The Sopranos: Road to Respect

The Sopranos

The Sopranos

Badder Bing.

The Sopranos has the misfortune of being the last of 2006's gangster games to reach the shelves, trailing behind The Godfather, Scarface and the lukewarm Reservoir Dogs. It doesn't help that it's also the weakest of the pack, conclusively stealing that dubious honour thanks to mindless gameplay, horrendous camera and controls, and a story mode that can be completed in less time than it takes to watch a few episodes of the show. Indeed, the 'road to respect' of the title feels more like a cul-de-sac, as the entire game often seems more like one long interactive cutscene that can be romped through in a single evening.

But let's set the scene first.

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Sopranos creator David Chase says that he doesn't want any cross-pollination between the TV show and the forthcoming videogame adaptation, and that it wasn't his idea in the first place - although it is based on a story idea he came up with ages ago.

The Sopranos 360 canned

Still on for PS2.

7 Studios' Xbox 360 take on The Sopranos has been cancelled because there wasn't much difference between it and the PS2 version, publisher THQ said yesterday.

THQ adapts Sopranos

GTA clone for 360, PS2.

THQ's bringing The Sopranos to PS2 and Xbox 360 this Christmas - and you'll be surprised to hear it sounds a bit like a GTA clone.