let you enter
rackets from the back and make it easier to fight the guards inside. And
finally, having an engineer cut the power to a bank will cut the alarm and
avoid the massive cop heat I keep warning you about.
So now you're finally ready to hit that bank. Park a car outside the north
side of the bank and cut the power. There's also a crack in the wall you can
order your demolitions guy to bomb. Once it goes up, you can run in and order
your safecracker to open the safe. While he's hard at work, grab the $10000
lying around. The safe contains another $2500. Before you can spend it, you
need to go to your safehouse, so hop in your getaway vehicle and drive to your
place. If you do this quickly enough, the cops will ignore you when you leave
(as opposed to doing all this with the electricity still on, which would bring
in more cops and they'd be shooting you up something fierce). Spend the money
on upgrades. The bank will be out of commission for a while, but will
eventually regenerate it's wall. And while the safe won't give you anything
more, the $10000 in the vault will likewise respawn. So check out the bank's
status on the Don's View from time to time and when it's up and running, rob it
If you haven't taken out Norman Rossi yet, now's a good time to do so. Exit
your safehouse and find the construction site. Before you go in, you might
notice there's an apartment building beside it. Around the back of that
building is a fire escape you can climb to the top of. It's a good vantage
point to shoot some guards with the sniper rifle. Make sure you have Rossi
marked for death so that you don't accidentally snipe him. Once you're out of
targets or rifle bullets, run back down the fire escape, around the building
into the construction site to work your way up the levels. Like I said before,
plenty of guards here. Execute Rossi and that should leave only Carmine
Rosatos himself in the family tree.
At this point, you might notice that the Don's View has three new icons on the
map. These represent individuals you can do favours for in exchange for a
special service. The first, Ken Jameson, is located in the alley behind the
police station towards the Appliance King. Go speak to him and he'll ask you
to vandalize the Appliance King. Once you do so, you'll be able to get him to
call off the cops when they're chasing you and you're not near your safehouse.
The next one is located at the Tribeca Park basketball court where you picked
up Bill Bardi. His name is Victor Grosser and he wants you to bomb the bank.
You'll find the gas pipes on the south side of the bank's exterior. Make sure
you've robbed it before you do the job, as it will be out of commission for a
while after you bomb it. Once you've done as he asks, you can call him to have
him rebuild bombed buildings instantly. It's not such a hassle right now, but
later on mobsters will bomb your buildings and this might cost you a
bullet-proof vest or an ammo belt at the wrong time.
Before you go talk to the final guy, go over the bridge and park your car near
SaniCo Incineration. Go around back and climb up to the roof. There's another
ladder that leads down to an office and you can use it to launch an assault on
the Rosatos guards. Most of them you can kill from here, and the final two are
in the adjoining room. Also in the room is the owner, who's weakness is being
shot. You don't wanna kill him though, so aim for his leg, shoot him with the
pistol and take the racket.
Now go and see Leon Brinker, a Washington lobbyist, whom you'll find to the
east of SaniCo Dump and Disposal. He wants you to steal some documents out of
a safe at SaniCo Incineration, the place you just took over. Do it and the
next time one of your made men is shot up so bad he's sent to the hospital, you
can get him up and back in your crew immediately.
Incidentally, you can go back to any of the three corrupt officials at any time
and do other missions for them if you want to stock up on whatever favour they
offer. Their missions won't be the same as the first time you dealt with them,
but they're about the same as any mission you get from people on the street.
If you're in a hurry, you can simply bribe them to get the Favour without doing
any dirty work.
At this point you have only one front and one racket left to take, the Empire
Room and SaniCo Dump and Disposal. Take them in whatever order you feel like.
The weakness of the Empire Room owner is physical threats, so grab her and pull
back your joystick, but try not to actually hit her. As for the owner of
SaniCo Dump and Disposal, his weakness is that he doesn't like people pointing
a gun at him. Be careful of him though because the guards you're fighting
often retreat to his office, so he has a tendency to be caught in a crossfire.
If he's not shot, you still might end up pointing a gun at him as you try and
shoot a guard taking cover behind him, so tread carefully.
When you're done, pick up a pay phone and talk to Michael. He tells you to
meet him at your safehouse. Do so and he informs you that Carmine Rosatos has
gone to ground and is hiding out at his compound. There's nothing left to do
but get rid of him by blowing him up. Make sure you have all your weapons
loaded up with ammo. As you leave, Michael will give you 3 more rapid
recoveries for your made men. Drive over to Carmine's compound and get ready
for a fight. The place is lousy with soldiers. While you're outside, snipe at
them with the rifle and then the tommy-gun. The building has a front door you
can go through, but you might have better luck going around the left side and
blowing open the side door. Before you do that though, make sure you pump a
few bullets in the huge gas containers in the yard. If you don't, a guard
might hit them when you're standing too close to them and that'll hurt.
When you're inside the building, make your way through the ground floor. I
found the shotgun to be a better weapon choice at this point, but use whatever
you feel like. Take the main staircase and fight your way across the second
floor. There's really only one way to go, so don't worry about getting lost in
here. In a corridor after the first room, you'll find an upgraded magnum on a
bench. Grab it and then open the door to Carmine Rosatos' office. Carmine is
inside with his hands up. Talk to him and he'll warn you that his brother Tony
will seek revenge if you touch Carmine. When he's done, kill him however you
want. The office has a safe for you to crack and the gas pipes you need to
bomb. Order your demolition expert to do his thing and once the bomb is set,
you'll have 30 seconds to get out of the building. The text on the screen will
say you have to escape the compound, but just exiting the building will be
fine. Once you're outside, make sure your crew is by your side or they'll be
sent to the hospital for a while (unless you wanna use one of your rapid
recoveries). Once the timer reaches zero, the building goes up and you get
$10000. For now the compound is a wreck but after a while it will be repaired
and you can use it as safehouse if you wish.
Drive off and circle Edgemont Park until you see the phone located therein and
pick it up. Hyman Roth is on the other end, inviting you to come to Florida.
Hit the bank one last time (if it's available), go back to your safehouse to
stock up on ammo (and drop off any bank loot) and then go to the airport. Talk
to the ticket agent and you're off to sunny Florida.
Part 2 - A QUICK TRIP
A CS begins with Fredo meeting you at the airport and filling you in on some of
what's going on. The Tony Rosatos mob is operating out here, but it's the
Granados mob that has Roth worried. Fredo throws you the keys to a green
muscle car and you regain control of your character. You can either leave or
talk to Fredo again. If you choose the latter, you'll get a little more info
on the mob out here. Don't worry about the car only being a two-seater. Take
it and drive over to Roth's house. When you arrive, all three of your made men
will be there, so feel free to drive two-seaters to your heart's content.
At the house, Roth informs you that Rico Granados and his goons have kidnapped
one of Roth's men. Roth asks you to get him back. After he's done his speech,
you can speak to him again and get more background on what's going on and why
Roth asked you to come down. Get in the car and drive off.
Unlike New York, where you could get around fairly quickly, you'll find Florida
to be somewhat larger. The officials you can do jobs for are already on the
map, but ignore them for now, and likewise ignore any passers-by with keys or
money floating over their heads. Since you don't own any rackets or fronts out
here, most of these jobs will involve you going to businesses you don't own yet
and getting shot at. Also, you might find that a job you just agreed to do
requires you to drive across town which will take some time. So you don't want
to start messing around in Florida too much yet.
For now, just go rescue Roth's man. He's being held on the roof of a building
by five guards. A chair next to the outside stairwell has the final type of
weapon you can use, a garrotte. Pick it up and then follow the onscreen
instructions to sneak up and strangle the first guard from behind. The second
guard will go down just as easily but the next two will run up and you'll have
to shoot them. Next to the stairs to the second level rooftop will be an
upgraded pistol with a silencer attached. Go up the stairs and you'll find the
last guard hiding behind his hostage. You have 10 seconds to shoot him before
he starts pumping rounds into Roth's man. If you try to move to the side to
get a better shot, he'll open fire regardless of the countdown. So just aim
for his head with your new pistol and that should do the trick.
Afterwards, Roth's man will thank you for your trouble and your crew will
suggest you call Roth to let him know what happened. Go back the way you came
and you'll find a phone in front of the building. Answer it and Roth will
invite you to a house near his. Go there and Roth will give you the place as
your Florida safehouse. Just like your last one, it's full of ammo and you can
use it to flee cop heat.
Roth will also tell you it's time to promote one of your soldiers to capo.
Promote Alvin Uzzano and make him a bruiser. He'll have three specialities
now, making him a pretty handy gent to have around. His promotion leaves an
opening for a new soldier, and we'll be taking care of that in a second.
Go outside and talk to Fredo outside the house, and he'll tell about some of
the new favours you can get from corrupt officials out here. Your new
objective will be to take over a crime ring from the Rosatos or the Granados.
The easiest thing to do would be to take over the two drug rackets in town
controlled by the Rosatos. This would complete the drug crime ring, but we've
got some other business to take care of first.
Hop in the caddy that you'll find on the side of the house and drive over to
the entrance of Corman's Drive-In in Flamingo. When you get there, face away
from the entrance and look to the east. You'll see four buildings, two on
either side of the road. The closest one on the left has the letters A and L
on the side, and there's a corrupt official, Joey Katz, loitering near it.
Ignore him for now. The further one on the left has the letters G and O on its
side. Go to the far side of that one and climb the fire escape. On the top,
you'll find your new soldier, Ray Fogliano, an arsonist/demolitions expert.
Recruit him. Since there's only room for three men in your crew, remove Bill
Bardi (but don't kill him) and replace him with Ray. Between him, Alvin and
your engineer, you now have every specialty in the game at your disposal.
Sweet! You can still find some use for Bardi. Whenever an enemy attacks a
business under your control, you'll be notified and you should send any made
men not in your crew to defend it.
Now your family tree is as big as it can get at this point, so it's time to
make some money. Drive over to the bank in Deco Beach and park on the south
side near the crack in the bank's wall. On its north side is a fence you need
to cut through to gain access to the fire escape. Alternatively, you can just
ram the fence on the south side with a car and get access to the fire escape
that way. Use it to get to the roof and cut the electricity from there. Climb
back down and you'll find the crack in the south wall you can bomb. Same drill
as the bank in New York. Once you've grabbed the $9000 lying around and opened
the safe to get the $2500 inside, make your escape and once you're free and
clear, drive over to the bank in Biscayne and repeat the process. The
electric board is on the bank's west side and the wall crack on the east. The
vault contains $10000 and the safe another $2500. So once you hit both banks
and get back to your safehouse, you'll be $24000 richer. Not bad for a day's
Next on the agenda is some jobs for favours. Drive over to Biscayne and talk
to Wayne Reisdorf. Like his counterpart in New York, he can call off the cops
when things get too hot for you. But before he does, you gotta help him out.
He wants you to murder a rapist who got off on a legal technicality. Who says
mobsters only do bad things? Anyway, drive over to Palmetto and you'll find
him on top of a building right off the expressway. He's not armed, so do away
with him as you please. A couple of his nearby friends might try and get in
your face as you leave, but they're lightweights.
