Authentic Mafia Title
Mafia II is a solid action title that surprised me in a lot of aspects. I have to say this has the most authentic voice acting I've heard in a game in a long time (perhaps ever). The story was very well told and reminded me of Scarface; it is about a boy from Sicily who grows up and through a series of hardships works his way up the ranks of the mafia.
This is a sandbox title with authentic cars, music, weapons, and attire to the era. The length was perhaps a little short but it fit the storyline well and I didn't feel like the game was monotonous or became a chore. The graphics were good but nothing mind blowing. There are also a series of side quests you can do in your spare time. You can collect cars, customize them, or steal them if you want. I felt the controls were sufficient and they didn't have a sticky feeling to them. If you like Grand Theft Auto, mafia flicks, are looking for a fun action title...or any of the above, I would definitely check out Mafia II.
I feel like like I am in the 40-50's
I haven't even had the game a day and I can not wait to do the next wack or what ever is next in the awsome game. The cops actually bust you for speeding unlike GTA also you have your plates known by the cops and after you shake the cops you are still wanted by the cops again unlike GTA. The gameplay is really fun because nothing is out of the time period in the game. Picking locks aint easy the first time but after you get it down you can pick any car you want and show the cops your skill then drive away with it. The prices may seem cheap but thats of course is how far a dollar went back then. Shoot outs are usaully to test sherif and out law this time it is wich mafian gang can pull the tommy guns out enialate the whole place to a pulp. Painting a car like you want to is impossible on GTA, you just have to hope that you didn't just waste a hundred dollars on a collar you will not like or looks totally off of what it should be. That is why I think now I should reconsider buying other mafia games because Mafia 2 sat GTA down in it's seat.
Horrible? You Must be Kidding Me.
So for the folks out there, Mafia 2 is horrible? You must be kidding me. For those who love the God Father series, theres no point renting, buy it and also the DLC. The story itself is 10/10 and the music is perfect too. Graphic can be better, like the Xbox 360's or PC versions. But not bad, you know. It might be short, but if you want to play a Mafia game, Mafia 2 is your buy. For years, there's no game like this. It's a different experience. It took time to make the game if you really play it and explore the Empire Bay. Communicate with the people, have a fist fight with the gangster, shoot the target you are ordered, have a drink in the bar, rob the clothing shop, and step on the gas across the high way, drifting over the corners... Nuthin' much to say, the mafia story lovers, just buy and play a role that you proboly won't play in real life and experience the story a Oscar's movie would have.
I'm very excited for the release of this game,! My mom is going to Pre-order this game for me sometime this week. I'm so excited! Its going to be a lot more realistic than the average sandbox games that are out on the market now, the realism in this game is great! Your cars can run out of fuel, when robbing stores the owners remember your faces and call the police all sorts of the little things that contribute to a great overall game! I'm very excited for the release of this game which is in about a month, Ive been heavily anticipating this game and will in so called words have my thirst quenched with release!! I've always been a fa of the 30s and 40s time periods so it was a little bit of a let down when i heard the 30s were not featured in this game which is understandable considering the previous game, but I'm still hyped about this game!!! But it kinda sucks that the game is released the week high school classes resume, but hey! the game is still going to be great!
Great Game, Disappointing Length.
I thought the game was great. I tried the demo and went and got it. After beating it I thought it was an amazing game. Then I got to the DLC missions and I was totally amazed. However, after finishing the game twice I got a little disappointed with the shortness of the story. It only has 15 missions that are quite easy to beat if you know the controls well. The best part of the game is the realism. For example: after the cops see your face you can't hide and hope to be alive. The graphics also impressed me, and the fact that you can customize the cars in the game. Thank you for reading this review. But, don't take my word for it. Get it and try for yourself.
Not what I was expecting.
First all the pros of this game,
The graphics are great and the sound is great. The controls for the most part are good aswell as the variety of cars and the feel of being in that time period when you play.
Now for the cons
Feels totally cencored. I've played alot of mafia games in the past both american and yakuza games and this doesn't even feel like it should be named mafia, maybe punks or something. Things I think about when I think mafia is stuff like Extorting shop keepers for protection money, narcotics, organized crime and doing anything for your family, where this game dabbles in each a little it doesn't really have the mafia feel. and the game is short, really short and it feels closed off. there is a few shops you can go into but not much you can do other than eat, rob them or buy stuff and you are pretty much stuck to the story, also money is completely worthless, for a game thats about people trying to make money there is no use for it in this game, that confused me. It's not a bad game but I'd rent it not buy.
Great with minor flaws
Now i've played through the story about three times and it is an amazing story. It makes you wonder what is going to happen next and you actually care about the characters unlike most other games. The city looks great and it is fun to find all the magizines and posters. The only thing bad I can say is that in chapter 14 there is a huge difficulty spike, even on easy, that will leave you in a controler smashing mood. Also the city looks a little bland in some places when you try to find all the posters but that is a minor issue. It is an all around great game and a must play for mobster fans.
TOTAL Garbage!! Except for the story :'(
Seems like they rushed this game for a quick buck! they had good ideas but didn't really take advantage of their full capacity! to create a masterpiece it doesnt desrve the title! they could of done a way better Job! i rather play MAFIA 1! or pop in GTA4 and all the expansions! than this game! so dissapointed in this game i really Am! the crosshair is horrible! some of the gunshot effects sound really weak! the driving controls aren't the best! i was so excited for this game but it didnt live up to my Expectations!! Way to much Hype! and it's so not worth the money the storyline is great but after it ends you feel ptreety salted for having paid 60$ no replayability at all! unless your extremely bored the story is way to short overall this game blows i was more impressed with Mafia one than this! dont get me wrong! if you want something different and a great story! then rent it over the weekened!! becuase it's definatly not worth the BUCK!!
mafia 2 is great!
ok the xbox 360 version and the ps3 version are diffrent because the the grass looks better on the 360 and the pools of blood are missing from the ps3. but ps3 has a free roam dlc for free so that adds free roam which is not availabe on the 360. and after you beat the game theirs no free roam so after you beat the game it just takes you to the last mission but if you use the betrayal of jimmy code voucher and then that gives you free roam but the story mode is not as short as people say and you see new characters (almost) every chapter!!! and the crosshairs are acurate because if you want to shot a guy in the head the head fills in the small gap between the crosshairs but the game is very unrealistic when it comes to shotguns because they have long range and unlike rdr prices make sence because rockstar likes having expensive things in their game like remember after you take a shot of beer the cost was $2.00 that would be considerd insane in the old west but a shot in mafia 2 is $0.45 which it was that much at the time
Amazing Mafia Experience!
When I first got the game, I found it interesting that you started out as a WWII soldier in Sicily! The opening gameplay of you walking home to your mother's house gave an amazing feel of the 40s from the cars to Let It Snow playing while you walked. I almost felt the chilly February winterI found it funny when you could hear the couple arguing in a different language from a second-story apartment. The gave gives a great depiction of the Mafia in the eyes of a man new to the whole "Mafia" idea. I'm glad that Mafia II uses actual weapon names unlike many other RPG games such as Grand Theft Auto or Saints Row 2 (Although SR2 has MANY other redeeming qualities). The story is excellent and can't wait to start Betrayal of Jimmy!