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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.
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.
Building to Great But Lost Its WayStuman31 | Nov. 29, 2013 | See all Stuman31's reviews »
3rd Person city games are being released on a more regular basis, so they need to do something new to stand out from the crowd. Mafia II started out amazing, without going into any details that could be possibly spoilery i was blown away. It looked good, and it felt like it had the courage to do things, story progression wise, i hadnt seen much in games before. However, the final 3rd of the game was a let down as it abandoned this progression and suddenly just felt like a game that had lost itself purpose and was just setting itself up for a sequel. Still enjoyable though
Not badTekilaShot | Nov. 28, 2013 | See all TekilaShot's reviews »
Ah mafia II, it was so underestimated, you really feel like you live in that area. I liked the fact they give you the choice between the driving , either simulation or arcade.For me the graphics and the music are the best part, the story is fine but too linear maybe? If you play it doesn't expect it to be LA noire or GTA, it's just another type of sandbox maybe not that fun but a good one. If you love the 30's - 40's go ahead you won''t be disappointed, if it's not your cup of tea you should get another game this one will felt too short to justify the price.