Since you're in the neighbourhood, drive back to where you picked up Ray
Fogliano and this time go talk to Joey Katz. He's an ATF agent whose
investigation has run into a snag. He wants you to bomb a gas station to
frame a mobster, which will allow Katz to get a federal search warrant. Drive
over to the place and you'll find the gas main on the left wall outside the
building. No guards patrol the outside grounds, so you can just stroll up,
order Ray to do his thing and watch the fireworks. In gratitude, Joey will
carry out a sting operation on any mobster of your choice from the Tony Rosatos
family. So if you wanna get one of them out of the way for a while, you need
only open up the Don's View and call in the favour.
Drive over to Deco Beach and you'll find your next corrupt official, Lt. Gov.
Robert Rizzo, on the edge of the boardwalk. Talk to him and, after a cute joke
about election-day shenanigans in Florida, he'll ask you to rough up his
campaign opponent. Your target is just up the road a ways, not too far from
the bank, with two cops standing guard next to him. You might have to rough
them up too, but sometimes they have dollar sign icons over their heads, so
feel free to bribe them in that case. Then rough up your target.
There's two other officials you can go see, but it's better not to do so yet.
The first, Pedro Illvarra, gives you a burglary job at the airport, so it's
better to wait until you got that safe opened yourself before the job “resets”
it. The other guy, Matthew Tilden, wants to bust up a store you don't own yet,
so you should leave that one for later.
Instead, just go at the airport, 'cause now's as good a time as any to make a
big detour and return to New York. Before you go see the ticket agent, go
into the central area and take the stairs up to the second floor. There's an
enclosed lounge and on its north end are stairs leading down to a safe you can
crack. When you've got the money, go back to the ticket agent and hop a flight
to your home town. The reason you're going back is two-fold. First of all,
you don't wanna lose the rackets you took over in New York, and that could very
well happen while you're running around Florida. Since the only businesses you
own are in New York, that's where you'll be attacked for now and that's where
you should be to be able to step in and defend your turf (and maybe smoke a few
made men while you're at it).
The other reason is that you now have two new family trees in the Don's View,
the Tony Rosatos and the Granados. That's 16 new mobsters you need to get info
on. It's a lot easier to do the jobs in New York, so that's where you're gonna
do 'em. I dunno why random passers-by in the Big Apple know so much about
Florida mobsters, but they do. So find somebody in New York with a key over
their head and do a job for them. Repeat 14 more times. If it seems a little
tedious, just thank the Lord you're not doing this in Florida, where it would
take even longer because of all the driving involved.
Incidentally, you may have noticed my math's a little off. I said do one
favour, and then repeat the process 14 times. That means you'd get 15
locations/kill conditions, but I also said there were 16 mobsters you had to
kill. Well, there are, but for some odd reason the info for the Granados
soldier Bruce Rivera won't come up no matter how many times you do a job for a
“keyed“ person. It's probably because his hangout is somewhere in Cuba, which
you won't be getting to for quite a while. His kill condition is that you have
to beat him to death with your fists without using a triggered execution. So
if he shows up while the Granados are attacking a business of yours, you know
who it is and what you have to do to get rid of him. If you don't get him that
way, don't sweat it for now.
Once you've done all these jobs, you'll know the kill conditions for everyone
in the Tony Rosatos mob and most of the Granados mob. Anthony Espanoza, one of
the Granados capos, is in New York, so go get rid of him first. Before you do
though, there's a little inconvenience you have take care of. See, the
Granados own all the diamond smuggling rackets in Florida, and that gives them
access to bullet-proof vests. This makes them tougher to kill, so go into the
Don's View and check out those rackets. You can bomb one of them, so send Bill
Bardi to do the job. As soon as you exit the Don's View, the bombing will take
place and the Granados will lose their protection for a while.
Now, mark Espanoza for death, drive over to Richie's Tavern and face north.
You'll see a gate to your left and two apartment buildings to the right and in
front of you. Head over to your right and you'll see a fence between the
apartment building and the big hotel. Cut the fence and move to the back of
the apartment building. You should see some Granados mooks ahead of you, but
leave them be for now. You wanna make your way to the fire escape behind the
apartment building. There might be a lone guard standing close by it, but you
can run up to him and strangle him without raising an alarm. Most of the time
he's not there anyway. So climb the fire escape to the rooftops and make your
way over to the adjacent building. You'll see a lone Granados guard facing
away from you, so sneak up and garrotte him. He'll drop a sniper rifle, in
case you forgot to bring one or needed the ammo for yours. Equip your rifle
and find Espinoza. He's on the far left corner of the yard. I had to shoot
him three times before he dropped, at which point his numerous guards started
to return fire. You can continue sniping if you want or maybe throw some
dynamite down at them and pick off the survivors. Either way, your job is
Now move on to Tony Rosatos' mob, which has quite a few members kicking around
New York. Go back to your safehouse and face north. There's an apartment
building north of your safehouse and on it's far side is a fire escape and some
scaffolding. Bill Ciompi is standing on top of the next building so climb up
the fire escape, sneak up to him and garrotte him. If you have the neck snap
ability, try not to use it as I think it screws up the kill condition, though
I could be wrong about that.
You next target is another easy one, Gary Lamberteschi. You'll find him in
Edgemont Park under the stone bridge. He only has two guards, and they won't
draw weapons unless you do. Just run up to Gary and punch him until the
“execution” command appears on screen and give him a punching execution. If
your made men haven't taken care of Gary's guards, do the same to them.
Your next kill in New York is Jimmy Vecchio. Easiest way to get to him is to
drive towards the Tony Rosatos compound (which you can't assault yet,
of course). Before you get there, you should see a graveyard with crypts to
your right. Park in the graveyard and make your way to a gap in the fence and
you should find Jimmy there by himself. A headshot is what you need to take
him down permanent-like, so use a pistol or magnum. He's lightly armed, so it
shouldn't be too hard.
Richard Crechi is on top of a building next to SaniCo Incineration. He has two
guards wandering around the grounds, and they won't pull out weapons unless you
do. Once you've dispatched them, climb up to the roof and execute him with a
melee weapon. If you forgot to bring one, there's a baseball bat on the wall
near the top of the fire escape.
And the final New York target is south of SaniCo Dump and Disposal. Unlike the
rest of these Rosatos mobsters, he's got quite a crew backing him up, so get
ready to shoot a lot of mooks from cover. Once you've dispatched most or all
of his guards, run up to him and execute him with a melee weapon again.
Okay, so that takes care of the New York mobs. You might have taken out a few
more mobsters as they attacked your businesses, but for the sake of this
walkthrough, we'll assume you didn't. So now it's time to leave New York
again and head back to Florida to get serious there.
Part 3 - FUN IN THE SUN
Now your Florida campaign begins in earnest. The first thing to do is
eliminate the made men out here.
Drive over to the Corman Drive-In but don't go in. You next target, Phillip
Giotti, is hiding behind the movie screen on the south-west side. Drive behind
it and cut through the fence. He'll have some guards on the platform with him,
and a few others sniping at you from other platforms nearby. Battle through
them and then toss Phillip off the ledge.
Next, you'll find Jimmy Gallo in an open air terrace in Deco Beach. You have
to strike the killing blow by throwing a bottle at him. Luckily, the tables
there have plenty of them to go around. He only has three goons with him and
they won't draw weapons unless you do.
That'll reduce the Tony Rosatos mob to Rosatos himself, who you can't go after
for now, and Clarence Pucci. So mark him for death and drive over the overpass
that connects Deco Beach with Flamingo. There's a trailer park underneath it
and Pucci's in it. If you approach from the south side you'll have to fight
your way through four or five guards before reaching Pucci. If you approach
from the north side, you can cut through a fence and get to Pucci first.
Either way, you gotta strangle the guy.
Now turn your attention to the Granados mob. If their bullet-proof vests have
come back, just send Bardi on another bombing run.
Paul Morales is your easiest target. Drive over to the Flamingo side of the
overpass and face Deco Beach (to the southeast). There's a freight yard here
and you'll find an opening to get inside on your left. Sneak around and your
target will have his back to you. Order your bruiser to go shank him and
you're done. You can stick around and fight his guards if you like, but it's
Harry Reyes is hanging around a park near the hospital in Biscayne. Unlike
other soldiers, he has quite a bit of back-up, so you'll have to eliminate them
too. Harry, like oh so many of us, is vulnerable to headshots, so use those to
take him out. Since there are a lot of innocent bystanders around, expect the
cops to take an interest in what you're doing.
Next up are the capos. Thomas Ramos is in a small warehouse in Palmetto, He
has a few guards you'll have to shoot, but he's hiding out in a small room by
himself. Just throw in some dynamite and let nature take its course.
Capo Johnny Salazar is at the top of a Deco Beach parking garage. He's got a
fair number of guards you'll have to fight your way through on foot. You have
to dispatch him with Molotov cocktails, and there are three scattered around
the rooftop. Why do mobsters surround themselves with the very thing that can
kill them? Beats me, but two or three cocktails and he's toast.
The last Granados capo is Theodore Ruiz, who you'll find in a trailer park in
Deco Beach. You have to club him with a melee weapon to dispose of him, though
you don't have do it as a triggered execution. However he has quite a few
guards around him so before you try it, whittle down their numbers by taking
advantage of the abundance of cover here.
And the final stop on our murder tour is underboss Stanley Jiminez, who's in a
Dodge Island warehouse. He starts off at the top of the warehouse, but he'll
start to move around when you attack the place. Getting to him will require
cutting a few fences and shooting up quite a few guards. Once you've done
that, strangle Jiminez.
That's enough killing for now. You might wanna do the bank jobs again (the
banks should be up and running again) and visit your safehouse to stock up on
ammo. When you're done, let's get back to the main objective and complete our
Drive over to the SaniCo Hauling Depot in Biscayne next to where you met Wayne
Reisdorf. Shoot your way through the guards and find the owner, who's
vulnerable to grabs. When you're done, drive over to Dodge Island and take
over the SaniCo Truck Depot. This one has more guards so it's more of a fight,
but nothing too bad. The owner here is also vulnerable to grabs.
Once you've taken both rackets, your drug crime ring is complete. The bonus is
that these rackets will now generate more income. If you open up the Don's
View, you'll find you now are making enough to max out your guards at all the
businesses you own, so feel free to do that. However, should any of your drug
rackets be bombed, you'll lose that bonus and you might find yourself with more
guards than you can afford. Sadly, your businesses are always vulnerable to
bombing no matter how many guards they have. You might have noticed that La
Maison Rouge back in New York kept getting bombed while you were running around
Florida. Well, now that you have a brand new crime ring, expect your enemies
to shift their focus to your drug rackets.
Now the pay phones start ringing whenever you get near one. Answer the phone
and talk to Roth. He wants to meet you at his place. When you get there, he
and Fredo will tell you about made men and guards. You have a new opening in
your family tree. Drive over to the nearby cemetery and you'll find Bernard
Uzzano, a Bruiser/Medic, near a crypt on the east side. Recruit him but don't
put him in your crew. Instead, just send him out with Bill Bardi to defend a
business whenever one gets attacked.
