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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.
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.
A Brilliant Free-roaming Gangster Game.StupidMarioBros | Feb. 10, 2014 | See all StupidMarioBros's reviews »
I never played the first Mafia, as I was too busy playing GTA San Andreas, which is a brilliant game by the way. So, when I picked up Mafia II for free for the golden joystick awards, I came in to expect a okay GTA clone, but to my surprise, was a much different approach to a free-roam game.
This game takes place somewhere in the early to mid 1900's. You are Vito, a war soldier that comes back to his home for a couple weeks until he has to go back to war again, but that changes when you meet his friend, who takes you clean off the papers to get out again, so you can stay with him. After which, you find your sister now owns money to a mob, so you have to earn 2000 dollars in a week, but in order to get that kind of money, you need to join the mafia with your friend.
The story is pretty good, as the story isn't usually valued in this kind of game. The setting, though, is probably in my top 20 favorite gaming worlds now. It feels like a city full of life, and comfort, due to its beautiful artwork of the game and the live people around the sidewalks.
Like GTA, you are a gangster, who wants to earn big bucks, so you steal and kill to earn it, but instead of doing it for yourself in GTA, this game says you do it for your family, or you wouldn't do it at all. It's approach makes it a much deeper and richer story, all in a time period you probably haven't lived in.
All in all, a great representation of a new way to play a GTA-like game.
Great atmosphere and storyIDprofile | Feb. 6, 2014 | See all IDprofile's reviews »
The story is this game is great with good voice acting, immersive environment with amazing graphics, good looking and handling cars, and a true '40s/'50s feel. The guns sound and feel great with plenty of recoil and destructive environment you feel like you have a truly powerfully machine in your hands. Anytime in between objectives you can go where ever you like on a very well made map, stealing cars, robbing shops, running from the police, shopping for clothes, driving around at high speed, jumping your cars up ramps and over houses, going to your crib to eat a sandwich to refill your health, shopping for guns, finding collectables hidden across town, etc. You should play this game if you haven't already. It's own of a kind and a great experience. I've replayed the game three times so far.
Good game with a unique story.godoftoast1992 | Feb. 3, 2014 | See all godoftoast1992's reviews »
Mafia 2 is sequel of one of my favourite game Mafia. It takes place in 1939 New York. It has free roam like games like the GTA Series and Saint Row Series but however has a set story with chapters which are impeccable. You play as Vito Scalleta who joins the war in Sicily and later returns home after a gun wound and finds himself in family issues. Throughout the story he and his best friend Joe Barbaro who helps Vito to succeed in life and help his family. The Graphics of the game is great and better than your usual Saint Rows, The Story is brilliant and well thought with twist and turns and characters who feel real. The gameplay is stunning but with minor glitches in my play-through with guns disappearing enemies glitching through walls. Not to mention there are collectibles to find from Play Boy Magazines to Wanted Posters to make sure you have something to do. In summary Mafia 2 is a brilliant game and is a must have in your game library.