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  • Summary: Part one of the Mafia crime saga - 1930s, Lost Heaven, IL Re-made from the ground up, rise through the ranks of the Mafia during the Prohibition era of organized crime. After a run-in with the mob, cab driver Tommy Angelo is thrust into a deadly underworld. Initially uneasy about falling inPart one of the Mafia crime saga - 1930s, Lost Heaven, IL Re-made from the ground up, rise through the ranks of the Mafia during the Prohibition era of organized crime. After a run-in with the mob, cab driver Tommy Angelo is thrust into a deadly underworld. Initially uneasy about falling in with the Salieri crime family, Tommy soon finds that the rewards are too big to ignore.
    Play a Mob Movie:
    Live the life of a Prohibition-era gangster and rise through the ranks of the Mafia.
    Lost Heaven, IL:
    Recreated 1930's cityscape, filled with interwar architecture, cars and culture to see, hear and interact with.
    Re-Made Classic:
    Faithfully recreated, with expanded story, gameplay and original score. This is the Mafia you remembered and much more.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. CD-Action
    Dec 18, 2020
    90
    The main difference between the remake and the original game is that the latter was outstanding for its time, while the Definitive Edition is “merely” good. Of course, that doesn’t mean it’s not worth your time. What’s crucial here is the fact that Hangar 13 approached the original’s narrative with proper respect and refrained from changing it too much. Mafia: Definitive Edition might not be remarkable as an open-world action game, but it still has the story worthy of the most revered gangster movies. [12/2020, p.28]
  2. Sep 24, 2020
    90
    All this time, the first Mafia was the best of the trio. It just took a phenomenal effort from Hangar 13 to do it justice with Mafia: Definitive Edition. This feels like the rare necessary remake that elevates and builds upon the original. It's truly an offer you can't refuse.
  3. Sep 24, 2020
    85
    This remake manages to bring the 2002 hit back to life while improving it at the same time. Not only does it offer detailed graphics with good lighting effects, but the animations are very high quality. It's not state-of-the-art technology, but it's very close to it. There are a few synchronization problems and Lost Heaven might be a little small, but it fits Hangar 13's model like a glove. We enjoyed rediscovering the atmosphere of such a well-executed scenario, with its very high quality soundtrack and varied gameplay that gives a real rhythm to the game.
  4. Sep 24, 2020
    80
    Completely rebuilt from the ground up, Mafia: Definitive Edition features excellent performances from its new cast, a fantastic driving model, and a beautiful and authentic city oozing with 1930s atmosphere like overfilled cannoli. It’s hobbled slightly by its fairly vanilla third-person combat – and it arguably wastes the potential of its entirely overhauled world by not crafting a few new ways to utilise more of it – but it’s still a successful rejuvenation of the best story in the series to date, and one that can now stand beside 2016’s Mafia III as an equal, rather than a quaint but crusty ancestor.
  5. Sep 26, 2020
    80
    Mafia Definitive Edition is a remarkable example that a remake game should show to gamers. But there are a few glitches that need to be fixed.
  6. Oct 4, 2020
    78
    Impressive remake, not completely true to the original and with some anachronistic gameplay mechanisms, but it remains the best Mafia game of the series.
  7. Sep 24, 2020
    57
    The remake stays true to the original, but storytelling and mechanics feel terribly outdated, giving you the impression that this is more of a remaster not reaching its full potential.

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Score distribution:
  1. Sep 26, 2020
    10
    This is how you do a remake. I know hangar 13 doesnt have as much budget as rockstar but they still did their best with the budget available.
  2. Oct 18, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. игра прекрасно передает ты атмосферу которую мы получили 18 лет назад.Игра будет интересна как старым игрокам,так и новым Expand
  3. Sep 27, 2020
    9
    Undoubtedly one of the best games but still there is some small gameplay problems, generally recommend this game to anyone, thanks 2k and hangar 13 !
  4. Nov 25, 2020
    7
    Mafia remake is nice story action shooter game,graphics are good.It is a good remake
  5. Dec 9, 2020
    5
    The mistake of this remake is that it bears the name as "Mafia Definitive Edition" that does NOT correspond to this. It's a fast, in manyThe mistake of this remake is that it bears the name as "Mafia Definitive Edition" that does NOT correspond to this. It's a fast, in many places cut out, shorter than the original version of the story, in the form of a "Game Movie" to manage a horrible game.
    "Free mode" is an extra empty push of useless part to nowhere, where I look at it only as a picture)
    Why did you release it in such a terrible way?
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  6. Oct 20, 2020
    4
    Fabuła jest krótka, pod wieloma względami mało oryginalna. Świat gry jest piękny, ale pusty i nigdzie niedostępny. To tylko szybka gra jakFabuła jest krótka, pod wieloma względami mało oryginalna. Świat gry jest piękny, ale pusty i nigdzie niedostępny. To tylko szybka gra jak film, nic więcej. Expand
  7. Jan 20, 2021
    0
    No HDR support on PC despite advertising HDR support and not making it clear anywhere that PC would not be getting it.

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