Your next objective is to defend and expand your criminal empire. Pretty broad
instructions there. The easiest businesses to take over at this point are the
Granados' fronts, so let's start with those. At some point during your raids
on these fronts, your men will mention that it's been a while since you checked
in with Don Corleone. After that, the pay phones will start ringing again, but
they can wait. Drive over to Flamingo and take over the Corman Drive-In. The
owner doesn't like to be threatened with firearms.
When you've done that, drive over to Deco Beach where there are four other
Granados fronts ripe for the plucking. Start with Active Electronics. There's
a large shipping container in the back that contains a weapons cache. Check it
out and then enter from the back. The back room contains no guards so crack
the safe, park yourself next to the door to the front room, open it and start
blasting. The owner is upset by property damage, and quite a few of his TVs
will be caught in the crossfire.
Make your way over to the Las Palmas club and come in through the left side
door next to the electric board. Most of the guards are on the upper level.
The owner will run off to the front balcony when the lead starts flying. Find
him when the shooting stops and lean him across the railing. Or if he's still
inside, slam him against a wall instead, as he's vulnerable to either approach.
Head down the road to the Elite Diner and clear the place of guards. Then go
inside and grab the owner. Drag him over to his grill and do a sideways slam
to put his face in it. That's his weakness. Make sure you don't do it for too
long as you might kill him like that and then his family will have to have a
closed-casket funeral. (Yuck!)
When you're done, drive over to Berry's Electronics and get rid of the guards
there. Lots of appliances to smash here, which upsets the owner. Now that you
own these five fronts and the three in New York, your other rackets will
generate 40% more income. This will help take the sting off your finances if
and when one of your drug rackets is bombed.
Now you're going to acquire three more crime rings. First off, diamond
smuggling. Drive over to the Bertolli Thrift company. The place has 2 safes,
so make sure you crack both of them. Smash something inside when you can as
the owner is vulnerable to property damage. However, he's on the roof, along
with the majority of this racket's guards.
The next racket you should hit is Lanski's Deli which has a whopping three
safes. Two in one corner close together and the other one under the stairs to
the catwalk. Sometimes the owner runs up to the catwalk, in which case you
should lean him over until he cracks. If he stays on the ground, slam him into
something and he'll fold like a cheap accordion.
Finally, finish up the ring with a trip to Emilio's Packing Company. It's a
big place. The owner starts off in a control room in the back, but when the
shooting starts he runs over to the roof. You'll have to strangle him a little
(that's his weakness) but, as always, don't overdo it. Once you've taken the
racket, you'll find a fence your engineer can cut through on the roof. Beyond
it there's an upgraded sniper rifle.
Now that you have bullet-proof vests, it's time to upgrade your ammo capacity
by taking over the gun-running crime ring. The nice thing about these places
is that there's usually tons of ammo lying around them. First stop is Basso
Oil Fill and Go, a gas station. Clear the place of guards and threaten the
owner with physical force to get him to crack.
A bigger gas station, Basso Oil Express, is our next target. Come in through
the side and shoot your way to the owner on the roof, where you can lean him
off the roof to get him to crack. Then go back down to the front of the place
and come in through the door there to find the safe.
Basso Oil Depot is our next stop and it's more of a warehouse. Easiest way to
assault it is through the left side where there are stairs that'll let you
shoot the guards while still keeping a decent amount of cover. Then go inside
though the back loading door and you'll find the owner on the second floor.
He doesn't like to have guns pointed at him, which makes you wonder what he's
doing in this business.
The last stop is the Basso Oil Refinery, an industrial plant crawling with
Granados goons. There are three or four at the front gate, so kill them and
then head to your left towards the large warehouse. It contains rifle and
machine gun ammo, but beware of the sniper in the control room with the big
window on the northwest side. Make your way to the main office where a dozen
goons are gathered around. Hope you have a quick trigger finger. Once the
guards have been dispatched, you'll find the owner inside is allergic to being
strangled. And you'll also find that, with this crime ring under your control,
you now can carry more ammo for all your weapons.
Okay, so that's three crime rings you've taken since arriving in Florida. Time
to take a fourth. This time, you're targeting the Tony Rosatos Construction
rackets. The first one, S&L Construction, is right next to your safehouse.
Simply drive up and start taking down the enemies on the ground. A few will
shoot at you from the building itself, but you can ignore them if you wish.
The owner isn't in the building under construction but in a mobile office next
to it. His weakness is being shot, so again, kneecap him with your pistol and
be careful you don't hurt him too much.
Once that's done, head down to Biscayne and the Astoria Construction Site.
This site has a mobile office too but the owner's not in it. The safe is, so
you should still check it out. There are a few guards on the ground floor but
most are on the upper levels. The owner is at the very top and you can lean
him off a railing to make him crack.
The final construction racket is the ABF Ltd. Construction Site in Flamingo,
across the way from Emilio's Packing Company. You have to cut through the
fence here from either the north or south sides, then go up the back staircase
to the very top of the structure. After you dispatch the guards on this level,
snipe the guards on the lower levels by standing near the edge of the
building's hollow centre. Once you've cleared out most of them, make your way
down to ground level and into the basement where you'll find five or six other
guards. Dispatch them and then threaten the owner with a firearm.
At this point, you may well have taken over all of Tony Rosatos' rackets and
forced him back into his compound. If not, it's because he still has a
gambling racket in Florida. You may have noticed that the Granados and the
Rosatos mob were fighting over those rackets and may have traded them back and
forth before you started taking out their made men. Anyway, if either one of
the Gambling rackets is owned by Rosatos, go and take it. The owner of
Ausiello's Bar and Grill is weak to bullets in the leg while the owner of
Jersey's Sports Bar is vulnerable to property damage.
As for the Adult Entertainment rackets, the Rosatos won't take them so leave
them be for now. If you decide to raid them now, you'll cause a delay in the
game later on, so just leave them alone and go about your business.
Two last things do before you get back to the main storyline. Go find Matthew
Tilden at the Luscious Entertainment racket. You don't own it yet, but since
the guards are all on the roof or in a yard on the outside, you can go talk to
Tilden without starting a fight. Tilden, a local D.A., needs you to smash up
the Elite Diner. Do so and you'll be able to call a sting operation on any
Granados made man. Useful if you haven't taken care of Bruce Rivera yet and
you want him out of the way for a while. Next, find Pedro Illevarra and agree
to help him recover some pictures of a high-ranking politician and a Hollywood
actress (the political jokes just keep on coming, don't they?) from a safe at
Before you actually go to the airport, pick up the phone and talk to Michael.
He wants you to come back to New York ASAP. But when you get to the airport,
you won't find any ticket agent this time. What gives? Go rob the safe to
finish of your errand for Illevarra and then talk to Fredo outside the airport.
He'll tell you that the airline workers are on strike and advise you to check
with Roth, who happens to be nearby. Go see him and he'll introduce you to
Henry Mitchell, a CIA agent.
Mitchell explains that the workers have been organized by Alejandro Almeida, a
Cuban-American communist who's stirring up labour trouble in Miami. Mitchell
wants you to make Almeida disappear. Go shake down the strike leader and he'll
tell you Almeida can be found in a nearby junkyard. Go there and fight your
way through the platforms. Be warned that these guards are somewhat tougher
than the mooks you've fought so far. Almeida is in the back of the yard. You
can snipe at him from a distance if you like, but if you get close to him the
game will suggest to throw him off a ledge instead. Do what the game says as
he's actually a soldier for a mob you'll encounter later. If you kill him the
way the game suggests, it'll be one less made man you'll have to hunt down
Once you've finished striking a blow against socialism, you can go back to the
airport and find it's back to normal. Take a plane and head back to New York
Part 4 - POLITICS MAKES FOR STRANGE BEDFELLOWS
When you arrive at the airport, you'll be instructed to go see Michael at the
Corleone compound. Don't. Instead, go do a bank job as the bank is no doubt
ready to be robbed again. When you're back at your safehouse, load up on ammo
and then drive to the Tony Rosatos compound.
Unlike his brother's compound, which you could walk into through the front
door, Tony's compound is a little trickier. Once you've taken care of the
guards up front, go to the garage on the left side of the compound. You can
either have a demolitions expert bomb the wall or have a bruiser kick open the
nearby door. Either way, move up to the back garden of the compound where
you'll fight a couple of dozen guards. Once you've taken them down, you can
move into the mansion itself through its back door and fight the remaining
guards. Don Tony Rosatos is in here too. Don't try to talk to him as you did
his brother because he's got nothing to say to you and he'll just shoot you if
you get too close. Dispatch him, find and crack the safe, plant a bomb and get
out of there before the whole place goes up. And that's one less family to
Go to the Corleone compound where you'll find the place crowded with made men.
Michael informs you that he's under investigation by a Senate committee and has
to watch himself. Even more shocking is that the star witness is none other
than Frank Pentangali, who didn't die in the ambush at Richie's Tavern like you
thought he did. Michael assigns Tom Hagen, his adoptive brother, to be your
consigliore in order to protect him from the investigation. Having Tom in your
family means that if a business of yours comes under attack from a rival
family, Tom can advise you whether the made men you're sending to defend it
have a good chance to succeed or not.
Tom also tells you that he's got a plan to get one of the politicians on the
committee to see things the Corleones' way. It seems Senator Geary has a
weakness for the ladies that you can exploit. Tom tells you to go see a woman
named Rosa at La Maison Rouge. If you played the first Godfather game, you
might remember her as the owner of the flower shop/bordello Aldo went to a few
times. She tells you that's she's willing to help set up the scheme and will
provide the woman who's to be sacrificed in it, for a price. Evidence
implicating Rosa and some prominent political figures is being held in the
Federal Building in town. She needs you to get at it and destroy it. Drive
over to the building and you'll find some cops there along with the usual
security guards. Bribe one of the cops and then go crack the safe. The
security guards will attack you as soon as you've opened the safe but the cops
will gun them down and you can just leave.
Go back to Rosa and tell her the good news. She'll tell you Tom is in the
house and when you speak to him, he'll tell you to go meet Geary at the Empire
Room. He'll also advise you to play up to his interests and tell him you need
his help on a business deal. Go to the meeting and you'll find Geary to be
somewhat arrogant. Start off the conversation by telling him you wanna talk
about business and just go from there. I don't think you can really mess up
the conversation too badly as long as you remember Tom's advice. At one point,
you'll offer Geary a portion on the profits on this fictitious business deal
and he'll want more. Agree to give it to him, as it really doesn't matter in
the end since there really is no deal anyway. When he says he wants extra
privileges, offer him girls and he'll fall into the trap laid out for him.
A CS will follow that shows you arriving at the bordello to meet with Tom.
Geary has just awoken in a room with his “companion” covered in blood. He's
freaking out, but you and Tom calm him down. Talk to the Senator and he'll
tell you that a new mob is moving into Florida, the Manganos. Talk to Tom and
he'll tell you a bit more about the Manganos and about how he plans to keep the
Senator rattled for the time being. With nothing else important to do here,
you might as well return to Florida.
