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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 cinematic presentation 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 reflects 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.
You won't regret buying this masterpiecehateah | July 25, 2014 | See all hateah's reviews »
It's an amazing game. The graphics looks so real and good.. The movement is very good, better than some of the new tittles in the genre action. Mafia 2 is an amazing shooting/ action game. After completing all the missions, mafia 2 becomes into an open world. But you have to follow the main storyline in order to "unlock" that feature. The cars and the whole city is drawn and made so real, just like the cars back in 70's. The combat system is amazing,it's my favorite probabbly, the punches are so real and they "fit" the character just like it should be. And the slow motion when you kill someone is also very good idea. You can finish him with a kick in the face or a punch. You can fight with whoever you want,steal cards, by breaking the windows and opening the door just like real life stealing a car would look like. The dev's thought about everything to make you feel comfortable in the 70's world. The driving movement is also very, very good, it looks like Grand-theft auto if you played it and know how the car moves there. Very smoothly, not wooden movement. The main character is an normal looking outside man, but actually he is one of the thieves, working with the mafia. That's one of the best games that have ever been made I can say. A golden master piece.
Explosive Gameluci2100 | July 25, 2014 | See all luci2100's reviews »
Ive got this game some time ago im really happy with it,its a classic game which is worth playing any time even after a few years i have finished this on a friends PC and i got it too i had tons of fun around New York really great soundtrack's they tried to keep the game as realistic as possible which is the most impressive part such as robbing store's,stealing cars,police following you i totally reccomend this totally worth the money,buy it!
"Old" GTAphilip08533 | July 23, 2014 | See all philip08533's reviews »
This game is fun. It is open world and has fun game-play and good graphics. It's like an elderly Grand Theft Auto. You basically go around and shoot people. It has a good story even though its linear. Its a good game to add to the collection. Worth every penny.
A nice take on the Noire setting.JesusIsMyLordy | July 17, 2014 | See all JesusIsMyLordy's reviews »
I really enjoyed Mafia II for what it was. A noire crime epic that has it down from the accents of the characters to the detail put into the entire city.
The graphics (on PC) are pretty great (with a few low textures here and there) especially since, just like it's advertised, takes advantage of PhysX by NVIDIA.
The gameplay was alright, one major problem that everyone else has talked about to death also is the linearity, it would be great if there was a bunch to do in your stay in Little Italy like play some pool, grab a drink with some women at your stay, perform hitman operations at the side, favors from people, being a vigilante, that sort of stuff which is one thing that this game lacks. Though I did hear that Joe's Adventure does have a sandbox mode which sort of resembles a free roam mode that's completely missing from the base game. And even when you try to free roam (I'm the type that loves to go around killing bystanders and such), when you die, you have to start from the mission checkpoint, that's how linear it is, no hospital, no police station, no nothing. The gunplay + the cover mechanic does it job, no problems thus far.
The driving in this game is pretty realistic which isn't my cup of tea, I prefer the fun, arcade style driving controls which is another thing this game lacks. With its two driving modes (normal and simulation) they don't seem to have an arcade mode otherwise this game would be really comfy to play. There's also somewhat realistic cop control meaning that if you speed in like a 60 MPH zone and such, the police will go after you and give you a ticket or you could refuse and go into a high speed chase. If you hit the policemen's car, you get arrested, no questions asked.
The soundtrack is very good, in my honest opinion, captures the 1940s/1950s very well and I find myself always turning on the radio when entering a vehicle or resting at my apartment.
Lasting Appeal: (Without the DLC) I didn't find myself a reason to play back again since this game doesn't encourage you, nor let you, free roam this beautiful world that 2K Czech created. Maybe with the DLC I'm probably going to purchase soon, I might find more enjoyment, though I've read that many of the story DLC are very short. I should give the first Mafia a shot when I ever have the chance.
Let's hope the rumored Mafia III fixes these issues.
The best gangster/noir gameJackassman | July 14, 2014 | See all Jackassman's reviews »
Though i never liked the first one as much as everyone else, and i didn't expect so much from this sequel, it really surprised me! It has a great atmosphere, with great characters, and lovely voice acting. I personally love the 50'/60'/70's gangster movies, and stories, and this one is probably the best so far. It has kinda cliche, but dramatic storyline, with a good picture of the mafia. The only downsides are that it is not much of a sandbox (there is not many options besides doing the quests), and it is toooo damn short! This is a deal you cannot refuse... (at least when it's discounted).