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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.
Wonderful game, with slight shortfalls.TwelveGaugeSlug | Dec. 9, 2013 | See all TwelveGaugeSlug's reviews »
I really enjoyed my time with Mafia II. Its been a couple of years since I played and beat this game, but I really enjoyed it. The graphics were about average for last gen (xbox 360) and the controls were a tad less than perfect, but once you got the feel they worked fine. I liked the story, it was pretty easy to keep up with and interesting to boot. It was open world, but there wasnt much to do besides the main quest IIRC. But I didnt even care to play any side quests because I enjoyed the main story so much. All in all a definite buy, especially if you can get it on sale.
Better than expected...harrykirkby | Dec. 5, 2013 | See all harrykirkby's reviews »
Not sure how I ended up with this game, and frankly, however I did I'm grateful. For a game that is years old, my first expectation was for it to be quite lame, not very fun or just a plain copy of GTA.
Boy was I wrong. Mafia 2, being my first Mafia game anyway, enriched the whole series into one full throttle, action packed game that kept me in love ever since day one. The game proved me that GTA can be beaten, such as GTA 4 being slaughtered by this game, and I can't recommend this anymore. The transition between 1940-1960 throughout the game is outstanding, recaptures all my history lessons as a kid.
Could have been bettermcofdiablo | Dec. 4, 2013 | See all mcofdiablo's reviews »
I had very high hopes for Mafia 2, because I liked the first Mafia very much. But what came out...Let's call it the game of unfulfilled promises and dreams.
To start with the pluses of the game, I have to admit the graphics look great even now. Considering the game was released in 2010 the facial animation impresses, and the game itself looks better than some modern ones. The shooting and driving mechanics are very well done. You feel different weapons and cars differently, you have to adjust which is really great.
What concerns minuses, the main character and story itself. It's just boring and poorly written. The main character is so plain and not interesting, you can't relate. The story has some bright moments, but for the most part you just drive the car. Over and over again. I felt that I was playing taxi driver simulator and not mafia game.
All in all, the game is not bad,it's mediocre. It could have been much better.
Good game, but a bit repetitiveRedFrix | Dec. 2, 2013 | See all RedFrix's reviews »
Mafia 2 is a good "what life would be if you're in the mafia" type of game and it really impresses it's storyline. Sadly, I did not find really fully satisfied by it as it seemed a bit lacking of character development for me, something that did not happen on the first Mafia game. While it has an open world map, you can not roam completely free as you still have a message box saying to the mission, but if you're able to ignore it's a really fun sandbox experience. What I don't like about Mafia 2 is that the first chapters you'll basically doing "Go here, do this, go there, do that" since there's low action and a lot of cutscenes. Later on, you'll really have a good experience.
Fun, but has it's shortcomingsBytrine | Dec. 1, 2013 | See all Bytrine's reviews »
Mafia II is a very wonderfully made game. It looks great, feels great, and has a really good story. Not only that, but the voice acting is really good, as well. Whilst playing through the game, I felt like I was in the Mafia, and I felt as if I was actually doing all of the dirty work that was required in the early 1900's mob. It's very action-packed and you will fall in love with this game! However, towards the end it just seems as if the developers dropped an anchor and it slowed to a crawl and then lost it's way. It's a good game, but has a few major issues, You should still atleast rent the game and play it that way.