Upon arriving in Florida, you don't find yourself outside the airport as you
normally would. Instead, a flight attendant tells you somebody wants to meet
you in the lounge. Go there and you'll find Michael waiting for you. The two
of you talk about the Manganos and you decide to offer Samuele Mangano a truce.
Michael warns you not to make an enemy of him.
Drive over to the island east of Flamingo and talk to Don Mangano. He tells
you he's opening an export business here and wanted to meet with you to ensure
goodwill between the two of you. You agree keep the peace and the two of you
part on friendly terms.
Now it's time to finish up taking over the rackets in this town. As you do
this, the pay phones will start ringing and your crew will comment that Fredo's
probably trying to reach you. Leave the phone be for now. Instead, take over
the gambling rackets first. If you haven't already taken it, go to Jersey's
Sports Bar in Deco Beach and clear out the downstairs guards. Then go
upstairs, finish off the last few mooks and start shooting up the TV screens to
upset the owner into handing the racket over to you.
Next up is Ausiello's Bar and Grill in Biscayne. Clear out the guards, then
shoot the owner in the leg and take over the racket. There are two other
gambling rackets you need to get to complete this ring, but you can't get them
yet, so don't worry about 'em.
All that's left is the three adult entertainment rackets. The first one,
Luscious Entertainment, you've already been to, so go back there and this time
go up to the second floor. Open the office door to crack the safe inside, then
climb up to the roof to start the gunfight. Snipe away from your elevated
position then go down the fire escape and take care of the remaining guards on
the ground. You'll find the owner in the yard and he'll crack when you shoot
Hop over to the Aristocrat in Biscayne. It's a club whose layout is similar to
Las Palmas, except there are more guards on the ground floor and fewer
upstairs. The horribly-dressed owner is on the second floor and he can be
leaned against the rail to break his spirit. The safe is in a small room right
before the balcony on the second floor.
And the last Granados racket in Florida is Foreplay Pictures (subtle, isn't
it?), not too far from your safehouse. There's a few guards outside the front
door, a few more inside and the rest in the back yard. Kill them all and then
slam the owner around until he gives you the racket. Unfortunately, you don't
have the complete crime ring 'cause there's another adult entertainment racket
somewhere else you can't get to yet.
Go back to your safehouse and fill up on ammo 'cause it's time to take out the
Granados compound. It's in the northeast corner of Palmetto and like the other
two compounds you've taken, it's full of guards. If you haven't disposed of
Bruce Rivera yet, he'll be here too. You could simply charge in, but the place
has a huge central square where you can be fired on from any direction. A
better way to tackle it is to get into the grounds and then hug the outside
wall, shooting guards as you circle the compound. Once you've completed the
circuit, go inside and investigate the buildings. The larger one has a room
where you'll find an upgraded machine gun. A door to the left of that gun
leads to the room where Don Rico Granados is holed up with a shotgun. Take him
out and then past him is the balcony with the gas main you need to blow up.
Make sure you know your way out before you plant the bomb 'cause you'll only
have a 20 second countdown this time.
Okay, so you've gotten rid of two of the crime families in town, made peace
with the third and forged a criminal empire in an area where you once had
nothing. Sit back and bask in your accomplishment. Then go back to your
safehouse and answer the phone. Fredo wants you to meet him at the house.
Since you're already there, a CS immediately begins with you and Fredo
chit-chatting until a car pulls up and sprays the place with machine-gun
bullets. You don't see who the shooters were, but Fredo convinces you it was
men sent by Samuele Mangano. So much for the peace. He'll also tell you that
you can get access to the Manganos' place in Flamingo by talking to union boss
The time has come for you to promote one of your men. Promote Ray Fogliano and
make him an engineer. Now, he and Alvin Uzanno have all six specialties and
the third member of your crew is a spare. I'd suggest you take along
somebody's who's a medic as your third crew member. Since you have an opening
for a new Soldier, drive over to Jersey's Sports Bar and find Leroy Petriboni,
a safecracker/engineer. He can be hard to find as he sometimes is hanging out
in a little room you can only access from the front of the building. Find him
and recruit him.
Note that from here on in, I'm not going to advise you on who you should
promote when the opportunity arises and what specialities you should assign
them. Since you've got every speciality availiable to you through Alvin and
Ray, everybody else is strictly a back-up. I'll still tell you were to find
the last two recruitable mob members with dual specialities though.
Okay, now it's time to go meet Green. He tells you he'll help you out if you
assassinate a rival for him. Agree to do it and the rival will pop up less
than half a block away. He only has two bodyguards, so get rid of the three
and then drive over to the little island where the union man waits for you.
Talk to him and he'll lower the bridge. Make your way to the small gatehouse
and then start your assault. Make sure you take out the sniper who's on top of
the loading crane. The game will tell you to bomb the fuel tank to smoke out
some guards but before you do, go to the smaller building to the south, the one
whose door is locked, and go inside. In one of the rooms you'll find the level
3 shotgun. Then go back outside and bomb the fuel tank. Liquidate the guards
and blow up one of the doors to enter the building they came out of. Inside is
a stairway going up and a door. Behind the door is the place's safe. Crack it
and then go upstairs to the roof and make your way to the adjacent roof of the
main warehouse. There's a ladder leading to the catwalk inside where you'll
find more guards to kill. Finally, make your way back outside where you'll
find the owner of this place at the top of the second loading crane. Climb up
and lean him over the railing to take over this racket.
Leave the place and find the nearest phone. On the other end of the line is an
angry Samuele Mangano. You accuse him of trying to kill you, he denies it and
tells you to meet him in an abandoned warehouse. Go there and you'll find that
Samuele sent his consigliore, Paulo Riccitello, instead. Paulo tells you that
Don Mangano doesn't deal with backstabbers. Then a CS begins showing the
Manganos shooting your soldiers, bombing your businesses, kicking your dog,
When the CS ends, the Manganos will have seized a number of your businesses and
you'll wind up back at your safehouse. Talk to Fredo and he'll suggest you
consult Roth. Man, that's his answer to everything, isn't it? Well, it's not
a bad idea, but before you go see him, you have some other business to take
Since you have a new family to get info on, you'll need to do some favours for
people with key icons. You still control the lion's share of businesses in
Florida, so you could do the favours there, but like I said before, that would
entail a whole lot of time-consuming driving around. Better to fly back to New
York and do them there. Besides, it's been a while since you robbed the bank
there, isn't it?
Do five favours in New York and you'll get the kill conditions for three
Mangano soldiers, one capo and one underboss. You could do more favours if
you want, but all you'll get is money as the game won't give you any info on
the three other mobsters at this point. The underboss, Provenzano Porco, is
at the top of a fuel depot near the airport. Go there and fight your way
through his guards. You'll have to blow up a wall near three fuel tanks to get
access to the fuel silo he's on top of. Climb up and grab him, then throw him
off the ledge.
Fly back to Florida and mark Luchino Uliasi for death. He's on the bottom
floor of the hospital parking lot in Deco Beach. You'll have to drive down an
access ramp and run him over. Of the two ramps, one ends in concrete obstacles
with a wooden ramp you can use to jump onto Luchino. You don't have to kill
him with the jump, but it's pretty cool if you manage to get him that way. A
couple of other guards there will take potshots at you as you drive by.
Your next target, Giovanni Corbinelli, is also near a hospital, but the one in
Biscayne this time. Mark him for death and drive over to his marker. He's on
top of a building, and due south of his position is a fire escape to an
adjacent building. Climb up and Giovanni will take a few shots at you as you
go. When you reach the top, take cover somewhere and target him with your
sniper rifle. He's all alone, so just calmly line up your shot and take him
Another soldier, Jacobo Vanni, is in a junkyard near the one where you
assassinated Alejandro Almeida. Drive over to the big junkyard and park at the
entrance. Just to the right of the gates there's a hole in the fence you can
go through. Vanni has four or five guards you need to dispatch, then run over
to him and get rid of him with a magnum execution.
This leaves only capo Doffo Spini to take care of. Getting to him can be a
little tricky as he's on the back terrace of a building right next to the
police station in Biscayne. If you approach from the west side, you'll see a
police cruiser and some cops there. Bribe 'em if you can and they'll provide
support for your assault on Spini. If you can't bribe them, you're better off
going up to the terrace from the opposite side. There's a good number of
guards here who will fire from cover, as will Doffo with a shotgun. Once the
guards are killed, run over to Doffo and slam him against a wall until he dies.
This will reduce the Manganos to three active mobsters. There's nothing you
can do about them for now because, even if they attack your businesses, you
don't know their kill conditions. So make sure your remaining rackets and
fronts have as many guards as they can hold. They won't stop the made men
should they attack one of your businesses, but they will slow them down long
enough for you to dispatch your own made men to defend the business under
attack. You should have Bill Bardi and Leroy Periboni to spare as defenders
should you need them.
Before you go and talk to Roth, go re-take the businesses you've lost to the
Manganos. Since you've already taken them once, I'm not going to cover how to
take them again as the information is the same. Same strategies, same owners
with the same weaknesses. Besides, it's not always the same businesses being
taken over. Just be aware that the Manganos will tend to have a few more
guards lurking around than the Granados and Rosatos did the first time you took
Once you've re-claimed your businesses, you'll control all of Florida again.
However, the Mangano compound will not become available as the family has
other interests elsewhere. Leave them be for now and go see Roth at the pier
in Deco Beach. He offers you his aid in dealing with the Manganos while you
travel to Cuba. Roth still thinks the families can do business there once
Castro is taken care of. Agent Mitchell proposes you travel to Cuba and hunt
down dissidents who are still loyal to President Batista. By eliminating them
yourself, you'll appear to support the communist revolution. Your actions,
combined with Mitchell's efforts to paint you as a sympathetic figure to the
government, should get you close enough to Castro to eliminate him.
Before you drive over to the airport and book a plane ticket to Cuba, make sure
you have three or four “call off police” markers you can call upon if you have
to. If you don't, do some favours for Wayne Reisdorf or Pedro Illevarra until
you've got enough. Then go to Cuba.
Part 5 - CUBA LIBRE
When you last saw Cuba, most of the place was getting trashed by rioters and it
hasn't really improved much since. Be warned that soldiers and cops are
everywhere around here, so don't steal any cars, don't run anybody over, don't
request favours from passers-by on the street and dear sweet Jesus don't shoot
anybody you're not supposed to. Cop heat comes down fast in this place and
gets very bad very quickly. Said cop heat is why I advised you to have a few
markers you can cash in to call off the cops. If and when you use one, there's
two things you should consider doing. The first is to make a bee-line over to
the bank and bomb the eastern wall before your yellow “cop-free“ timer runs
out. Even if you have a lot of cash already, you'll need to do this in order
to get all the safes in the game (which will earn you a trophy/acheivement).
The other thing you might wanna do while you can get away with it is steal a
green army jeep. Of all the vehicles in the game, they're the most
manoeuvrable and the easiest to drive, in my opinion.
Anyway, you start off at the airport. There's an armoured Cadillac you can't
use here, along with another vehicle (sometimes a truck, sometimes a car) and
a green army jeep at the gate in front of you. Sometimes there are two
soldiers with the jeep, sometimes only one. If there are two soldiers, don't
steal the jeep (unless you have an active “call off cops“ favour working) as it
will anger the soldiers and get you into mucho trouble, as they say in Havana.
