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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.
Good for one playthrough.Obsessor | Aug. 21, 2014 | See all Obsessor's reviews »
And the title pretty much sums things up. The game has great story, very nice music - that's one of the reasons I'm giving it such a high score. But it's linear. If you played it once... Nothing will be different on the second go. Not even a minor change. You have to do things exactly as they were designed to be done. I was expecting a bit more "GTA like" gameplay. With likeness to GTA IV and some choices you had. This made me play the game second and third time. In Mafia 2... Well...
Still I think the game's very, very good. Especially if you like, as I do, the 40's and 50's atmosphere, with it's styles in music and clothing.
I went in with low expectations. Was pleasantly surprised.ashleymurray | Aug. 8, 2014 | See all ashleymurray's reviews »
I was told that this game was not good. By almost everyone I spoke to. They said the world was simply lifeless and to not expect a sandbox experience. Whilst these critics were correct to an extent, and I found that Mafia II was more of a linear story, this did not detract from the surprising enjoyment I had whilst playing the game. There are still side-missions and such to complete and collectibles to find around the city, but what I believe is that this game is about the story. The story is great; really great. It takes you into an old-school gangster paradise within the backdrop of WWI and post-WWI. The cars and music are really top-notch. There is one scene in particular (no spoilers, don't worry, but this is definitely one of the best scenes and missions within the game) where the character and an accomplish sing along to "Return to Me" by Dean Martin, and that was truly when I appreciated the game for what it is and was transported out of my computer seat. And what the game is is a phenomenal story with a glorious setting to boot, even if it doesn't live up to "sandbox expectations."
Epic MusicSirKitty | Aug. 8, 2014 | See all SirKitty's reviews »
So I started out playing this game and I was excited before I even got it. I started it up and got to the opening sequence where you drive a car. I thought the graphics were stunning. So I continued to play the game and finished it in about 3-5 days. I completely loved the story it was so amazing. The physics worked great for the game, the cars was very fun to drive. It was a little hard to drive some cars and I thought that was fun. I continued to play it alot even after the story was done. Some bad things was for example getting money was very, very easy. You could just rob stores over and over and you would have over 40,000 dollars before you can say SuperCaliFragilisticExpialidocious. Anyways, the game is really fun. Money isn't really either the most important aspect of this game and it think it was pure gold to have the game.
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!