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.Read full description
"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.
– 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.
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Such a great game, Mafia II itself is pretty good and I love the era it is set in. It's got a great story, some cool characters, it's expansive, and fun to play. The controls are a little wobbly however, and for every cool character there are two dull stereotypes. it's still plenty of fun, however it does have some flaws such as you need to buy dlc to find out what happens to a particular character.
Mafia II is a great story driven open world game that, however, has quite some downsides as well. I will start with the best part of the game - its atmosphere. The game hits the nail on the head while recreating the 50s atmosphere - the music is perfect, the cars, the clothes and style of the whole city is right on point. The life of the Mafia is illustrated fantasticly well. The soundtrack of the game is amazing, the graphics are nice and the voice acting is great. The story of the game is decent, but where the game falls short is the gameplay. The city lacks detail and there is barely anything to do in the open world of Mafia II. The shooting and the driving are enjoyable but become a little bit repetitive with time. if you are looking for a huge open world game with lots of replay value and detail, you wouldn't enjoy Mafia II as much. However, If you love a great story that recreates the 50s perfectly, I would recommend Mafia II to you for sure.
This game was fun when it was new, but coming back to try to play the game now just feels off. The story is great, but the bugs in the game make it almost impossible to enjoy. If you never have played this game and can tolerate the city randomly going into screen haywire and completely blank...then by all means give it a go. I would suggest you hold off for mafia 3 though.
A sequel to the 2002 sleeper hit, Mafia: City of Lost Heaven, Mafia 2 tells the story of Vito Scalletta. After being discharged from the army at the tail end of World War II by his best friend Joe's mob connections, Vito is thrust into a world of double-crosses, revelations, and lots and lots of violence. The story is enjoyable if not a little cliched, though the choice of music for the time period is downright perfect. Gameplaywise it falls kind of short. The game takes place in the city of Empire Bay and you can explore it at your leisure. Unfortunately there is virtually nothing to do in terms of side activities and you will quickly end up just rushing from point A to point B to move the story forward. All and all, Mafia 2 is worth picking up for say $10-$15 if you are into slower,story-focused games and have a hefty amount of patience.
Mafia 2 bills itself as an open-world game. It even has an open-world. But it is not, in fact, an open-world game. A huge negative of this game is besides the story and some of the characters, this game feels lifeless. Yes, there are many different shops and restaurants to go to (hell you can rob them if you want) but there is nothing much to do. The story is the main driving force the of the game. The game is actually a very linear, story based action adventure, that just happens to be set in an open-world. The shooting and melee combat are fine. Nothing to write home about. They certainly do get stale after a few hours. Don't expect anything great here. But don't get me wrong, Mafia 2 has positives. The best part of this game is it's atmosphere. It totally looks and feels like you are in 1940s-1950s. The soundtrack is also top-notch with some great songs from the era (though I do not like how most of the songs were actually from the late 50s, while you are in fact in the early part of the decade for the game). If this game did anything right, it was nailing the that old vibe. Because I really felt I was there, blasting some Dean Martin while blasting some mob thugs. It's too bad that everything is just so barren. Vito as a main character is great but he does have a few flaws that detract from the experience. For the sake of spoilers though, I'll just say he goes along with everything ALL the time, which seems dumb. It seems like he really doesn't have a mind of his own. But, I still like him as a character (great voice acting). So, the story. Every review I have seen says the story is great, the story is amazing, the reason to get this game is the story (aka the point of the game). So how is the story? It's the same old mobster story you have heard a million times. I know. I can hear the people yelling at this review now. But seriously, if you have seen The Godfather, Goodfellas or any other mob movie, you have already seen this one. EXCEPT one thing, which is the ending (and again no spoilers). All I will say is the ending of this game floored me. Totally unexpected. Do I recommend Mafia 2? It depends. If you are a sucker for the time period or Mafia/Mob games, then I will say Yes, go buy it now. But if you are expecting a true open world experience set in the 1950s (like I was) then I would probably say no. It is not that at all. I would advise the people to look up how much cut-content there was for Mafia 2 because there was a lot. This game was going to have over 180 missions and it definitely does not have that. I beat the game in around 10 hours. So Final Breakdown: +40s-50s Atmosphere +Soundtrack +Voice Acting is good +Graphics are nice for the time +Vito as a main character -... even though he has questionable character flaws -An open-world that is dry and bare bones as it can get -cliche'd ridden story (aka every Mob movie ever) -the shooting mechanics of the game gets boring after a few hours -along with its melee fighting 69/100
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