If there is only one soldier, you can order a bruiser to go shank him and then
the jeep will be unguarded. (Thanks go to J.B. Krause for sending me that tip)
Take the jeep or whatever beat-down vehicle the game gives you and drive over
to the hospital in Capitolo. Across the street is a phone. Answer it to find
Mitchell on the line. He asks you to meet him nearby. Do so and he'll tell
you his contacts have been spreading the word about you to the government here.
He'll also give you a safehouse, but be aware that this one doesn't always get
rid of cop heat like the others in New York and Florida. The authorities won't
enter it, so if things get bad you can still duck in here and be safe, but you
might have to wait out the alert, which can take a while. Better to avoid
trouble here as much as you can.
Now the locations of the dissidents you have to take out appear on your
mini-map. However, before you get to that, drive over to the Casino Imperial.
To its left is a square where you'll find another recruitable soldier with two
specialities. His name is Ray Ricci and he's a demolitions/engineer. You
should still have an empty spot in your family tree so recruit him. If you
filled the spot with another recruit at some point, kill that guy and recruit
Ray instead. In addition to his dual specialities, Ray can use level 3
weapons, so I doubt anybody else in your crew is as good as he is at this
Northwest of the Casino Imperial is a building with some dissidents on the
roof. Climb up and shoot them. The dissidents you have to kill have red
bulls-eye icons over their heads. There are also other dissidents up here who
don't have those icons, but you should kill them too since they're shooting at
you and that's just plain impolite.
The next couple of dissidents are over by the police station but there are some
Mangano soldiers nearby who'll start shooting at you as you get near the place.
The dissidents will shoot back and you'll be involved in a three-way shootout.
Ignore the Manganos and just take out the dissidents or else the police and the
army will show up and then all Hell will break loose. Once the dissidents are
dead, get the heck outta there fast.
Head over to the bank's area in Ciudad Vieja and you'll see a blue marker near
a staircase. Climb up and go though the building. You'll come out on a
balcony and two more dissidents will be around the corner. Take them out then
take cover and kill the other dissidents in the adjacent building.
The next group of dissidents are all grouped together in a plaza near the
airport. You'll have to take them out in a big shootout. Be aware that in
addition to the dissidents and the mooks at ground level, there are three
snipers in the balconies above. There's a recruitable Corleone in the center
of the plaza and he'll offer some fire support even if you never talk to him
(and there's no reason to do so since he only has one speciality).
The final two dissidents are up the control tower of the airport. It might
bring back bad memories of Aldo's death the last time you were here, but suck
it up and make your way up the stairs. Only two guys, so it shouldn't be too
hard to take them out.
Head back to your safehouse and answer the phone. A woman named Maria Torres
invites you to the presidential palace. When you go meet her, you go in alone.
Your crew will return later on in the game. Maria, who manages to be sexy
even while wearing army fatigues, appreciates your support of the revolution
and sets you up in a room for a later meeting with Fidel Castro.
Unfortunately, you lose your weapons at this point.
As soon as you regain control of your character, head to the door and you'll
find a garrotte. Exit your room and head over to the balcony. There's a
sniper rifle in the next balcony, but getting to it will be something of a
challenge. Go over to the stairwell to your left. You'll see some guards as
you approach the stairs but there's no need to kill them as they're not looking
at you, and besides you can't get at them anyway. Go down the stairs and
you'll see a guard right in front of you. Garrotte him. Head to your left and
when you reach the corner, another guard will be standing there. Wait until he
moves away to a chair with some money on it and take him out from behind as you
did the last guy. Move forward and a third guard will saunter up. He'll stop
walking when he reaches the next corner. He'll have his back to you, so just
sneak up and ice him as well.
Now if you turn right and move forward from there, you'll pass behind a TV two
soldiers are watching. Even if you're crouching, they'll see you, and the jig
will be up. Instead, move into the ballroom itself. There will be two
soldiers to your right. One of them will see you and run over to attack you,
but the other will stay where he is. Quickly dispatch the one attacking you
with a beat down or strangulation. You only have 15 seconds from the moment
he sees you but you should be able to kill him before the timer reaches 0.
Once he's dead, you can simply walk behind his companion and the soldiers
watching TV and they won't see you, nor will the guard in the corner you're
approaching. So simply leave the room without attacking any of them.
In the next room, you'll find a soldier urinating on the floor, so kill him
from behind (or else he might turn around and pee on you. Gross!). He'll drop
a silenced pistol. There's a grand staircase nearby with two guards in front
of it. Kill them with the pistol and head on up to the right side when the
stairway branches off. They'll be a doorway on top but before you go through,
wait for the last guard to walk by and you can either shoot him or garrotte
him, whichever you prefer. Then grab the sniper rifle. Castro will walk by
and you can shoot him.
When you do, a CS begins with Castro on the ground immobile. Soldiers move him
away and a gent in a dark yellow jacket comes in. He introduces himself as
Esteban Almeida, a Mafioso like you. However, he is an ally of Castro (who you
did not kill, by the way). When you regain control of your character, all your
weapons are available to you again. A soldier runs out of the nearby armoury,
so shoot him and run inside to stock up on ammo. Then leave the armoury and
head to your Right. There a staircase along the right wall that's easy to
miss. Take it down to the ground level and get out of the palace. Hop into
the nearby truck and haul ass outta there.
As you drive towards the airport, you might notice your mini-map shows new
rackets that weren't there before. These are Almeidas rackets that you'll have
to grab at some point. However, now is not a good time to do it since you're
being chased by every cop, soldier and yahoo with a pistol in Havana. The
bridge that leads to the airport is up, but you can jump across as long as your
vehicle is going a decent speed.
When you get to the airport, you don't even have to get out of your vehicle
before a CS begins showing you escaping in a small airplane. Almeida will
grumble about your escape and then Hyman Roth shows up. Turns out he was in
cahoots with Almeida. He set you up to get rid of Castro but now that you've
failed, he turns on you and tells Almeida he'll make you pay.
Part 6 - O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU?
You wind up back in New York. After the Cuba debacle, you need something to
cheer you up, so get your made men back in your crew and then go rob the bank.
When you've stashed the money at your safehouse, pick up the phone and talk to
Michael. He orders you back to the Corleone compound. When you get there, a
CS begins with Michael admonishing you for starting a war with the Manganos.
Turns out the whole thing was set up by Roth to get you to Cuba. Fredo was in
on in too, and Michael turns his back on him (figuratively, not literally).
However, Michael tells you he wants no harm to come to Fredo as long as Roth
lives. Then Michael informs you he has a plan to use Frank Pentangeli's
brother Vincenzo at the Senate hearings. Talk to Tom, and he'll tell you that
Vincenzo has been staying at your safehouse (which is odd, seeing as how you
were just there and you didn't see anyone, but whatever…).
Now you can promote one of your capos to underboss. At this point, it really
doesn't matter who you promote as you have all the specialities available to
you a few times over. So promote Alvin or Ray to underboss and promote one of
your soldiers to capo. You'll have a space left for a new soldier. You can
recruit someone here if you wish, but a better choice is waiting when you go
back to Cuba.
For now, head to your safehouse where you'll find a dead body and no Vincenzo.
Call Tom and he'll suggest you ask around to see if anybody saw anything. Ask
all the witnesses in the neighbourhood what they know. The majority of the
evidence suggests three men took Vincenzo to La Maison Rouge, though it's also
possible a couple of guys took him to the southside docks. You can go to the
docks if you wish, but interrogating the guy there yields no information.
Instead, you'll just wind up killing a half dozen of Roth's men. Incidentally,
this whole caper is one of only three opportunities you get to fight Roth's
family directly. They're pretty tough, but nothing to get worried about.
Go to La Maison Rouge instead and head up to the room on the second floor next
to the office. Don't pull out any weapons for the time being, as if you start
a shootout your guards or your made men might kill the guy you need to talk to.
Inside the room is a one of Roth's men with a Godfather icon above his head.
Interrogate him and rough him up until he talks. He'll reveal his crew took
Vincenzo and are holding him nearby. Once he's finished, kill him and his two
cronies. On your way out, a bunch of Roth's goons will charge in, so feel free
to kill them.
Drive over to the construction site near your safehouse, the one where you took
out Mark Rossi. Vincenzo is being held in room in the basement. There's six
or seven guards between you and him, but not that much cover for them to hide
Once Vincenzo is rescued, a long CS begins showing the committee meeting and
Frank getting ready to testify. When he sees you arrive with Vincenzo, Frank
instead claims he made up all the accusations against Michael. The committee
members are flabbergasted and Michael is off the hook. Talk to Tom and he'll
tell you to meet with Michael in the defence chambers. When you do, he informs
you that Mitchell has gone rogue and is hiding out somewhere in Cuba. Michael
is getting ready to move his operations to Las Vegas, so he tells you to settle
things with Mitchell, Roth and all your enemies. Talk to Senator Geary and
he'll tell you your involvement with the CIA is being covered up at the highest
level. Then talk to Tom again and he'll tell you a little about what's gonna
happen to Frank and where Fredo is.
Leave the building and hit the streets. Do favours for people until you have
all the kill conditions for the remaining Mangano made men and the Almeida
mobsters too. When you're done, open up the Don's View and check the safes to
make sure you've cracked all the ones in New York. This will be your last time
in the big apple, so make sure you've gotten all the safes cracked before you
leave. When you're sure you've got them all, drive over to the airport and fly
It's just a quick stopover this time to take care of the last mobster in
Florida, an Almeida capo named Jamie Fesser. He's at the graveyard in
Palmetto, not too far from your safehouse, surrounded by guards. Dispatch his
guards and then run over to Jamie. Grab him and bash his head into the nearby
casket until he croaks.
Now that Florida is mobster-free, it's time to return to Cuba, so drive over to
the airport and hop a flight. You'd think it would be a little harder to get
back into that country, what with you being a presidential assassin and all,
but apparently it's not.
Part 7 - CHAOS IN CUBA
When you start at the airport, instead of heading forward out the gate, don't
leave just yet. Go past the airplane on your left, down the runway until you
see a trio of airplanes on your right. Standing by the airplanes is the last
recruitable mobster with two specialities. His name is Ray Mancini and he's an
Engineer/Bruiser. Recruit him.
On the way to your safehouse, you should see your old contact Maria Torres at
the plaza before the bridge. Talk to her and you'll find she doesn't hold a
grudge that you tried to plug Castro. Instead, she'll ask you to assassinate a
rival of hers. If you do it, you'll be able to sting a Mangano mobster to keep
him out of your hair for a while. So drive over to the building behind the
palace and shoot the guy with a rifle (or whatever weapon you like better),
then flee before the authorities catch up to you.
The next official you can do a favour for is Jamie Aggassiz. He's at the
police station and it's best to approach him from the west side to avoid the
mob of Mangano goons in the area. He'll ask you to blow up the Battaglia
Cement Depot. Approach the building from the west side and you'll find the
pipes on the outside of the building as usual. There are also three parked
cars on this side, which is a bonus as good cars in Cuba are hard to come by
and you can take one of these without angering the cops. Your reward for this
demolition job is the ability to call a sting on an Almeida mobster.
