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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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
This is not a standard sandbox/open world game. Mafia II is actually better when you play it as a lienar game and don't bother about the city at all. I don't know if it is good or bad, but that's what I think from my own experience. It is not that the city is wrong or boring or something, it is more like you don't want to turn this game into a GTA mod. What we have is a third person shooter featuring some driving in a very good storyline. You don't want to spend 1.000 hours in this game in a free play mode. Mafia II is not better than the first Mafia game, but it is a good sequel and still keeps the nature of the franchise. The plot itself is enough reason to go for it, so, don't hesitate to buy since every gameplay element works flawlessly.
Ignoring the fact that there should totally be an actual GTA game in this era, Mafia II itself is pretty damn good. It's got a great story, some pretty 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, but it definitely has its flaws and they're pretty glaring.
Even though there is a big city you can roam free in Mafia 2, this is not, and should not be, GTA. It is a linear, story rich game. It takes about 15 hours to finish. But it is one of the best games ever. Not in the genre. Mafia 2 sits there on the perch among other games everyone, no matter who you are, or where you're from, talk about. The plot is amazing. What's even more amazing, is how it was developed and presented in the game. Game's world change in between chapters. You begin the game in early 40's. There are clothes, cars, music in the radio - all from that period. After few chapters, it's 50's. Everything changes... There are different cars. People dress differently, there is new music on the radio. The illusion is complete. You are immersed in a true, changing world. You can drive around, steal cars and add them to your garage. Buy yourself new clothes. And experience a great story of a man who had nothing to lose, but everything to gain. But did he fulfill his dream? Play the game and see for yourself.
A great game that I consider to be one of the most undervalued of the last years. This game is just genius, upon getting it, I had heard good things, but certainly didn't expect this. Great story, great map and completely pinpoints the era it is trying to represent, great atmosphere and you actually feel like an old school mobster. The collectibles used in the game go from Playboy Covers from the time and Wanted Posters that can be found throughout the story, an interesting take on collectibles. The only thing that stops this game from being an easy 100 is the lack of open world (and if you get the DLC, lack of open world interactions, there really isn't a lot to do) and the very linear campaign that doesn't allow you to forge your own path. It feels a lot like a movie, while still being an amazing game, if you feel like trying something new, try this!
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