Are you looking for a game that will hold your attention for a little while? If so, Gangsters is the type of game that might be good to pass two or three minutes. However, it’s probably not a game that you will play for hours on end simply because it doesn’t have enough content to keep you coming back. Sure, the levels change, but it feels too simplistic. You may have fun with it for the first five minutes, however.
The game Gangsters doesn’t leave much to mystery. You make moves with the W key and you aim with the E key. Hold the E key so that you can aim your weapon away from the ground. Mind you, neither of these keys will make it easy. You won’t move forward easily, and you’re just as likely to move backward as you are to move forward. It takes some time to get used to the controls, and you may not even find it worth taking the time to get used to the controls because the overall gameplay is pretty dull. You start with three people on your side against three people on the enemy’s side. You duke it out until one person wins and the other loses. It’s like a bad version of Mortal Kombat.
This 2 player game drops guns and other things randomly, but it seems like they regularly drop these items to the computer, which is supposed to make the game harder, but it’s mostly just annoying, seeing as how the first aid kits never get dropped on your side. The overall lack of strategy is part of what makes this game so boring. The controls are so horrifically bad that that’s half the challenge in the game is overcoming the controls. You can tell that Gangsters was designed by a novice programmer because it lacks so much of what a good game should have. Some people may find it fun for the first couple minutes, but once the charm of a new game wears off, what you’re left with is a bowl of macaroni without the cheese—bland.
Gangsters is a game that had potential, but ultimately, it fell apart due to lazy game design and an overall lack of mechanics. Everything happens randomly in the game, and there’s no way to tell that you have beaten the enemy other than you slowly see a drop of the three people you face off against. Some game developers may want to check it out simply because it gives them an idea of what a game shouldn’t be. This game lacks so much of the good qualities that you’d probably do better to spend your time on other games.