I liked Mafia 2 back then and I also like the Definitive Edition ten years later. The flaws of the game are of course even more noticeable today than in 2010. The game world is pretty, but unfortunately also completely irrelevant. Everything only serves as a backdrop. As a result, the sometimes long journeys to mission goals are boring. But those who stick out here will still be rewarded with a great, atmospheric gangster story that shines with interesting characters throughout.
Overall, Mafia II: Definitive Edition tells a story that is gripping and while it may not be largely unique in the span of Mafia lore, it’s one of the best available in video game form. I genuinely cared about Vito and the terrifying criminals that surrounded him. I grew to love their antics and laugh at their quirks, and feel sorry for the situations that they found themselves in. I think it’s a little unfair to class Mafia 2 as an open-world game, because the city does nothing but offer the setting for the story to g from point a to point b. If you’re looking for a city that is brimming with side quests and random activities, you won’t find them here. What you will find is a bittersweet, interesting period piece that looks at time that is not often explored in video games, and it’s a pretty damn memorable one at that.
Despite not being a full on remake and still retaining the flaws of the original game, Mafia II Definitive Edition is a fairly enjoyable experience that, thanks to a good work of remastering, works decently ten years after its first release.
My new tires should have been looking better, Joe. This graphical remastering is not satisfying and brings a lot of visual glitches together. At the same time a lot of player having performance issues in a 10 years old game. This remaster is not a master's work. Hangar needs to be stopped.
There are other modern updates, I’m sure. It runs fine on my PC, and though I have seen reports of bugs and glitches, I didn’t encounter anything egregious. But there’s still a question of why. Why remake these games? Why put a fresh coat of paint on this weird little action shooter that is not so fondly remembered? I’m sure there are compelling business reasons, but nothing that makes sense to me as a gamer. Mafia II is an imperfect fix to a game that was already pretty flawed. Now it’s just as flawed, but in a way that can be appreciated by modern audiences.
Mafia 2: Definitive Edition is a re-release of one of the most acclaimed titles in the series, bringing with it the promise of an updated and improved experience. However, while the game maintains its excellent narrative and gameplay, it is impossible to ignore the technical issues that accompany **** of the main reasons for the original Mafia 2's popularity was its engaging story and captivating characters. In this sense, the Definitive Edition does not disappoint. The gameplay, which combines gunfights, hand-to-hand combat and driving missions, remains solid and **** big downside to Mafia 2: Definitive Edition is the significant amount of bugs and technical issues that affect the player's experience. From visual issues like disappearing textures and characters floating in the air, to quest errors that can impede progress, these issues are a source of constant frustration. It's disappointing to see a game with so much potential be hampered by technical **** terms of visual upgrades, the Definitive Edition offers notable improvements, making the game more appealing to modern gamers. The graphics have been updated, providing a richer and more detailed world, and the visual fidelity is remarkable, especially in the versions for next-generation consoles and more powerful PCs.
Mafia 2 is an amazing game, and it doesn't deserve to be treated as a cash grab as it is being treated. The reasons I wouldn't recommend this remaster are:
• Mafia 2 does not need a remaster:
The game holds itself very well to this day, a remaster was not necessary, sure, it would have been a good thing, if the publisher had not decided to be scummy about it. If you think this is a good remaster, you're wrong, the only thing they did was remaster the textures, but many of the original bugs such as smoke flickering for example are still present, and some bugs which I have never seen on the original game are now also present.
• The Scummy strategy which is being applied to the Mafia franchise:
The strategy which was applied is an absolute insult, they removed the original mafia 2 to give place to a half-baked remaster which is more expensive than the original game. They should have kept the original Mafia 2 for cheaper and also add the definitive edition to the store as a more expensive version for those interested, instead of shoving this down everybody's throat.
SummaryAfter taking a bullet during World War II and returning home to Empire Bay on leave, Sicilian immigrant Vito Scaletta discovers that his late father was indebted to a loan shark. He needs to make a lot of money fast, and thanks to his career criminal best friend Joe, soon becomes entangled with the mob. As Vito, you need to prove yoursel...