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"Mafia II is exactly the sequel Mafia fans have been waiting all these years for." - StrategyInformer.com
"Mafia II's exciting action and uncompromising mob story make for an impressive and violent adventure." - GameSpot.com
Born the son of a poor immigrant, Vito is a beaten down Italian American who is trying to escape the life of poverty that consumed his childhood. It was on the streets that Vito learns that joining the Mafia is the only route to wealth and respect for people of his standing. Wanting to escape the life of hardship that his father led, he dreams about becoming a “Made Man.”
A petty criminal his whole life, Vito, along with his childhood friend, Joe, will descend into the world of organized crime. Together, they will work to prove themselves to the Mafia as they try to make their names on the streets. Starting with low-level jobs like robbery and stealing cars, Vito and Joe escalate quickly up the Mafia family ladder... but the life as a wise guy isn’t quite as glamorous as it seems.
- Action Packed Gameplay: White-Knuckle car chases, visceral hand to hand combat and intense gunplay – It will take all that and more to be a Made Man.
- Epic Gangster Story: Inspired by iconic mafi a lore, the compelling characters and cinematicpresentation will pull players into the allure and impossible escape of life in the Mafia.
- Immersive World and Period: Enter the world of Empire Bay – World War II is raging in Europe and the architecture, cars and music and clothing all echo the period. As time passes, hot rod cars, 50s fashion and some of the era’s best music refl ects the birth of a cool new time – the golden age of the American Gangster.
- Soundtrack Reflects the Mood of the Era: Players will be immersed in vintage America as Mafia II features tracks from some of the 1940’s and 50s most influential artists.
Unique storyline, open world, but wait for salecup99 | April 14, 2014 | See all cup99's reviews »
Mafia 2 brings you back to the times of the Italian mafia, and is a unique game. The time period weapons are very enjoyable, and the cars have a great damage system. For $30 however, it is not worth it. I recommend waiting for a sale and paying $20 or less. The game is fun but is easily boring once all levels are completed. Nothing keep you playing the game after you get bored of rampages and car chases. The voice overs are quite annoying as well. This game has good graphics that run on lower end computers such as mine smoothly. It is an overall pretty well done game.
Pretty good!MartDrummer | April 5, 2014 | See all MartDrummer's reviews »
Mafia 2 is pretty great. It has a VERY interesting story, and it made me interested in the Godfather movies. The gameplay is not too shabby. The game has a great cover system and weapons that just feels right. The city is very open, however you have nothing to do in it outside missions. You drive A LOT in this game, and that can sometimes be frustrating. However, the great story and good gameplay makes up for that!
Unique story with explorabilityTancong | March 24, 2014 | See all Tancong's reviews »
The game mechanics allows you to roam and do anything you want. The only thing really, is that it was much too similar to the GTA series. However, I do find the storyline compelling and the gameplay somewhat interesting. There are things the game could do better but overall, not bad.
like a good book you can sink your eyeballs in :Ddamienjameswebb | Feb. 20, 2014 | See all damienjameswebb's reviews »
First off.... i strongly believe that this game is still worth the 30$, and i will say that my only issue is that i wish it was longer and more linear.... it does do some story cutting and "6 month's later" kind of things, but i'll live.
anyway... this game WAS AMAZING and deserved every bit of your attention. It is an open world Gangster story from beginning to end. it starts you off as a new recruit into the family and sees you all the way to your rise and fall within the belly of the mob. the graphics - great. the soundtrack - great. the cars - gorgeous. and the story was so mouthwatering-ly intense i never wanted to put down the controller. I hope one day they release another chapter of this amazing IP
SurprisingWolfeClawz | Feb. 17, 2014 | See all WolfeClawz's reviews »
First going into this, I wasn't expecting much in terms of innovation, however after playing it for a few hours, I was instantly surprised at just how incredible the game is, mainly in terms of both atmosphere and gunplay.
Driving around the city and abiding the law really lets you get a good sense of the city. You have people walking along, socializing and doing their everyday tasks whilst the day goes on as per usual. However, should you choose to release the evil within, the sounds of gunfire echoes through the streets as you drop person after person, screams falling short and sirens getting ever so closer. Rockstar really delivered in terms of immersion, and for that, I'm sure everyone is thankful.
The world isn't all that big, but the first time that you venture through it, there's plenty to see and explore. Compared to Rockstar's other titles such as GTA, it's nothing special, but if you're focused on completing the story, it won't be too much of a problem at all.
Overall, the game is beautiful, though it won't deliver if your intent is to find a vast, open world sandbox game. If you are, however interested in both the story and gunplay, I can happily recommend this to you.