Mafia II Platinum Hits
My Favorite Game
I'm going to start off by saying~If you have been thinking about buying this game, DO IT. You will not regret it.~ I purchased this game 2 days ago, and it is hands-down the best game (my favorite game) that I have ever played. I played until 4 in the morning one night, I just couldn't make my self stop. The story is what makes this game. It really feels like you are the character. I don't even know what was bad about this game besides the fact it was way too short. I beat it with 12 hours of gameplay. You cannot go back afterwards, so if you want to get the achievements try to get them during the story. The DLC packs about Jimmy start out OK, but don't seem to have enough story so I haven't gotten far in either. I am excited to play Joe's adventures, considering the fact Joe is a great character. I hope that there is a sequel, because there is an insane cliffhanger at the end.. But this game, you will love it. It has stole my heart and is the best game I have ever played.
Great story, voicing, memorable missions
This game is worth it for gamers who are into story, italian mob films, and character. But since this game includes the 3 additional story packs which includes Joe in two dlc chapters and Jimmy in one dlc chapter and four style packs, this will improve the game a little better But get the one with the platinum hits if you want that dlc. It is a sandbox game like GTA which you start in the 1940s than the 1950s,but its more linear and you won't have the freedom to free-roam, but you can still free-roam even if it says go to the next location or in the beginning of the next chapter and with the three additional story packs, you can free-roam as much as you want. The main character is good cuz of the fact that the story is just all about Vito Scalletta just went back to Empire bay after joing WWII for robbing a jewelry store back in 1943 and family, loyalty, friendship, betrayal, and so on. GAMEPLAY is that i enjoy it in a way that it feels like a mob game that you can blind fire and you can do hand-to-hand combat by pressing x and y and b to dodge i think, i'm not sure. You can sprint (infinately) and i like how you can go to a cop or phone booth and call the police to bribe a crime you committed. I also like the way you get busted just like in all sandbox games the busted part is one of the best parts, because in this game the screen fades blue and it says "You Are Under Arrest" and i like it when you are cause of the background music. The weapon selection is nice because i like how you can use the d-pad and you can pick whatever handgun, rifle, shotgun, etc and keep pressing right d-pad for handguns like magnum or revolver. It does has some good characters (just dont' expect gta-style), but in order to get into the game you have to watch all the cutscenes and replay the chapters in order to get into the game. The driving may feel a little weird but the more you play it you get used to it and you can turn on the speed limit if you want to. The open-world mainly doesnt have side missions so some of you might be dissapointed if you just want to go ahead and play for the story but you can find posters of women during missions. One of the interesting missions is when you are at war back at WWII, going to prision, fighting a loan shark trying to tell Vito's sister to payand you will see someone from the first installment. You can shoot at gas tanks and you can change. GRAPHICS look detailed and realistic that if you are driving a car with gunshot holes one one side, during a cutscene, you will see the car with gunshot holes.It captures the 1940-1950 era. Cars look detailed you can even go to the carcyclopedia in the options or main menu to see the vehicles. SOUND it has the music from the 40s and 50s era like Long tall sally by Little Richard, Bing crosby, Rick Nelson,Fleetwoods, "Tequila" byThe Champs, the Drifters, and more.It has the mafia, mob film feel and feels darker and more rea. LASTING APPEAL is very good and darker than the godfather games and might be better if you have played Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven on PS2 or Xbox, than this one might be better than the first one on those two systems, not PC, gunfight, story, and gameplay wise. Overall, just think of it as a sandbox game but only limited doing missions only kind of game and amazing story and music soundtrack. Its not as bad as it seems but for those of you that are interested, I would say its worth for both casual gamers that just want to play it for the heck of it and hardcore gamers for story, characters, and gameplay.
the need to make it longerr so once u bet it you can still play free play and more cars and guns and missions
Wowzers! Mafia II Is No Joke
I got this awhile back I didn't know anything about it. Then I started to play it and just wowzers! The graphics, cars and music are awesome really seems as if your in the game playing as Vito. The controls we're hard for me at first but after playing awhile I got the hang of it. The storyline has more twists and turns, the characters have their own unique personality I think Joe has the best one. Once you complete the game you can't free-roam in Empire Bay and there's no multiplayer but still a good buy and so are the downloadable contents Jimmy's Vendetta and Joe's Adventures.
read the fine print
It's a good game, really fun (the story should be longer). However I bought this version because it came with all dlcs, ONLY if you have a hard drive, if you have a small Xbox (4gig) like i do. DON'T waste your money to get the dlcs. The game comes with a second disc for the dlcs but if you don't have a large hard drive it says "you need to have a hard drive to install the content".
This game is amazing! I couldn't believe how good this game was when i finished it. It has an incredible story, Great graphics, gameplay matched by not many other games, great characters, and some of the best physics i've seen in a game. The only downfall is the dlc is a bit boring so that takes away a little bit from replayability, and there isn't a lot to do other than missions but besides that it's completely perfect. Buy it as soon as you can you won't regret it.
I originally wanted this game because i love the whole Mafia setting. This game will blow you away, it is a must get to any italian or anyone who just enjoys a perfect shooter. I recommend this game to anyone and everyone! Have Fun!
What a great storyline with a nice ironic twist! I can't wait for the 3rd to come out! For the price this is a no brainer!
i read about this on the internet and turns out that the directors cut is gonna come with all the dlc's and one new dlc and the original mafia 2 game if u get a chane buy the product for a great mob style experience and great story lines
they might need to fix stuff here and there but a pretty good game . the things i think they need to fix is the health because its so low as you play you feel like your playing a stragy but dont change it a lout because thats what makes it fun