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  • Summary: Joe's Adventures offers an engaging narrative and allows players to explore new locations, including a train station, the cathouse, a boat yard, a seasonally changing lakefront and some never-before-seen buildings in Empire Bay. This exciting new chapter in the Mafia II saga includes new clothing, collectibles and even more classic 40's and 50's music. In addition to the story-based missions, Joe's Adventures opens up a slew of optional city-based quests packed with arcade action gameplay and a points-based system that allows players to move up the ranks on the online leaderboard through combos and multiplier bonuses. Deadly executions by head shot or charged explosives rack up points, and precision-timed vehicular power slides, lofty jumps and feats of supercharged speed maintain the adrenaline-charged fun for extensive replayability. Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Jan 28, 2011
    A worthy expansion that takes us deeper in to 2K:s loveley mobster world.
  2. A big chunk of new game and a chance to play as one of Mafia's best characters. [Jan 2011, p.113]
  3. Dec 23, 2010
    Joe's Adventure is a little step ahead of the previous DLC, but original problems still remain: missions are flat and your action is quite driven. Anyway, it's always the best Mafia game available and the main character rocks.
  4. Dec 23, 2010
    Brilliant shoot-outs are dulled by maddening side missions in this inconsistent add-on.
  5. Jan 5, 2011
    In short, if you enjoyed the original game enough that you would like to experience more of it, than Joe's Adventures is a worthwhile investment.
  6. Jan 3, 2011
    Return to Mafia II in yet another unspectacular expansion pack. Joe's Adventure has the potential to be great, but it falls short thanks to boring filler missions, a lack of a checkpoint system and a frustrating timer. And worst of all, it turns out that Joe's adventure is barely worth telling. This is only for the most hardcore Mafia II fans!
  7. 40
    Hardcore completists may appreciate squeezing the last bits out of Empire Bay, but all others should let this aggravating add-on sleep with the fishies. [Feb 2011, p.76]

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  1. Mar 25, 2013
    its not the great story or the bad graphics no it is that you can finaly walk free and just kill poeple and ride cars and that stuff.
    story is not that great but for 8 dollars you get like 8 hours thats not bad and de free ride is always fun in a open world game Expand