Mafia Xbox
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  • Summary: Play the role of Tommy, a man unhappy with his job as a driver in the Mafia. You control Tommy through the streets of 1930's American city, complete with simulated traffic and authentic buildings. Unwillingly accept assignments such as mob hits, car chases, bootlegging, shootouts, assassinations and bank robberies. Drive over 60 cars based on real models from the 30's. Choose from over 12 weapons ranging from baseball bats to the Tommy gun, to deal with those that dare to cross your path. In the Mafia, there's never a dull moment. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
  1. Everything about the game oozes both style and the replication of a 1930s era is second to none.
  2. A big part of what made the PC version be so great was the whole atmosphere; you felt like you were in Chicago in the 1930s. Unfortunately, the visual inedibility of the Xbox version takes a good chunk of this feeling.
  3. A decent game with realistic if not frustrating driving sequences and an intriguing storyline.
  4. The same features, story, and style of the era survive the port, although the graphics, gameplay, and sound are roughed up.
  5. 65
    Since aiming and movement is too difficult to track enemies as they appear, a typical mission will have you die on the first enemy, learn his location and kill him before he can strike back, only to be felled by a second enemy, and so on.
  6. Though the feeling is epic and the ideas are there, the pace and quality is lacking.
  7. The play and story will ring familiar to anyone who’s played the "Grand Theft Auto" series—which is good—but the guy responsible for the crummy graphics should slip on a pair of cement galoshes and take a long walk off a short pier.

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