The final official you should help out is Juan Pablo del Monte. You can find
him near the bank standing in front of a large building I'm assuming must be
the local courthouse. He asks you to beat down a corrupt cop you'll find at
the police station. Approach the target from the west again and you can punch
him without attracting any heat. Doing so nets you the ability to get a jailed
member of your crew back in your line-up immediately.
When that's done, it's time to get rid of the last Mangano made men. Mark
Guccio Ferrara for death. You'll find him due south of your safehouse.
Approach him without drawing a weapon and you can avoid a gun battle with his
guards. Grab him and slam him into a wall while your crew beats down his
entourage. There's another Corleone mobster in the area who may join in the
The next target is capo Baldo Campi. He's southwest of the Casino Imperial in
a small construction site. You have to run him over to get rid of him. Sounds
easy, right? Well, it's not. He's surrounded by concrete barricades which you
can't drive over. So you have to use one of the two dirt ramps to jump into
his concrete circle and run him down. You might have to try it a few times
before you get it right. Once you've done it, get rid of the guards and then
high-tail it outta there as you'll have no doubt called down some cop heat on
Another way to handle this is to go to the construction site on foot and
eliminate the guards first. Then run over to Campi and grab him. Drag him out
to the street and knock him down, then quickly hop into a vehicle and run him
over. The hard part will be doing all of this without killing him (or
yourself, if the cops are involved by this point) and getting into the vehicle
fast enough before he gets up and sprints back to his concrete protection.
Personally, I recommend the dirt ramp jump. It took me a few tries, but I
eventually got the speed right.
The last Manganos mobster is underboss Giorgio Strozzi. He's the one whose
guards hang around near the police station because he's on a balcony of a
nearby building. Head over to the northwest side of the building, getting rid
of any guards you may encounter on the way. At the base of the stairs leading
up to the second floor is a bat you can grab if you forgot to bring along a
melee weapon. Make your way up the building and you'll find Strozzi on the
balcony with more guards. If you target the guards before attacking him, he'll
climb a ladder to the roof, but there's nowhere to go from there so let him
climb then follow him up. Do a melee weapon execution and that'll take care
Now turn your attention to the last family of made men you have to kill, the
Almeidas. You've already taken care of one of the soldiers, Alejandro Almeida,
when you disrupted the airport labour strike, and taken out capo Jamie Fesser
before coming to Cuba again. So start with the soldiers and work your way up
Your first target is Pablo Benitez de Lugo. Getting to him is very similar to
what you just went through with Strozzi, except that there are no goons lurking
on the ground floor of his hangout. Drive over to his building, climb up the
stairs to get inside and make your way up to the roof. Get rid of his guards
and then approach him to dispatch him with an automatic weapon execution.
The next target is Balthazar Barretto. He's in the square where you found Ray
Ricci on your first trip to this Caribbean cesspool. Since he's in the back of
the square, run through it with no weapons drawn and get someplace where you've
got a clear line to Barretto. Throw a Molotov cocktail at him and he'll go
flying. Wherever he lands, throw another cocktail and that'll end his life.
The only complications with this assassination is that you're close to the
Casino Imperial, so some Manganos might attack you from there, and the nearby
cops and soldiers will surely show up to hassle you again since you're freaking
out the civilians.
That takes care of the soldiers, so move on to the capos. The first one you
should hit is Raul Limonta. The good news is that he's right behind your
safehouse. The bad news is that he's got a lot of guards in the plaza there
with him. You can try to shoot them first, but the problem is that Limonta
tends to charge in and get shot up by your made men before you can get to him
and execute him with a melee weapon. The easiest way to handle it is to run
over to him unarmed, punch him a few times then equip your melee weapon and
execute him. His guards will shoot at you a few times while you do this, but
they're mostly armed with pistols so you should be able to handle the damage.
Once Limonta is out of the picture, kill the guards however you wish.
The other capo, Juan Mazon, is by a bend in the road northwest of Global
Imports. There are some cracked walls in his building you can blow up to get
in. Once inside, fight your way through the guards and you'll find him in the
back hiding out between two pillars. Once you've taken out his guards, execute
him at close range with your sniper rifle.
Move on to the first underboss, Ramon Valiente. He's in a very thin building
due south of Global Towing. The only way to get to him is through a staircase
in the front of the building. So head on over, clear out the guards on the
ground floor and the move up and clear the second floor. To eliminate
Valiente, you have to shoot him the kneecap and then use whatever form of
execution strikes your fancy. You probably kneecap your targets anyway to get
close to them, but in this case it's required to satisfy the kill condition.
The final mobster you need to target is Payo Saaverda. He's on top of a great
wall in Ciudad Vieja. Drive over there and climb up the stairs to the second
level of the wall, dispatching guards as you follow the curving wall to its
southern end. You'll reach a cracked wall you need to blow up. Do so and then
continue along until you reach the stairs that lead up to the third level.
There are lots of guards on this level, but they come at you in groups of
three and four so it's not too bad. Move your way back towards the north and
eventually you'll come across Saaverda. To eliminate him, you have to kill him
with a shotgun execution. Once you've done so, keep moving towards the north
end, eliminating the last guards as you go. When you reach the end, a
staircase will get you down to the second level and your bruiser can kick open
the door ahead of you. Then head down the nearby stairs and you're done!
Since there are no more made men except your own, you no longer need fear
attacks on your businesses. That means you don't need to guard them any more.
If you like, you can dismiss all the guards from your rackets and fronts as
they're not needed any more. Personally, I didn't bother as I'd made so much
money by this point (mostly by robbing banks 36 times or so) that I'd already
upgraded my men to the best they could be. Since there's nothing else to spend
money on in this game, I just plain didn't need any more.
The other thing you no longer need to worry about is having an engineer cut the
electrical power to a building you're planning to raid. The mobsters inside
can call for help all they want, nobody's coming to help them since you killed
all their made men.
Now that you've taken care of your competition, it's time to take over their
businesses. Head back to your safehouse to load up on ammo and then go across
the street to Corazon del Oro. You might be tempted to hit the Mangano
gambling rackets first, but trust me, this one is more important. Before you
go in, make sure you have a safecracker and a bruiser with you, as you'll need
both to get to the owner. Get rid of the guards and then physically threaten
the owner to make him crack.
With the acquisition of this racket, the Adult entertainment crime ring is now
yours. As a result, your guards will cost you $65 each instead of $100. I
guess sending them to see exotic dancers and porno stars makes them less greedy
Since Juan Sizzllio's is nearby, head there next. The place has a simple
layout with one big room and a smaller office to the side. All the mobsters
are in the main room and nobody will duck into the office when the shooting
starts. So just take cover near a window and pick off your targets. Then go
inside and crack the safe before destroying some property near the owner to
soften him up and taking over the place.
Okay, now it's time to complete our next crime ring. Head up to Casino Havana.
Ignore the ladder in back of it (it leads to a roof with nothing on it) and
come in through the front. Fight your way through the guards and have your
bruiser kick through a door on the second floor to get to the owner. Slam him
against a wall and he'll give you the racket. Blow open the door in the
basement to get access to a huge vault door like the ones in banks. When your
safecraker opens it up however, there's no money inside, just a safe with $4000
in it. Seems to me like a big door for such a middling amount of money, but
Make your way to the Casino Imperial. You can either head in through the front
door or your arsonist can make himself useful and burn down the hedge on the
right side of the building. This will allow you to enter the building from the
side. Either way, the layout here is pretty similar to Casino Havana. Once
again you'll have to kick down the door to get to the last guards and the
owner. The only difference is that this one's weakness is jabs and punches.
You'll receive a message that the remaining Manganos are holed up in their
compound. However, their compound is in Florida. You could fly down there,
take care of it and come back here, but since you're here now, you might as
well finish up your business in Cuba before you leave.
You now have to decide which of the two remaining crime rings you wanna go
after first. I suggest you go after the chop shops because you've already got
one in Florida so you should complete the ring. Besides, the bonus you get for
having them all is those armoured Cadillacs you've seen throughout the game.
Those can come in handy, while the bonus from the arms smuggling rings, the
ability to carry more explosives, is one I can take or leave, personally.
So make your way over to Global Imports and go into the business itself through
the front. There are 4 guards inside, while the rest are on the roof. You'll
find the owner there too, and he's vulnerable to punches.
Head over to Global Crushers. Again, the majority of the guards here are on
the roof. However, the owner is in the back yard. You just need to grab him
to get him to crack. The safe here is in an office you can either enter by
going through the building or blowing a hole in the wall from the back yard.
Finally, head over to Global Towing. Enter the building from the east side
and make your way up to the second floor locker room where you'll find the
safe. Then open the door leading out and you'll be on a catwalk with most of
the guards on the floor below. Once you've taken care of all of them, walk
over the crushed car to the walkway on the other side where the owner is.
Punch him and he'll willingly give you the business. Then go downstairs and
the big cargo doors will open. An armoured Caddy is waiting for you.
So that leaves only the arms smuggling rackets left to take. The closest one
is the one you bombed on behalf of Jamie Agassiz, the Battaglia Cement depot.
There's not much of a layout, but plenty of cover for defenders to hide behind.
Of course, that means there's plenty of cover for you to hide behind as well.
The owner is inside and he's vulnerable to being punched. To get to the safe
you'll have to have a bruiser break open the door on the west wall.
Now take a car, armoured or not, and drive on over to Battaglia Masonry near
the airport. Enter through the front and kill the guard inside. Then go
through the door and you'll find an office with the safe. Also in this room is
a ladder leading down to a dark tunnel. Go down into the tunnel and follow it
a short way to where it curves left. At the end of the tunnel is the level 3
machine gun. Go back up and exit the office through the back door. Climb the
nearby ladder to the roof and kill all the guards there. Then find the owner
with all his employees (what were they doing up there, having a picnic?) and
punch him. He'll be so afraid of you he'll give you the racket.
Drive up the winding road to the Battaglia Quarry. It's a big complex and
you'll have to wander around to find most of the guards. The first one is next
to the small building to your right. Get rid of him, enter the building and go
up the stairs to the second floor where, for the first and only time in this
game, you'll need your engineer to open the door. From this roof, you should
see four guards on the ship below you. Once they're dead, head over to the big
building where the loading doors will open and most of the guards will charge
out at you. The rest will come up from the docks on your left. When you go
inside, you'll see a door that your bruiser needs to open. Do so and you'll
find the owner behind it and the safe nearby. Like his two predecessors, this
owner is vulnerable to punches. Before you move on, go back outside through
the loading doors and you'll see a lighthouse. Make your way over to it and
you'll find the level 3 magnum on a chair.
And now we come to the final racket, the Battaglia Cement Factory. Approach it
from the southwest side and you'll see a door your safecracker can open. Do so
and you'll find yourself in a large warehouse with large cement tubes on one
side and aircraft on the other. Fight your way through the tube area but don't
go into the aircraft area yet. Explore the area with the tubes and you'll
eventually find the safe inside an office. Then go back to the tube area and
enter the plane hanger. The remaining guards will be on an elevated walkway so
take them out and go up the walkway to find the owner with his two secretaries.
