Empire of Sin on Xbox Game Pass for PC and consoles, that's when it will be available

Empire of Sin on Xbox Game Pass for PC and consoles, that's when it will be available

Empire of Sin on Xbox Game Pass for PC and consoles

Empire of Sin will be available on Xbox Game Pass for PC and console users. When? Starting March 18: Romero Games announced it during a Paradox Interactive livestream.

Welcomed by the international press with very mixed votes, Empire of Sin is a strategy set in 1920's Chicago, in full prohibition, in which we will have to control a famous mafia boss.

After choosing the character from a roster that includes fourteen different real figures, we will have to lead our criminal empire towards the rise and control of the city within a rich single player campaign.

Empire of Sin is a new strategy game from Romero Games and Paradox Interactive that transports you to the heart of the ruthless underworld criminal under prohibition in 1920's Chicago.

Step into the shoes of one of fourteen historic Mafia bosses such as Al Capone, Stephanie St. Clair or Goldie Garneau and assemble a gang of scum, create and manage your criminal empire and defend your t erritory from rival notices.

It's up to you to choose whether to open your way to the top with scams, intimidation and good use of charisma and do whatever it takes to stay there ... Good luck!


Mobster management sim Empire of Sin heads to Xbox Game Pass next week

Available on console and PC.

Empire of Sin, Brenda and John Romero's mobster-themed strategy game, will be making its way to Xbox and PC Game Pass on 18th March.

Empire of Sin, if you're unfamiliar, drops players into the seedy side of 1920s Prohibition-era Chicago and tasks them with building a formidable crime empire from the ground up. The ultimate goal is to become mob king or queen of the city - a climb that'll require a blend of business savvy, intimidation, and, inevitably, violence.

Bribery and black market trading are perfectly valid tools in your quest for criminal supremacy, and you'll also want to establish protection rackets or set up respectable fronts for all your dodgy business ventures - including speakeasies, breweries, casinos, and brothels.

Empire of Sin - Release Trailer.

Then there's combat, and players - along with their loyal crew of cohorts, each with their own traits and relationships - will frequently need to hit the streets and get their hands dirty, indulging in turn-based tactical combat reminiscent of XCOM.

Empire of Sin received middling reviews when it launched at the end of last year, thanks to bugs, balance issues, and more serious underlying gameplay problems - some of which Eurogamer's Robert Purchese highlighted in his own review - and developer Romero Games has been focussed on improving the experience since then.

Its latest patch, for instance, currently in beta, introduces combat auto-resolve to reduce the somewhat extreme amount of time players were previously forced to spend in battle.

Despite its issues though, Empire of Sin is an intriguing, and wonderfully characterful, blend of strategy game and management sim, and curious Game Pass subscribers can step into its deliciously evocative world of trilbies and Tommy guns starting Thursday, 18th March.