For a 2K game, this game has to be the best shooter they have made. This game is on par with GTA IMO. It has a great story line,has great appeal, and I just couldn't stop playing It. Its fun to walk around In a 3-piece-suite and grab your Tommy gun and just shoot up people in cars and other mobsters. Really good game.
Mafia is the best CZECH game to this time. I think Mafia 2 will be better! :)....But We should remember - MAFIA 1 IS THE LEGEND (Czech Golg :D).......2KCzech (in the past "Illusion Softworks") Forever......:)
mafia 1 rocked can't wait 4 mafia 2
while playing the first mafia on pc , i was addicted from the time i slipped the disk into the hard drive..working 12 hours a day then coming home running upstairs and playing till my eyes bleed , couldn't wit till see what was going to happen next..my wife would be on here way out the door for work and home for lunch 4 hours later and id still be playing must have got killed a million times over.... ill be ordering this right now
the demo blew me away...
downloaded the demo from stream and i was impressed, but not convinced...until i downloaded the demo for my ps3 and compared the two. whoa!! saw a difference right away in the graphics and how the controls weren't so sensitive. i think its better than grand theft (just my opinion), this seems to be all about the shoot outs and character development vs. stealing the car for whatever. still the same concept, but better...
Worth the money? Maybe not...
When I first downloaded mafia 2 I was very skeptical because I had never played Mafia 1. As soon as i started to play, I was truly addicted. This game sucks you in to the story plot and character development. At first I would skip through every cut scene without hesitation, but then I actually started to watch them and pay attention. The story is very well made, although the ending could have been seen from a mile away. As for the missions, well the first few are fun, then next few are a little fun. But then they just start to lose their buzz. Maybe it's because half of the missions involve driving some place far across town. And let me say, driving in this game is FAR different then GTA, it's more realistic. Cops will pull you over for speeding and running reds. So when you finally reach your mission destination (10 minutes later) they all go basically the same. Someone has something to do with money, or street cred, you shoot people, someone dies, and thats the mission. Although shooting people with a Tommy gun is extremely fun, it gets a little bit old after awhile. The graphics are good, if your pc can handle turnin em up, them they look pretty nice, nothing special though. I do have to say I was pleased with the shooting system in this game, the 3rd person shooting was actually very enjoyable. The gun selection is pretty standard, you can buy your pistols, shotguns, SMG's, and 1 or 2 rifles from a shop. Don't get me wrong, the guns in the game are both realistic for the time period and also very fun to use. I'm sure you know this game as like GTA, a sandbox "do whatever you want" kinda game, and thats what it is. Actually, thats in my opinion the best trait of this game. You can rob stores, steal cars and sell them for profit..well thats about it actually.. But there is a flaw in the game, THERE IS NO POINT IN DOING ANY OF THAT STUFF. Literally, the only time I robbed a store was when the mission made me. And the only time I stole and sold a car was in the first mission. This game offers no type of "side quest" storyline. None whatsoever. You complete a mission, go home, sleep, wake up to a phone (90%) of the time, you go do another mission, rinse and repeat. Theres never any need for money either, except to buy clothes. You spend the entire game getting money and yet theres nothing to do with it. I just beat the game today and I can honestly say I have no desire to re-play the campaign. There is no replay value because there is no surprise, with no side quests or anything to do BESIDES main quests, you just do the same thing over and over. And some parts in the game, I think, are MEANT to get you mad you off. There is no "save game" feature, so if you get 99% through a part in the mission only to die, GUESS WHAT?! Your doing that 99% all over again. Oh and be warned, don't try and pick a fight with the cops like in GTA and run from them and fun stuff like that. Oh no, in this game, cops will pull out THEIR tommy guns, and absolutely destroy you. And it isn't very hard to get in trouble with the police. Speed? Police wanna fine you. Nudge another car? Thats a hit and run ticket right there. Accidentally pull your gun out on the street? Haha good luck getting outta that one. The tediousness of the missions is another thing that really irritated me. Every single mission included driving, which at first I loved. I loved how more realistic the driving was. Then after it taking 10 minutes just to get across town, I started to get upset. And don't even think of crashing your car, it's not like GTA where you are like "Hey, im going to go steal this car, then get chased by the police, then ramp of this bridge, then do 17 flips, then land, then drive away." No, in this game it's "Ok i'm going to go the speed limit so I dont get pulled over. check my mirrors. No going through red lights.". Overall i give this game an 8/10. I loved the missions, when you actually get to them. And I loved the character development. But this game had it's flaws. Worth the money? I'd give this game a rent.
King of games
Mafia was the best pc computer game ever made. I could go on and on and on, but I think that statement will suffice. Mafia 2 ?? It's taking sooo long to make the game who knows, maybe it will bump off Mafia 1. The only thing I know for certain is that I am going to be standing in line to buy.
After 7 long years, it's finally here!! I remember playing the original MAFIA (back in 2002) when computer gaming was more played then now, seems everyone is going to consoles nowadays. But this is so awesome that MAFIA 2 is coming, i definitely will be buying this one.
this is a great game for $20 dollars
i went to gamestop today 12/28/11 because i got a new video card for my computer and i went to see if mafia 2 would play on my geforce gt 520 2gb video card and it works great on my video card im so happly!!!
I have played a serious amount of PC games in my time and when Mafia came out I played it all day and night. best written and amazing game ever. Graphics at the time were awesome to, and I loved it when u crossed a red light the cops where on u. One My favortie game of all time. Actually Quake, Quake 2, then Mafia. yeah...that good
It's over before it starts
The storyline aspects/quests of this game are completed in under 16 hours of play time, there is no after story playing like there is in Grand Theft Auto either. Furthermore, unlike Grand Theft Auto, you can't ride motorcycles, fly helicopters, drive boats (you can't even get into the water, for that matter!), purchase and use rocket-type weapons, get romantically involved with anyone (for those of you interested in that sort of thing), or shoot at anyone while you're driving the handful of vehicles in this game.