This guy is vulnerable to slams and leans.
Congratulations! You've now taken over all of the rackets and fronts in the
Part 8 - THE ENDGAME
Your business in Cuba isn't quite done yet. The Almeida compound needs to be
destroyed to break the family's power. Drive up to it in an armoured Cadillac
(there's one at the airport nearby if you need it). You'll want the Caddy
because the Cuban soldiers near the compound will start shooting at you as soon
as you come near. Get rid of them and then approach the compound gate where
the first of many Almeidas are waiting for you. Once you've gotten rid of
them, head to your right past the two trucks. Another wave of Almeidas will
attack you. Move forward until you need to turn left to continue. Wave after
wave will come at you as you move forward. There's a building with an army
jeep parked right at its front doors. Go up to it and enter it from the south-
east side by getting your safecracker to unlock the door. Go upstairs and
you'll find a room that contains both the level 3 sniper rifle and the compound
safe. It also should contain Esteban Almeida, but sometimes he's not there.
I dunno if it's a glitch in the game or if you snuffed him on the way into the
place and I never noticed. Either way it doesn't matter. The gas pipes you
need to bomb are on a balcony adjacent to the sniper rifle room. Place the
bomb and then get outta there quick 'cause you only have a 20 second countdown
again. If Esteban wasn't killed before, he's certainly dead now. Grab that
army jeep and drive out.
Your final bit of business is to kill Henry Mitchell. He's in a nearby
building with Roth's men guarding him. Park near his building and go up the
stairs to enter the place and work your way to the top. You've done this
before, so you should know how it goes by now. The only wrinkle is that some
of Roth's men are also in adjacent buildings and will take potshots at you when
you're exposed on a balcony. When you reach the top, Agent Mitchell will be
waiting for you. He's armed with a shotgun, so kill him quick and your
business in Cuba is done. Before you leave, double check the Don's View to
ensure you've cracked all the safes here. Once you know you have, drive to the
airport, book a ticket to Florida and say farewell to Havana.
When you arrive, hop into the armoured car by the airport entrance and drive
over to your safehouse to load up on ammo. Your next stop is the Mangano
compound. You could bomb the wall near the gate to slip in that way, but why
bother? Just slowly drive up and tell your men to lean outside and they'll
start shooting. The armoured car will suck up the hits while your men kill the
seven or eight guards that are milling around. Then drive up to the building
itself. Some snipers will be waiting for you. Keep using your car as a tank
and your crew will keep firing. However, there's a good chance the car will
eventually take enough damage to catch on fire, so don't expect it to last
Once the snipers are dead, get out of the car (if you haven't already) and make
your way round the garage to the back of the house. They'll be quite a few
guards running around the grounds. Be especially careful to take out the two
snipers on the second floor balcony. The back wall of the building has a spot
your demolitions guy can bomb to make an opening. It's not a crack, so it's
easy to miss. Let him do his thing and enter the ground floor. There's a
staircase in the front room leading to the second floor, but don't go up yet.
Instead, make sure the ground floor is clear and you'll find the level 3 pistol
while doing so, which is the last of the weapons in this game. There'll be a
set of stairs leading downstairs. Go down and you'll find the last safe in the
game as well. Now go up to the second floor. There are guards up here and Don
Mangano too. Kill them all and then go to the back balcony where the snipers
were. The gas pipes you need to bomb are there. Be sure of your escape route
'cause it's another 20 second countdown. Bomb the place and then take off.
Stop at the phone by the compound entry gate and talk to Tom. He'll tell you
to come to your safehouse when you're ready. Before you go, check to see if
you have any “call off police” favours left. If you don't, go do a job for
Reisdorf or Illverra. Or you can just buy the favour from them. Lord knows
you should have enough spare money for that by now.
Go to the safehouse and replenish your ammo. Talk to Michael. He tells you
that Roth will be arriving at the local airport soon and that this might be
your only chance to kill him. Then talk to Tom who'll suggest you bribe a
security guard to let you past the metal detector.
Before you leave, take a look at your crew. Make sure that all three men who
come with you are medics. Their other specialities don't matter since you
won't need 'em on this last job. If you have more than three available medics,
take the ones with the best weapons licences and make sure they're armed with
the highest level weapon they can handle. Then pile into your car and drive
to the airport. Enter through the left (south) entrance and make your way over
to the door leading to the airport safe. The security guard you need to bribe
is there. Bribe him and you're ready to go. You can also bribe the nearby
cops but there's not much point, as they'll still come after you when the
Enter the room with the safe and make your way up the stairs into the airport
lounge. Then leave the lounge and head towards the arrival area. A bunch of
Roth's men are there and they'll draw weapons and start firing as soon as they
see you. The nearby security guards will follow suit a moment later, as will
all the cops in the area. Within moments the place will be transformed into a
war zone as the biggest gunfight of the game erupts. If you draw a gun and
start firing you stand a good chance of quickly being cut to pieces. Best way
to handle this mess is to toss a Molotov cocktail into the central group of
shooters, then lob a few more around for good measure. After that you can draw
a gun and start picking people off. When you've cleared the main area, make
you way towards the back arrival gates. A few more of Roth's men will bar your
way, but their numbers are hardly sufficient to hurt you too badly at this
When you reach the back gates, you'll find Roth there waiting for you. Ask him
why he betrayed you and he'll answer it was because this is the life you both
chose. Kill him however you want and head out of the airport. A few security
guards might still remain to stand in your way, but by and large the airport
should be clear of opponents. However, when you get outside you'll find a mess
of cops who want to shoot first and ask questions much much later. So run to
the armoured Cadillac waiting nearby and take off. Get your men to fire at the
cops chasing you and concentrate on getting to the Manganos compound you took
over. If the cops get to be too much to handle, use your “call off cops”
marker to get rid of them.
Once you reach the building, the game ends with one final cut scene. Michael
tells you you've earned his respect and the right to call yourself Don
Corleone. As the other mobsters nearby shake your hand, Michael leans in and
whispers something in your ear. It seems there one last thing to take care of.
The scene shifts to a lake where you and Fredo sit in a boat fishing. Fredo
has his back to you and is praying. As he says his Hail Mary to help him catch
a fish, flashback sequences show Fredo as he appeared throughout the game. As
he finishes, you pull a gun and shoot Fredo in the back of the head. You then
voice an apology, and the credits roll.
As you read through the main walkthrough above, you'll come across mentions of
where you can pick up the level 2 and 3 weapons in the game. At the request of
Lucky Lucassen, I've compiled all the locations in the following list for
Level 1 Weapons (You get them all after finishing the Cuba prologue. I only
list them here for the sake of completeness):
Level 1 Sniper Rifle - No name (appears to be a SSG 69)
Level 1 Pistol - No name (though it looks a lot like a Luger, if you ask me)
Level 1 Magnum - .357 Magnum
Level 1 Automatic Weapon - Tommy Gun
Level 1 Shotgun - No name (seems to be a 12-gauge Winchester)
Level 2 Weapons
Level 2 Sniper Rifle - Spitzer Centerfire - In a fenced-off area on the roof of
Emilio's Packing Company in Florida. You'll need an
engineer to cut through the fence.
Level 2 Pistol - Silenced Pistol (it seems to be a 9mm Beretta) - On a chair on
the first roof level of the Florida building where the
Granados are holding one of Roth's men.
Level 2 Magnum - .44 Magnum Force - On a bench in a hallway on the second floor
of the Carmine Rosatos compound in New York. The hallway
itself leads to Carmine's office.
Level 2 Automatic Weapon - MP 38 - On a table in a room on the second floor of
the Granados compound in Florida. More
specifically, the room right before the one where
you find Rico Granados holed up.
Level 2 Shotgun - No name (possibly a Savage/Stevens 311A Shotgun) - It's to
the right of the Corleone compound gate in New York (if you
start from inside it). You need an arsonist to burn the
Level 3 Weapons
Level 3 Sniper Rifle - Vintovka SR-98 - On a desk in a room on the second floor
of the Almeida compound in Cuba. It's the room right
before the balcony with the gas pipes.
Level 3 Pistol - Delta M1911 - On a table in the ground floor kitchen of the
Manganos compound in Florida.
Level 3 Magnum - .501 Magnum - On a chair on the outside of a lighthouse
within the Battaglia Quarry in Cuba.
Level 3 Automatic Weapon - Modified AK-47 - In a tunnel underneath the
Battaglia Masonry in Cuba.
Level 3 Shotgun - Schofield Semi-auto - In the locked smaller building next to
the main buildings of Global Storage in Florida.
Level 4 weapons (Only available to those who buy the upgrade for Xbox and
Playsation 3 versions of the game. See the FAQ below for more
information on the upgrade. If you bought it, you get these
weapons at the same time as the Level 1 weapons. That is to
say, when you've finished the Cuba prologue. I list them here
for the sake of completeness):
Level 4 Sniper Rifle - MG-S1 Sniper Wolfe
Level 4 Pistol - Hertzstopper
Level 4 Magnum - .700 Magnum Impact
Level 4 Automatic Weapon - Modern Dillinger
Level 4 Shotgun - Street Sweeper
FRONTS, RACKETS AND HOW TO BOOST YOUR PROFITS
Below is a list of all the Fronts and Rackets in the game, sorted by the Crime
Rings they form. Included is the weakness of the owner you can use to get a
bonus to the amount of money the business pays off when you take it over.
These are mentioned in the walkthrough, but here it is again in one place for
Appliance King - Property Damage
Richie's Tavern - Slams and Leans
The Empire Room - Physical Threats
Sweet Life Bakery - Grabs
La Maison Rouge - Punches & Jabs
SaniCo Incineration - Getting shot
SaniCo Dump and Disposal - Guns pointed at him
Corman Drive-In - Guns pointed at her
Active Electronics - Property Damage
Las Palmas - Slams and Leans
Elite Diner - Sideways slam into the grill
Berry's Electronics - Property Damage
SaniCo Hauling Depot - Grabs
SaniCo Truck Depot - Grabs
3) Diamond Smuggling
Bertolli Thrift Company - Property Damage
Lanski's Deli - Slams and Leans
Emilio's Packing Company - Strangulation
Basso Oil Fill & Go - Physical Threats
Basso Oil Express - Slams & Leans
Basso Oil Depot - Guns pointed at Him
Basso Oil Refinery - Strangulation
S&L Construction - Getting shot
Astoria Construction - Slams and Leans
ABF Construction - Guns pointed at him
Jersey's Sports Bar - Property Damage
Ausiello's Bar and Grill - Getting shot
7) Adult Entertainment
Luscious Entertainment - Getting shot
The Aristocrat - Slams and Leans
Foreplay Pictures - Slams and Leans
8) Chop Shops
Global Storage Company (available after meeting Don Mangano) - Slams and Leans
(Note that none of these are available in the Cuba prologue. When Henry
Mitchell sends you to Cuba, only the two Gambling rackets will be available.
