Scarface: The World Is Yours is a Wide Open Sandbox game based on the movie Scarface (1983), developed by Radical Entertainment and published in 2006 by Vivendi Universal Games.The game is a pseudo-sequel to the movie, and involves a What If? scenario where Tony Montana (voiced by André Sogliuzzo) engages in the climactic shootout that ended the 1983 film, except this time Tony survives and escapes, returning three months later to build his way back up and stop Alejandro Sosa for good.
This game contains examples of the following tropes:
Adaptation Expansion: Characters who only got a brief mention and/or appearance in the movie such as Gaspar Gomez, the Diaz Brothers and Nacho Contreras feature more prominently and get a lot more lines. Most of them serve as de facto Mini Bosses standing in Tony's way on the road to Sosa.
An Interior Designer Is You: Not only can you give your mansion different styles, but you can purchase furniture, souvenirs and other knick-knacks - even Manny and Gina's ash urns - and choose where to place them. Humorously, placing the items is done to a Muzak soundtrack - including a version of "She's On Fire".
Black and Grey Morality: Along with Sosa, there are drug lords who are even worse than Tony. Special mention include Nacho Contreras and the Diaz brothers.
Bloodier and Gorier: There is much more blood than was shown in the movie, especially when an enemy is running with a chainsaw.
Bragging Rights Reward: Getting 100% Completion gets Tony's ladies to come along as additional firepower. However, by the time they're unlocked, there is very little real opposition left, making it near-useless.
Bring It: You can hit the Taunt button to make Tony talk, and he'll often drop lines of this nature in combat. Doing this fills up your Balls meter, which allows you to enter Blind Rage... in which Tony shouts phrases of the sort automatically.
You can access all of Miami as soon as the free-roaming becomes possible... but not the relevant plot missions.
You cannot access the islands until you get the Float Plane.
Call Back: A spectacular moment with elements of a Hannibal Lecture and Shut Up, Hannibal! culminates near the end of the game, after Tony has gunned down Sosa's men at his estate and is literally walking into Sosa's living room for the final showdown and highlights the exact moment in the film where the relationship between Tony and Sosa went irrevocably sour:
Sosa: So... how's this going to work Tony? How do we solve our problem?
Tony: You're going to die Alex, for everything you've done in your entire life.
Sosa:(Laughs) What about what you did? I told you not to fuck me, and you did Tony.
Tony: There were kids in the fucking car Alex! Innocent Kids! Huh, what kind of animals you've got working for you?
Sosa: I want to clear something up with you Tony, before I kill you. When you move 400 kilos a month, it's imperative that youdokill children. That way, heroes don't get confused and go on 60 Minutes. They instead crawl back into the hole they came from.
Tony: Hey, Sosa! Maybe it's time for you to make that crawl huh?
Canon Foreigner: Quite a few in the game who play major roles in The World is Yours. For example Felix, who is introduced as one of Tony's most loyal distributors back when the world was his and helps him in his quest to regain it all back from Sosa. Later on in the game Tony is contacted by The Sandman, a Caribbean coca grower who's shown to be a major competitor of Sosa and joins forces with Tony in his Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
The Cartel: Tony breaks it apart and replaces it with his own organization.
Chainsaw Good: Chainsaws have one-hit-kill power, which works both ways.
Checkpoint Starvation: A few missions have checkpoints, but it seems to be pretty randomly applied. In particular, getting killed at the end of some of the longer business leads and distribution runs will probably leave some players crying.
Tony meets Coco on referral from Felix at the bar by the Grove. Coco remembers seeing Tony there a long time ago with a "tall, good looking Cuban guy", during the scene from the movie where Tony tries to show Manny how to put the moves on a woman.
When Tony meets the Vice squad outside the entrance to his mansion, he mentions how Mel Bernstein tried something similar before that didn't work out for him.
When Tony talks to the manager of the Sun Ray Hotel in his bid to acquire it, he mentions how he owes it to the memory of his friend Angel to make the place better. If you've seen the movie, you'll know that this is where Angel had a rather nasty encounter with a chainsaw.
At the end of the final mission, Tony sees one of Sosa's employees begging for his life. Tony seems ready to kill him, and then asks him if he wants a job. This is similar to what happened with Ernie, Frank's former employee after Tony killed Frank.
Coup de Grâce: You can get Tony to carry out "Executions" by closing into melee range while having a gun out.
Fix Fic: Fits the formula; it's a "what-if" style pseudo-sequel to the movie in which Tony survives the final shootout and escapes, comes back to rebuild his empire, and exacts revenge on those who betrayed him.
The actual tutorial sequence is ostensibly an historical glimpse into Tony's Cuban army past.
And there's also a brief tutorial on Cop Heat when Tony gets back his mansion that's skillfully portrayed as movie-style dialogue completely within the fourth wall that's also a Call Back:
Tony: The Government not paying you clowns enough?
"Crockett": Hey buddy we're Vice, not some loose knit government agency looking for handouts. You know how this is going to work from here on out, don't you?