The rest become available after your botched attempt to assassinate Castro.)
1) Adult Entertainment
Corazon del Oro - Physical Threats
Juan Sizzllio's - Property Damage
Casino Havana - Slams and Leans
Casino Imperial - Punches and Jabs
4) Chop Shops
Global Imports - Punches and Jabs
Global Crushers - Grabs
Global Towing - Punches and Jabs
5) Arms Smuggling
Battaglia Cement Depot - Punches and Jabs
Battaglia Masonry - Punches and Jabs
Battaglia Quarry - Punches and Jabs
Battaglia Cement Factory - Slams and Leans
Cracking all the safes in the game gets you a throphy/acheievement. It also
gets you some money. To make sure you get them all, here's a breakdown of
where to find them all.
Rackets & Fronts: Each one has a safe, and a few in Florida have more then
one, though in those cases it doesn't matter how many you find, as long as you
crack at least one.
Banks: New York and Cuba each have a bank and there are two others in Florida.
Each has a safe.
Compounds: Each enemy compound has a safe, usually not too far from the Don.
The rest: The courthouse in New York has two safes, one in each of the side
rooms, though the second one doesn't become available until Rosa
sends you there to get some documents for her. There's a safe in
the airport in Florida.
Many times in the walkthrough I make reference to how you have to “execute”
certain made men to fulfill their kill condition. There are 36 different types
of executions you can perform, and you can find them listed in the Don's View.
If you perform one on a mobster in the course of the game, the corresponding
icon in the Don's View will have a checkmark on it. If you perform them all
you'll receive a Trophy/Achievement depending on if you're playing the game on
a PS3 or an Xbox. I dunno what you get for doing it if you're playing on a PC.
Even if you're not interested in performing each and every execution move in
the game, the story requires you to perform some of them as you go along. If
you don't know how to do them, you won't be able to get rid of a lot of the
enemy's made men. This means that your businesses will suffer more attacks and
it'll make the game a lot harder to finish.
Now, most of them are fairly straightforward and the description in the Don's
View tells you all you need to know. If you don't understand what “Throw
victim off a high ledge” means, then there's really nothing I can do to explain
that to you. The tricky ones are the weapon executions. Sometimes they can be
difficult because they require you to be right next to the target with the
correct weapon equipped and the target's life bar to be half empty. That can
be a little tricky to pull off sometimes, especially if your crew is shooting
at the same target. Quite often, they'll kill the target before you have a
chance to perform the execution. You could try the execution solo with your
crew left behind somewhere, but this can be hazardous, especially if your
target has guards around. Another idea is to equip your crew with the level 1
pistol, the wimpiest gun in the game. You're still denying yourself some
firepower you might need if things get bad though.
If you want to perform an execution that requires to target to be kneeling, the
best way to do it is to equip your pistol, get fairly close to the target and
shoot them in the leg. The pistol doesn't do enough damage to kill the target
with one shot (or even two most of the time). When your target's life bar is
half empty or less, quickly swap the pistol for the weapon you wanna use, run
to the target and perform the execution. You have to be quick or your crew
might finish your target off.
Another technique you can use if the target has only a few guards is to run up
to the target, grab him and start strangling him. The target will eventually
drop to their knees and you can then break the hold, equip the weapon and
perform the execution.
For standing executions, you have two choices. You can run up, grab the target
and head-butt him (or throw punches) until his life bar is low enough, then let
go, quickly equip your weapon and perform the execution. This works pretty
well, but you'll take a lot of damage is the target has a lot of guards around,
so don't try it unless you have a bullet-proof vest and have purchased both
health upgrades for yourself.
The other approach is to shoot the target in the shoulder with your pistol.
Like the kneecap technique, it won't kill your target but will reduce him to
the required level of life. It also has the added bonus of getting your target
to drop his weapon, which can be handy when you're trying to execute somebody
shooting at you with a shotgun.
If you have a particular target you have to execute and you're afraid your crew
might kill him before you can, you can always try a kamikaze approach if the
target has guards. Run past the guards and grab your target. Your crew will
usually start firing at the closer targets, in this case, the guards. This
will give you some time to perform the execution you need to pull off. Trouble
is, you'll draw a good amount of fire yourself while you do this. So this is
another idea that you might be better off not trying until you have the
bullet-proof vest and the health upgrades.
Q: Are there any other characters with more than one specialization besides
the ones you mention in the walkthrough?
A: If you pre-ordered the game before it came out, you could download a
character called Tommy Cipolla who's an arsonist/medic. And you can also buy a
“jack-of-all-trades” character from the Playstation Store or Xbox LIVE
Marketplace. His name is Jimmy Lira and he's an arsonist/engineer/medic/safe-
cracker. He also starts off with the level 2 machine gun right from the start
of the game in New York. I didn't include either of these guys in the
walkthrough because you may or may not have access to them. If you do, they'll
be in the office with Joe Primanti and Roy Giordano when you first show up in
Q: There are four weapons licences for the made men I recruit, but only three
levels of weapons. What's the “master” weapons licence good for?
A: It allows your made man to use level 4 weapons. Currently the only way to
get those weapons is to buy them from the Playstation Store or Xbox LIVE
Marketplace. If you get them, they'll be available as soon as you start play
in New York.
Q: I bought the level 4 weapons. Should I bother to find the level 2 and 3
A: Yes. You might not have a use for them, but your made men will need them.
Besides, most of them are in places you have to go to anyway.
Q: What are the best weapons to use in the game?
A: Well, since you can get it right off the bat at the beginning of the game,
I found myself using the level 2 shotgun early on. When you raid Carmine
Rosatos' compound, you find the level 2 magnum and that was my weapon of choice
until I found the level 3 magnum late in the game. The magnum isn't supposed
to have great range but I never really had a problem hitting targets a long way
away with it. I also made sure my made men used the magnums as well.
Q: Do I have to use only a shopkeeper's weakness when shaking him/her down or
can I use other methods?
A: You should use the weakness at least once as it gives a bonus to how much
the place will pay out. But beyond that you can use whatever method you
prefer. Personally I would use the weakness (whatever it was), then draw a gun
and aim it at the owner to increase the pressure. Indeed, some weaknesses will
kill the owner long before they reach their capitulation point, so you'll have
to switch methods in those cases.
Q: What are the most important specialities for my made men to have?
A: They all come up often, with the exception of the arsonist. You only need
the arsonist twice in the entire game. Once at the very beginning of the New
York portion to allow you access to the level 2 shotgun, and then later when
you attack the Manganos at Global Storage where the game tells you to burn a
fuel tank. There are other places the arsonist can use his skill, but none are
required to finish the game.
As for the other specialities, you should get a safecracker early and keep him
around for the entire game as every racket and front you hit will have a safe
you can crack. You'll also need them to open locked doors for you, especially
in Cuba. Engineers are useful to get you into places the back way and prevent
a racket you're attacking from calling in reinforcements. They're also
invaluable when it comes to robbing a bank because they cut the alarm and allow
you to complete the heist with minimal police interference. Bruisers you won't
need until you start to take out made men in Florida, and you'll also sometimes
need them to kick down doors. Demolitions experts get you into places, plain
Finally, there's the medics, who can revive you when you take too much damage.
Once you've purchased the revival upgrade a few times, you can stay down for a
full minute before you're sent away to the nearest hospital. If a medic gets
to you before that, he'll get you back up with full health to boot! Try to
ensure you always have at least two medics in your crew. I did, and I managed
to go through the entire game without once being sent to the hospital.
Q: Do I have to do a favour for all the corrupt officials?
A: No. Some of the rewards for doing so are pretty handy though. And if you
help them all at last once, you'll get a trophy/achievement. But it's not
necessary to help them all in order to complete the game.
Q: Do I have to crack all the safes to complete the game?
A: No. Again, you'll get a trophy/achievement if you do, but you can complete
the game either way.
Q: Do I have to kill all the guards in a racket before I can take it over?
A: No. All the guards do is keep you away from the owner. Once you shake
down the owner, you can take over the racket no matter how many enemy guards
are still kicking around. Just load up the place with your own guards and
they'll dispose of the enemy stragglers.
Q: If I forget to crack a safe in a racket/front I took over, will the game
still consider it my racket?
A: I read on a discussion board that you have to find and crack the safe
before the game will consider the racket/front to be yours. However that's
completely incorrect. All you need to do is shake down the owner and the
racket or front is yours.
Q: Does this game have any glitches?
A: A couple that I've noticed. When I got back to Florida after setting up
Senator Geary, I found no cars anywhere save the armoured Cadillac by the
airport (which I couldn't use yet). I ran around for while but the game just
wouldn't give me any cars. Since Florida is such a big place, I got fed up,
reloaded the game and the cars were back. It's also possible to get stuck
between the kitchen table and the closing door of your safehouse in Florida.
Again, just save your game and reload it if that happens. A couple of times in
Cuba I ordered my safecracker to go to work on a lock and he told me he
couldn't do it. I had to carefully move my crew into the room before he would
do it. And finally, like I already mentionned in the walkthough, Esteban
Almeida doesn't always appear in the Almeida compound when you're raiding it.
But don't worry about it. He still dies when you blow it up.
Q: The bullet-proof vests we get are ugly and hide the outfit I created for my
mobster. Is there any way to get rid of them?
A: Not that I know of, sorry. You could always bomb one of your own diamond
smuggling businesses I suppose…
Q: What happens to Frank Pentangeli after he perjures himself in front of the
A: Tom Hagen visits him in at a military base where Frank is being held. He
suggests to Frank that he kill himself in order to make up for his violating
the mob's code of silence. In return, the Corleones will see to it that
Frank's family is financially taken care of. Frank agrees and later slashes
his wrists while taking a bath and bleeds to death. I guess the game designers
couldn't think of a way to incorporate all of that into the game's plot.
Q: Why doesn't Michael want Fredo to be harmed until after Roth is dead?
A: To be honest, I don't find that makes much sense. In the movie that the
game is inspired by, Michael doesn't want Fredo harmed while their mother is
still alive out of consideration for her feelings. Later on, when she dies,
the family reunites for her funeral and Michael hugs Fredo as an apparent
gesture of forgiveness. However, as he does so, Michael silently signals his
capo, Al Neri, that Fredo's protection from harm is now over. At the end of
the film, Fredo is killed by Neri while fishing in the same manner as is shown
in the game's ending.
Q: Is there any pattern to find the correct responses when flirting with
women in this game?
A: Probably, but I couldn't be bothered to find it. Since the flirting
changes absolutely nothing about the story, I didn't spend much time flirting.
Q: Will there be a Godfather III game?
A: I don't know. I don't think the events of that film lend themselves well
to a game plot. However, I would have said the same thing about the events of
“The Godfather II” and yet here we are.
WHO WROTE THIS?
My name is Sébastien Couture and I live and work in Vancouver, British
Columbia, Canada. I am a big fan of role-playing, wrestling and baseball video
games and my favourite game is Final Fantasy VIII for the original Playstation
system. I consult walkthroughs for nearly every game I play so I figured it
was time for me to give back to the gaming community a little. This is my
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