Tony: Fuck You. Mel Bernstein tried this shit on me once, and it didn't work out so good for him you know.
"Tubbs": Mel? He wasn't a team player, Montana. You did us all a favor.
"Crockett": Look Montana, Miami is our back yard. The people pay us to make sure scumbags like you keep the economy nice and stable. We don't want to get in the way unless you force us to, understand? Our boys in the streets keep tabs on you. You start doing too many things that upset the people, then your Heat goes up. If your Heat gets too high, then we'll be forced to make a house call. So... if you want to keep it cool with us Montana, we suggest you make a donation. (Gets in the van)
Tony: Maybe you two should go home and donate a little something to your wives, you know? (Hands over a stack of $10K) Relax a little.
"Tubbs":(Chuckles as the van starts up and takes off) We're watching you boy.
Limit Break: Fill up your Balls Meter, and you can hold a button to enter Blind Rage, in which the game temporarily turns into a FPS with an invincible Tony completely slaughtering the enemies, gaining health with each kill.
Ludicrous Gibs: If you have a powerful enough weapon (or just a chainsaw), you can brutally dismember legs, arms, and heads, complete with over-the-top sprays of blood.
Marathon Level: Sosa's mansion. Drug distribution runs also get lengthy after you need to supply fronts in all four key areas.
Facing off against Tony's armored, machine-gun mounted SUV while armed only with chainsaws? Okay, sure. But if the last guy does decide to run for it and steal a car and escape, Tony better get him or there will be reinforcements.
And yet, when Tony is set upon in the abandoned Freedom Town, the mooks gracefully wait for him to defeat the Machete Man. -Then- it's time for a mass charge. Tony has to hunt down someone with a gun and chop them so he stands a ghost of a chance.
My God, What Have I Done?: Tony has such a moment after he escapes the mansion shootout and is laying low out in the boonies.
Mythology Gag: In the movie, Octavo the Clown becomes an unfortunate bystander caught in the crossfire when Tony was ambushed at the Babylon Club. In The World is Yours, Octavo becomes one of the gunmen trying to take Tony out a second time at the Club.
After acquiring the Oakley Drive-in Theater, Tony tells the manager to have a Bogart week, and start with The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. This might be a reference to Paul Monette's novelization of the film, where Tony is mentioned to have watched the same movie while being held at Fort Chaffee.
No-Gear Level: Freedomtown Redux starts Tony off with his weapons confiscated, while the start of Sosa's mansion has Tony with almost all of his weapons gone, save the Desert Eagle and rather little ammo.
No Animals Were Harmed: The final words of the instruction manual are "The makers of this interactive experience want to personally apologize to any flamingo that was personally offended or traumatized by Tony's comments referring to flamingos and 'pelicans'."
Non-Standard Game Over: Believe it or not, you can still let Skull kill you at the start of the game, causing a cutscene which replicated the end of the movie.
One Bullet Clips: Played straight on foot, subverted in a driveby-capable vehicle.
Story-Driven Invulnerability: When you finally fight Gaspar in the final mission, he can take any number of shots as you chase after him until you finally corner him in a certain room.
Super Cell Reception: Having one of the very first satellite phones ever, stolen from a rival crimelord, is vital to the plot and many of the gameplay mechanics. It always works, from inside any building to remote island dirt roads. Possibly handwaved in that if you're a millionaire drug kingpin, you can afford the best.
A Taste of Power: The first mission, being the film-ending shootout, lets you use Tony's trademark M16+ M203.
The Dev Team Thinks of Everything: If you shoot Sheffield in the final mission a cutscene will show Tony blowing him away. If you put your weapon away and hit him, Tony will break his neck instead.
Threatening Shark: Swim too far out and you'll get chomped by a huge Great White. They're not completely bad, however: you kill Nacho Contreras by shooting him with a sniper rifle while he's swimming, making him bleed. Take a wild guess what happens next. But taking into account that Nacho liked to dump the bodies of local women after beating them dead to the sharks, he was also indirectly hoisted by his own petard.
Trash Talk: Tony can taunt his enemies to gain Balls towards powering up his Blind Rage. In addition, each time Tony gains a Reputation Level after the first- by which point he's stolen Gaspar's satellite phone- he'll get a call from Sosa taunting and/or threatening him. Taunting after crashing into another driver (or even being hit while on foot) will also fill up the balls meter.
Video Game Cruelty Potential: While you're playing as Tony, he will refuse to shoot any innocents due to his strong (if twisted) moral code. However, once you've bought one of his henchman (Driver, Enforcer and Assassin), there's nothing stopping you from taking control of them and going on a killing spree. Also, the chainsaw lets you cut off specific limbs, so you can either end it quickly with a decapitation or chop off their arms and legs, letting them suffer.
Would Not Shoot a Civilian: Unlike other games in the genre, you're not allowed to shoot at bystanders. "Accidentally" running over them or catching them in the blast radius of AOE weapons is another thing though. It's also worth noting that the "no bystanders" rule only applies to Tony - switch to his driver, assassin or enforcer, and they're fair game.